LG Launches 43UD79-B 43-inch 4k IPS-monitor With FreeSync

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LG released a 42.5-inch IPS based Ultra HD monitor dubbed the 43UD79-B, it can display a single source in 3840 x 2160 resolution full screen, or up to four screens of full HD from different sources all at once and comes with a KVM switch.

The IPS panel based screen pumps out a contrast ratio of 1,000:1, a 178-degree viewing angle and 60 Hz refresh rate, the IPS based monitor packs a massive seven connectors. It has a 1000:1 contrast ratio and 350 cd/m2 brightness. LG is marketing this display as a multimedia monitor and for that purpose they’ve integrated Harman Kardon speakers. This screen comes with KVM switch feature, mouse and keyboard can be connected via two USB 3.0 ports, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack and two 10 W speakers are built in.

You'll find two HDMI 2.0 inputs, two HDMI 1.4 inputs, one DisplayPort 1.2a port with FreeSync and a USC-C port that can also handle a DisplayPort signal.

Also funky is that this screen can be split up from a single unified display, to two-, three- and four-screen setups. When displaying four screens of full HD video each "screen" will be roughly 21.3 inches in size. It's set to go on sale first in Japan on May 19 for around ¥83,000 abd already is spotted in pre-order at 699 USD at some US webshops.

LCD panel
LED (flicker free)
42.51 inches (108 cm)
3.840 × 2.160 (60 Hz *)
Aspect ratio
16: 9
Contrast (static)
1,000: 1
350 cd / m 2
Viewing angle (horizontal / vertical)
178 ° / 178 °
Reaction time (gray-to-gray)
5 ms
FreeSync / G sync
- ("Dynamic Action Sync")
To dye
16.7 million (8 bits per channel)
Video inputs
2 × HDMI 2.0, 2 × HDMI 1.4, 
DisplayPort 1.2, USB Type C (DP Alt.Mode)
Output, speaker (Harman Kardon, 2 × 10 W)
2 × USB 3.0, USB Type C
PIP (2 signals), PBP (4 signals), 
Factory calibration, dual controller (KVM switch), 
Rich bass, reader mode, RS232C (service port), VESA mount
967 × 647.6 × 275 mm (with stand) 
967 × 575.2 × 70.6 mm (without stand)
15.9 kg (with stand) 
12.3 kg (without stand)
Price (RRP)
799 €
Market launch
End of April 2017

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