34″ LG 34UM88C-P 3440×1440 FreeSync IPS LED Monitor

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Specs

  • Resolution: 3440×1440
  • Response Time: 5ms GTG
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Viewing Angle: 178 Degrees H / 178 Degrees V
  • Inputs:
    • 2x HDMI 2.0
    • 1x DisplayPort 1.2
    • 2x USB 3.0 Type-A (downstream, 1 supports quick charge)
    • 1x USB 3.0 Type-A (upstream)
  • 34″ 21:9 QHD IPS Monitor
  • sRGB Over 99%
  • USB QuickCharge
  • On-Screen Control w/ Screen Split 2.0
  • Height / Tilt Adjustable Stand

I bought this monitor to replace a 32” 1080p TV which has been serving as my main monitor. I also have another 27” 1080p monitor for a dual screen setup.

I had my eye on the LG 34UM95 but I am not a fan of the aesthetics of its stand. I also wanted (still want) the curved Samsung S34E790C but my wife gets nauseous every time she looks at it. I took a chance on this flat-screen monitor because of it’s great looking base even though I could not find any in-depth reviews.

Pros:

-Size. This monitor is huge. I almost have trouble fitting another monitor next to it on my desk. It happens to be the same size vertically as my 27” monitor which is nice.

-Resolution. The 3440×1440 resolution is great for a screen this size. I have another 29” 2560×1080 resolution monitor and it feels too much like a short monitor. This 34” screen definitely feels wide, not short. The monitor will push 60hz refresh rate on both HDMI and Displayport.

-Picture. The colors are fantastic out of the box. I can’t see any backlight bleed common to IPS panels.

-Stand. Great tilt and height adjustment. I can move the screen from 2.5” from the desk up to 7”.

-Comes with a DisplayPort-DisplayPort cable and an HDMI-HDMI cable.

Cons:

-Wobbly. My desk isn’t that steady, so any movement of the desk is translated into a lot of wobble in this monitor. I don’t notice this much in the smaller monitors.

Summary:

Now all I need is a couple more of these monitors!

EDIT Sept’ 2016: After 5 months this monitor is still working flawlessly. Since my original purchase, however, I have acquired the LG 34UC87M-B curved 34″ monitor (pictured next to my LG 34UM88C) and the Samsung S34E790C curved 34″ monitor. I really appreciate the subtle curves of these new monitors and I like how they make the screen edges more usable and less “far away”. If you plan on having two 34″ monitors side-by-side, making at least one of them a curved monitor is a must.

I have the curved and flat LG monitors side-by-side (as pictured). I prefer to watch videos and play video games on the curved monitor, while I prefer to do photo editing on the flat panel.

Other thoughts: Getting videos to play in the 21:9 aspect ratio while utilizing the full screen is a hassle. The Windows Store video player is the only online streaming platform I could find that easily goes true full-screen on this ultrawide format. Other streaming services will play HD movies in 21:9 format(ish), but will not zoom to be full-screen. See pictures comparing streaming HD movies from Windows Store and Google Play.

[Deal Review]:

60hz only

It’s actually 75hz as per spec sheet

Is it curved?

Doesn’t seem like it
The 34UC88 version I have is curved, UM is flat.
its all about the girth
I don’t think so:
https://www.lg.com/us/support/pro…0Sheet.pdf

is this better for watch video and web browsing or 27″ 4k monitor?

Eh. Sort of. Its 75hz with freesync. Which you have to overclock it to using AMDs software. I found it unstable at 75hz and had to leave it 60hz. Ive heard the thunderbolt curved model has better success but am unable to verify it myself as I don’t know anyone w that version.

 

However I will say this monitor is amazing. I find it a nice medium for work and games. Its not blow you away refresh rate but the 21:9 ratio makes it really good for racing games. It has fairly good color accuracy. And the split screen software LG has is really nice for those with work laptops as its basically eqaul to dual monitors. But w.o the headache if you only have 1 display out of your laptop.

here is a true 75hz monitor for more:
https://www.microcenter.com/produ…ed-monitor

anyone have any opinions on these two monitors? it’s IPS vs VA – Samsung EPP can get this for 7
That is really what HE said.
Having tested 34″ 21:9 1440P and 27″ 4K, you’ll get far more productivity out of the 34″ as a single monitor as you have a decent workable real estate of pixels to work with. While the 27″ at native 4K isn’t as useful for productivity as you have to scale the screen to roughly 1440P otherwise it’s way to hard to read things at the native resolution. For movies, it is a toss up as some movies will work with 21:9 but most of the older movies won’t. If you plan to eventually get two monitors, then depending on your desk space, I’d recommend getting a 27″ at 1440P or 4K so you can get the most use out of two monitor. Dual 34″ ultra-wide is rather silly and I’ve seen it in use…it’s not that practical.

 

Hope that helps!