LG announces 21:9 UltraWide All-In-One Windows 8 PC

Next week, the IFA trade show in Berlin begins but it looks like LG is jumping the gun a little bit in terms of announcing some of the products they will be showing off during the event. Today, LG revealed plans to release the IPS 21:9 UltraWide All-In-One PC, with Windows 8 installed, with demos planned for IFA.

As seen in the image above, the 29-inch display for this AiO is much wider than normal, although LG doesn't list what the resolution of the monitor is supposed to be in its press release. There's also no word on if this monitor will be a touchscreen. In October 2012, LG launched a 23-inch Windows 8 AiO with a touchscreen, but it was only sold in South Korea.

The 21:9 UltraWide All-In-One PC will have a NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M GPU inside, along with a built in TV tuner that offering picture-in-picture features so that owners can watch TV while also checking out websites at the same time.

Unfortunately, LG is not saying just how much this new Windows 8 AiO will cost, nor did it offer any information on its release date. We suspect that, like its previous Windows 8 product, it may only be officially available in Korea.

Source: LG | Image via LG

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I actually prefer two or even three standard sized monitors. That way you can full screen your various VMs on a screen as needed. Touch screen is pointless on a desktop.

Spicoli said,
I actually prefer two or even three standard sized monitors. That way you can full screen your various VMs on a screen as needed. Touch screen is pointless on a desktop.

Why do you need to "full screen" your VMs or remote sessions? I would prefer not to have all that bezel between my screens.

Yeah, for that price I'd rather set up multiple monitors - right off the bat it sounds more efficient than a single "ultra" widescreen.

How the hell does this even work anyway? Imagine playing an even remotely older game on this display (one that barely supports 16:9 in the first place)... ewww

I hate these monitors. I wish people wouldn't buy them. The 27" 2560x1440 monitors are a lot more useful than 2560x1080. A LOT.

The Dell 27" AIO is a MUCH better machine than this thing.

mrp04 said,
I hate these monitors. I wish people wouldn't buy them. The 27" 2560x1440 monitors are a lot more useful than 2560x1080. A LOT.

So true, why are they yet again trying to force that 1080-crap on us?

Then don't buy them. No one is forcing people to buy anything, they are making options and then when one turns out to be the best seller, they make more to maximize profits.

These companies don't have an agenda, they are out to make profit.

The wife has one of LG's ultrawide monitors at work.. it's actually rather nice, essentially like having two displays in one without any bezel in between. Great for applications that'll let you spread windows out all over the place.. might be a little weird for gaming or watching videos though.

Niche, there's also standalone ultra wide monitors. LG has one for $599 IPS and I think AOC does. Niche market, I'd assume video viewing, editing, desktop publishing (standalone supports hardware calibration, not sure about the AIO), large spreadsheets, multiple VM Windows, Dashboards ... gaming? With more granular Snap Views in Win 8.1 who knows. Oh, yeah, CAD and you can connect more than one PC (to the standalone monitor anyway) and view them at the same time.

Edited by MorganX, Aug 30 2013, 9:38pm :

why would you want a touchscreen when you have a keyboard and mouse right in front of you.

Surely your arms would get tired

I'm 99% sure this is 2560x1080

glen8 said,
why would you want a touchscreen when you have a keyboard and mouse right in front of you.

Surely your arms would get tired

I'm 99% sure this is 2560x1080

Many on this site seem to believe that this is very productive and is the future for our world. I've made this argument many times but the loyal fans think I'm an alien.

glen8 said,
why would you want a touchscreen when you have a keyboard and mouse right in front of you.

Surely your arms would get tired

I'm 99% sure this is 2560x1080

I really can not stand this argument. Just because you have another mode of input doesn't mean you only have to use that input method. You use touch when you feel like it and mouse and keyboard when it makes the most sense.

Stop being obtuse.

pack34 said,

I really can not stand this argument. Just because you have another mode of input doesn't mean you only have to use that input method. You use touch when you feel like it and mouse and keyboard when it makes the most sense.

Stop being obtuse.

Pack,
The touchscreen is not ergonomic. It's the reason he mentioned tired arms.

JHBrown said,
Pack,
The touchscreen is not ergonomic. It's the reason he mentioned tired arms.

But making a touch screen gesture will often be far more efficient than using the keyboard and the mouse. Touch is not all-or-nothing option.

Deviate_X said,

But making a touch screen gesture will often be far more efficient than using the keyboard and the mouse. Touch is not all-or-nothing option.

Nope, there is nothing I can do faster using touch over a keyboard/mouse

glen8 said,
Nope, there is nothing I can do faster using touch over a keyboard/mouse

Not so much commenting on this All in One but touch input in general. Multi Finger touch actually gives you a lot that you can do with the right application. A game for instance can have multiple control elements on the screen that you can use several fingers to manipulate at the same time. Many games allow complex keyboard/mouse controls but it take practice and muscle memory to learn those to where touch is more intuitive. This allows "throw away" games that you might only invest, say, 10 hours make playing altogether.

Even applications like CAD can benefit from touch. This would be a combo input where you would use the input method that best suits how to manipulate the data.

And then there is simply how you are using the device. All in Ones like the Dell 18 allows you to set on your couch and lay the device on your lap and touch become your primary input.

I don't really see how CAD could make use of touch. CAD requires unusually high precision, and touch is unusually low precision. Sure, maybe for an end-user in some CAD viewer software or in a presentation setting, but not for the guy who does the actual designs.

Not required, unless you are using Metro apps. Many of us use Win 8 for the speed and other features but only in desktop mode. In my case, I'm not purchasing monitors with touch as I don't use it, so an all-in-one w/o touch is ok too.

I don't like Ultra wide displays.... They just... waste too much vertical space (which is the most important webwise)

I think that's a problem of crappy web design, not widescreen monitors.

Many sites (including Neowin) have a terrible fixed width column layout and look crappy even at 1080p. I acknowledge that there are a ton of sites like this, and change will likely be slow.

It's practical web design. CSS is a real pain in the neck for dynamic width layouts and browser compatibility issues make it worse. If you go too wide with a fixed layout then you're going to have people scrolling two directions.

Jose_49 said,

I don't like Ultra wide displays.... They just... waste too much vertical space (which is the most important webwise)

Snapping windows usually fixes that problem. The problem is the majority of users don't have high res screens so developer build for the most popular width.

rotate it, man.

Jose_49 said,

I don't like Ultra wide displays.... They just... waste too much vertical space (which is the most important webwise)

Screens like this are taking place of the multiple monitor setup. I hardly ever have just one window open, I typically have video or music app open, a RDP session, a web browser, a VoIP app, etc.

"As seen in the image above, the 29-inch display for this AiO is much wider than normal, although LG doesn't list what the resolution of the monitor is supposed to be in its press release."