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LG 31MU97Z

LG 31MU97Z PC Monitor

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31" 5000000:1 LED 2 Sep 2015
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Thunderbolt Port Release Date
The 31MU97C-B delivers 4K (4096x2160) resolution across a 31 display, providing crisp images with a significant amount of pixels on-screen. 4K (4096x2160) resolution displays over four times the... More
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16 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Hardwareluxx.de and Hardwareluxx.ru both strongly endorse this LG flatpanel monitor and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Good Product Quality

Four customers reckoned that this PC monitor was good quality. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer wrote in their LG 31MU97Z review “A Good Quality Screen”. Amazon Customer also mentioned “Screen quality is truly GREAT”.

Good Picture Quality

One LG 31MU97Z owner thought the LG 31MU97Z had good picture quality.

Easy to Use

Several people who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was easy to use. In October Amazon Customer wrote in their LG 31MU97Z review on Amazon “However, this is let down by the Menu joystick/button, which is a REAL PAIN to use”.

LG PC Displays Have Good Reviews

LG is one of the superior LCD screen manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and LG also has good ratings for its medium monitors.

LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC displays that have been available for a comparable time to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including the Philips 224E5, the Viewsonic VA2252Sm ($129.89), or the Samsung NC241 ($398.80) which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other comparable spec PC screens that were launched more than a year ago, the LG 31MU97Z has a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker to this PC display and we think the Acer B276HLC, the LG 29UC97, and the Medion Akoya X58320 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most PC screens that have been around for more than a year have between one and three HDMI ports, including the 31MU97Z which has two HDMI ports.

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4096 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The LG 31MU97Z has a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). In addition, this PC screen has a graphics resolution of 3840 x 2160.

This PC screen's resolution (4096 x 2160) is actually the best resolution across all similar spec PC screens that have been available for more than a year.

The worst resolution amongst similar types of PC screen is 720 x 400.

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Quite Big Viewable Width

The LG 31MU97Z has one of the bigger viewable widths (686.28 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. The viewable widths of flatpanel monitors of this age and type range from 280mm to 800mm.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The LG 31MU97Z has one of the bigger screen sizes (78.74 centimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age. The screen sizes of medium monitors that have been around for more than a year range from 48cm to 600cm.

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Quite Big Viewable Height

At 386.03 millimeters, the LG 31MU97Z has a fairly big viewable height compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the 31MU97Z. The viewable heights of similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the 31MU97Z range from 230mm to 700mm.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Audio Power

Across all the PC screens of this spec and age the RMS rated audio powers range from 1W to 32W. With an RMS rated audio power of 10 Watts, the LG 31MU97Z has one of the higher RMS rated audio powers amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age.

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Fairly Large Color Gamut

Across all the medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 31MU97Z the color gamuts range from 68% to 120%, and the average color gamut is 82%. The 31MU97Z has a quite large color gamut (99.5 percent) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the 31MU97Z.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Across all the PC screens that have been on the market for more than a year the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². With a display brightness of 320 candellas per square meter, the 31MU97Z has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the 31MU97Z.

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Has Four Cables Included

The 31MU97Z has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors of a similar spec and age to it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 31MU97Z. The cables included "DisplayPort", "HDMI" and "USB" are also found on this LCD screen.

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8 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One person reckoned that it was not easy to damage or scratch. Amazon Customer wrote in their review on Amazon “With a Very Annoying Menu Joystick that broke after 4 months use”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most flatpanel monitors of this spec and age do not have a built-in camera. The LG 31MU97Z is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera to this PC display and we think the DELL UZ2215H, the NEC MD212G3 ($3,590.05), or the Lenovo T2424z ($240.72) is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The 31MU97Z is not 3D compatible. Most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the 31MU97Z are also not 3D compatible.

PC screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the HP Zvr ($3,769.00), the LG 24MP47, or the iiyama B2783QSU-B1 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most comparable spec PC screens that were released more than a year ago do not have an integrated card reader. The LG 31MU97Z is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth considering alternative flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the Benq SW2700PT ($599.00), or the DELL UP2715K ($1,749.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC screens that are a similar age to it.

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Quite High Maximum Power Consumption

The 31MU97Z has one of the higher maximum power consumptions (73 Watts) amongst PC screens of this age. Across all the flatpanel monitors that were released more than a year ago the maximum power consumptions range from 0.45W to 170W, and the average maximum power consumption is 51W.

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Fairly High Annual Energy Consumption

At 77 kilowatt hours, the 31MU97Z has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago. The average annual energy consumption of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 31MU97Z is 48kWh.

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Heavy

The weights of PC monitors of this age and type range from 2.3g to 79kg, and the average weight is 5kg. With a weight of 7.6 kilograms, the 31MU97Z is quite heavy compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released one year ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 31MU97Z

Released Over a Year Ago

This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over a year.

Two Thunderbolt Ports

The 31MU97Z has two thunderbolt ports. That's average compared to the other seven PC monitors of this age and type that we have assessed the number of thunderbolt ports of.

We compared this PC screen to all the other 2 thunderbolt port PC screens and we think the 34UC87, and the 29UC97 both from LG which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
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Picture-in-Picture Mode
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2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

10 November 2015

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Cin 4KAuflsung, sehr gute Bildqualitt, vorkalibriert, minimale Farbabweichung
Thunderbolt 2 USB 3.0, sehr gute Bedienung
Hoher Stromverbrauch
Kontrast knnte noch etwas hher sein
6 November 2015

LG macht bei seinem 31MU97Z-B fast alles richtig und bietet einen erstklassigen Profi-Monitor, der für viele beinahe zur einzigen Wahl wird, denn günstiger ist es aktuell nicht möglich,...

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 11 March 2016 by Bartek
(Verified Purchase)

Wonderful screen. If I had one wish it'd be PiP capability. The picture-by-picture is interesting and works well but I'd rather had small secondary PiP. The swivel works well, positioned high... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Screen quality is truly GREAT. However, this is let down by the Menu joystick/button, which is a REAL PAIN to use. Laggy response during startup due to warm up I believe. There is NO auto... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $65.32
Electricity cost when on standby $2.34
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Total running cost over 5 years $67.66
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 04053162974944, 08806087497922

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