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LG 34UC88B PC Monitor

£689.98
34" 3440 X 1440 1000000:1 LED Feb 2016
B
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £172.80 Electricity cost over 5 years
Two industry awards
Has a game mode
Poor product quality
26 Reviews + 3 Awards
hardwareinside.de Design Award Techradar Recommended gamezoom.net Recommended
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This medium monitor received a "Recommended" award from both review websites Techradar and Gamezoom.net, both of which wrote that this PC display was good.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this PC display is 88 out of 100 based on four expert reviews from sites including Techradar, newesc.pt, techradar.com/au/ and gamezoom.net.

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 14 user reviews the average user rating of this LCD screen is 80%. 7 reviewers (71% of all reviewers) gave this LCD screen either 4 or 5 stars.

LG Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

Based on 3,732 expert and owner reviews (including 759 verified purchases), LG has good reviews for its PC displays. LG also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers. 89% of those that bought a LG PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Poor Product Quality

Three customers said in their reviews that the LG 34UC88 was not good quality. In April last year Mendo Shutaro mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon “The cheap and flimsy plastic build quality feels out of place on a premium screen” and gave this PC monitor a score of 3 stars out of 5. They also wrote “The sheer enormity of this screen goes a long way to make up for the high levels of after blur and the truly awful sound quality” in their review, and also said “The quality is frankly terrible”.

Nice Design

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Samscam scored it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned last year “Given that the ports face out backwards they are pretty hard to access from the front, even with the monitor fully tilted”. Natalie said “The back has a high gloss polished (piano black) effect with a beautiful silver trim emphasising the curve” in her review of this PC monitor.


Price

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Pricey

We checked 483 comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for more than a year and they range in price from £50 to £3,769. We think that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for more than a year.


Technical Details

Has a Game Mode

The LG 34UC88 has a game mode, as do most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as this PC screen.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

LG released the 34UC88 in February 2016.


Ports & Interfaces

Has a Built-In USB Hub

The LG 34UC88 has a built-in USB hub, unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year which do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most PC monitors of a comparable type and age to this LCD screen have between one and three HDMI ports, including the LG 34UC88 which has one HDMI port.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The LG 34UC88 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker(s) to this PC screen and we think because of their better review scores, the BDM3490UC (£688.96), and the 275P4VYKEB (£685.58) both from Philips are also worth considering.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Asus PG27AQ (£696) is also worth considering.

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Energy

High Running Costs

This PC display has an efficiency rating of B, and the 34UC88 has an average 8 year running cost of £173 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the more expensive to run PC displays of a similar age and spec.


Display

3440 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The LG 34UC88 has a maximum display resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC screen, which is the most common display resolution. Across all medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as this flatpanel monitor the best display resolution is 3840 x 2400 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The narrowest viewing angle, vertical of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as this flatpanel monitor is 50° and the widest is 180°. With a viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees, the LG 34UC88 has one of the wider viewing angles, vertical amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The average viewing angle, horizontal of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than a year is 170°. The LG 34UC88 has one of the wider viewing angles, horizontal (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Has an HDCP

The LG 34UC88 has an HDCP, as do most of the other LCD screens of a comparable type and age to this flatpanel monitor.

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Quite Slow Response Time

At 14 milliseconds, the LG 34UC88 has a very slow response time compared to most of the other LCD screens of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as this PC monitor the response times range from 1ms to 25ms, and the average response time is 5.4ms.

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Packaging Content

Has Two Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the LG 34UC88 is more than most PC screens that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly found cables included is AC, but this cables included is not found on this LCD screen. The cables included DisplayPort and HDMI are also found on this LG PC screen.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 08806087605129

LG 34UC88 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 34UC88 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 687,657 product attributes, 78,608 PC monitor reviews and 7,539,100 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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