There are 4K displays and then there is the LG 4K display. This massive slab of IPS display, as hinted, has a resolution of 3840x2160pixels. On top of that, it also comes as a 42.5-inch panel with as much as four individual displays in one assembly.
Most PC enthusiasts often use multiple displays on their workstations. This allows them to view multiple screens from various applications. However, the new LG 4K display goes above and beyond that.
According to Anandtech, instead having a single input, the LG 43UD79-B has four individual inputs that can correspond to four displays on the array. The back of the LG 4K display has one DisplayPort 1.2a, two HDMI 2.0, two HDMI 1.4 and a USB Type-C port.
The HDMI 2.0 ports can support as much as 4K resolution at 60Hz refresh rate. Meanwhile the older HDMI ports is capable of carrying 4K signals at 30Hz. The DisplayPort, on the other hand, is capable of accepting 4K inputs at 60 frames per second. Finally, the included USB Type-C port can also act as another DisplayPort 1.2a input.
The LG 4K display boasts various split-screen configurations, one of which is a four-1080pixel split-screen with a screen size of 21.5 inches. The display can also be arranged in two horizontal and vertical split-screens, three sections of varying sizes, and a basic Picture-in-Picture setup.
The features do not stop there. The LG 4K display also supports AMD’s FreeSync technology as well as a pass-through USB feature. This USB feature is quite unique in that, it can be used to provide mouse and keyboard inputs to two computers using only one pair of hardware.
Finally, the display also has two 10-watt Harman Kardon speakers and a small remote controller.
The LG 4K display will be released in Japan on May 19 for around 83,000 yen. There are no updates yet as to when the display will be released anywhere else. However, US consumers can expect the display to fetch something around $700 when it arrives on US soil. For more tech updates, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.