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LG’s giant 4K monitor can display 4 inputs at once

by Killian Bell | May 2, 2017May 2, 2017 4:15 am PST

LG today unveiled its new Ultra HD monitor with a 42.5-inch screen that can display four inputs simultaneously. The 43UD79-B boasts all the ports you’ll ever need, impressive specifications, and features like Game Mode and AMD FreeSync. It makes its debut in Japan later this month.

If you need to have your eye on multiple windows at the same time, you might consider buying multiple monitors for your computer. But with LG’s new display, you have 3840×2160 pixels over 42.5 inches of space, which is the equivalent of four 21-inch 1080p screens. And you can display up to four inputs at one time in an easy-to-see grid.

What’s more, those inputs can come from anywhere. So you can set it up so that your PC uses two of the four spaces, your PlayStation 4 uses one of them, and your DVR uses another. It’s either the perfect productivity booster, or a procrastinator’s dream — depending on how you use it.

The display offers a 60Hz refresh rate, 1000:1 contrast ratio, and 350 cd/m² brightness. That’s pretty standard for a decent Ultra HD monitor. What isn’t standard is the plethora of ports you’ll find on the back of this beauty. There are four HDMI ports, one DisplayPort, and one USB-C port for video input — plus two USB 3.0 ports, and a headphone jack. LG has also packed in two 10-watt Harman Kardon speakers.

The 43UD79-B makes its debut in Japan on May 19 priced at 83,000 yen, which is roughly $740. There’s no word on when it will be making its way to the U.S. and other markets just yet, but we will be patiently awaiting its arrival.


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...