Here comes the foldable TVs and monitors that no one asked for

Two LG OLED Flex LX3 TVs facing each other
Expanding / LG’s OLED Flex LX3 TV doesn’t take sides.

If you’ve been paying attention to display technology lately, you may have noticed an interesting feature: the foldable display. Yes, we are told there will soon be monitors and televisions that can be flat or curved. This feature is meant to appease those who don’t settle for flats or curves, and most upcoming products are similarly indecisive, presenting an identity crisis that makes it harder to figure out where to fit. You… literally. Does something like this belong in your living room, office, or gaming den?

For the LG OLED Flex LX3 4K TV announced Wednesday (no price or release date), The most obvious answer is the living room. It’s a 42-inch TV with a tuner, LG’s webOS, and even LG Display’s OLED Evo technology used in the LG C2 TV. The main difference from all other TVs is that it has a button (including the button on the remote control) to change the screen from flat to 900R curvature in 20 offers the possibility very curved tv.

The problem is, I don’t want to watch a curved TV. Vendors tried to make this happen years ago, but as we wrote at the time, curved TVs accommodate most people sitting fairly close in front of their TV. That’s not how most people congregate in the center of the living room.The TV in the living room is often shared, with people sitting at different distances from the screen and at different angles. But the sound up close and centered is very similar to how most people use monitors.

Based on this image, LG believes TVs are also used like PC monitors.
Expanding / Based on this image, LG believes TVs are also used like PC monitors.

Switching hubs are supposed to make it easy to use your TV’s microphone and USB-connected peripherals with your HDMI-connected PC. A dedicated button on the stand toggles between TV and HDMI inputs. HDMI supports version 2.1. That means you can connect your PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S to use his TV’s 4K, 120Hz refresh rate. It also has a lot of Adaptive-Sync compatibility and the ability to adjust the viewable screen size up to 27 inches.

Gaming is the most common use for curved screens these days, as players sit close to the display and feel the virtual world enveloping them. But many living room setups don’t accommodate such setups. doesn’t necessarily drive mass sales of bendable TVs that are guaranteed to be premium.

A bendable monitor

of Corsair Xeneon Flex 45WQHD240 Monitor Announced last week (price and availability should be announced this year)On the other hand, it seems to be targeting PC gaming dens based on their specs. This is a 45 inch monitor with 3440 x 1440, 21:9 resolution, up to 800R curve and his W-OLED panel from LG Display. The gray-to-gray response time is reported to be 0.03 ms. Obviously, this is for serious gamers, and a curved ultrawide monitor with very limited motion blur is the ultimate display.

The 800R is an extreme curve even for a high performance ultrawide gaming monitor.
Expanding / The 800R is an extreme curve even for a high performance ultrawide gaming monitor.

Now you don’t need your monitor to have a sticky handle that can bend or flatten it. Admittedly, Nausea isn’t the only one having to physically manipulate his 45-inch OLED panel that he paid for with his own money. No, it should be for versatility. Many people prefer productivity and other types of computing on flat panels (I also know of obsessive dedicated workhounds who use curved ultrawides to get to work). A monitor for work and gaming.

However, the 45WQHD240’s gaming specs and its hefty price tag make it perfect for extreme gamers who also like an ultra-wide curved monitor. Processing 4,953,600 pixels at 240 frames per second requires a powerful PC with a powerful graphics card. Blazing fast video motion processing is made for serious hardcore players on the battlefield. And gaming is a top priority for such players, making it more likely that the 45WQHD240 will be used as a curved ultrawide gaming monitor.

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