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LG 31MU97Z

LG 31MU97Z PC Monitor

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31" 5000000:1 LED 2 Sep 2015
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The 31MU97C-B delivers 4K (4096x2160) resolution across a 31 display, providing crisp images with a significant amount of pixels on-screen. 4K (4096x2160) resolution displays over four times the... More
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17 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This PC display was given a "Highly Recommended" award by both Hardwareluxx.de and Hardwareluxx.ru, both of which decided that this flatpanel monitor was very good.

Good Product Quality

Four customers reckoned that this PC monitor was good quality. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer wrote in their LG 31MU97Z review “A Good Quality Screen”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Screen quality is truly GREAT”.

Good Picture Quality

One LG 31MU97Z owner thought the LG 31MU97Z had good picture quality.

Easy to Use

Several people who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was easy to use. In October Amazon Customer wrote in their LG 31MU97Z review on Amazon “However, this is let down by the Menu joystick/button, which is a REAL PAIN to use”.

Reasonably Priced

One LG 31MU97Z reviewer considered that the product was good value for money.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors

Medium monitors built by LG have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all LCD screens (not just medium monitors) and found that LG also has good reviews across its entire range.

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LED Display

This PC monitor has an LED display, which is the most frequently found display on PC monitors of a comparable age and type to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including the Viewsonic VA2037[plb_1471364_price], the Samsung S27E500C[plb_3063888_price], or the Acer XF270H[plb_3084438_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The LG 31MU97Z has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that came out more than a year ago also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VA2037[plb_1471364_price], the LG 22MB35DM-I[plb_3007081_price], or the Fujitsu P27T-7 LED[plb_3032662_price].

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The LG 31MU97Z is a two HDMI ports quantity LCD screen. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 31MU97Z have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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4096 X 2160 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the LG 31MU97Z is 4096 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). This flatpanel monitor also has a supported graphics resolutions of 3840 x 2160.

This PC display's resolution (4096 x 2160) is actually the best resolution amongst all PC screens of this type and age.

Amongst similar types of PC display the worst resolution is 640 x 350.

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Quite Big Viewable Size, Horizontal

The LG 31MU97Z has a quite big viewable size, horizontal (686.28 millimeters) compared to most of the other LCD screens that are a similar age to the 31MU97Z. Comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the 31MU97Z have viewable size, horizontals of between 290mm and 800mm.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The 31MU97Z has a fairly big display diagonal (metric) (78.74 centimeters) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 31MU97Z. PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to the 31MU97Z have display diagonal (metric)s of between 48cm and 89cm.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the PC screens that are a comparable age to the 31MU97Z the RMS rated powers range from 1W to 20W. At 10 Watts, the 31MU97Z has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the 31MU97Z.

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Fairly Large Color Gamut

At 99.5 percent, the LG 31MU97Z has a quite large color gamut compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar type and age to the 31MU97Z. Across all the medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 31MU97Z the color gamuts range from 68% to 120%, and the average color gamut is 82%.

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Quite Big Viewable Size, Vertical

The LG 31MU97Z has one of the bigger viewable size, verticals (386.03 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average viewable size, vertical of PC displays that were launched around the same time as the 31MU97Z is 320mm.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the 31MU97Z is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 500 cd/m². The LG 31MU97Z has one of the brighter display brightnesss (320 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age.

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Has Four Cables Includeds

The number of cables included found on the 31MU97Z is more than most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it. This PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the 31MU97Z. The cables includeds "DisplayPort", "HDMI" and "USB" are also found on this LG PC monitor.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One person reckoned that it was not easy to damage or scratch. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “With a Very Annoying Menu Joystick that broke after 4 months use”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 31MU97Z does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 31MU97Z also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other PC displays which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to look at including the Philips 275P4VYKEB/00[plb_3015876_price], the HP Zvr[plb_3168951_price], or the Asus VK248H[plb_2969185_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other PC displays that were released around the same time as the 31MU97Z, the 31MU97Z is not 3D.

