What you need to know
- LG just launched its DualUP monitor, which features a 16:18 screen.
- The display has the same amount of screen real estate as two 21.5-inch monitors stacked on top of each other.
- The LG DualUp monitor is available starting today for $700.
Why get an ultrawide monitor when you can get an ultra-tall monitor? That’s the question LG answers with its new DualUp monitor. The unique 28-inch display features a 16:18 aspect ratio. For those keeping score at home, that means the DualUp is essentially two 21.5-inch screens stacked on top of each other, assuming those hypothetical displays had 16:9 aspect ratios.
LG announced the DualUp back at CES 2022, but it is now available for purchase for $700.
While Windows 11 and other operating systems support snapping and organizing app windows, it may be more convenient to have a PC treat the DualUp as if it were two separate displays. This is possible with picture-in-picture mode. You can use the DualUp as two screens for a single PC or input two PCs into it with each going to one display.
Whether used as a single tall display or two separate screens, the DualUp monitor has a total resolution of 2560 x 2880. That’s known as Square Double QHD or SDQHD, according to LG. The DualUp has a Nano IPS panel that covers 98% of DCI-P3. The screen also supports HDR10 for color accuracy and has a contrast ratio of 1000:1.
|Resolution||2560 x 2880|
|Display type||Nano IPS|
|Color gamut||DCI-P3 98%|
|Response time||5 ms|
|Ports||USB C (PD, 90W)|
|Audio||Stereo speaker with MAXXAUDIO (7W x 2)|
The DualUp has an LG Ergo stand for maneuverability, which should come in handy since the monitor has a unique shape. The stand can tilt, swivel, and move forward and back.
On the connectivity side of things, LG’s new monitor supports USB Type-C with up to 90W power delivery. It has USB hub functionality as well, allowing it to work with HDMI, DisplayPort, and USB 3.0.