LG announces first 16:18 'Square Double' display; lets you see more, move less


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The LG DualUp monitor is shaking things up by moving past the ye-olde constructs of 16:9 and 16:10. Instead, it's going all-out with a 28-inch 16:18 "Square Double" QHD (2,560 x 2,880) display. It sports a brightness cap of 300 nits compared to the UltraFine Display's 400, and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio compared to the UltraFine's 2,000:1. Also, the DualUp doesn't play ball with AMD FreeSync. But in exchange for drawbacks on the specs, you're getting a brand-new screen format.


What's super interesting is the DualUp "elevates user comfort with the ultra-adjustable LG Ergo stand which saves space as it clamps securely to most desks and tables." So, no traditional stand, but a clamp instead.
LG notes that the DualUp's unique design "helps reduce side-to-side head movements, the main cause of neck pain." Indeed, the monitor looks great for video editors who can have the content on top and editing tools on the bottom in one large window. It also opens the door for more creative setups, including side-by-side DualUp screens.

All we know is it's cool, different, and we're excited to try one out ourselves.