LG readies Nano IPS HDR monitors for CES

We're not quite in the midst of the CES rush yet, but a few companies are advising us about what they'll be showing in Vegas come January. For its part, LG will be showing three new displays at the expo. LG refers to the new monitors as upgraded models of existing popular displays, and all three of them will support the company's Nano IPS display technology, as well as the DisplayHDR 600 spec.

The first model on show will be the 32UK950. This will be a 4K UHD (3840×2160 resolution) monitor able to reproduce 98% of the DCI-P3 color space. Its HDR chops come from a powerful backlight with a peak brightness of 600 cd/m². LG doesn't say a lot more about this display's specifications, but it does remark that the monitor will have Thunderbolt 3 support including TB3 display chaining. That means it will be able to connect another 4K UHD monitor to the same device.

Next up on the CES docket for LG will be the 34WK95U, which will be an ultrawide display using a Nano-IPS panel in 5120×2160 resolution. Like the 32UK950 above, it will have HDR600 support and Thunderbolt 3. Both of these displays will have the ability to charge a connected laptop over the Thunderbolt connection.

Finally, the company mentioned a 34GK950G. This will apparently be a 2560×1440 gaming monitor. LG shared even less information about this display than the ultrawide above, but it will seemingly support G-Sync along with the Nano-IPS technology that allows all three of these displays to support the HDR600 standard.

The term "Nano IPS" is a new one on us. LG says it "involves the application of nanometer-sized particles to the screen's LED to absorb excess light wavelengths." That sounds a lot like Samsung's Quantum Dot LED backlight system to us. LG didn't share any more information on Nano IPS nor any pricing or availability details on these displays with us, but we'll probably hear all that at CES.

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    • EndlessWaves
    • 2 years ago

    Thanks LG, the announcement of 5120×2160 monitors was second only on my Christmas list to actually getting one.

    It feels like I’ve been waiting at least three years for 5120×2160 displays to show up, although to be fair I guess it was only a year and a half ago that we saw DisplayPort 1.4 equipped cards show up that could drive them with a single cable.

    Hopefully it supports HLG, has an sRGB mode and has a reasonable local dimming system (Sony XE90/X900E level would be fine).

    • psuedonymous
    • 2 years ago

    My checklist for my next monitor (from the OG U3415W) are:
    – HDR with full array local dimming
    – As close to BT.2020 as technically possible at the time
    – UHD or above resolution
    – 32″ diagonal or larger
    – High framerate
    – Low persistence driving

    Currently nothing delivers all of these, but the 34WK95U is the closest so far barring HFR and low-persistence. The G-Sync HDR monitors are a close second, sacrificing resolution for framerate & low-persistence, but delayed due to panel production issues.

      • brucethemoose
      • 2 years ago

      HDMI 2.1 TVs could make that much more common, assuming a few support 120hz input.

    • Tristan
    • 2 years ago

    Nano cell are worse than quantum dost, but are cheaper

      • psuedonymous
      • 2 years ago

      It’s the same damn thing. QD backlights have been in production devices since AT LEAST 2013 (e.g. Kindle Fire HDX). Samsung’s marketing wank is strong, and the same fools who fell for “LED TV” branding will fall for “Quantum Dot” in the same way.

      • EndlessWaves
      • 2 years ago

      That’s debatable. Going by colour space measurements on TVs LG’s SJ950 has a wider Rec. 2020 coverage while Samsung’s Q9 doesn’t cover as much but is better skewed towards DCI-P3.

    • Laykun
    • 2 years ago

    Alright Acer, HDR1000 1440p 144hz g-sync monitor, GO!

      • floodo1
      • 2 years ago

      Announced this past summer but delayed till sometime in 2018 [url<]http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/news_archive/38.htm#acer_predator_x35[/url<] VA though

    • JosiahBradley
    • 2 years ago

    The stand is curved! (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

    • DrCR
    • 2 years ago

    I half expected tiny, e.g. flip phone sided, LCDs.

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