First introduced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, manufacturers are pushing curved displays as the next step in immersion.
At next month’s IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, LG plans to launch the first curved PC display — the LG 34UC97. The display has a 34 inch curved screen with an aspect ratio of 21:9 an resolution coming in at 3440×1440.
In the press release LG didn’t mention what connectivity protocol the screen would require, but did say that it would support Thunderbolt 2 for high-speed data transfers.
It’s unclear at this time what enthusiasm the market has for curved displays. While this may provide an additional immersive effect for gamers, those who need the display for professional video or photography editing might prefer a traditional “flat” panel. LG also launched a series of curved phones earlier this year, but said launch was met with a collective “meh” from the market.
LG is also planning to launch two other displays at IFA.
The 31-inch 31MU97 has a 4K capable display (4096 x 2160) and a ratio of 16:10.
LG’s 24GM77 (seen below) is targeted at gamers and has LG’s proprietary Dynamic Action Sync technology which aims to keep gameplay smooth at 1ms with its 144 Hz refresh rate.
It should be interesting to note that LG did not try to incorporate existing technology such as Nvidia’s G-Sync which attempts to do the same thing.
Pricing and availability have yet to be announced.