It has been over two years since LG launched their 43UD79 monitor which is popular among gamers and office workers thanks to its ideal size, panel quality, and connectivity options. And now, the South Korean electronics giant has finally unveiled its successor 43UN700 with a 42.5-inch display panel, 4K resolution, and HDR10 support.
The all-new LG 43UN700 monitor features the same chassis along with a tilt-adjustable stand like its predecessor. Thus, in a nutshell, the newer model is a carbon-copy of the previous model(in a good way) with a better set of specifications. It sports a 42.5-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels and can achieve a peak brightness of 400 nits(350 nits on the previous model). Further, the monitor runs at 60 Hz refresh rate with 8 ms GtG response time in addition to 1000:1 contrast ratio and 178°/178° horizontal/vertical viewing angles. The panel also supports HDR10 content and covers 72% as well as 99% of NTSC(CIE1931) and sRGB color gamuts.
As for connectivity, the LG 43UN700 monitor comes with a DisplayPort 1.2 input, two HDMI 2.0 ports, two HDMI 1.4 ports, a USB Type-C with DP Alt Mode input plus 60W Power Delivery support, a dual-port USB 3.0 hub and a 3.5mm headphone jack. With these many connectivity options, the monitor can support 2 or 4-way Picture-by-Picture and Picture-in-Picture modes which can be controlled using a special included remote control.
Interestingly, the new LG high-end monitor does not support FreeSync or KVM but offers the company’s own Dynamic Action technology to reduce input lag and improve dark scenes of the content. Additionally, the monitor comes equipped with two 10W Rich Bass speakers with a combined output of 20W.
As of now, LG has announced the 43UN700 monitor only for Japan and Central America/Caribbean regions. It is priced at ¥69,800(without taxes) for the Japanese market and will be available starting November 15. The company is yet to reveal the product’s availability for other markets such as the US and Europe.