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LG 34UC97 PC Monitor

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tweaktown.com Best Features Award tomshardware.com Approved HEXUS.net Innovation gagadget.com Recommended itc.ua Recommended
34" LED 2 Sep 2014
Screen Size Display Type Thunderbolt Port Built-In Speaker Release Date
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LG 34UC97 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor Unboxing
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22 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

This LG PC display is one of the most highly awarded of all the LCD screens of this type and age.

The editors of Gagadget.com and Itc.ua both concluded that concluded that they would endorse this flatpanel monitor and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This LCD screen was given an "Innovation Award" by HEXUS.net who thought that this PC screen was pioneering.

Tweaktown.com gave this PC display a "Best Features Award" and Tomshardware.com gave it an "Approved" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

Fourteen experts from sites including Techradar, Digital Versus, Digitaltrends.com and tweaktown.com have rated this PC monitor on average 79 out of 100.

Good User Reviews

Based on 20 user reviews the average user rating of this flatpanel monitor is 87%.

Nice Design

Several people thought the product was a good design. In November last year Pb rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “This LG panel in particular has earned high praise from its combination of stunning design, connectivity, gentle curve”. Stann mentioned “++ Sharp, high resolution combined with Slick, effective curved design ++” in their review of the LG 34UC97. Stann also wrote “+ Sharp, high resolution+ Huge diagonal+ Slick, effective curved design+ Great image qualityAGAINST”.

Several LG 34UC97 reviewers who bought the LG 34UC97 reckoned that it was good looking. Mike mentioned on Amazon in November last year “I am very pleased with the display which looks gorgeous and works very well on the whole” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Last year Pb mentioned “The panel also comes with a pretty nifty tool that allows you to create panes” in their LG 34UC97 review and gave it a score of 4 stars. Stephen L wrote “It's a beautiful monitor, makes multitasking easy!Does have bleed on black screens - minus 2 stars” in his review of the LG 34UC97.

One customer who reviewed the LG 34UC97 reckoned that it was luxurious. Tomshardware.com said “If you're looking for a super-cool addition to your swanky office, look no further than LG's 34UC97”. One person who purchased it concluded that it was smooth. Expert website Gizmodo.com.au wrote two years ago “It requires a fair bit of graphical power for smooth frame rates” in their LG 34UC97 review.

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Good Connectivity

A few customers who bought it reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. In November last year Pb mentioned “Another issue or rather aspect I am not too fond of is the lack of HDMI 2.0 ports” in their review. Pb also said “For some reason I cannot fathom LG has used HDMI 1.4 ports”. S. A. Baker wrote in their review of the LG 34UC97 “The Dark Knight Returns" looked fantastic using HDMI via DVI cable from Amazon Basics running from a 5 year old nvidia games video card” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

A number of LG 34UC97 owners said that it was good in terms of connectivity. Stephen L wrote “Impressed with the connectivity and screen”.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who reviewed the LG 34UC97 concluded that it was good quality. This year Adam said “This monitor performs well on design, picture quality, design and productivity” in his review of this PC monitor. S. A. Baker said on Amazon “The audio out is good quality as long as you don't try to push the monitor into the corner of a room” in their review and rated the product 4 stars. Stann wrote last year “More expensive than rivals- Lack of adjustment options- Uniformity is mediocreA great screen with good image quality.”.

Easy to Use

A few LG 34UC97 owners said that the LG 34UC97 was easy to use. Pb wrote “If you have the horsepower to run this resolution I cannot think of a better resolution to use” and scored the product 4 stars. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Smartphones are seeking ways to use rounded edges or curved screens”. Expert website Tomshardware.co.uk wrote “It took us a couple of examples to really understand the practical uses of a 21” in their review.

One LG 34UC97 owner said in their reviews that the LG 34UC97 had a good experience. Last year Digitaltrends.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “New LED televisions are using a subtle arc to enhance the viewing experience”.

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Good Picture Quality

Several LG 34UC97 owners reckoned that it had good picture quality. Digitaltrends.com said in their review of this PC monitor in November last year “A wide color gamut come together for excellent image quality”.

Robust

Several people concluded that it was well made. Digitaltrends.com mentioned “LG's 34UC97 is a technically solid monitor” in their review of the LG 34UC97 and scored this PC monitor 70 out of 100. Reviewed.com said “The 34UC97 is a solid display” in their LG 34UC97 review.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was quiet. Adam mentioned on Amazon “When you're in a quiet room and you know its there it can be extremely annoying” in his review of this PC monitor.

LG PC Screens Have Good Reviews

On average LG medium monitors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all flatpanel monitors manufactured by LG.

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LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price], or the Viewsonic VP2772[plb_1626100_price] which has better reviews; or the DELL U3014[plb_1655695_price] which is cheaper.

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Two Thunderbolt Ports

The LG 34UC97 is a two thunderbolt port PC display.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Unlike most of the other PC displays that are a similar age to the 34UC97 which do not have a built-in speaker, the LG 34UC97 has a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker to this PC display and we think the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price] which has better reviews; or the Philips BDM3470[plb_2512918_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Samsung S34E790C[plb_2580154_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

The display colour counts of PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the 34UC97 range from 0.21M to 1,100M, and the average display colour count is 100M. With a display colour count of 1,073.7 million, the LG 34UC97's display colour count is one of the most amongst LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the 34UC97.

