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LG release an incredible 34″ display

By WebdesignerDepot Staff | Resources | May 12, 2014

For anyone who’s ever sat down at a 27″ iMac and thought, “This is a bit small,” LG Electronics have released an extraordinary 34-inch ultra wide display that delivers the kind of real estate designers have previously only dreamt of.

The awesome display has a 21:9 screen ratio and boasts an amazing 3440×1440 pixel resolution.

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Winner of the ‘TIPA Best Photo Monitor Award’ at the 2014 Technical Image Press Association Awards, the panoramic workspace offered by the LG 34UM95 is a huge leap forwards technically. It hooks up to a Mac Pro via the Thunderbolt connection, making it an ideal substitute for Apple brand monitors and a piece of kit that can be deployed today.

Web designers have long been calling for greater screen space; tabbing between applications has been introduced to OSs and when that was no longer enough we switched to multiple displays. However, there are several flaws with the multi-screen approach, not least the ugly bevel down the center where the two displays meet.

LG’s seamless solution provides the kind of workspace we need for running numerous applications simultaneously. The new display will be particularly well received by anyone committed to designing in the browser, where numerous project windows are essential for an effective working practice.

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It’s natural to work with the space right in front of your eyes—not so easy when the space is split down the middle across two different displays. The 34UM95 gives you the freedom to work with multiple applications without splitting your workspace. More importantly, it makes dragging and dropping between applications a cinch.

Another great bonus is color management. Anyone who has worked with multiple displays will know that color is frequently displayed differently, even if your displays are the same model and correctly calibrated. LG’s ultra-wide display guarantees that every application you’re working in shows you the same color.

With so much effort put into perfecting displays for the home market, it’s exciting to see a company delivering a product specifically for professionals. I defy any creative professional to take a look and not want one.

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The opportunity to redefine how you approach your workspace that LG are offering means that, regardless of your workflow, you’ll be working more efficiently, and accomplishing more.

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[ This was a sponsored post for LG via Syndicate Ads. ]

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  • matdave

    If only it was curved….

  • http://www.psdesignuk.com/ psdesignuk

    When I saw 34″ I thought, “woah, that’s far too big.” But seeing it’s an ultra wide, this would be great for designing and developing, especially when comparing images or live-testing. Would definitely be better than two monitors, and at only £100 more than an Apple Cinema Display, the real-estate jump is worth it.

    Price reference: http://www.uk.insight.com/en-gb/productinfo/monitors-and-displays/0002711430-00000001

  • http://500px.com/ConnorKatz Connor Katz

    In my opinion, this is ridiculous, its too big for one flat monitor. Because its all one flat plane the sides of the screen are difficult to view. You are much better off with two or three monitors because you can tilt them in.

  • henkebarn

    I might be wrong, but this is not “retina” resolution right? If it was I’d be buying one asap.

    • Mellow Sparky

      Per Apple’s “definition”, this display becomes retina at viewing distances greater than 31 inches

    • http://www.daverobertson.me Dave Robertson

      If you mean “is this a stupidly high-res display” the answer is Yes.

  • http://agencjainteraktywna.dtl.pl/ Paweł P.

    Nice!

  • B30

    Hmm … I wonder where they’ve got their design inspiration, I could swear I’ve seen a similar display somewhere?

  • designcouch

    It’s not retina (or even close) so I’m going to have to pass. Since all mobiles are super-hi-res anymore, and many desktops/laptops are too, this would actually introduce a notable handicap for me during design and development. The real estate would be really nice, but I can achieve this if necessary by using smaller flanking displays.