Video Perspective: LG 34UM95 34-in 3440x1440 21:9 Ultra-widescreen Monitor
30 March 2015
Excerpt: It takes a lot to really impress someone that sits in front of dual 2560x1600 30-in IPS screens all day, but the LG 34UM95 did just that. With a 34-in diagonal 3440x1440 resolution panel forming a 21:9 aspect ratio, built on LG IPS technology for flawless viewing angles, this monitor creates a work and gaming experience that is basically unmatched in today's market.
Excerpt: If you're willing to wait on fairly long overseas delivery on this monitor, it can be well worth tracking down and ordering. As it becomes more widely available in the US, it will just become and even more valuable piece of hardware. The 34" UltraWide screen on this monitor is fantastic, with an optimal resolution of 3440x1440.
Conclusion: On prior 21:9 monitors I always felt they had a niche where they worked well, but they weren't a product for everyone. Perhaps it is just using too many 27' monitors at this point, but only having 1080 vertical pixels with such a wide screen feels very limiting. With menu bars and everything else that occupies program windows, you are left with very little vertical space and a plethora of horizontal space.
Conclusion: The new LG 34UM95 is priced like a flagship, but our tests show that performance doesn’t measure up with the MSRP. Aside from resolution, this display comes up short of its predecessor in every other area, as well as less expensive 16:9 displays. The 34UM95 is priced to compete with the best 27-inch 16:9 monitors from Dell and ASUS, but it simply can’t hang with that crowd. That’s a shame, because the monitor is otherwise exceptional.
Pros: 21:9 format makes a strong first impression, Great monitor controls, Plenty of connectivity options
Cons: Stand only tilts, High color inaccuracy for the price, Mediocre contrast and color gamut
Conclusion: When we first plugged the 34UM95 in we were surprised with just how big and wide the screen felt. However, when we connected up a more common 27" 2560 x 1440 to write this conclusion at the end of our testing we were amazed at how small and square it felt by comparison. It takes a couple of days to get used to the size and shape of the LG but once you do it is a nice screen to work and play with.
Pros: Massive screen size, high resolution and comfortable pixel pitch, Good factory calibration and default setup, Effective hardware calibration function
Cons: Limited ergonomic adjustments offered, OSD is slow, clunky and a bit frustrating to use, LG calibrator not that reliable or versatile
Excerpt: The ultra-wide 34in LG 34UM95 has a massive 3,440x1,440 resolution, making it ideal for audio- and video-production, gaming, finance and other industries that will benefit from the monitor’s extra-width. Indeed, the 34UM95’s horizontal resolution is the same as that of an Ultra-HD display, but the vertical resolution is two-thirds that of an Ultra HD screen.