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LG 31MU97 PC Monitor

ixbt.com Original Design hardware.info Ulitmate pcauthority.com.au Recommended uk.hardware.info Ulitmate
31" 4096 X 2160 4K Ultra HD 5000000:1 Sep 2014
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20 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This PC display has received four awards from PC display experts.

Two expert review sites liked this PC screen. The reviewer at Ixbt.com gave this flatpanel monitor an "Original Design" award and concluded it was carefully designed and the writer at Pcauthority.com.au conluded that they would endorse it and gave it a "Recommended" award.

Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info both gave this PC display an "Ulitmate" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including pcauthority.com.au, prad.de and tweakers.net the average expert rating of this LCD screen is 87%. If all the flatpanel monitors of this type and age are ranked by average expert review score then this medium monitor is in the top 14%.

Average User Reviews

This LG PC monitor has an average user rating of 77 out of 100 based on 35 user reviews.

Reasonably Priced

Several people who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it was good value for money. Arcturus said “It was a good price and had an impressive specification”. Duncan Ransom wrote “If you have a keen eye for detail, cannot do better for the price”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Kkaa mentioned on Amazon “I have also decided to be cheap this time(had enough of paying 1000+ GBP for those 30 inch monitors), i bought the used one from the Amazon Warehouse” and scored it 5 stars.

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Good Picture Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that it had good colour saturation.

One LG 31MU97 owner who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good refresh rate. Duncan Ransom he wrote two years ago “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” in his review of this PC monitor.

One LG 31MU97 owner who reviewed the LG 31MU97 concluded that it had good picture quality.

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Robust

Several LG 31MU97 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was well made. Duncan Ransom mentioned “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” in his LG 31MU97 review and scored it 5 stars.

Good Product Quality

A number of LG 31MU97 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. A J Clayton wrote on Amazon “The colours are excellent and the build quality is great, although I find that the stand is a bit wobbly at times”. Supercoach said on Amazon “The monitor is well made and gives a superb picture” in their review of this PC monitor.

Nice Design

One LG 31MU97 reviewer who purchased this PC monitor reckoned that it was good looking. Pcauthority.com.au wrote in their LG 31MU97 review “Clarity of images is absolutely beautiful and that once you get used to the sharpness it's hard to look at a 1080p monitor again”.

Easy to Use

One customer who purchased the LG 31MU97 concluded that it was easy to use.

LG LCD Screens Have Good Reviews

LG is one of the superior PC display manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and LG also has good ratings for its medium monitors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 31MU97 which do not have a built-in speaker(s), the LG 31MU97 has a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price], the LG 34UM95[plb_2175141_price], or the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price] which has better reviews.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The LG 31MU97 is a two HDMI ports quantity PC screen.

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4096 X 2160 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the LG 31MU97 is 4096 x 2160. That's over eight times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800.

This flatpanel monitor's resolution (4096 x 2160) is in fact the best resolution amongst all PC screens of this age and spec.

The worst resolution across similar types of flatpanel monitor is 320 x 240.

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Quite Big Viewable Size, Horizontal

With a viewable size, horizontal of 686.28 millimeters, the LG 31MU97 has one of the bigger viewable size, horizontals amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age. PC monitors that came out more than two years ago have viewable size, horizontals of between 1mm and 880mm, and the average viewable size, horizontal is 520mm.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The LG 31MU97 has one of the bigger display diagonal (metric)s (78.74 centimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. The display diagonal (metric)s of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 31MU97 range from 28cm to 590cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 63cm.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the 31MU97 have RMS rated powers of between 0.5W and 49W, and the average RMS rated power is 5.5W. With an RMS rated power of 10 Watts, the LG 31MU97 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Viewable Size, Vertical

With a viewable size, vertical of 386.03 millimeters, the LG 31MU97 has a fairly big viewable size, vertical compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago. Across all the medium monitors that are a similar age to the 31MU97 the viewable size, verticals range from 100mm to 630mm.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the similar spec PC displays that came out more than two years ago the display brightnesss range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². The LG 31MU97 has a fairly bright display brightness (320 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 31MU97.

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Quite Long Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)

The LG 31MU97 has one of the longer mean time between failures (MTBF)s (50,000 hours) amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the PC screens that are a similar age to the 31MU97 the mean time between failures (MTBF)s range from 30h to 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures (MTBF) is 34,000h.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

At only 0.3 Watts, the LG 31MU97 has a fairly low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago. The power consumption (PowerSave)s of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 0.14W to 80W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 6W.

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9 Reasons Against

Pricey

We think this LG PC screen looks expensive compared to other PC screens of this spec and age. We checked 507 PC screens of this spec and age and they range in price from £46 to £2,475.

