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LG 31MU97 PC Monitor

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31" 4K Ultra HD 5000000:1 LCD Sep 2014
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22 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

The editors of two expert review sites thought that this flatpanel monitor was good. The editor of Ixbt.com gave this medium monitor an "Original Design" award and concluded it was carefully designed and it received a "Recommended" award from Pcauthority.com.au, confirming their endorsement.

This LG PC screen received an "Ulitmate" award from both Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info.

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Good Expert Reviews

Three experts from sites including pcauthority.com.au, prad.de and tweakers.net have rated this PC screen on average 87%. The expert review sites think this flatpanel monitor is one of the better PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Average User Reviews

Based on 35 user reviews the average user rating of this PC screen is 77 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Some people wrote in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Arcturus mentioned in their review of the LG 31MU97 “It was a good price and had an impressive specification”. Last year Duncan Ransom he wrote on Amazon “If you have a keen eye for detail, cannot do better for the price” in his review of the LG 31MU97.

One person concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Kkaa said “I have also decided to be cheap this time(had enough of paying 1000+ GBP for those 30 inch monitors), i bought the used one from the Amazon Warehouse” in their review.

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Good Picture Quality

One person thought it had good colour saturation.

One person who bought it reckoned that it had a good refresh rate. Duncan Ransom mentioned in his review on Amazon “Blacks are black, colours are eye-popping (in a good way!), refresh rate, for a 4K IPS panel is great (60hz), so even moderate level gamers can use this”.

One LG 31MU97 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it had good picture quality.

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Robust

Several people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Last year A J Clayton said on Amazon “The colours are excellent and the build quality is great, although I find that the stand is a bit wobbly at times” in their review. Duncan Ransom mentioned in his review on Amazon “All metal design and general build add a really nice air of opulence!(this is all based on a revision 02 model, received March 2015)Colour profiles available are”. Supercoach mentioned on Amazon “The monitor is well made and gives a superb picture”.

Good Product Quality

A number of LG 31MU97 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality.

Nice Design

One LG 31MU97 reviewer thought the product was good looking. Pcauthority.com.au mentioned in their LG 31MU97 review “Clarity of images is absolutely beautiful and that once you get used to the sharpness it's hard to look at a 1080p monitor again”.

Easy to Use

One LG 31MU97 owner said in their reviews that it was easy to use.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

LG has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC monitor range compared to other brands.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The LG 31MU97 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the 31MU97 do not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC displays with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the iiyama XB2483HSU[plb_1611035_price], the Viewsonic VX2770Smh[plb_1488620_price], or the NEC MultiSync EA244WMI[plb_1581225_price].

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Very Many Display Colour Count

The least display colour count of PC displays of a similar spec and age to the 31MU97 is 0.21M, the most is 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 100M. With a display colour count of 1,073.7 million, the LG 31MU97's display colour count is one of the most amongst medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Two HDMI Ports

The LG 31MU97 is a two HDMI port PC screen.

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4096 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The LG 31MU97 has a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160. That's over thirty-four times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 400.

A 4096 x 2160 graphics resolution is in fact the best resolution amongst all comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 31MU97.

Amongst similar types of PC display the worst resolution is 320 x 240.

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Quite Big Viewable Width

The viewable widths of LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the 31MU97 range from 1mm to 880mm, and the average viewable width is 520mm. The LG 31MU97 has one of the bigger viewable widths (686.28 millimeters) amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The screen sizes of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 31MU97 range from 28cm to 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm. At 78.74 centimeters, the LG 31MU97 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Viewable Height

Medium monitors that are a similar age to the 31MU97 have viewable heights of between 28mm and 630mm, and the average viewable height is 310mm. At 386.03 millimeters, the LG 31MU97 has a fairly big viewable height compared to most of the other PC displays of this spec and age.

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Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power

The average RMS rated audio power of PC screens that have been around for a similar time to the 31MU97 is 5.2W. At 10 Watts, the LG 31MU97 has a quite high RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 31MU97.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The LG 31MU97 is a four USB 3.0 port PC screen.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 320 candellas per square meter, the LG 31MU97 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been around for more than two years. Across all the medium monitors that were released more than two years ago the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².

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Fairly Long Mean Time Between Failures

PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the 31MU97 have mean time between failures of between 30h and 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 33,000h. With a mean time between failures of 50,000 hours, the LG 31MU97 has a fairly long mean time between failures compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the 31MU97.

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Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The LG 31MU97 has a fairly low power consumption when in PowerSave mode (only 0.3 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 31MU97. The average power consumption when in PowerSave mode of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 6.1W, and the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.14W to 80W.

