LG EA93 UltraWide 29-inch screen
Research done by Nielsen Norman Group shows that big monitors contribute to work efficiency. Big is better, in this case. But enough about work; let’s think game play.
LG’s EA93 screen is ultra wide: 29 inches. The screen resolution is 2560 x 1080, the contrast ratio 5,000,000:1 and it allows horizontal and vertical viewing angles of 178°. It’s the perfect wide screen gaming monitor.
The EA93 is world’s first 21:9 aspect ratio LED-lit monitor. Add the high screen resolution and you don’t have to start crunching numbers to work out the efficiency possibilities – it’s obvious. The extra wide screen allows you to split up to 4 windows into 8 different screen ratios. Integrated software allows you to view up to 4 videos from 4 different sources side-by-side. One word: multitasking.
The LG EA93 also features Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) connection. Couple that with the Dual Link-up connection. Now you have two devices that you can connect to one screen. For instance, connect your computer (or laptop) and a smartphone or tablet to impress your boss with full screen data. When he/she looks the other way, continue with your game.
Of course, there are far larger screens to which you can connect your computer but you’re going to struggle to fit them on your office or gaming desk. This LG is wide but it will take up less space than two monitors – unless the latter are (uselessly) tiny. And, as Nielsen Norman also pointed out, “Screens that are very wide but not particularly tall are well matched with the human visual system.”
LG EA93 quick specs:
Monitor size – 29-inch
Resolution – 2560 x 1080
Aspect ratio – 21:9
Brightness – 300 nits (300 cd/m²)
Response time – 5ms GTG (Gray To Gray)
Contrast ratio – 5,000,000:1
Viewing angles – 178-degree (horizontal and vertical)
Anti-glare surface coating
99%/100% sRGB colour space expression
Built-in stereo speakers
Ports: DVI (HDDP), DisplayPort, HDMI (v1.4) and 3 x USB 3.0 ports
The LG EA93 is available – as the saying goes – at most good computer retailers near you for around 700 dollars. And if you’re too busy gaming to get to a store, get it through this affiliate Amazon link to have it delivered to your door.