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Two HDMI Ports

The LG 34UC97 is a two HDMI port flatpanel monitor.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

At 86.36 centimeters, the LG 34UC97 has a very big display diagonal compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the 34UC97. Across all the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 28cm to 770cm.

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Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power

The LG 34UC97 has a quite high RMS rated audio power (14 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago. The RMS rated audio powers of flatpanel monitors of this age and spec range from 0.5W to 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.2W.

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Fairly Large Color Gamut

With a color gamut of 99 percent, the LG 34UC97 has one of the larger color gamuts amongst medium monitors of this age. The average color gamut of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 34UC97 is 82%, and the color gamuts range from 62% to 120%.

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3440 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the LG 34UC97 is 3440 x 1440. That's over two times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years graphics resolutions range from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The display brightness of flatpanel monitors of this age and type range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². The LG 34UC97 has one of the brighter display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the LG 34UC97 is more than most similar spec LCD screens that have been available for a comparable time to it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on comparable spec PC screens that have been around for a similar time to the 34UC97. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "HDMI" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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9 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that the product was not cheap. A few weeks ago Arjinx said on Amazon “A little on the expensive side”.

Some customers agreed that the LG 34UC97 was not good value for money. Pb wrote in their LG 34UC97 review “In all a lovely package that while certainly worth the money is not without its flaws” . Expert review site Tomshardware.co.uk said in their LG 34UC97 review “It's pricey; is worth the premium you'll pay to be the first one on your block with this screen, though? I” .

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Not Good in Terms of Size

One person wrote that this PC monitor was not a good width. Expert website Digitalversus.com said “It measures a whopping 32.7" in width, so it'll be difficult to fit a second screen into your work space”.

Not Cheap

We think this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years. We checked 534 medium monitors that have been around for more than two years and they range in price from £51 to £5,421.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been around for more than two years, the LG 34UC97 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 34UC97 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC displays that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 34UC97 do not have an integrated card reader. The LG 34UC97 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

Other PC displays which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to consider include the Benq PG2401[plb_2083439_price], or the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price]; or the DELL U3014[plb_1655695_price].

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Running Costs Are High

The 34UC97 is one of the less economic to run flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 34UC97 is £136.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Heavy

LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the 34UC97 have weights of between 3g and 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. The LG 34UC97 is one of the heavier comparable spec PC screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the 34UC97 (8.3 kilograms) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the LG 34UC97

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when LG released the 34UC97.

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5 Awards

tweaktown.com Best Features Award tomshardware.com Approved HEXUS.net Innovation gagadget.com Recommended itc.ua Recommended

Expert Reviews

(38)
20 May 2015

Coming to market with an RRP of £799.99 ($1,149.99) the LG 34UC97 is a premium purchase for any type of user. For context, the same money would buy consumers a pair of UHD displays, three QHD...

HEXUS.net

28 April 2015

Curves and loads of screen real estate make LG?'s 34-inch Ultrawide Monitor an intimate experience...

20 April 2015

While the 34UC97 is an excellent work tool, its curved format isn't really necessary; personally, we'd opt for its flat counterpart, the 34UM95, which is also cheaper. The 34UC97's default colours...

11 April 2015

The high price is this screen's biggest problem ? in other areas, its curved display is attractive for work and play, image quality is high and it's got a huge diagonal size...

10 April 2015

The high price is this screen's biggest problem ? in other areas, its curved display is attractive for work and play, image quality is high and it's got a huge diagonal size...

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User Reviews

(17)
Reviewed 9 August 2016 by AndyB
(Verified Purchase)

Great Screen, but the curved shape can give you reflection issues if you're not directly in-front of it. Make sure you remember to add the Thunder Bolt cable if you have a mac.

Reviewed 19 July 2016 by Amazon_customer
(Verified Purchase)
Reviewed 22 May 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent monitor...

Reviewed 22 March 2016 by Adam

This monitor performs well on design, picture quality, design and productivity. There is only one thing that stops me from giving this monitor 5 stars and that is coil whine. Having developed it... Read more…

Reviewed 5 March 2016 by The Lorax
(Verified Purchase)

Great super wide monitor, that I'm using with my new Mac Pro. Everything seems to work and has great definition. Screen split works well. You need to download the software for it from the LG site.... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 34uc97, lg uc97, 34uc97s, lg bg119, lg uc97c, lg bg119l, lg 34uc97, lg uc97cb, 34uc97saeu, lg 34uc97p, lg 34uc97c, lg 300cdm2, lg bg119lg, lg 34uc97s, lg 34uc97cb, lg 34uc97sa, lg 3440x1440, lg 34uc97sae, lg 34uc97cba, lg 34uc97cbae, lg 34uc97saek, lg 34uc97saeu, lg 34uc97cbaek, certified 34uc97, microsoft 34uc97, certified 34uc97s, microsoft 34uc97s, certified 3440x1440, lg electronics 34uc97, lg electronics 34uc97c
Barcodes 00719192195578, 08806084914644, 08806087112337, 08806087124866, 08806087419818, 08806087419924

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