A happy surprise in the hardware field was unlined by LG which announced its first portable monitor, in the Gram product series (until recently including notebooks only), under the name of LG Gram + View 16MQ70.
Portable monitors ensure a great advantage in terms of productivity, since they allow you to easily expand the work surface without the clutter, even in terms of cavities, of the permanent ones: ipso facto, more and more companies are venturing into the sector, even among the big brands, as done last year by DELL with the C1422H model which is now being challenged by the Korean LG Electronics with its first portable display, the LG Gram + View.
Inserted in the same range of its “Gram” ultrabooks, the LG Gram + View portable monitor (16MQ70) is also very light, having a weight of approximately 671.33 grams, which becomes approximately 988.83 grams when combined with the relative Folio cover which allows the inclination for a more comfortable use.
On the sides of its perimeter, there are two USB Type-Cs, with Alt Mode for the Display Port and the 8 watt power supply: thus, both holding the monitor horizontally, perhaps next to a 2022 LG Gram 16 laptop which uses a display practically the same, which in vertical (thanks to the automatic rotation), there is always a free side for connection to the source which also takes care of powering the LG Gram + View, without its battery.
Technically, the LG Gram + View adopts a 16 “IPS LCD with 170 ° horizontal and vertical viewing angle, resolved in WQXGA (2560 x 1600 pixels), with pixel distance equal to 0.134 mm x 0.134 mm, 1200 : 1 in contrast ratio, 99% coverage on the DCI-P3 color scale, 16.7 million colors, 350 nits of typical brightness (adjustable by a control switch), with 16:10 aspect ratio which gives more space than I work vertically compared to a 16: 9.
For greater visual comfort, there is no shortage of anti-reflective treatment, a mode that reduces the emission of blue light for long uses: unfortunately, it is a monitor that does not seem particularly prepared for gaming, having a 60 Hz refresh rate. and 30 ms as the response time. Prepared for the “On Screen Display” (OSD) function and for a simple split screen via OnScreen Control, it is already available on the brand’s US website, where it is priced at 349 dollars (about 320 euros), while it is known that it will also arrive in Japan in mid-April, at a price of 45,000 yen (about 330 euros).