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LG 34UC97 PC Monitor

tweaktown.com Best Features Award pcgameware.co.uk Silver tomshardware.com Approved HEXUS.net Innovation gagadget.com Recommended
34" 1000000:1 LED 2 Sep 2014
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18 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

LCD screen experts rave about this medium monitor and have given it five awards.

This LCD screen was given a "Recommended" award by both Gagadget.com and Itc.ua, both of which decided that this LG PC screen was good.

The writer at one more expert review site concluded that this PC display was pioneering. HEXUS.net gave this flatpanel monitor an "Innovation" award.

Tweaktown.com gave this LG PC monitor a "Best Features Award" and it received an "Approved" award from Tomshardware.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

This PC screen has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100 based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including Techradar, Digital Versus, Digitaltrends.com and tweaktown.com.

Nice Design

Three customers who purchased this PC monitor thought it was a good design. Stann mentioned on Amazon “++ Sharp, high resolution combined with Slick, effective curved design ++” in their LG 34UC97 review and rated the product 4 stars. Stann also said “+ Sharp, high resolution+ Huge diagonal+ Slick, effective curved design+ Great image qualityAGAINST”. Expert website Reviewed.com mentioned in their review “Some are best for graphic design or CAD/CAM work”.

Several people who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. Two years ago Stephen L mentioned on Amazon “It's a beautiful monitor, makes multitasking easy!Does have bleed on black screens - minus 2 stars” however he only rated the product 60 out of 100. Expert review site Slashgear.com mentioned in their LG 34UC97 review “Wrap-around design make for an eye-catching design.”.

One person thought the product was luxurious. Expert website Tomshardware.com wrote “If you're looking for a super-cool addition to your swanky office, look no further than LG's 34UC97”. One person wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was smooth. Gizmodo.com.au mentioned “It requires a fair bit of graphical power for smooth frame rates”.

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Good Product Quality

Two LG 34UC97 owners considered that this PC monitor was good quality. Two years ago Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review “A wide color gamut come together for excellent image quality”.

Easy to Use

A number of customers considered that it was easy to use. Expert website Digitaltrends.com mentioned two years ago “Smartphones are seeking ways to use rounded edges or curved screens” in their review of the LG 34UC97. In the same month Tomshardware.co.uk said “It took us a couple of examples to really understand the practical uses of a 21” in their review of this PC monitor.

One customer who reviewed it wrote that it had a good experience. Expert website Digitaltrends.com mentioned “New LED televisions are using a subtle arc to enhance the viewing experience” in their review of the LG 34UC97.

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Robust

Some people who bought it considered that it was well made. Two years ago expert website Digitaltrends.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “LG's 34UC97 is a technically solid monitor” and rated the product 70 out of 100. Reviewed.com wrote in the same month “The 34UC97 is a solid display” in their review of this PC monitor.

Good Picture Quality

Some LG 34UC97 owners reckoned that this PC monitor had good picture quality.

Good Connectivity

One LG 34UC97 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the LG 34UC97 was good in terms of connectivity. Stephen L said in his review “Impressed with the connectivity and screen” .

LG Has Good LCD Screen Reviews

We checked 2,898 expert and owner reviews for LG PC displays and found that on average LG has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that LG has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors.

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LED Display

This PC monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many LCD screens that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price], or the Viewsonic VP2772[plb_1626100_price] which has better reviews; or the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price] which is cheaper.

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Two Thunderbolt Ports Quantitys

The LG 34UC97 is a two thunderbolt ports quantity PC screen.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The LG 34UC97 has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. Most of the other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the 34UC97 do not have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC displays with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price], the Asus PB279[plb_2524515_price], or the Samsung S34E790C[plb_2580154_price] which has better reviews.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most PC displays of this type and age have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the LG 34UC97 which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of medium monitors that are a similar age to the 34UC97 is 5.5W, and the RMS rated powers range from 0.5W to 49W. The LG 34UC97 has a fairly high RMS rated power (14 Watts) compared to most of the other PC monitors of this type and age.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal (metric)

When compared to other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 34UC97, the display diagonal (metric) of the LG 34UC97 of 86.36 centimeters is one of the biggest. Medium monitors that are a similar age to the 34UC97 have display diagonal (metric)s of between 28cm and 590cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 63cm.

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Quite Large Color Gamut

The LG 34UC97 has a quite large color gamut (99 percent) compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and spec. The average color gamut of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 34UC97 is 83%.

