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LG 31MU97Z-B
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LG 31MU97Z-B PC Monitor

31" LED 1 May 2015
Screen Size Display Type Thunderbolt Port Built-In Speaker 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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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average LG medium monitors have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all flatpanel monitors manufactured by LG.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as it.

There are a number of other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the XL2420, or the RL2460HT ($148.99) both from Benq or the AOC Q2577PWQ.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the 31MU97Z-B, the LG 31MU97Z-B has a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other PC displays with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the LG 29UC97 ($463.80).

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Two HDMI Ports

The LG 31MU97Z-B is a two HDMI port PC screen.

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4096 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the LG 31MU97Z-B is 4096 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution.

This LCD screen's resolution (4096 x 2160) is actually the best resolution amongst all similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the 31MU97Z-B.

A 720 x 400 graphics resolution is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of LCD screen.

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Fairly Large Color Gamut

Across all the PC monitors that have been available for more than a year the color gamuts range from 68% to 120%, and the average color gamut is 82%. With a color gamut of 99.5 percent, the 31MU97Z-B has one of the larger color gamuts amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Audio Power

At 10 Watts, the LG 31MU97Z-B has a fairly high RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 31MU97Z-B. The average RMS rated audio power of similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the 31MU97Z-B is 5.5W.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the PC displays of a comparable age and type to the 31MU97Z-B the display brightness range from 25 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². With a display brightness of 320 candellas per square meter, the 31MU97Z-B has one of the brighter display brightness amongst medium monitors of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 31MU97Z-B does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 31MU97Z-B also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider including the DELL UZ2215H.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the 31MU97Z-B are not 3D compatible. The 31MU97Z-B is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

PC monitors which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Benq XL2420 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year, the 31MU97Z-B does not have an integrated card reader.

We compared all the other PC screens which also have an integrated card reader to this PC monitor and we think the DELL UP2715K ($1,618.33), or the Benq SW2700PT ($500.00) is also worth considering.

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Only One Thunderbolt Port

Most PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the 31MU97Z-B have one thunderbolt port, including the 31MU97Z-B which has one thunderbolt port.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays of a comparable type and age to it.

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Only Has Four Cables Included

The 31MU97Z-B has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that are a comparable age to it. This LG LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on LCD screens of this age and spec. The cables included "HDMI", "Mini DisplayPort" and "USB" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Heavy

With a weight of 7.7 kilograms, the 31MU97Z-B is one of the heavier LCD screens of this type and age amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age. Across all the PC displays that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 31MU97Z-B the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg.

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Quite High Power Consumption When Off

The LG 31MU97Z-B has a quite high power consumption when off (0.5 Watts) compared to most of the other PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the 31MU97Z-B. The power consumptions when off of PC screens that were released around the same time as the 31MU97Z-B range from 0.005W to 350W.

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1 Other reason to consider the LG 31MU97Z-B

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when LG released the 31MU97Z-B.

Specification

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $60.76
Electricity cost when on standby $5.65
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Total running cost over 5 years $66.41
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the LG 31MU97Z-Buses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.43T
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 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00719192197770, 04053162974944, 08806087497922

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