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LG 34UC97 PC Monitor

£649.98
34" 3440 X 1440 1000000:1 LED Mar 2015
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £211.26 Electricity cost over 5 years
Nine industry awards
Great image quality
Not good value for money
142 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

This PC screen is one of the most awarded by PC monitor experts of all the flatpanel monitors of this age and type.

This LCD screen received a "Recommended" award from websites Pcauthority.com.au, Gagadget.com, Itc.ua and Prohardver.hu all of whom thought that this medium monitor was good.

Another three expert review sites thought that this LG PC display was good. Review website HEXUS.net thought that this PC screen was pioneering and gave it an "Innovation" award and it received an "Ultimate Choice" award from website Bozzabench.com, confirming their endorsement. Furthermore, the expert at review website Pcgameware.co.uk gave this LG PC monitor a "Silver" award and thought it was very good.

The experts at two more expert review sites both concluded that this PC screen was good. This LCD screen received a "Best Features Award" from Tweaktown.com and Tomshardware.com gave it an "Approved" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on twenty expert reviews from sites including Techradar, Digital Versus, PC Mag and tweaktown.com the average expert rating of this LCD screen is 78%.

Good Owner Reviews

People who bought this LG flatpanel monitor rated this PC monitor 85 out of 100 on average. Over 85% of reviewers gave this PC monitor either 4 or 5 stars and 84% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

LG Has Good PC Display Reviews

We checked 3,732 owner and expert reviews (including 759 verified purchases) for LG flatpanel monitors and found that on average LG has good ratings. We also found that LG has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range. 89% of those that bought a LG LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two owners who reviewed it said that it had good features. Dman said in their review of this PC monitor “Bought this monitor based off a YouTube review I watched on it for its enhanced productivity features with the split screens” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Facade wrote on expert website Walmart.com “I love the size of it and it has awesome features”.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Four customers said in their reviews that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Roger Peters mentioned in his review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon.co.uk “The only plus on the LG is that it has Thunderbolt connectivity that the Dell doesn't have”. He also wrote “The Dell does have HDMI and full Display port connectivity and 2x USB 3.0 uplinks” in his review. Stephen L mentioned “Impressed with the connectivity and screen” in his review of this PC monitor.


Price

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Not Good Value for Money

Eleven owners thought it was not good value for money. Website Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Price - 300 more on top of the price of a 34U 95 seemed a bit steep” . They also said “Not really a con for me, though I agree with others that for the price it should not exist, that being the bleed thru in the corners” in their review. And also wrote “No caps lock really not too big of a deal”.

Five people concluded that the LG 34UC97 was expensive. Techradar mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “More expensive than rivals” however despite that they gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Expert review site Tomshardware.co.uk said in their review of this PC monitor “It's pricey; is worth the premium you'll pay to be the first one on your block with this screen, though? I” . Two years ago Ccalvin57 mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Walmart.com “It's pricy” however despite that they scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

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Not Cheap

The cheapeast flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years that we found costs £49 and the most expensive costs £9,999. We think that this LG PC screen looks expensive for a PC screen of this age and type.

More Expensive Than Rivals

Five people concluded that the LG 34UC97 was expensive. Techradar mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “More expensive than rivals” however despite that they gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Expert review site Tomshardware.co.uk said in their review of this PC monitor “It's pricey; is worth the premium you'll pay to be the first one on your block with this screen, though? I” . Two years ago Ccalvin57 mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Walmart.com “It's pricy” however despite that they scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC display has been on the market since March 2015.


Good Sound Quality

Two people reckoned that it had good sound quality. Sharkie wrote in their review of this PC monitor “The other is the quality of the speakers is way below average”.

Good Picture Quality

Twelve people said in their reviews that this PC monitor had good picture quality. Artbrod wrote on expert review site Walmart.com “I love the picture quality of this monitor”. Adam said “This monitor performs well on design, picture quality, design and productivity” in his review of the LG 34UC97. Techjedi mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on expert review site Walmart.com “The image quality is great”.

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it had a wide viewing angle. Dexth77 mentioned “Wow, just wow! The monitor is wide and have a nice curve so you dont need to turn your head for a natural viewing angle” in their review of this PC monitor. They also wrote “9 looks so square!Screen has great viewing angle, superb color reproduction” in their review. James Scott Duncan mentioned “The viewing angle is pretty good” .

