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LG 34UM57P PC Monitor

34" 5000000:1 LED 829.9mm May 2015
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Unboxing - Mac Mini (Late 2014) & LG 34UM57
Latest LG 34UM57-P 34 UltraWide 21:9 IPS (2560x1080) LED Gaming Monitor with FreeSync gets Reviewed

16 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

On average, people who bought this medium monitor rated it as 87 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it had good picture quality. One LG 34UM57 reviewer considered that it had clear images. Theo Davidson gave the product an excellent review score and he wrote “Great clarity”.

Reasonably Priced

A number of LG 34UM57 owners who bought it agreed that it was good value for money. This year Calculus said “Yes, there is a price difference, about £150 at the time of writing” in their LG 34UM57 review. M.farmer said “Maybe higher depending how much weight you put on value for money” in their review. Mr. A. J. Stewart mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Great price and I totally recommend this monitor”.

One LG 34UM57 owner who purchased it concluded that it was a bargain for the price. David mentioned on Amazon last year “Cables which are cheap for the manufacturer” and gave the product a score of 4 stars.

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Good Product Quality

One LG 34UM57 reviewer who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good quality. This year Simon Roughley mentioned in his LG 34UM57 review on Amazon “One of the best monitors I've used, excellent picture quality and it just looks awesome sat on my desk” and rated it 5 stars.

Easy to Use

One LG 34UM57 reviewer reckoned that the product had a good experience. M.farmer mentioned in their review “Having also used it with an R9 290 the experience is incredible”.

Robust

One LG 34UM57 owner said in their reviews that this PC monitor was easy to damage or scratch. M.farmer said on Amazon in December last year “No damage and no dodgy pixels” and scored it very highly.

Good Size

One LG 34UM57 owner wrote that the product was a good weight.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens

LG is one of the superior PC monitor brands according to average expert and user reviews, and LG also has good ratings for its medium monitors.

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LED Display

This PC monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to it.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Acer V276HLC[plb_3244454_price] which is cheaper; or the HP Pavilion 27[plb_1531344_price], and the DELL S2716DG[plb_3096961_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

Across all the medium monitors that were released more than a year ago the viewing angle, verticals range from 10° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. When compared to other PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 34UM57 that we have checked the viewing angle, vertical of, the LG 34UM57's viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees is one of the widest.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

When compared to other PC displays of a similar age and type to the 34UM57 that we have checked, the viewing angle, horizontal of the LG 34UM57 of 178 degrees is one of the widest. The viewing angle, horizontals of similar spec PC monitors that were released one year ago range from 18° to 180°.

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Very Big Display Diagonal (metric)

Comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the 34UM57 have display diagonal (metric)s of between 48cm and 89cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 64cm. When compared to other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 34UM57, the LG 34UM57's display diagonal (metric) of 87 centimeters is one of the biggest.

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2560 X 1080 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the LG 34UM57 is 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The resolution of all PC displays of this spec and age ranges from 640 x 350 (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The LG 34UM57 has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This PC display has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on PC displays of a similar age and type to the 34UM57. The cables included "HDMI" is also found on this LG PC display.

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Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the 34UM57 have power consumption (PowerSave)s of between 0.1W and 52W. At only 0.3 Watts, the LG 34UM57 has a fairly low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the 34UM57.

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Light

The weights of PC screens that are a similar age to the 34UM57 range from 2.3g to 79kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. At only 6.3 grams, the LG 34UM57 is very light compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the 34UM57.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The LG 34UM57 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other PC monitors of this type and age which have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to look at include the Asus VG278HV[plb_3113461_price]; or the Viewsonic VG2860MHL[plb_2884615_price], or the Benq BL2420U[plb_2885076_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 34UM57 do not have a built-in camera. The LG 34UM57 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other PC monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 34UM57, the LG 34UM57 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The LG 34UM57 does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 34UM57 also do not have a card reader integrated.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a 2K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC monitors that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

Across all the PC displays of this spec and age the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m². The LG 34UM57 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 250 candellas per square meter) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Expensive

We think this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other PC screens of a similar type and age. The price range of PC screens of a similar type and age is from £64 to £4,006.

1 Other reason to consider the LG 34UM57

Average Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this medium monitor is B. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 34UM57 is £68, which is typical compared to the other 486 PC monitors of a similar age and spec.

Specification

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 4 June 2016 by Theo Davidson
(Verified Purchase)

Great clarity...

Reviewed 27 March 2016 by Simon Roughley
(Verified Purchase)

One of the best monitors I've used, excellent picture quality and it just looks awesome sat on my desk, the only negative is that there is no height adjustment.

Reviewed 22 March 2016 by Mr. A. J. Stewart
(Verified Purchase)

Love it. Humongous screen and the 1024 vertical resolution is perfect, in my view, for office productivity. Spreadsheets are so easy to work with now. Great price and I totally recommend this... Read more…

Reviewed 4 March 2016 by Calculus
(Verified Purchase)

Bought one and had to return it because for the monitors size the 2560x1080 is not good enough. Bought the AOC instead at 3440 resolution. To be fair this monitor is aimed at gamers so perhaps the... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Bought for just under £300 from amazon warehouse. No damage and no dodgy pixels. Everything you ever read about how good a big ultrawide screen makes gaming and films is true. With that said i'll... Read more…

Reviewed 24 November 2015 by David | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

This product appears to be very good, and is only spoiled by the fact that the box does not contain the promised Display Port cable. Something that is crucial if you want to make use of FreeSync,... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £105.12
Electricity cost when on standby £1.54
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Total running cost over 5 years £106.66
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Energy Rating
0.53T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00719192197664, 08806087400823, 08806087400847, 08806087421521

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