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9 Reasons For
One LG 34UM88 owner said in their reviews that it was good looking. This year expert review site Techradar.com wrote “9 aspect ratio display produces gorgeous images” in their review of the LG 34UM88.
Just Released Six Months Ago
This LCD screen was released just six months ago. Newer LCD screens like this one are likely to use better technology.
LG Flatpanel Monitors Have Good Reviews
LG has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC screen range compared to other manufacturers.
Excellent Owner Reviews
People who bought this LG LCD screen rated this LCD screen as outstanding on average.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
At 178 degrees, the LG 34UM88 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays that are a comparable age to the 34UM88. Latest comparable spec PC screens have horizontal viewing angles of between 89° and 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.
Two HDMI Ports
The LG 34UM88 is a two HDMI port PC monitor.
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Quite Large Color Gamut
At 99 percent, the LG 34UM88 has a quite large color gamut compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that came out in the last year. The smallest color gamut of newly released PC screens is 68% and the largest is 120%.
3440 X 1440 Graphics Resolution
The LG 34UM88 has a maximum resolution of 3440 x 1440. That's over two times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most common resolution. Across all similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for the last year the resolution ranges from 720 x 400 to 3840 x 2160.
The average depth of latest similar spec PC monitors is 110mm, and the depths range from 7mm to 610mm. At only 49.2 millimeters, the LG 34UM88 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other latest flatpanel monitors.
14 Reasons Against
One LG 34UM88 reviewer thought it was not well made. In September expert website Techradar.com mentioned “Because we don't know everything there is to know about the LG 34UM88 ultra-wide monitor, we can't form a solid preliminary opinion”.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 34UM88 have a built-in speaker, however the LG 34UM88 does not have a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the Asus PG279Q[plb_3066519_price], the iiyama XUB3490WQSU-B1[plb_3203453_price], or the LG 34UM88C[plb_3289167_price].
Not 3D Compatible
Most similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the 34UM88 are not 3D compatible. The LG 34UM88 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other recently released medium monitors, the LG 34UM88 does not have a built-in camera.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The LG 34UM88 does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other LCD screens that have been around for the last year also do not have an integrated card reader.
There are a number of alternative PC screens which also have an integrated card reader which you might want to consider including the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price] which is also higher rated.
Expensive Compared to Other PC Monitors That Were Released in the Last 12 Months
PC monitors that were released in the last 12 months range in price from £42 to £3,140. We thought that this PC screen looks expensive compared to other PC monitors that were released in the last 12 months.
Running Costs Are High
Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 34UM88 will cost £113 over 5 years to run, which is in the most expensive 6% of all 371 medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year.
Only 1000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The LG 34UM88 has a maximum contrast ratio of 1000000:1. That's 99% less contrast ratio than the most common dynamic contrast ratio of 100000000:1. Across all medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 34UM88 the contrast ratio ranges from Mega Contrast to 100000000:1.
If you want an LCD screen with a higher contrast ratio then you might also want to look at the Viewsonic XG2700-4K[plb_3702792_price] (20000000:1), or the iiyama XUB3490WQSU-B1[plb_3203453_price] (50000000:1) which also has a higher Rating.
Only HD HD Type
This LCD screen has an UltraWide Quad HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec PC displays that have been around for the last year.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
The maximum height adjustments of new medium monitors range from 20mm to 1,200mm, and the average maximum height adjustment is 140mm. The LG 34UM88 has one of the lower maximum height adjustments (only 120 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on medium monitors that were launched in the last 12 months.
Latest medium monitors have weights of between 2.6g and 33kg. At 6.3 kilograms, the LG 34UM88 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 34UM88.
When compared to other recently released medium monitors that we have assessed, the width of the LG 34UM88 of 829.9 millimeters is one of the widest. Medium monitors that are a similar age to the 34UM88 have widths of between 370mm and 960mm.
There are a number of other 829.9mm wide PC displays currently available which you might want to look at including the LG 34UM88C[plb_3289167_price] which has a better Rating.
If you would consider a flatpanel monitor with a wider width then you might want to look at the iiyama XUB3490WQSU-B1[plb_3203453_price] (827.5mm) which also has a higher Rating.
Very Slow Response Time
With a response time of 14 milliseconds, the LG 34UM88's response time is one of the slowest amongst medium monitors that have been available for the last year. Comparable spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the 34UM88 have response times of between 1ms and 20ms.
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LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to it.
There are a number of alternative PC screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the 34UM88C[pl_3289167_price], or the 27UD68-W[pl_3304971_price] both from LG or the Viewsonic XG2700-4K[plb_3702792_price].
Two Thunderbolt Ports
The number of thunderbolt ports on the LG 34UM88 is two which is average compared to the other seven latest medium monitors that we have assessed the number of thunderbolt ports of.
We compared all the other 2 thunderbolt port PC displays to this PC screen and we think the LG 34UM88C[plb_3289167_price] which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
The stand has both HEIGHT (up/down) and TILT (forward/backward/left/right) adjustments. Newegg's specifications don't show Height adjustable at the time of this writing.
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The 34" Class 21:9 UltraWide® QHD IPS LED Monitor is a beautiful display with the perfect resolution for my eyes.
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Could have had better documentation as it was not as plug-and-play as my other monitors. Minor issue. Worked perfectly with Window 7 based system, with an iCore7 processor.
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I use this monitor for productivity and university stuff like Solidworks, I also use this to watch movies and it looked really great especially without the black bars.
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