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LG brings its innovative 2-in-1 DualUp monitor to the US market

The new DualUp Monitor. (Source: LG)
The new DualUp Monitor. (Source: LG)
The LG DualUp Monitor has just been announced in terms of pricing and availability for the US market. Its unusual name can be explained via its form-factor, which leads to an extremely rare 16:18 aspect-ratio and what the OEM calls a Square Double QHD (SDQHD) resolution, which allows the user to get 2 stacked 21.5-inch windows out of the same device. The DualUp also benefits from a USB type-C port and a flexible Ergo Stand.

LG has had a stroke of inspiration and design flair it has rarely shown since the Wing smartphone with the new DualUp Monitor. In some ways, it is not much different from any other high-end LCD monitor, with a Nano IPS panel with 98% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, HDR10 and a 1000:1 contrast ratio.

Zoom out to take its frame in, however, and its almost non-rectangular form-factor becomes apparent very quickly, as does the reason for its product name. The DualUp (or 28MQ780) has an almost conventional 27.5 inches of diagonal length, yet has a 16:18 aspect-ratio and an "SDQHD" resolution of 2560x2880.

Accordingly, it can be thought of as the veritably equal and opposite reaction to the rise of the ultra-wide monitor, and has been created with those lacking the space for one in mind. To this end, it has been graced with one of LG's Ergo Stands, which can allow the DualUp to be tucked back practically to one side of it, or extend outward through the 178° field of its viewing angles.

Accordingly, LG asserts that it is ideal for both professionals and gamers that can see a place for its 2022 CES Innovation and Red Dot Best of the Best Awards-winning novel form-factor. On the other hand, it could be brighter at 300 nits, its refresh rate goes no higher than 60Hz, and its HDMI standard is nowhere to be found on its new product page.

Nevertheless, users who would like their dual displays stacked rather than side to side can shop for it in the US with the OEM's authorized dealers or online from now for US$699.

Check the Wing out on Amazon.

The LG DualUp also has the ports necessary to support secondary-monitor functions and peripherals. (Source: LG)
The LG DualUp also has the ports necessary to support secondary-monitor functions and peripherals. (Source: LG)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-06-17 (Update: 2022-06-17)