LG 34UC98-W 34" UltraWide Quad HD IPS Black computer monitor - computer monitors (3440 x 1440 pixels, LED, UltraWide Quad HD, IPS, 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1600 x 9, 5:1)
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People who bought this medium monitor rated this PC display 88% on average.
A Top Selling PC Monitor
The 34UC98 is a popular choice of LCD screen.
Several customers who bought it agreed that it was a good design. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “An incredible screen for design work and gaming” . Amazon Customer also wrote “For design work that's really useful when using Photoshop”. Kanika Nayar mentioned in October “The monitor design is awesome” in their review.
One customer who purchased the product concluded that it was good looking. In October Iakovos Iakovou said “It is also quite nice looking! I use this monitor for both work-related tasks such as Photoshop” in their review of this PC monitor.
Several customers who reviewed this PC monitor agreed that it was a good height. David Penhaligon gave it a very good rating and he said in his review on Amazon this month “I bought this to get some more space to be able to use Mac OSX split screen option better as well as more inputs, 4K, good height and tilt options”. In October Kanika Nayar said on Amazon “I liked the height adjustment and tilting features” but despite that they only rated the product 40 out of 100.
Good Picture Quality
One person who bought the LG 34UC98 thought it had good picture quality. This year Iakovos Iakovou gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “Coming from a very decent (yet 5-6 years old) multi-monitor setup, this monitor fully delivers regarding of image quality, colour reproduction” in their review.
One LG 34UC98 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the LG 34UC98 had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer scored the product very highly and said on Amazon this year “The colours look spot on when you get it out of the box” in their review.
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One LG 34UC98 owner reckoned that the product was good value for money. Amazon Customer mentioned this year “The biggest downside is the price tag” and rated the product as very good.
LG Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors
On average LG medium monitors have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all PC monitors built by LG.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many latest medium monitors.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the Acer XG270HU[plb_2846714_price], the iiyama XUB3490WQSU-B1[plb_3203453_price], or the LG 34UM88C[plb_3289167_price] which has better reviews.
Two HDMI Ports
Most latest medium monitors have between one and three HDMI ports, including the LG 34UC98 which has two HDMI ports.
Quite Large Color Gamut
At 99 percent, the LG 34UC98 has a quite large color gamut compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out in the last year. The average color gamut of recently released comparable spec flatpanel monitors is 82%, and the color gamuts range from 68% to 110%.
3440 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The LG 34UC98 has a maximum resolution of 3440 x 1440. That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The resolution of all medium monitors that have been available for the last year ranges from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.
9 Reasons Against
Poor Sound Quality
One customer who reviewed the product considered that it did not have good sound quality.
Poor Product Quality
One person considered that the product was not good quality. Alan Chisholm-Turner wrote on Amazon “My only niggle is the sound quality isn't as good as I would want.”.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The LG 34UC98 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other recently released flatpanel monitors.
We compared this PC display to all the other PC screens with a built-in speaker and we think the LG 34UC88[plb_3355113_price], the iiyama XUB3490WQSU-B1[plb_3203453_price], or the Philips 272B7QPTKEB[plb_3731183_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
The LG 34UC98 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other new comparable spec PC screens are also not 3D compatible.
PC screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Acer Predator XB271HU[plb_3406684_price].
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The LG 34UC98 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the 34UC98 also do not have a built-in camera.
It is worth considering other PC displays which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 272B7QPTKEB[plb_3731183_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 34UC98 do not have an integrated card reader. The LG 34UC98 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
We think this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for the last year. The price range of similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for the last year is from £40 to £1,164.
Very High Running Costs
The 34UC98 is in the most expensive 12% of all 395 new medium monitors that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 34UC98 is £91.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
Across all the recently released medium monitors the maximum height adjustments range from 10mm to 510mm. At only 110 millimeters, the LG 34UC98 has a quite low maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the 34UC98.
2 Other reasons to consider the LG 34UC98
Released Ten Months Ago
It was ten months ago when this PC display was released.
Two Thunderbolt Ports
The number of thunderbolt ports on the LG 34UC98 is two which is average compared to the other six PC screens that were launched around the same time as the 34UC98 that we have assessed the number of thunderbolt ports of.
There are a number of other 2 thunderbolt port flatpanel monitors currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the LG 34UM88C[plb_3289167_price].
Item arrived on time and was easy to unpack and set up.
Display is perfect. My only niggle is the sound quality isn't as good as I would want, but as I bought the monitor for the display and plan... Read more…
Amazing product! I brought this monitor after my Asus 4k monitor got on my last nerves not turning back on after my Mac pro went to sleep.
Though this monitor isn't 4k it more than makes up for it... Read more…
I had read a lot of reviews before deciding on getting this screen. My friend had bought the flat version and while I have always been sceptical of curved screens for home entertainment, it really... Read more…
The monitor design is awesome. I liked the height adjustment and tilting features.
Unfortunately, I got a bad LED panel. This one has significant blue tinge on the left side of the screen covering... Read more…
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