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LG 31MU97Z-B
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LG 31MU97Z-B PC Monitor

31" LED 1 May 2015
Display Diagonal Display Thunderbolt Ports Quantity Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
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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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

LG has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire flatpanel monitor range compared to other manufacturers.

LED Display

This PC monitor has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on similar spec PC displays that have been around for a comparable time to it.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic VA2037, or the Samsung S27E500C (£249.00).

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other PC monitors of this type and age, the 31MU97Z-B has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider including the Viewsonic VA2037 which has better reviews.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The 31MU97Z-B is a two HDMI ports quantity LCD screen. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the 31MU97Z-B have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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4096 X 2160 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the 31MU97Z-B 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).

A 4096 x 2160 supported graphics resolutions is in fact the best resolution across all PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the 31MU97Z-B.

Across similar types of PC screen the worst resolution is 640 x 350.

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Quite Large Color Gamut

The average color gamut of LCD screens of this type and age is 82%, and the color gamuts range from 68% to 120%. With a color gamut of 99.5 percent, the 31MU97Z-B has a quite large color gamut compared to most of the other PC monitors of this type and age.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of similar spec PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to the 31MU97Z-B is 1W and the highest is 20W. At 10 Watts, the LG 31MU97Z-B has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other PC displays that were released one year ago.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 320 candellas per square meter, the 31MU97Z-B has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age. The average display brightness of medium monitors that have been available for more than a year is 280 cd/m².

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Has Four Cables Includeds

The 31MU97Z-B has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays that were released more than a year ago. This LG LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 31MU97Z-B. The cables includeds "HDMI", "Mini DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this LCD screen.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 31MU97Z-B does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC displays that were released around the same time as the 31MU97Z-B also do not have a built-in camera.

Other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to look at include the Asus VK248H.

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Not 3D

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

If you want an LCD screen that is 3D then you might want to consider the Asus PG278Q.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The 31MU97Z-B does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and type to the 31MU97Z-B also do not have a card reader integrated.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other LCD screens with a card reader integrated and we think the DELL 2407WFP, or the Benq SW2700PT (£571.62) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only One Thunderbolt Ports Quantity

The 31MU97Z-B is a one thunderbolt ports quantity flatpanel monitor.

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Very High Running Costs

The average running cost of the 31MU97Z-B is £86 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 15% of all 486 PC displays of a comparable age and type.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to it.

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Heavy

The lightest PC monitor of a similar age and type to the 31MU97Z-B is 2.3g weight, the heaviest is 79kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. With a weight of 7.7 kilograms, the 31MU97Z-B is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that were released more than a year ago.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (off)

At 0.5 Watts, the 31MU97Z-B has a quite high power consumption (off) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out more than a year ago. Flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the 31MU97Z-B have power consumption (off)s of between 0.005W and 350W.

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1 Other reason to consider the LG 31MU97Z-B

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium monitor was released over a year ago.

Specification

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £125.63
Electricity cost when on standby £6.15
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Total running cost over 5 years £131.78
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 31MU97Z-Buses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.65 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 31mu97, lg 31mu97z, lg 31mu97zb, code 31mu97, lg 7874cm31, lg 31mu97zba, code 31mu97z, lg 31mu97zbae, code 31mu97zb, code 31mu97zba, lg 31mu97zbaeu, code 31mu97zbae, code 31mu97zbaeu, lg electronics 31mu97, lg electronics 31mu97z, lg electronics 31mu97zb, lg electronics 31mu97zba, lg electronics 31mu97zbae, lg electronics 31mu97zbaeu
Barcodes 00719192197770, 04053162974944, 08806087497922

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