Boasting an IPS panel with a contrast ratio of 1,000:1, a 178-degree viewing angle and 60 Hz refresh rate, the monitor packs a total of seven ports around back. Or you can use the 43UD79-B as a huge 4K monitor, if you prefer.
In terms of specs, the monitor has four HDMI ports-two 4K ports that are 60Hz compatible and two 4K ports that are 30Hz compatible.
The display features two HDMI 2.0 inputs, two HDMI 1.4 inputs, one USB Type-C port as well as a DisplayPort 1.2.
Now, the company is introducing a high-resolution option for everyone else with its LG 43UD79-B, as Engadget reports. When displaying four screens of full HD video each "screen" will be roughly 21.3 inches in size, but the monitor also supports picture-in-picture (PIP), which lets you keep an eye on different sources while a 4K image takes up the entire display.
While that refresh rate and response time isn't ideal for gamers, this display does have AMD's FreeSync on board for combating stuttering and tearing, and a "game mode" that pipes the image direct to the screen (avoiding processing) to lessen any lag. It should be arriving around the same time in the United States, where you can now place a pre-order for $679. Still, those added gaming features might be enough to balance things out, and it's capability to display four different sections is unique on its own. According to LG, this monitor supports up to 1.07 billion colors. Besides these, the monitor also has two USB 3.0 downstream terminals, and a headphone jack. This means that users can plug two computers to the monitor while using a single pair of mouse and keyboard, as explained by The Next Web.
As for audio, LG has teamed up with Harman Kardon to place a 2x10W stereo speakers.
The LG 43UD79-B display still doesn't have official pricing information in the USA yet, but LG's press release states that it will sell in Japan for 83,000 Yen (around US$745) starting on May 19.