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LG 31MU97 PC Monitor

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31" 4K Ultra HD 5000000:1 LCD Sep 2014
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20 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both thought that this flatpanel monitor was good. The reviewer at Ixbt.com gave this PC screen an "Original Design" award and concluded it was well designed and it received a Pcauthority.com.au "Recommended" award.

Two additional expert review sites both wrote that this flatpanel monitor was good. Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info both gave this LG flatpanel monitor an "Ulitmate" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on three expert reviews from sites including pcauthority.com.au, prad.de and tweakers.net this PC display has an average expert rating of 87%. If all the comparable spec PC displays that have been available for more than two years are ranked by average expert review score then this flatpanel monitor is in the top 17%.

Average Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this medium monitor on average 77%.

Good Picture Quality

One LG 31MU97 owner said in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

One person said that it had a good refresh rate. Duncan Ransom mentioned “Blacks are black, colours are eye-popping (in a good way!), refresh rate, for a 4K IPS panel is great (60hz), so even moderate level gamers can use this” in his review.

One LG 31MU97 owner said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation.

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Robust

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Duncan Ransom gave it a very good review score and he said on Amazon “All metal design and general build add a really nice air of opulence!(this is all based on a revision 02 model, received March 2015)Colour profiles available are”.

Good Product Quality

Two customers said in their reviews that the LG 31MU97 was good quality. A J Clayton scored it 5 stars and mentioned in November last year “The colours are excellent and the build quality is great, although I find that the stand is a bit wobbly at times”. Supercoach mentioned on Amazon “The monitor is well made and gives a superb picture”.

Nice Design

One LG 31MU97 owner considered that the LG 31MU97 was good looking. Expert website Pcauthority.com.au rated the product 4 stars and wrote “Clarity of images is absolutely beautiful and that once you get used to the sharpness it's hard to look at a 1080p monitor again” in their LG 31MU97 review.

Easy to Use

One LG 31MU97 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use.

LG Has Good PC Screen Reviews

LG medium monitors have good reviews on average and across all flatpanel monitors LG is one of the superior brands.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The LG 31MU97 has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other PC monitors of this type and age do not have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the iiyama XB2483HSU[plb_1611035_price], or the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price].

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Very Many Display Colour Count

The LG 31MU97 has a very many display colour count (1,073.7 million) compared to most of the other PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the 31MU97. The least display colour count of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 0.21M and the most is 1,100M.

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Two HDMI Ports

The LG 31MU97 is a two HDMI port LCD screen.

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4096 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the LG 31MU97 is 4096 x 2160. That's over eight times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1280 x 800.

This PC display's resolution (4096 x 2160) is actually the best resolution amongst all LCD screens of a similar age and type to the 31MU97.

A 320 x 240 graphics resolution is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of PC display.

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Quite Big Viewable Width

With a viewable width of 686.28 millimeters, the LG 31MU97 has one of the bigger viewable widths amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age. PC displays of this type and age have viewable widths of between 1mm and 880mm, and the average viewable width is 520mm.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of similar spec PC monitors that were launched more than two years ago is 50cm, the biggest is 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 66cm. With a display diagonal of 78.74 centimeters, the LG 31MU97 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 31MU97.

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Quite Big Viewable Height

The average viewable height of medium monitors that are a similar age to the 31MU97 is 310mm. With a viewable height of 386.03 millimeters, the LG 31MU97 has a fairly big viewable height compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the 31MU97.

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Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power

PC displays of this age and spec have RMS rated audio powers of between 0.5W and 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.3W. With an RMS rated audio power of 10 Watts, the LG 31MU97 has a quite high RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the 31MU97.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The LG 31MU97 has a quite bright display brightness (320 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 31MU97. The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 31MU97 is 30 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m².

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Fairly Long Mean Time Between Failures

Across all the medium monitors that are a similar age to the 31MU97 the mean time between failures range from 30h to 70,000h, and the average mean time between failures is 33,000h. With a mean time between failures of 50,000 hours, the LG 31MU97 has a fairly long mean time between failures compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and type.

