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LG 31MU97 PC Monitor

31" 4096 X 2160 5000000:1 LCD Sep 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £137.42 Electricity cost over 5 years
Four industry awards
Reasonably priced
39 Reviews + 4 Awards Original Design Ulitmate Recommended Ulitmate
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Four Industry Awards

The writer at review site wrote that this LG PC display was well designed and gave it an "Original Design" award and it received a "Recommended" award from review website

This LCD screen received an "Ulitmate" award from both and

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on three expert reviews from sites including, and this PC screen has an average expert rating of 87%. This puts this medium monitor in the top 16% of all the flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Average Owner Reviews

This medium monitor has an average owner rating of 77% based on 40 owner reviews. Over 76% of reviewers gave this LCD screen either 4 or 5 stars and 76% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens

We checked 3,732 owner and expert reviews (including 759 verified purchases) for LG PC monitors and found that on average LG has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that LG has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range. 89% of those that bought a LG PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Reasonably Priced

Six customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was good value for money. Aaron Budiman wrote on expert review site “Amazing monitor for the price period” in his LG 31MU97 review. Jeremy mentioned on expert review site “For the price, this is a fairly good big monitor”. Duncan Ransom scored the product 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote two years ago “If you have a keen eye for detail, cannot do better for the price”.

Three people wrote that it was expensive. Aaron Budiman mentioned on expert website “No Thunderbolt ports unless you get the 31MU97Z-B (which is more expensive” in his review of this PC monitor. Randy wrote on expert review site “It is expensive” in his review of this PC monitor.

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Not Cheap

We checked 513 similar spec PC screens that were launched more than two years ago and they range in price from £49 to £9,999. We think that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other similar spec PC screens that were launched more than two years ago.



Three owners said in their reviews that the product was well made. Two years ago Duncan Ransom wrote “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”. Supercoach mentioned “The monitor is well made and gives a superb picture” in their review of this PC monitor however despite that they gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5.

Good Quality

Four customers who bought this PC monitor thought it was good quality. Two years ago website rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Great picture quality” in their review of the LG 31MU97. Jeremy scored it 4 stars out of 5 and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor on expert website “Overall the quality seems good”. Two years ago A J Clayton said in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon “The colours are excellent and the build quality is great, although I find that the stand is a bit wobbly at times”.

Nice Design

Five people thought this PC monitor was good looking. Two years ago Basspig said “The HP monitors can be viewed from any reasonable angle and the brightness, contrast and colors remain pretty consistent”. In the same month Aaron Budiman wrote on expert review site “Pretty decent speakers too! Cons”. Sean said in his review of this PC monitor “This monitor is pretty great! I have had a few issues with flickering occasionally”.

Easy to Use

Four owners who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Gohio rated it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned two years ago “The features are good and it is easy to use and set up”. In the same month Jeremy gave the LG 31MU97 a rating of 80 out of 100 and he wrote “Having a powered USB Hub in a monitor is very handy”. Jesserpi mentioned on expert review site “An equivalently priced 4k HDTV is both bigger and better at backlight control”.


Released Over Two Years Ago

LG released the 31MU97 in September 2014.


Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The LG 31MU97 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to this flatpanel monitor.

Other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to look at include the Asus PQ321QE (£879.99), or the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display (£899) which both of have better reviews.

We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this PC monitor and we think the Eizo FlexScan EV3237 (£1,101) is also worth considering.

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Very High Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this PC display is B. The average 8 year running cost of the 31MU97 is £138 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 14% of all 1,092 PC displays of a comparable spec and age.

Ports & Interfaces

Two HDMI Ports

The LG 31MU97 is a two HDMI port PC screen.

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Has an Audio Output

The LG 31MU97 has an audio output, as do most of the other LCD screens that have been around for more than two years.

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Has an Energy Star Certified

The LG 31MU97 has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years also have an Energy Star certified.

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Packaging Content

Only Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the LG 31MU97 is more than most PC monitors that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found cables included is AC, but this cables included is not found on this PC display. The cables included DisplayPort, HDMI and USB are also found on this PC screen.

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Only 4096 X 2160 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Good Picture Quality

Two customers said that the product had good picture quality.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had good colour saturation. Duncan Ransom rated it 5 stars out of 5 and he said on expert review site Amazon “Blacks are black, colours are eye-popping (in a good way!), refresh rate, for a 4K IPS panel is great (60hz), so even moderate level gamers can use this”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg electronics 31mu97zbaeu, certified 31mu97b, code 31mu97zbaeu, lg 31mu97zbaeu, lg 4096x2160, lg 31mu97b
Barcodes 00719192195530, 04053162879188, 04053162974944, 05054629503027, 08806084930859, 08806084930866, 08806087497922

LG 31MU97 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 31MU97 review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 691,708 product attributes, 78,213 PC monitor reviews and 8,104,600 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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