Running Costs Are Very High

The efficiency rating of this PC display is B, and the average 5 year running cost of the 31MU97 is £87 based on typical energy prices, which is in the most expensive 15% of all 993 comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years.

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Not 3D

Most similar spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as the 31MU97 are not 3D. The LG 31MU97 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 31MU97 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The LG 31MU97 does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other PC screens of a similar type and age to the 31MU97 also do not have a card reader integrated.

We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a card reader integrated to this PC display and we think the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price], the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price], or the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only Has Three Cables Includeds

The number of cables included found on the LG 31MU97 is more than most LCD screens of this age and type. The most frequently found cables included is AC, but this cables included is not found on this PC screen. The cables includeds DisplayPort, HDMI and USB are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Heavy

With a weight of 7.3 kilograms, the LG 31MU97 is one of the heavier PC screens of this spec and age amongst flatpanel monitors of this age. The lightest similar spec LCD screen that has been on the market for more than two years is 3g weight and the heaviest is 39kg.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 77 kilowatt hours, the LG 31MU97 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 31MU97. Across all the PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the 31MU97 the annual energy consumptions range from 25kWh to 140kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 50kWh.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 31MU97

Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC screen was released over two years ago.

LCD Display

The LG 31MU97 has an LCD display which is better than most PC displays of this type and age. Most similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as it have an LED display.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC monitors that have an LCD Display currently available including the Benq PG2401[plb_2083439_price] which has better reviews.

If the display type of this LG PC display is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price] (LED), the Viewsonic VP2772[plb_1626100_price] (LED), or the DELL U3014[plb_1655695_price] (LED) which also has a higher rating.

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Display Resolution
Display Brightness
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Viewable Size, Horizontal
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Viewing Angle, Vertical
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Display Brightness
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Headphone Connectivity
Headphone Outputs
Audio Output
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HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
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USB 3.0 Port
Remote (IR) Output
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
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TV Tuner Integrated
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Audio
RMS Rated Power
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Performance
Card Reader Integrated
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Wi-Fi
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Ethernet LAN
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Thin Client
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Compatible Operating Systems
Ergonomics
Tilt Angle
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
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Wall Mountable
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Energy Star Certified
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Energy Star Certified
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Audio Output
Technical Details
LED Backlight

4 Awards

ixbt.com Original Design hardware.info Ulitmate pcauthority.com.au Recommended uk.hardware.info Ulitmate

Expert Reviews

(9)
14 August 2015

Uk.hardware.info

We have already tested quite a few screens that sport a resolution of 3440x1440 pixels , but if you are looking for a serious amount of desktop space Ultra HD offers even more. The disadvantage is... Read more…

Pcauthority.com.au

4 K is an odd beast. There's no disputing that the resolution and clarity of images is absolutely beautiful and that once you get used to the sharpness it's hard to look at a 1080p monitor again... Read more…

31 December 2014

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17 December 2014

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26 September 2015

De aanschaf van deze monitor ging niet heel soepel. LG hanteert een naar mijn mening ronduit belachelijk beleid voor dode pixels. (...

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User Reviews

(30)
Reviewed 30 March 2015 by Basspig

I purchased this monitor to use as part of a video editing system for 4K material. The promise of 1,000,000: contrast ratio and an IPS panel were enticing.When I received the LG Cinema Display,... Read more…

Reviewed 10 July 2015 by Eric

We purchased three of these monitors and all three are lemons. When returning from sleep these monitors switch color profiles, so they switch away from our calibrated profiles. Not handy.... Read more…

Reviewed 25 January 2015 by Jeremy

Overall the quality seems good. I'm using this for photo editing. I calibrated this using Color Munki, and the colors seem good. Test images with alternating black and white lines show correctly... Read more…

Reviewed 16 January 2015 by Shooter steve77
Shooter steve77 would recommend the LG 31MU97-B

The monitor is gorgeous on my new Mac Pro at 4K but don't expect any help from LG! I've searched their support website from top to bottom and this monitor doesn't exist. The True Color Pro... Read more…

Reviewed 31 May 2015 by JesseRPI
JesseRPI would recommend the LG 31MU97-B

This monitor will only display at 3840x2160 @ 60 Hz on the early 2015 13" MacBook Pro on Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10.3). Lower refresh rates (e.g. 50 Hz) are not available at this time to support the... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £135.88
Electricity cost when on standby £1.54
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Total running cost over 5 years £137.42
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Energy Rating
0.68T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.68 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00719192195530, 04053162879188, 05054629503027, 08806084930859, 08806084930866

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