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3440 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The LG 34UC97 has a maximum resolution of 3440 x 1440. That's over two times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the 34UC97 the worst resolution is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The number of cables included found on the LG 34UC97 is more than most PC displays of a similar spec and age to it. This PC screen has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched more than two years ago. The cables includeds "DisplayPort" and "HDMI" are also found on this LCD screen.

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9 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One customer reckoned that the LG 34UC97 was not cheap. Stann said on Amazon “More expensive than rivals- Lack of adjustment options- Uniformity is mediocreA great screen with good image quality.” in their review of this PC monitor however despite that they still rated the product 4 stars.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was not good value for money. Expert website Tomshardware.co.uk mentioned “It's pricey; is worth the premium you'll pay to be the first one on your block with this screen, though? I” in their review.

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Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer thought the product was not a good width. Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus two years ago “It measures a whopping 32.7" in width, so it'll be difficult to fit a second screen into your work space”.

Pricey

The price range of PC monitors of this age and type is from £46 to £2,475. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other PC monitors of this age and type.

Not 3D

Most PC screens of this age and spec are not 3D. The LG 34UC97 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC screens of a similar age and type to the 34UC97, the LG 34UC97 does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other PC screens which also have a built-in camera to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 34UC97 do not have a card reader integrated. The LG 34UC97 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

Other PC monitors which also have a card reader integrated that you might also want to consider include the DELL UP2715K[plb_2678878_price], the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price], or the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price].

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Running Costs Are High

This flatpanel monitor is rated B for energy efficiency. The 34UC97 has an average 5 year running cost of £136 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 7% of all 993 medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many PC screens that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Heavy

The weights of comparable spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the 34UC97 range from 3g to 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. The LG 34UC97 is one of the heavier comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to the 34UC97 (8.3 kilograms) amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the LG 34UC97

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this LG LCD screen was released.

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6 Awards

tweaktown.com Best Features Award pcgameware.co.uk Silver tomshardware.com Approved HEXUS.net Innovation gagadget.com Recommended itc.ua Recommended

Expert Reviews

(47)
20 May 2015

Coming to market with an RRP of £799.99 ($1,149.99) the LG 34UC97 is a premium purchase for any type of user. For context, the same money would buy consumers a pair of UHD displays, three QHD...

HEXUS.net

28 April 2015

Curves and loads of screen real estate make LG?'s 34-inch Ultrawide Monitor an intimate experience...

20 April 2015

While the 34UC97 is an excellent work tool, its curved format isn't really necessary; personally, we'd opt for its flat counterpart, the 34UM95, which is also cheaper. The 34UC97's default colours...

11 April 2015

The high price is this screen's biggest problem ? in other areas, its curved display is attractive for work and play, image quality is high and it's got a huge diagonal size...

10 April 2015

The high price is this screen's biggest problem ? in other areas, its curved display is attractive for work and play, image quality is high and it's got a huge diagonal size...

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User Reviews

(36)
Reviewed 21 October 2014 by Bleeding Edge
Bleeding Edge would recommend the LG 34UC97-S (Verified Purchase)

I am giving this display a 5 because as of today it is a 5. I am a huge Gamer and a long time Software Developer. I replaced two displays I was using before with this one. I am also using a ASUS... Read more…

Reviewed 20 October 2014 by DaMaDo
DaMaDo would recommend the LG 34UC97-S (Verified Purchase)

I use it mainly for gaming, but it's also great for office work. It does have a bit of yellow/orange light leakage in the right two corners, but it doesn't bother me and it's only visible with a... Read more…

Reviewed 19 October 2014 by Uncle Rod
Uncle Rod would recommend the LG 34UC97-S (Verified Purchase)

This is the second LG ultra wide I've purchased through B&H. Although they have their quirks (mainly palette orientation after your computer wakes up), it would now be hard to return to a standard... Read more…

Reviewed 20 October 2014 by Steve B.
Steve B. would recommend the LG 34UC97-S (Verified Purchase)

The monitor is used for everything but my primary motivation for buying it was that I wanted to go triple screen for awhile now but I didn't want the dividing bezels from multiple screens. Having... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2014 by Dexth77
Dexth77 would recommend the LG 34UC97-S (Verified Purchase)

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. After using this monitor for 3 weeks, I am sold 21:9 is the next standard.... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £205.11
Electricity cost when on standby £6.15
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Total running cost over 5 years £211.26
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.0 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 27 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 34uc97, 34uc97s, 34uc97saeu
Barcodes 00719192195578, 08806084914644, 08806087112337, 08806087124866

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