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LG 31MU97Z-B
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LG 31MU97Z-B PC Monitor

31" LED 1 May 2015
Screen Size Display Type Thunderbolt Port Built-In Speaker Release Date
The 31MU97C-B delivers 4K (4096x2160) resolution across a 31 display, providing crisp images with a significant amount of pixels on-screen. 4K (4096x2160) resolution displays over four times the... More
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

LG medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all PC screens LG is one of the better rated manufacturers.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on PC monitors of this spec and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Philips 224E5[plb_1499773_price], or the AOC G2460VQ6[plb_3032738_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The 31MU97Z-B has a built-in speaker. Most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than a year also have a built-in speaker.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most PC displays of this type and age have between one and three HDMI ports, including the 31MU97Z-B which has two HDMI ports.

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4096 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the 31MU97Z-B is 4096 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

A 4096 x 2160 graphics resolution is in fact the best resolution amongst all comparable spec PC displays that were released more than a year ago.

Amongst comparable types of LCD screen the worst resolution is 720 x 400.

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Quite Large Color Gamut

At 99.5 percent, the 31MU97Z-B has a quite large color gamut compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar type and age to the 31MU97Z-B. Similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 31MU97Z-B have color gamuts of between 68% and 120%, and the average color gamut is 82%.

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Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power

With an RMS rated audio power of 10 Watts, the 31MU97Z-B has one of the higher RMS rated audio powers amongst medium monitors of this age. The lowest RMS rated audio power of flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the 31MU97Z-B is 1W and the highest is 32W.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The LG 31MU97Z-B has a fairly bright display brightness (320 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to the 31MU97Z-B. The dimmest display brightness of PC displays that were launched around the same time as the 31MU97Z-B is 25 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m².

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Has Four Cables Included

The 31MU97Z-B has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays that have been available for a similar time to it. This LG PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that have been around for more than a year. The cables included "HDMI", "Mini DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this LG flatpanel monitor.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec PC screens that were launched more than a year ago, the 31MU97Z-B does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the DELL UZ2215H[plb_2323495_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The 31MU97Z-B is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the 31MU97Z-B are also not 3D compatible.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the LG 24MP47[plb_2768374_price], or the iiyama B2783QSU-B1[plb_3011412_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The 31MU97Z-B does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other PC displays of this age and spec also do not have an integrated card reader.

Alternative flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to look at include the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price], or the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only One Thunderbolt Port

The 31MU97Z-B is a one thunderbolt port PC display. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 31MU97Z-B have one thunderbolt port.

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Very High Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 31MU97Z-B will cost £86 over 5 years to run, which is in the most expensive 14% of all 505 PC monitors of a comparable age and type.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.

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Heavy

With a weight of 7.7 kilograms, the 31MU97Z-B is one of the heavier LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the 31MU97Z-B amongst PC displays of this age. The weights of PC monitors that are a similar age to the 31MU97Z-B range from 2.3g to 79kg, and the average weight is 5kg.

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Quite High Power Consumption When Off

The 31MU97Z-B has one of the higher power consumptions when off (0.5 Watts) amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age. LCD screens of this spec and age have power consumptions when off of between 0.005W and 350W.

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1 Other reason to consider the LG 31MU97Z-B

Released Over a Year Ago

LG released the 31MU97Z-B over a year ago.

Specification

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Electricity cost when switched on £78.52
Electricity cost when on standby £7.31
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Total running cost over 5 years £85.83
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the LG 31MU97Z-Buses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.43T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 31mu97, lg 31mu97z, lg 31mu97zb, lg 7874cm31, code 31mu97, code 31mu97z, lg 31mu97zba, code 31mu97zb, lg 31mu97zbae, lg 31mu97zbaeu, lg electronics 31mu97, lg electronics 31mu97z, lg electronics 31mu97zb, lg electronics 31mu97zba, lg electronics 31mu97zbae, lg electronics 31mu97zbaeu, lg 2xhdmidpminidp2xtbspeakerusb30
Barcodes 00719192197770, 04053162974944, 08806087497922

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