LG Announces World’s First “Bendable” Gaming Monitor
Have you ever thought to yourself, “Yeah, I really like my gaming monitor, but I wish I could bend it at will”? Well, LG’s about to make your day, with the South Korean tech giant unveiling the OLED Flex LX3, a 42-inch gaming panel that can transform from completely flat to a curvature of 900R at the press of a button.
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There’s certainly something more immersive about a screen that curves to envelope the user, but there are times when you just want a flat screen, too. The LX3 accommodates both by allowing you to quickly adjust its curvature to one of two available presets, using an accompanying remote control. Alternatively, you can manually change the degree of the curvature in increments of five per cent, ultimately offering twenty levels of curvature to choose from.
LG was able to achieve this thanks to the nature of the panel’s self-lit OLED technology, which has no need of a backlight in order to function. LG claims its OLED tech also means the panel delivers infinite contrast, perfect blacks and accurate colours. In addition, the LX3 offers a fast 0.1 millisecond response time and low input lag.
Plus, the panel also features an α (Alpha) 9 Gen 5 intelligent processor and unique picture algorithms, as well as multiple flicker-free, glare-free certifications that are in place to assure the user that the panel will help them to steer clear of eye strain.
The LG OLED Flex LX3 is currently being showcased at IFA 2022 in Berlin and as such a release date and pricing have yet to be announced, but we imagine the novelty of having a screen that bends before your very eyes – and the premium that tends to come with OLED technology – will mean this will be one of the more expensive gaming panel options when it makes its way into Australian stores. If you’re in the market for a gaming laptop with a more static form factor, check out LG’s current range via the link below.