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LG 34UM88 PC Monitor

£560.00
34" 3440 X 1440 1000000:1 LED Mar 2016
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £179.47 Electricity cost over 5 years
Excellent user reviews
Not good value for money
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Reviews

Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this LCD screen is 90 out of 100 based on 12 user reviews. Over 80% of reviewers gave this flatpanel monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 3,721 expert and user reviews (including 757 verified purchases), LG has good reviews for its PC screens. LG also has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other brands. 89% of those that bought a LG flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Technical Details

Has a Game Mode

The LG 34UM88 has a game mode. Most of the other PC screens of this age and type also have a game mode.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Built-In USB Hub

The LG 34UM88 has a built-in USB hub, which is unusual. Most of the other PC displays of this type and age do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Has a Headphone Out

The LG 34UM88 has a headphone out, as do most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to this flatpanel monitor.

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Two HDMI Ports

The LG 34UM88 is a two HDMI port PC display.

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Features

Good Features

One owner thought it had good features. Newegg.com mentioned “No network or smart TV features.” in their LG 34UM88 review.


Display

3440 X 1440 Pixels Display Resolution

The most display resolution of the LG 34UM88 is 3440 x 1440 pixels. That's over two times the display resolution of the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all medium monitors that have been around for more than a year the display resolution ranges from 1366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The LG 34UM88 has one of the wider viewing angles, vertical (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average viewing angle, vertical of medium monitors that were launched around the same time as this PC display is 170°.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of LCD screens of this age and spec is 80°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. The LG 34UM88 has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal (178 degrees) compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were launched around the same time as this LCD screen.

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Has an HDCP

The LG 34UM88 has an HDCP. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to this PC monitor also have an HDCP.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The average response time of comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to this PC display is 5.3ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 25ms. With a response time of 14 milliseconds, the LG 34UM88 has a very slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to this PC screen.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Four people who reviewed this PC monitor thought it had a good battery life. Five years ago Newegg.com rated it a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Outstanding battery life” in their review of this PC monitor. Newegg.com also said “It gets around 10 12 hours of video playback battery life” in their review. Newegg.com also said “14 hour battery life” in their review.


Audio

Quiet

Five people agreed that it was quiet. Five years ago Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Quiet, almost never hear it running until 80 fans speed”. Newegg.com also said “Quiet and cool” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Three powerful fans cool the card with ease even under 100 load and quietly” in their review.


Design

Well Made

Four people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Newegg.com scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and said in their LG 34UM88 review “Very high build quality”. Newegg.com also mentioned “Looks to be great build quality” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “Samsung has built another tablet to go head to head with Surface” in their review.

One person who bought this PC monitor thought it was strong and durable. Newegg.com wrote “24 RAM slots; perfect for heavy duty virtualization duties”.

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Good Quality

Twelve people who purchased the LG 34UM88 thought it was good quality. Newegg.com gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “Great picture quality, 2k resolution, very good contrast, IPS panel, Lots of ports, 99 sRGB color gamut” in their review of this PC monitor. Newegg.com also said “Intel quality backed by a lifetime warranty” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “It's all high quality plastic, minus the lid, which is actually aluminum” in their review.

Good Looking

Four people who purchased the product concluded that it was good looking. Newegg.com rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned five years ago “Pretty good picture”. Newegg.com also mentioned “I use the Asus Deluxe II motherboard” in their review. Brandon H. said “9 UltraWide® QHD IPS LED Monitor is a beautiful display with the perfect resolution for my eyes” .

Three customers agreed that it was well designed. Newegg.com mentioned “True low profile design unlike Zotac G 520610 pci”. Newegg.com also said “Has a great design” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Fanless design stays cool” in their review.

One owner reckoned that the product was smooth. Five years ago Newegg.com mentioned “Runs smooth with the Turbo Max on Asus boards it runs all cores at 4ghz with a 1.12 Vcore”. One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was ugly. Newegg.com wrote “Customizable RGBs help alleviate the issue of an ugly shroud found in the 980 Ti AMP Extreme”.

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Easy to Use the Menus

Six people concluded that the LG 34UM88 was easy to use the menus. Five years ago Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor “Software To Control Monitor Settings from LG” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. Newegg.com also said “Nice card for a old system(ibm thinkcentre 50 4 2.8ht)was able to get games like resident evil 5 running good at decent settings” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “It can play rocket league at bare minimum settings averaging 30 40 fps by the way” in their review.

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Newegg.com wrote “Once you go 21 9 Ultrawide, you will never want to use anything else” in their review of this PC monitor. Newegg.com also wrote “You have to use the spacers to get the TV mounting hooks to fit over the power cord on the left side of the TV” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “Easy to use good product for the money” in their review.

Two owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to handle. Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor “Handles my VHD storage admirably”. Newegg.com also mentioned “This handles whatever I throw at it” in their review.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Six people who purchased it concluded that it had good technical guidance. Five years ago Newegg.com mentioned “It actually hit 2008 at 51c with 60 manual fans without touching anything else” in their review of the LG 34UM88. Newegg.com also mentioned “Both are tested out of the box with just 60 manual fans speed” in their review. Newegg.com also said “It does help cut render time by a little over 50” in their review.


Good Picture Quality

Seven customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. Newegg.com mentioned “The best thing I've noticed so far is that I no longer seem to have vision fatigue after extended periods of using the monitor”. Newegg.com also said “The Intel graphics are great” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “Fast, extra cores make quick work of the graphics work I do” in their review.

One owner said that this PC monitor had a good refresh rate. Newegg.com scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote “60Hz Refresh Rate - Excellent game play, with no shuddering or lag”. One person who reviewed this PC monitor reckoned that it had a wide viewing angle.

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Price

Not Good Value for Money

Fifteen customers mentioned in their reviews that it was not good value for money. Newegg.com mentioned “If that is the deal breaker this chip is not for you” in their review of this PC monitor. Newegg.com also wrote “Wish it had a higher clock speed for this price” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “We hope the price comes down before we add a second processor to our current box” in their review.

Eight owners who reviewed the product said that it was not expensive. Five years ago Newegg.com mentioned “Rather pricy.” in their review of this PC monitor. Newegg.com also said “No discernible qualities that redeem it from being an extremely overpriced and under-performing product” in their review. Newegg.com also said “It is like a billion pen is more expensive” in their review.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy and Bulky

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Heavy content creator”. Newegg.com also mentioned “I use this for heavily threaded computational work” in their review.


Price

Not Cheap

We think this PC screen looks expensive compared to other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age. The cheapeast LCD screen of a comparable age and spec that we found costs £50 and the most expensive costs £3,769.

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Energy

Running Costs Are High

The 34UM88 has an average running cost of £180 over 8 years based on typical energy prices, which is in the most expensive 7% of all 621 LCD screens that were released more than a year ago.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This LCD screen has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 08806087593365

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