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13 Reasons For
Expert Reviews Are Good
This PC screen received a score of 80% from PC monitor expert review website Les Numeriques.com.
Owner Reviews Are Good
Based on 10 owner reviews the average owner rating of this PC screen is 88 out of 100.
A few LG 34UC98 reviewers who purchased this PC monitor thought it was a good design. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “An incredible screen for design work and gaming”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “For design work that's really useful when using Photoshop”. Kanika Nayar mentioned in their review “The monitor design is awesome”.
One person who bought the product considered that it was good looking. Iakovos Iakovou mentioned in January last year “It is also quite nice looking! I use this monitor for both work-related tasks such as Photoshop” in their review of this PC monitor.
A Top Selling LCD Screen
The 34UC98 is one the top selling PC monitor currently on the market.
Two people who purchased the LG 34UC98 thought it was a good height. David Penhaligon wrote on Amazon “I bought this to get some more space to be able to use Mac OSX split screen option better as well as more inputs, 4K, good height and tilt options”. In January last year Kanika Nayar said in their review of this PC monitor “I liked the height adjustment and tilting features”.
Good Picture Quality
One LG 34UC98 reviewer who bought the product reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer wrote in January last year “The colours look spot on when you get it out of the box” in their LG 34UC98 review and rated the LG 34UC98 5 stars.
One LG 34UC98 owner who purchased the LG 34UC98 thought it had good picture quality. Last year Iakovos Iakovou said on Amazon “Coming from a very decent (yet 5-6 years old) multi-monitor setup, this monitor fully delivers regarding of image quality, colour reproduction” and rated this PC monitor 80 out of 100.
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One LG 34UC98 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer said “The biggest downside is the price tag”.
LG Has Good PC Monitor Reviews
On average LG medium monitors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all LCD screens built by LG.
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many recently released PC monitors.
We compared this PC display to all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display and we think the LG 34UM88[plb_3323895_price] which is cheaper; or the Asus MX27[plb_3346408_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.
3440 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution
The most display resolution of the LG 34UC98 is 3440 x 1440 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
A 3440 x 1440 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all LCD screens that were released in the last 12 months.
Across similar types of PC monitor the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.
Two HDMI Ports Quantitys
Most new medium monitors have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the LG 34UC98 which has two HDMI ports quantitys.
Fairly Large Color Gamut
Across all the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 34UC98 the color gamuts range from 68% to 110%. With a color gamut of 99 percent, the LG 34UC98 has a fairly large color gamut compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been available for a comparable time to the 34UC98.
3440 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions
The LG 34UC98 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). PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the 34UC98 supported graphics resolutionss range from 640 x 350 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).
9 Reasons Against
Poor Product Quality
One person who purchased the LG 34UC98 thought it was not good quality. Alan Chisholm-Turner mentioned “My only niggle is the sound quality isn't as good as I would want.”.
Poor Sound Quality
One LG 34UC98 owner who bought it wrote that it did not have good sound quality.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The LG 34UC98 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium monitors that came out in the last year do have a built-in speaker(s).
We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this PC display and we think the Philips 272B7QPTKEB[plb_3731183_price], or the AOC AG271QG[plb_3668603_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Most recently released medium monitors are not 3D. The LG 34UC98 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The LG 34UC98 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 34UC98 also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared this LCD screen to all the other LCD screens with a built-in camera and we think the Philips 272B7QPTKEB[plb_3731183_price] is also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
The LG 34UC98 does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 34UC98 also do not have a card reader integrated.
After checking the price of 274 flatpanel monitors that were released in the last 12 months they range in price from £57 to £3,142. We think that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other flatpanel monitors that were released in the last 12 months.
Running Costs Are High
The average running cost of the 34UC98 is £146 over 8 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the more expensive to run recently released similar spec PC displays.
Quite Low Height Adjustment
At only 110 millimeters, the LG 34UC98 has a fairly low height adjustment compared to most of the other similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out in the last year. Across all the PC monitors that are a similar age to the 34UC98 the height adjustments range from 10mm to 180mm.
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Released Twelve Months Ago
This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for twelve months.
Two Thunderbolt Ports Quantitys
The number of thunderbolt ports quantitys on the LG 34UC98 is two which is average compared to the other latest similar spec LCD screens that we have assessed the number of thunderbolt ports quantitys of.
There are a number of alternative 2 thunderbolt ports quantity PC screens currently available which you might want to look at including the LG 34UM88[plb_3323895_price] which is cheaper.
Item arrived on time and was easy to unpack and set up.
Display is perfect. My only niggle is the sound quality isn't as good as I would want, but as I bought the monitor for the display and plan... Read more…
Amazing product! I brought this monitor after my Asus 4k monitor got on my last nerves not turning back on after my Mac pro went to sleep.
Though this monitor isn't 4k it more than makes up for it... Read more…
I had read a lot of reviews before deciding on getting this screen. My friend had bought the flat version and while I have always been sceptical of curved screens for home entertainment, it really... Read more…
The monitor design is awesome. I liked the height adjustment and tilting features.
Unfortunately, I got a bad LED panel. This one has significant blue tinge on the left side of the screen covering... Read more…
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