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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: I was lucky enough to spend a few days with one of these monitors, and put its various uses up to the test. I usually run with a LG Flatron M227WDPat 24″ which is a TV that I use as a monitor, so this was quite a sizable upgrade to deal with.