Why would anyone need a 16:18 aspect ratio monitor? Well, if you are already going to stack two monitors on top of one another, why not simply have one that accomplishes that?
The LG DualUp Ergo monitor (28MQ780) is a 27.6-inch display with a second-generation Ergo arm. If you’re wondering what the aspect ratio is called – good question by the way – LG has named it Square Double QHD, and it is effectively a 2,560 x 2,880 resolution display. The Nano IPS display supports HDR 10, 98 per cent of DCI-P3 colour gamut and is colour calibrated.
For a work monitor, a fast response isn’t exactly necessary but the 5ms GtG latency on the fastest settings isn’t too bad (but don’t expect too much from the regular settings) and the brightness of 300 nits is adequate for the purpose. In addition, the onboard ambient light sensor adjusts screen brightness according to the surrounding brightness and uses LG’s Live Colour Low Blue Light to protect the eyes against… you guessed it, blue light.
In effect, the DualUp Ergo is effectively two 21.5-inch displays in one, offering a vertical split view, which is useful in many situations for designers and video editors and more. The Ergo Stand has an extension-retraction range of 210mm, a swivel range of 335 degrees, a pivot of 90 degrees (for 18:16 resolution), and a tilt of 25 degrees upward or downward.
If you’re a laptop user, you’d be pleased to know that on top of the HDMI v2.0 and DisplayPort v1.4 ports, the DualUp Ergo also supports USB-C with 90W Power Delivery.
The LG DualUp Ergo Monitor is available through LG official brand stores – KrisShop, Lazada, Shopee, and at all authorised retailers – Best Denki, Challenger, COURTS, Gain City and Harvey Norman at a retail price of $999.