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Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

The average power consumption when in PowerSave mode of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 31MU97 is 6W. The LG 31MU97 has a quite low power consumption when in PowerSave mode (only 0.3 Watts) compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the 31MU97.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most flatpanel monitors of this age and type are not 3D compatible. The LG 31MU97 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Asus VG23AH[plb_1411330_price], the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price], or the Benq XL2411T[plb_1522088_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 31MU97 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the 31MU97 also do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the Philips 231C5[plb_1599727_price], or the Asus MK241[plb_2332619_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most PC monitors that came out more than two years ago do not have an integrated card reader. The LG 31MU97 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

There are a number of alternative PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to look at including the U2713H[pl_1518815_price], or the U2413[pl_1565290_price] both from DELL or the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC displays of a comparable type and age to it.

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Only Has Three Cables Included

The LG 31MU97 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included DisplayPort, HDMI and USB are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Heavy

The average weight of flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the 31MU97 is 4.9kg. With a weight of 7.3 kilograms, the LG 31MU97 is one of the heavier medium monitors that were released more than two years ago amongst LCD screens of this age.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumptions of medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago range from 0.02kWh to 29,000kWh. At 77 kilowatt hours, the LG 31MU97 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 31MU97.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 31MU97

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this LG PC display was released.

LCD Display Type

The LG 31MU97 has a better display type than most similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as it. This PC screen has an LCD display type, whereas most similar spec LCD screens that were released around the same time as it have an LED display type.

There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LCD Display currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Benq XL2720[plb_1548412_price], or the Asus MK241[plb_2332619_price].

If the display type of this LCD screen is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung S27A850[plb_1388314_price] (LED), the DELL UP2414Q[plb_2251567_price] (LED), or the AOC u3477[plb_2367536_price] (LED) which also has a higher rating.

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4 Awards

ixbt.com Original Design hardware.info Ulitmate pcauthority.com.au Recommended uk.hardware.info Ulitmate

Expert Reviews

(9)
14 August 2015

Uk.hardware.info

We have already tested quite a few screens that sport a resolution of 3440x1440 pixels , but if you are looking for a serious amount of desktop space Ultra HD offers even more. The disadvantage is... Read more…

Pcauthority.com.au

4 K is an odd beast. There's no disputing that the resolution and clarity of images is absolutely beautiful and that once you get used to the sharpness it's hard to look at a 1080p monitor again... Read more…

31 December 2014

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17 December 2014

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26 September 2015

De aanschaf van deze monitor ging niet heel soepel. LG hanteert een naar mijn mening ronduit belachelijk beleid voor dode pixels. (...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 March 2015 by Basspig

I purchased this monitor to use as part of a video editing system for 4K material. The promise of 1,000,000: contrast ratio and an IPS panel were enticing.When I received the LG Cinema Display,... Read more…

Reviewed 10 July 2015 by Eric

We purchased three of these monitors and all three are lemons. When returning from sleep these monitors switch color profiles, so they switch away from our calibrated profiles. Not handy.... Read more…

Reviewed 25 January 2015 by Jeremy

Overall the quality seems good. I'm using this for photo editing. I calibrated this using Color Munki, and the colors seem good. Test images with alternating black and white lines show correctly... Read more…

Reviewed 16 January 2015 by Shooter steve77
Shooter steve77 would recommend the LG 31MU97-B

The monitor is gorgeous on my new Mac Pro at 4K but don't expect any help from LG! I've searched their support website from top to bottom and this monitor doesn't exist. The True Color Pro... Read more…

Reviewed 31 May 2015 by JesseRPI
JesseRPI would recommend the LG 31MU97-B

This monitor will only display at 3840x2160 @ 60 Hz on the early 2015 13" MacBook Pro on Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10.3). Lower refresh rates (e.g. 50 Hz) are not available at this time to support the... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $65.36
Electricity cost when on standby $1.41
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Total running cost over 5 years $66.77
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Energy Rating
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asrockasusantecarcticb 31mu97, asrockasusantecarcticb 4096x2160
Barcodes 00719192195530, 04053162879188, 05054629503027, 08806084930859, 08806084930866

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