If you are looking for an LCD screen that is 3D then you might also want to look at the HP Zvr[plb_3168951_price], the LG 24MP47[plb_2768374_price], or the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other comparable spec PC screens that came out more than a year ago, the 31MU97Z does not have a card reader integrated.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC monitors with a card reader integrated and we think the DELL 2407WFP[plb_3247392_price], or the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Running Costs Are Very High

This flatpanel monitor has an energy efficiency rating of B. The average running cost of the 31MU97Z is £88 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 14% of all 486 PC monitors that were launched more than a year ago.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC displays that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite High Power Consumption (max)

Across all the PC monitors of a similar age and spec to the 31MU97Z the power consumption (max)s range from 0.45W to 170W, and the average power consumption (max) is 51W. With a power consumption (max) of 73 Watts, the 31MU97Z has a fairly high power consumption (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that were released one year ago.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

Medium monitors that are a similar age to the 31MU97Z have annual energy consumptions of between 22kWh and 120kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 77 kilowatt hours, the 31MU97Z has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Heavy

The average weight of PC displays of this spec and age is 4.9kg. With a weight of 7.6 kilograms, the 31MU97Z is fairly heavy compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the 31MU97Z.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 31MU97Z

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium monitor was released over a year ago.

Two Thunderbolt Ports Quantitys

Compared to the other six LCD screens of this type and age that we have assessed the number of thunderbolt ports quantitys of, the number of thunderbolt ports quantitys on the 31MU97Z is two which is average.

Alternative 2 thunderbolt ports quantity LCD screens currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the 29UC97[pl_2823891_price], or the 29UC97C[pl_3022629_price] both from LG.

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Specification

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Display Diagonal
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Backlight Type
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HD Type
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
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Display Colour Count
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
DDC/CI
Color Gamut
Native Aspect Ratio
Display Number of Colours
Ports & Interfaces
Thunderbolt Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Headphone Outputs
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
Number of Upstream Ports
Built-In USB Hub
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Picture-in-Picture
Height Adjustment
Height Adjustment
Tilt Angle
VESA Mounting
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Power
Power Management
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (off)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption (max)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
EPEAT Compliance
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Depth (with Stand)
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Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
User Guide On CD-ROM

2 Awards

hardwareluxx.de Excellent Hardware hardwareluxx.ru Excellent Hardware

Expert Reviews

10 November 2015

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Hardwareluxx.ru

Cin 4KAuflsung, sehr gute Bildqualitt, vorkalibriert, minimale Farbabweichung
Thunderbolt 2 USB 3.0, sehr gute Bedienung
Hoher Stromverbrauch
Kontrast knnte noch etwas hher sein
6 November 2015

LG macht bei seinem 31MU97Z-B fast alles richtig und bietet einen erstklassigen Profi-Monitor, der für viele beinahe zur einzigen Wahl wird, denn günstiger ist es aktuell nicht möglich,...

Hardwareluxx.de

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 11 March 2016 by Bartek
(Verified Purchase)

Wonderful screen. If I had one wish it'd be PiP capability. The picture-by-picture is interesting and works well but I'd rather had small secondary PiP. The swivel works well, positioned high... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Screen quality is truly GREAT. However, this is let down by the Menu joystick/button, which is a REAL PAIN to use. Laggy response during startup due to warm up I believe. There is NO auto... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £135.88
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £138.44
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the LG 31MU97Zuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.69T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.69 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.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 31mu97, lg 31mu97z, lg 31mu97zb, code 31mu97, lg 7874cm31, lg 31mu97zba, code 31mu97z, code 31mu97zb, lg 31mu97zbae, lg 31mu97zbaeu, code 31mu97zba, code 31mu97zbae, code 31mu97zbaeu, lg electronics 31mu97, lg electronics 31mu97z, lg electronics 31mu97zb, lg electronics 31mu97zba, lg electronics 31mu97zbae, lg electronics 31mu97zbaeu
Barcodes 04053162974944, 08806087497922

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