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...
Conclusion: The LG 34UM95 is a beautifully crafted and very expensive 34-inch ultra-wide Quad-HD monitor that lets you split its massive screen into four custom-sized sections. I/O ports are plentiful, and viewing angles are wide, but this monitor's color accuracy and dark gray-scale performance could be...
Pros: Huge screen. Gorgeous design. Lots of ports.
Cons: Expensive. Middling color accuracy and gray-scale performance. Tilt-only stand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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