LG Announces 34-inch Curved Monitor for Gamers

LG is building up to the its showing at this year's Consumer Electronics Show by announcing a new 34-inch UltraWide curved monitor designed with gaming in mind. 

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You have curved 4K TVs, but LG is taking things to a new level at this year's Consumer Electronics Show with the announcement of the 34UC887M 34-inch curved monitor that's "tailor-made for gamers." Likely to be similar to the professional series of curved monitors, the gaming model will support AMD's FreeSync technology, which eliminates screen tearing. Its 21:9 aspect ratio will allow players to see much more of the world for full immersion. Due to the UltraWide's IPS panel, output reaches 99 percent of the sRGB color gamut, with 178 degree viewing angles.

Multiple LG UltraWide monitors can be stacked atop each other, and you could even have four of them going at once for a kind of supermonitor that will be the envy of all others. There's no price or release date for the curved monitor, but if it's anything like the professional class counterpart, which has very similar specs, gamers could be looking at a $1,299.99 starting price for the curved experience.

SourceThe Verge

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    January 5, 2015 1:30 PM

    Steven Wong posted a new article, LG Announces 34-inch Curved Monitor for Gamers

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      January 5, 2015 1:31 PM

      What's the benefit of the curve?

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        January 5, 2015 1:37 PM

        Chicks dig a little curve.

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        January 5, 2015 2:15 PM

        It's supposed to cover more of your peripheral vision for better immersion, but it's probably just a gimmick.

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        January 5, 2015 2:30 PM

        NOT A FUCKING THING

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        January 5, 2015 2:38 PM

        It's like adding a curve to the bottom of your t-shirt.

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        January 5, 2015 2:39 PM

        If it's a super super super super mild curve, each pixel is an equal distance from your eyes.
        It won't be that.

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          January 5, 2015 3:30 PM

          Thank god. The extra 3/4 of an inch distance from my eye to the left and right sides of the screen was fucking KILLING ME!@!

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          January 5, 2015 3:49 PM

          Under certain conditions the "correct" amount of curvature can be huge:

          This assumes eyes 22" away from the screen (which is about how far mine are from my 24" screen when gaming).
          A 34 inch diagonal 21:9 monitor should be about 31.25 inches wide.
          A circle with a radius of 22 inches has a circumference of about 138 inches.
          A 31.25 inch wide monitor, to have a constant (at least along the horizontal) distance from someone sitting 22 inches away would be 31.25/138*360 = about 81 degrees of curvature.

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        January 5, 2015 2:52 PM

        More accurate color reproduction on the left/right side.

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        January 5, 2015 3:33 PM

        Curves are the new healthy.

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        January 5, 2015 8:35 PM

        Nothing. It's the worst gimmick in display technology in a long time and people will be making fun of it and laughing about it in ten years. Probably sooner actually. It is like an idiot's idea of the future.

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          January 5, 2015 10:11 PM

          If only they took the piss properly out of the glossy screen thing too :/

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          January 5, 2015 11:53 PM

          For a 34" monitor used for work / productivity / 2d it's amazing. Much much better than flat. For gaming it doesn't matter. For TVs it's just bad.

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        January 5, 2015 11:13 PM

        There are actually some benefits to a curve for this size of monitor assuming the PC user sits at a desk close to the monitor. I used this guy as a reference below for the flat version of this monitor but here's a breakdown of why this works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcaktV1iiGk&t=4m20s

        My boss uses the curved one, I use the flat one and I can notice some of the benefits when comparing the two.

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      January 5, 2015 1:39 PM

      Just once I'd like to see AMD and Nvidia work together on a common standard instead of doing their own thing.

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        January 5, 2015 2:19 PM

        nvidia stated that the will support freesynch

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      January 5, 2015 2:27 PM

      marketing dept needed a new gimmick to sell

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      January 5, 2015 2:28 PM

      We saw one of those curved monitors at Fry's yesterday. LIke their TVs, it is entirely pointless.

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      January 5, 2015 2:33 PM

      So still 60hz?

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      January 5, 2015 2:50 PM

      \_O

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      January 5, 2015 3:26 PM

      do you got any with some of them curved peckers?

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      January 5, 2015 3:28 PM

      ok LG now how about making a TV that doesn't have crippling input lag...you know...for us console plebs. I sure hope their new OLED line doesn't lag like crazy like their current models.

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        January 5, 2015 11:55 PM

        oh this is good to read, i was looking at one of their 4k models but i will avoid

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      January 5, 2015 7:46 PM

      You know, I could see the benefit of a curved monitor, moreso than a curved TV.

      With a curved TV you might often have more than 1 person watching it, but there is only one 'sweet spot'. With a monitor on a computer you might be the only person looking at it.

      Of course this depends on your usage habits.

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      January 5, 2015 8:29 PM

      what's the refresh rate?

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      January 5, 2015 9:51 PM

      I don't see why people are saying that a curved screen is pointless. Sitting arms length from my 24" 16:9 monitor I can see the colors start to fade as they get closer to the edge of the screen. Having a monitor with a slight curve to it would have the pixels at the sides of the screen pointing more towards your eyes instead of over your shoulders.

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        January 5, 2015 10:45 PM

        I'd much rather just have a better quality monitor

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        January 6, 2015 7:30 AM

        I would think anyone who has used a setup with more than one 16:9 or 16:10 monitor would see the benefit of curving one that's 21:9, especially when it's 34 inches wide.

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        January 6, 2015 8:01 AM

        If you are having color fading on the edge of a 24" monitor,they you probably just have a shitty monitor.

        I have a 27" Asus,and it's as close to perfection that you can get from a 60hz TN panel.Absolutely no color fade on the edges and at 1ms response time,I'd rather game on this monitor than anything else at the moment.

        As for this curved panel,it just seems like it might be ok for gaming,especially at that size,but it's also unnecessary and overpriced.

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          January 8, 2015 9:46 PM

          My monitor is an Asus VG248QE.

          1ms response time, 144Hz refresh rate TN panel.

          You must be sitting further than arms length away if you can't see any color fade.