LG, Samsung goes against the grain, bets on PCs

Samsung Electronics curved Ultra High Definition televisions are displayed at a media event in Seoul, South Korea, last February.
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Samsung Electronics curved Ultra High Definition televisions are displayed at a media event in Seoul, South Korea, last February.

South Korea's top tech-heavyweights, LG Electronics and Samsung, are going after the hearts of gamers and stock traders with their new super-wide curved monitors, according to a new report.

Despite the massive shift toward miniature personal computers, the devices are designed to give users a scaled-down cinema experience right in their homes, the Consumerist reported Wednesday.

The companies will debut the new high-resolution desktop monitors at next week's Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas.

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Samsung offers a 27-inch all-in-one design with the PC components tucked in the back of the monitor. LG's, on the other hand, will let consumers stack two monitors and is "tailor-made for gamers," according to a separate report from The Verge.

Consumerist notes that stockbrokers could an easy target-audience for the gadgets. "They're the folks who like to be surrounded by as much flowing information as possible, Matrix-style, and LG thinks that piling up a whole wall of these would make the high-speed money-movers feel right at home," Consumerist said.

Both companies will show off a 34-inch version with a 21:9 aspect ratio and 3440 x 1440 resolution, a bit lower than ultra-HD displays with 4K resolution, but still much sharper than regular HD displays, the report said.

The companies are expected to provide further detail, such as the price points and release dates, at CES, which kicks off Monday.