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LG 31MU97

£1,679.89
£1,098.60 £581 cheaper than 57 days ago
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An enormous display diagonal and multi award winning 4096 x 2160 pixels resolution flatpanel monitor, with features and low running costs
31" 4096 X 2160 Pixels 5000000:1 No Sep 2014 B
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LG 31MU97 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have scored the LG 31MU97 as follows:
92
Reviews
100 Reviews + 5 Awards
52
Value for Money
Average
90
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Age
3 Years Old
70
Running Costs
£69 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has very good expert reviews and good user reviews with 74% of buyers recommending this LCD screen to others. This PC monitor has received five awards including a "Recommended" award from Pcauthority.com.au plus one other site and a "Design Award" from Ixbt.com. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC displays with better features are available. However this LG PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest flatpanel monitors 2018.
The 31MU97 has an energy efficiency classification of B, and its running costs of £69 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 3,255 PC monitors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving PC monitors.
Customers report it is robust, it is fairly priced and design. However they also report unacceptable noise level.
It has some great features:
Bigger than average display diagonal
4096 x 2160 pixels resolution
Wider than average horizontal viewing angle
Wider than average vertical viewing angle

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

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LG 31MU97 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Five Industry Awards

Experts in PC monitors love this PC display and have given it five awards.

The writers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this LG PC screen. Pcauthority.com.au gave this PC display a "Recommended" award and Prohardver.hu gave it a "Like it" award.

The author at website Ixbt.com concluded that this PC display was carefully designed and gave it their "Design Award".

The editors of two other expert review sites both decided that this flatpanel monitor was very good. This was from Uk.hardware.info and Hardware.info who gave it an "Ulitmate".

Good Expert Reviews

Six experts from sites including 4k.com, tweakers.net, prad.de and pcauthority.com.au have rated this PC display on average 86%.

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Average Owner Reviews

Based on 94 owner reviews the average owner rating of this LCD screen is 77%. 27 reviewers (76% of all reviewers) gave this flatpanel monitor either 4 or 5 stars and 74% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Three owners said in their reviews that the LG 31MU97 was noisy.

  • The right have of the display has "digital noise…
  • BUT, occasionally, when it is turned on for a period of time, there is a loud popping sound (like a capacitor discharging)…
  • Occasionally, when turned on for a period of time, there is a loud popping sound (like a capacitor discharging)…
    OldOJ (Walmart.com) - January 2015

Very Good Brand

Based on 6,573 user and expert reviews (including 1,763 verified purchases), LG has very good reviews for its PC screens. 92% of those that bought a LG PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Two owners who reviewed it considered that it was well made.

  • The stand is very solid and does not wobble on my desk…
    T P. (Newegg.com) - January 2015
  • All metal design and general build add a really nice air of opulence! (this is all based on a revision 02 model, received March 2015) Colour profiles available are…

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Six people who bought it agreed that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Three people who bought it thought it was good looking.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £1,098.60 it is in the most expensive 3% of PC monitors.

Price Has Gone Down by £581 (35%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the LG 31MU97 and the United Kingdom price of £1,098.60 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,357.00 (£1,867.64).

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The energy efficiency classification of this flatpanel monitor is B, and the 31MU97 is typical compared to the other 3,255 flatpanel monitors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 31MU97 will cost £69 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This LG flatpanel monitor has been on the market since September 2014.

Features

Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

Across all the flatpanel monitors the display diagonals range from 3.5" to 95", and the average display diagonal is 25". The display diagonal of the LG 31MU97 of 31" is bigger than 90% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The largest display resolution of the LG 31MU97 is 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all flatpanel monitors the best resolution is 5120 x 2880 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Average Response Time

The response time of the LG 31MU97 of 5ms is pretty typical compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the slowest 46% of all PC monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Wider Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of PC screens is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The LG 31MU97's horizontal viewing angle of 178° is in the widest 24% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angle of the LG 31MU97 of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other LCD screens. It is wider than 71% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature. The vertical viewing angles of flatpanel monitors range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The LG 31MU97 has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. 53% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the LG 31MU97 of 1,000 is pretty average compared to most other PC displays. It is higher than 30% of all PC displays when ordered by this feature.

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Only Has DisplayPort, HDMI and 1 More Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the LG 31MU97 is more than most flatpanel monitors. This PC display has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on PC screens. The cables included "HDMI" and "DisplayPort" are also found on this LG flatpanel monitor.

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Two HDMI Ports

The LG 31MU97 is a two HDMI port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other flatpanel monitors have between one and five HDMI ports.

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Has an Audio Output

The LG 31MU97 has an audio output. 87% of PC displays do not have an audio output.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

lg electronics 31mu97zbaeu, lg electronics 31mu97b, lg com8t2an29yu7s, lg 31mu97zbaeu, lg 4096x2160, lg 31mu97b, lg bg120lg

Barcodes:

00719192195530, 04053162879188, 04053162974944, 05054629503027, 08806084930859, 08806084930866, 08806087387261, 08806087497922

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