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Hands On: LG EA93 review

21:9 monitor looks to the movies for inspiration

Our Early Verdict

Although 16:9 seems to be the aspect ratio of choice for most monitor making companies, there's been something of a push for 21:9.

This cinema-styled ratio (which is actually a less marketable 64:27) is perfect for movies, as it eradicates the unsightly black bars movies come with on Blu-ray.

Great then for cineastes, but is it really any good for everyday PC tasks?

LG is hoping so, and we have to admit the LG EA93 is a beautiful piece of kit. The screen size is 29 inches, which is definitely on the large side but it makes sense when you start thinking that the monitor is essentially two monitors.

LG EA93

In short: this IPS display ((WQHD resolution 2,560 x 1,080 pixels) comes with a lot of real estate, so you may as well make as much use of it as you can.

LG is claiming that the screen can actually be split into four sections, so pretty tasty then for the multi-tasker. It also allows two portable devices to connect to the monitor simultaneously, which is a great addition.

LG EA93

Whatever task you do decide to do on the EA93 it will look great. The monitor utilises 100 per cent of sRGB colour space and has a brightness of 300nits – this means colours ping off the screen and there's a lovely vibrancy to everything.

LG EA93

And connectivity isn't bad either, with two HDMI ports on board, one USB 3 port, and a dual DVI-D connection.

Although we couldn't crank the sound right up, the monitor also has a 7 watt stereo speaker, so movies will sound, as well, as look great.

LG EA93

21:9 isn't the future of monitors, but the aspect ration isn't a gimmick either - especially when it comes to the tiling structure of Windows 8.

The LG EA39 proves this brilliantly and will be in the shops come October, with pricing to be announced.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD Monitor
Number of Screens1
HDCP SupportedYes
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityREACH, RoHS
USBYes
HDMIYes
VESA Mount CompatibleYes
DVIYes
DisplayPortYes
Brightness300 cd/m²
Colour Support16.7 Million Colours
Maximum Resolution2560 x 1080
Brand NameLG
Contrast Ratio1,000:1
Screen Size73.7 cm (29")
Aspect Ratio21:9
Response Time5 ms
SpeakersYes
Built-in DevicesUSB Hub
Weight with Stand (Approximate)5.65 kg
Operating Power Consumption48 W
Height with Stand387 mm
Width with Stand700 mm
Depth with Stand209 mm
Height318 mm
Width700 mm
Depth69 mm
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product Model29EA93P
Product Name29" IPS Monitor Ultrawide
Manufacturer Part Number29EA93-P
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information

29EA93P provides cinematic viewing experience through the 21:9 UltraWide Aspect Ratio (2560 x1080 resolution), providing lifelike colour expression on the IPS panel. It is optimal for your entertainment needs. Enjoy a theatre-like experience when playing games or watching our favourite movies. Furthermore, Multitasking is simple with this monitor. Using the 4-Screen Split function, several applications can be simultaneously accessed simply and conveniently. It is optimal for viewing files with widely distributed information, like Excel documents. Up to 4 windows can be shown in 8 different screen ratios without congestion. Multitask more efficiently and comfortably with just one click.

Weight (Approximate)5.20 kg