By Andrew Liszewski
At first glance you might think these new stretched displays from LG are the perfect solution if you’re looking for a bit more desktop real estate. But the 38 inch M3800S-BN only has a resolution of 1366 x 398 while the 29 inch M2900S-BN manages to squeeze in just a bit more at 1366 x 480. So while they’re fine for their intended use of displaying information in large commercial areas like shopping malls or train stations, they’re pretty much useless for home or office use.
Other features include a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 9ms (grey-to-grey) response time and various digital and analog video inputs. In fact the only feature I can find that might make these stand out (besides their stretched form factor) is that the power, contrast, brightness and volume controls for multiple displays can all be controlled from a single computer. And while I’ve never installed hundreds of information displays in a public place before, I imagine a feature like that is almost essential.