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Expert Reviews Are Good
This LG PC screen received a score of 80% from LCD screen expert review website Les Numeriques.com.
The 34UC98 is one the best selling LCD screen currently on sale.
Several LG 34UC98 reviewers who reviewed it thought it was a good design. Amazon Customer said in August “An incredible screen for design work and gaming”. Amazon Customer also said “For design work that's really useful when using Photoshop”. Kanika Nayar wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “The monitor design is awesome”.
One person wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. This month Iakovos Iakovou wrote on Amazon “It is also quite nice looking! I use this monitor for both work-related tasks such as Photoshop” in their review.
Some LG 34UC98 reviewers who bought it concluded that it was a good height. David Penhaligon mentioned in August this year “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 his review of the LG 34UC98. Kanika Nayar wrote in their review on Amazon “I liked the height adjustment and tilting features”.
One person said in their reviews that it was thick.
Good Picture Quality
One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. Iakovos Iakovou mentioned in August this year “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 person considered that the product had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer wrote in August “The colours look spot on when you get it out of the box”.
One customer reckoned that this PC monitors was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote in their LG 34UC98 review in August “The biggest downside is the price tag”.
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Owner Reviews Are Good
Based on 10 owner reviews this PC display has an average owner rating of 88 out of 100.
Only Released Seven Months Ago
Being released just seven months ago, this PC screen is likely to have more advanced features.
LG PC Screens Have Good Reviews
We checked 2,826 owner and expert reviews for LG PC screens and found that on average LG has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that LG has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
At 178 degrees, the LG 34UC98 has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for the last year. Across all the recently released PC monitors the horizontal viewing angles range from 89° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.
Two HDMI Ports
Most new PC monitors have between one and three HDMI ports, including the LG 34UC98 which has two HDMI ports.
Quite Large Color Gamut
The average color gamut of latest medium monitors is 83%, and the color gamuts range from 68% to 120%. With a color gamut of 99 percent, the LG 34UC98 has a quite large color gamut compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 34UC98.
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). Across all medium monitors that were released in the last year the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.
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Poor Sound Quality
One LG 34UC98 reviewer who bought this PC monitors reckoned that it did not have good sound quality. A few weeks ago Alan Chisholm-Turner said “My only niggle is the sound quality isn't as good as I would want.”.
Poor Product Quality
One LG 34UC98 owner wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors was not good quality. This month Alan Chisholm-Turner said on Amazon “My only niggle is the sound quality isn't as good as I would want.” however gave it a rating of 4 stars.
Recent Price Increase of £23.47
The price of the 34UC98 has increased by £23.47 in the last 51 days.
Not Cheap Compared to Other Recently Released Comparable Spec Flatpanel Monitors
We checked 347 recently released comparable spec flatpanel monitors and they range in price from £42 to £3,140. We thought that this PC display looks expensive compared to other recently released comparable spec flatpanel monitors.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The LG 34UC98 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 34UC98 which have a built-in speaker.
We compared this PC display to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the Philips BDM3490UC (£625.56); or the Acer XB271HU, or the Asus PG348Q (£864.99) are also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The LG 34UC98 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 34UC98 also do not have an integrated card reader.
It is worth considering alternative PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the DELL UP2715K (£634.80) which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The LG 34UC98 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the 34UC98 also do not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other latest LCD screens, the LG 34UC98 is not 3D compatible.
Running Costs Are Very High
The 34UC98 has an average running cost of £91 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 14% of all 371 latest PC displays.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has an UltraWide Quad HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that were released in the last year.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
With a maximum height adjustment of only 110 millimeters, the LG 34UC98 has one of the lower maximum height adjustments amongst medium monitors of this age. The average maximum height adjustment of PC screens that were launched in the last 12 months is 140mm.
With a width of 817 millimeters, the LG 34UC98 is one of the wider medium monitors that were launched in the last year amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age. The average width of newly released medium monitors is 590mm.
LCD screens with a wider width that might also be worth looking at include the Philips BDM3490UC (£625.56) (826mm) which is also cheaper.
3 Other reasons to consider the LG 34UC98
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on latest medium monitors.
It may also be worth considering one of the other LCD screens that have an LED Display currently available including a cheaper LCD screen such as the LG 34UM88 (£519.97) or you might consider a higher Rating LCD screen such as the LG 34UM88C (£616.20), or the Acer XB271HU.
Two Thunderbolt Ports
The LG 34UC98 has two thunderbolt ports which is average compared to the other seven medium monitors that came out in the last year that we have assessed the number of thunderbolt ports of.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2 thunderbolt port PC screens currently available including the LG 34UM88 (£519.97) which is cheaper; or the LG 34UM88C (£616.20) which has a better Rating.
5000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the LG 34UC98 is 5000000:1. That's 95% less contrast ratio than a 100000000:1 PC display, which is the most frequently found contrast ratio.
PC displays with a higher contrast ratio that might be worth looking at include the Philips BDM3490UC (£625.56) (50000000:1) which is also cheaper.
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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