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The LG 34UC97 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to this PC screen also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider including the PA328 (£764.09), or the PA279 (£670.68) both from Asus and both of which have better reviews; or the DELL U3415W (£684.48) which is cheaper.

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Display

3440 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The LG 34UC97 has a maximum display resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This PC monitor's display resolution (3440 x 1440 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all PC monitors of this age and spec.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of PC monitor.

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Has an HDCP

The LG 34UC97 has an HDCP, as do most of the other LCD screens that are a comparable age to this PC monitor.

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Energy

High Running Costs

The 34UC97 has an average running cost of £212 over 8 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is in the most expensive 7% of all 1,092 LCD screens of this age and spec.


Ports & Interfaces

Two HDMI Ports

Most medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to this LCD screen have between one and three HDMI ports, including the LG 34UC97 which has two HDMI ports.

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Has a Headphone Out

The LG 34UC97 has a headphone out, as do most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as this PC monitor.

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Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The LG 34UC97 has an Energy Star certified, as do most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to this flatpanel monitor.

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Packaging Content

Has Three Cables Included

The LG 34UC97 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that are a similar age to it. This PC screen has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on medium monitors that came out more than two years ago. The cables included "DisplayPort" and "HDMI" are also found on this PC display.

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Design

Great Image Quality

Twenty people said in their reviews that it was good quality. Website Digitaltrends.com said “Great image quality” and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100. Website Newegg.com wrote “Okay audio quality and okay video quality” in their LG 34UC97 review. They also mentioned “High contrast, low color accuracy and a wide color gamut come together for excellent image quality” in their review.

Robust

Eight people reckoned that the LG 34UC97 was well made. Expert website Digitaltrends.com scored the product 4 stars out of 5 and said “LG's 34UC97 is a technically solid monitor”. Expert website Reviewed.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor two years ago “The 34UC97 is a solid display”. Roger Peters mentioned “The PSU is built in (not a separate brick”.

Beautiful Display

Twenty customers who reviewed the LG 34UC97 said that it was good looking. Pc Mag mentioned “Beautifully designed”. Website Newegg.com wrote three years ago “Sleek and stylish” in their review of this PC monitor but in spite of that they scored it 1 stars out of 5. Two years ago expert website Tomshardware.com said “If you're looking for a super-cool addition to your swanky office, look no further than LG's 34UC97” in their review of this PC monitor.

Eleven owners agreed that it was well designed. Hexus.net mentioned “Sleek design and subtle curve” in their review of this PC monitor. Techradar wrote “Slick, effective curved design” in their review of this PC monitor. Website Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Attractive design”.

Four people who purchased this PC monitor wrote that it was smooth. Two years ago website Newegg.com mentioned “Smooth feeling cool look” in their review of this PC monitor. Expert website Gizmodo.com.au wrote “It requires a fair bit of graphical power for smooth frame rates” and scored it 4 stars out of 5. In April this year expert review site Pcauthority.com.au said in their review of this PC monitor “Don't want to miss out on all the silky smooth goodness that 144Hz brings? LG has the answer”.

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Easy to Use

Six people who purchased it agreed that it was easy to use. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com scored this PC monitor 4 stars out of 5 and said “Smartphones are seeking ways to use rounded edges or curved screens” in their review of this PC monitor. Expert review site Tomshardware.co.uk mentioned in their review of the LG 34UC97 “It took us a couple of examples to really understand the practical uses of a 21” . Pb wrote in their review of this PC monitor “If you have the horsepower to run this resolution I cannot think of a better resolution to use”.

Four customers who reviewed this PC monitor thought it was easy to use the menus. August wrote two years ago “The display is amazing -- the only thing I would suggest is a remote control in order to switch input settings easier”. Sdmdk1 gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The joy stick makes the menu features of the monitor really easy to access”. Miketechnyc said “Prevented giving 5 stars is the menu navigation”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg electronics ltd 34uc97cb34, lg electronics ltd 34uc97paek, lg electronics ltd 3440x1440, certified 3440x1440, certified 34uc97s, microsoft 34uc97s, lg 34uc97saek, lg 34uc97saeu
Barcodes 00719192195578, 08806084914644, 08806087112337, 08806087124866

LG 34UC97 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 34UC97 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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