ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA announced today that LG's full line of 2016 UltraWide® and 4K monitors – including the flagship 34UC98 Curved UltraWide and 27UD88 4K* monitors, which were previewed at CES® 2016 – are now available in the United States at retail stores nationwide.
LG's 34UC98, priced at $1199.99, and 27UD88, priced at $699.99, are both suited for creative professionals, tech and entertainment enthusiasts alike. Both models marry superior picture quality with the latest in connectivity, professional features and stunning design, to offer a high-end user experience that is unmatched in its category.
"LG's monitor line-up delivers a more immersive experience than ever before, maximizing screen real estate with almost-disappearing bezels and unparalleled resolution," said David VanderWaal, vice president of marketing, LG Electronics USA. "These new monitors show how LG strives for continuous innovation to exceed customers' expectations by creating products that provide breathtaking aesthetics and unparalleled user experience."
Immersive Picture Quality
The LG 34UC98, with a 21:9 aspect ratio that significantly expands overall screen real estate for power users, features Quad HD resolution (3440 x 1440 pixels), allowing movies, games and sports to come to life on the wider screen. The 34UC98's Quad HD resolution surpasses the resolution of a Full HD 21:9 monitor by more than 1.8 times and a Full HD 16:9 monitor by more than 2.4 times. Meanwhile, the 27UD88 delivers the sharpest detail, thanks to its 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels), perfect for photographers and other creative professionals who require the utmost detail available. Both models include LG's proprietary picture enhancing IPS display technology for users to enjoy accurate color reproduction with limited washout, even at wide viewing angles – virtually 180 degrees.
Seamless Connectivity for PC and Mac Users
For digital media professionals, seamless connectivity is a prime feature offered by both the 34UC98 and 27UD88. Both models are compatible with PCs and Macs and offer HDMI, USB 3.0 ports and display port connections. The 27UD88 is the first DisplayPort™ over USB-C™ certified display in accordance with product compliance standards established by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA®). Its USB Type-C technology combines three essential functions in one amazing port: users can transfer data easily, rapidly charge the battery of a connected device over 60W at the same time and can use as a substitute for an HDMI cable. The 34UC98 includes Thunderbolt™ 2 – an indispensable feature for users who work with large video and image files – which can transfer roughly 10-gigabits-per-second throughput in both directions and allows multiple devices to be daisy chained together. This helps digital imaging professionals enjoy the monitor's advanced processing power, which simultaneously supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices.
Professional Features for Maximum Productivity
With both models, multitasking becomes easy with the Split Screen 2.0** feature, which offers 14 preset layouts that can be resized to the user's preference, allowing users to easily work in multiple programs simultaneously. LG's Dual Controller feature allows two compatible portable devices such as a computer, camera, phone or Blu-ray player to be connected to the monitor and both can be viewed on the same screen and controlled with one keyboard and mouse, simultaneously.
Special features include the True Color Finder color calibration software that ensures color accuracy for source material, which is a must for photographers and graphic design professionals. Through LG-provided OnScreen Control software, preset display settings such as Dark Room Mode, Game Mode, Black Stabilizer and Dynamic Action Sync, are available for users to enjoy multiple settings for different uses and viewing environments. The 34UC98 also features MAXX AUDIO® and is equipped with an updated 7Wx2 stereo speaker system guaranteed to deliver peak audio performance across all frequencies.
In addition to stunning picture quality, seamless connectivity and professional features, LG is introducing a number of impressive design elements in its 2016 monitor lineup. The 27UD88 sports LG's brand-new CINEMA Screen and provides a 53 percent thinner bezel than previous models and nearly borderless visual experience for the utmost in immersive viewing. The 34UC98's gently curved screen offers a unique aesthetic and helps the display deliver a more immersive experience. Both models feature LG's graceful ArcLine Stand to add a touch of elegance to complement the immersive IPS displays.
Both the 34UC98 and 27UD88 4K monitor series are available now for purchase at select retailers including Amazon.com, Fry's, Newegg, Microcenter, B&H and Adorama.
Please visit www.lg.com/us/monitors for more information about the entire 2016 LG monitor lineup, which includes LG UltraWide (UC98, UC88, UM88, UM68 and UM58 series) and 4K monitors (UD88 andUD68 series) with various screen sizes and features designed to meet a wide variety of consumer needs and preferences.
*Displaying content in 4K and quad HD resolutions requires compatible PC and Mac computers.
*Three separate LG software options enable On Screen Control (includes Split Screen 2.0) Dual Controller features and True Color Finder, respectively. Users must download software from lg.com/us/support or install from the CD-ROM included with the monitor.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force and technology leader in home appliances, consumer electronics and mobile communications. LG Electronics, a proud 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, sells a range of stylish and innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, mobile phones, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LG.com.
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