We saw the trend of tall screens coming in—but we didn’t know things would get done This Tall. PC monitors that are taller than them have enjoyed a resurgence this year, as they offer more vertical space to take tall documents, articles, spreadsheets, and social media and news feeds. But this 420×1920 monitor takes the tall screen thing to new heights.
as seen gizmodo Today, the screen comes elsonic, a sub-brand of the Japanese company Nojima, which started with LED bulbs but now makes TVs and other tech products. The EK-MD088 proposes a new category for PC monitors: the ultra-tall. Sure, ultra-wide monitors have won spots in productivity homes that need to be surrounded by all their tabs and gamers who want to get lost in their virtual worlds. But an ultra-tall monitor lets you satisfy that insatiable need to scroll. NS product page Highlights web browsing, Twitter and browser games in particular as use cases.
The display is only 8.8 inches, so it will work best as a portable or secondary monitor. It charges via USB-C but can’t output video through the port. The monitor relies on Mini HDMI for its video signal. This gives it a little versatility in the sense that it can connect to things that lack USB-C, like the Raspberry Pi and older systems. But with more PCs starting to drop HDMI, and monitors already having a USB-C port, it feels like a missed opportunity.
Built like a New York City skyscraper, the EK-MD088 takes up minimal surface space. Its base is approximately 3.07×0.83 inches (78×21 mm), and it is 9.76 inches (248 mm) high in the sky. The display should make a handy portable monitor, (assuming you can find a case to accommodate its dimensions), as it only weighs 0.43 pounds (198 g).
A 420×1920 resolution gives the TFT panel an aspect ratio of 7:32. While the 16:9 ratio is still the most common, 16:10 is gaining popularity, and we’re seeing an even taller 3:2, such as in the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4. Think the return of the long screen is just one phase? no fear. The EK-MD088’s screen is ready for customization; Its stand also allows you to switch to horizontal mode as per the product page.
As we’d expect with such a small screen, the EK-MD088’s pixel density is as high as 223.3 pixels per inch.
Elsonic’s listing doesn’t cover color capabilities, but says the screen has a standard refresh rate of 60 Hz and a typical brightness of 300 nits. There are two buttons on the side of the screen that let you choose between six brightness settings.
At the time of writing, it looks like the monitor will only hit Japan. It’s expected to be released in “early February,” the product page says for 14,800 yen, which is about $128.21 right now (this doesn’t count for any shipping charges) – for those craving a high-end monitor Low Price.