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LG 31MU97Z-B
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LG 31MU97ZB PC Monitor

31" 1 736.7mm Nov 2015
Display Diagonal Thunderbolt Ports Quantity Built-In Speaker(s) Width 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

LG Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

We calculated the average reviews for all LG PC screens and also specifically for LG medium monitors and found that in both cases LG had good reviews.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

Alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to look at include the P212[pl_3058256_price], or the EA275UHD[pl_3086784_price] both from NEC or the Philips BDM3275[plb_2851024_price] which has better reviews.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than a year have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys, including the LG 31MU97Z-B which has 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 a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most common resolution.

A 4096 x 2160 supported graphics resolutions is in fact the best resolution across all PC monitors that were released around the same time as the 31MU97Z-B.

The worst resolution amongst similar types of PC display is 640 x 350.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The average display diagonal (metric) of PC displays of a comparable age and type to the 31MU97Z-B is 64cm, and the display diagonal (metric)s range from 48cm to 89cm. With a display diagonal (metric) of 78.7 centimeters, the LG 31MU97Z-B has a quite big display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this age and type.

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Fairly Large Color Gamut

The smallest color gamut of PC screens of this age and type is 68%, the largest is 120%, and the average color gamut is 82%. At 99.5 percent, the 31MU97Z-B has a fairly large color gamut compared to most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 31MU97Z-B.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The 31MU97Z-B has a quite high RMS rated power (10 Watts) compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the 31MU97Z-B. The lowest RMS rated power of PC displays that are a similar age to the 31MU97Z-B is 1W, the highest is 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 5W.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 320 candellas per square meter, the 31MU97Z-B has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the 31MU97Z-B. Across all the medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 31MU97Z-B the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m².

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Has Four Cables Includeds

The 31MU97Z-B has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays of a comparable type and age to it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for more than a year. The cables includeds "HDMI", "Mini DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this PC screen.

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10 Reasons Against

Pricey

After checking the price of 394 comparable spec PC screens that were launched more than a year ago they range in price from £64 to £4,006. We think that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other comparable spec PC screens that were launched more than a year ago.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 31MU97Z-B, the 31MU97Z-B does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D

Most similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 31MU97Z-B are not 3D. The LG 31MU97Z-B is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

PC monitors which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago do not have a card reader integrated. The LG 31MU97Z-B is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

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Only One Thunderbolt Ports Quantity

Most PC screens of this age and type have one thunderbolt ports quantity, including the 31MU97Z-B which has one thunderbolt ports quantity.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 77 kilowatt hours, the LG 31MU97Z-B has a quite high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other PC screens of this type and age. The annual energy consumptions of similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 31MU97Z-B range from 22kWh to 120kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 48kWh.

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Heavy

The average weight of PC monitors that have been around for more than a year is 4.9kg. With a weight of 7.7 kilograms, the 31MU97Z-B is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released one year ago.

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High Running Costs

This PC display has an efficiency rating of B, and the 31MU97Z-B has an average 5 year running cost of £384 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run medium monitors that have been available for more than a year.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (off)

At 0.5 Watts, the LG 31MU97Z-B has a quite high power consumption (off) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 31MU97Z-B. Comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age 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

LG released the 31MU97Z-B over a year ago.

Specification

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Electricity cost when switched on £135.88
Electricity cost when on standby £251.25
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Total running cost over 5 years £387.13
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Energy Rating
1.9T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.9 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 50 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 04053162974944, 08806087497922

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