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8 Reasons Against

Very High Running Costs

This PC screen has an efficiency rating of B, and the 31MU97 is in the most expensive 15% of all 998 PC screens that came out more than two years ago that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 31MU97 is £87.

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Not 3D Compatible

The LG 31MU97 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other PC monitors of this type and age are also not 3D compatible.

LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Asus VG23AH[plb_1411330_price], the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price], or the Benq XL2411T[plb_1522088_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the 31MU97, the LG 31MU97 does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative PC displays which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at including the Philips 231C5[plb_1599727_price], or the Asus MK241[plb_2332619_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The LG 31MU97 does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the 31MU97 also do not have an integrated card reader.

Alternative flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to look at include the U2413[pl_1565290_price], the U2713H[pl_1518815_price], or the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price] all from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays of a similar age and type to it.

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Only Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the LG 31MU97 is more than most medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this LG PC screen. The cables included DisplayPort, HDMI and USB are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Heavy

Across all the PC displays of a similar type and age to the 31MU97 the weights range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. At 7.3 kilograms, the LG 31MU97 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 31MU97 is 250kWh. The LG 31MU97 has a fairly high annual energy consumption (77 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 31MU97

Released Over Two Years Ago

LG released the 31MU97 over two years ago.

LCD Display Type

The LG 31MU97 has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most PC screens of a comparable age and spec to it.

Other LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available that you might also want to look at include the VG23AH[pl_1411330_price], or the MK241[pl_2332619_price] both from Asus or the Benq XL2720[plb_1548412_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer an LCD screen with a better display type then you might want to consider the S27A850[pl_1388314_price] (LED), or the S27D590[pl_2243830_price] (LED) both from Samsung or the Benq BL2201[plb_2333127_price] (LED) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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LED Backlight

4 Awards

uk.hardware.info Ulitmate pcauthority.com.au Recommended hardware.info Ulitmate ixbt.com Original Design

Expert Reviews

(9)
14 August 2015

Uk.hardware.info

We have already tested quite a few screens that sport a resolution of 3440x1440 pixels , but if you are looking for a serious amount of desktop space Ultra HD offers even more. The disadvantage is... Read more…

Pcauthority.com.au

4 K is an odd beast. There's no disputing that the resolution and clarity of images is absolutely beautiful and that once you get used to the sharpness it's hard to look at a 1080p monitor again... Read more…

31 December 2014

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17 December 2014

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26 September 2015

De aanschaf van deze monitor ging niet heel soepel. LG hanteert een naar mijn mening ronduit belachelijk beleid voor dode pixels. (...

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User Reviews

(30)
Reviewed 30 March 2015 by Basspig

I purchased this monitor to use as part of a video editing system for 4K material. The promise of 1,000,000: contrast ratio and an IPS panel were enticing.When I received the LG Cinema Display,... Read more…

Reviewed 10 July 2015 by Eric

We purchased three of these monitors and all three are lemons. When returning from sleep these monitors switch color profiles, so they switch away from our calibrated profiles. Not handy.... Read more…

Reviewed 25 January 2015 by Jeremy

Overall the quality seems good. I'm using this for photo editing. I calibrated this using Color Munki, and the colors seem good. Test images with alternating black and white lines show correctly... Read more…

Reviewed 16 January 2015 by Shooter steve77
Shooter steve77 would recommend the LG 31MU97-B

The monitor is gorgeous on my new Mac Pro at 4K but don't expect any help from LG! I've searched their support website from top to bottom and this monitor doesn't exist. The True Color Pro... Read more…

Reviewed 31 May 2015 by JesseRPI
JesseRPI would recommend the LG 31MU97-B

This monitor will only display at 3840x2160 @ 60 Hz on the early 2015 13" MacBook Pro on Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10.3). Lower refresh rates (e.g. 50 Hz) are not available at this time to support the... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £84.93
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £86.76
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Energy Rating
0.43T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg bg120, lg bg120l, lg 31mu97, lg 31mu97b, lg 31mu97z, lg bg120lg, lg 31mu97zb, lg 7874cm31, code 31mu97, lg 4096x2160, lg 31mu97zba, code 31mu97z, code 31mu97zb, lg 31mu97zbae, lg 31mu97zbaeu, code 31mu97zba, code 31mu97zbae, certified 31mu97, code 31mu97zbaeu, certified 31mu97b, lg electronics 31mu97, lg electronics 31mu97b, lg electronics 31mu97z, lg electronics 31mu97zb, lg electronics 31mu97ba, lg electronics 31mu97bae, lg electronics 31mu97zba, lg electronics 31mu97zbae, lg electronics 31mu97baeu, lg electronics 31mu97zbaeu
Barcodes 00719192195530, 04053162879188, 04053162974944, 05054629503027, 08806084930859, 08806084930866, 08806087497922

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