Lukos 14-inch ultrawide 32:9 4K portable screen is up for pre-orders on Kickstarter
Ultra-wide screens are starting to become popular again. Back when 21:9 TVs were a thing, it was all about movies. Now that game developers are starting to favor ultra-wide resolutions, more and more PC monitors are adopting the 21:9 aspect ratio, and Samasung is also pushing the 32:9 one as of late. However, these models are not exactly portable even though they are not as big as previous TV models, plus they can cost quite a pretty penny. If you are looking for something more portable for the laptop maybe, you could try the new Lukos 14-inch display with 4K resolution and 32:9 aspect ratio. This model is currently up for pre-orders on Kickstarter for US$419.
Main specs for the new Lukos display include a 2 ms 60 Hz IPS LCD panel with a maximum resolution of 3840 x 1100, 32: 9 aspect ratio, 300 cd/m2 peak brightness and 100% sRGB color gamut. Since it is designed to be portable, this monitor is mainly recommended to be paired with laptops, handheld consoles, tablets and smartphones, but it supports mostly any type of computer. Connector selection is quite robust with 2x DP 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0B, 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x DP 1.2, 1x USB-C plus headphone jack. All these connections allow the Lukos screen to display up to four sources at a time (x4 1920 x 550) or two sources side by side (x2 1920 x 1100). Apparently, there is also a 3849 x 2160 version of the panel coming at some point, according to the Kickstarter page.
The connectors are placed a bit impractical on the upper edge, and the screen incorporates stereo speakers, as well as a cooling fan that can be switched on and off. Additionally, it comes with its own stand and users can flip it vertically to display text or comics strips.
The Kickstarter pre-sale is ending in less than a day and prices per unit are expected to rise to $479 afterwards. Backers may even opt to buy a double pack for $758.