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LG 34UM57 PC Monitor

34" 5000000:1 LED 829.9mm May 2015
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21:9 UltraWide monitors opened up a whole new possibility that a wide-view display is not just as good as the other monitors, but even better. But what about for gaming If the games have evolved... More
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15 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this PC display rated it as 87%.

Good Picture Quality

One person who purchased it thought it had clear images. Theo Davidson rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the LG 34UM57 this year “Great clarity”. One customer who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One LG 34UM57 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was good quality. In October Simon Roughley said on Amazon “One of the best monitors I've used, excellent picture quality and it just looks awesome sat on my desk”.

Easy to Use

One LG 34UM57 reviewer considered that it had a good experience. M.farmer wrote “Having also used it with an R9 290 the experience is incredible” in their review.

Robust

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to damage or scratch. M.farmer said in their review of the LG 34UM57 “No damage and no dodgy pixels”.

Good Size

One LG 34UM57 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was a good weight.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

Medium monitors manufactured by LG have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all PC monitors (not just medium monitors) and found that LG also has good reviews across its entire range.

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LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many LCD screens that were released more than a year ago.

Alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to consider include the iiyama GB2888UHSU[plb_3121335_price] which has better reviews; or the Philips 240B4[plb_1476069_price], or the Neovo FM-24[plb_3011241_price] which is cheaper.

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The average vertical viewing angle of PC displays of a comparable type and age to the 34UM57 is 170°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 10° to 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the LG 34UM57 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 34UM57.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the PC displays that have been on the market for more than a year the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. At 178 degrees, the LG 34UM57 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 34UM57.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most PC screens of this age and type have between one and three HDMI ports, including the LG 34UM57 which has two HDMI ports.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

At 86.36 centimeters, the LG 34UM57 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 34UM57. The screen sizes of comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to the 34UM57 range from 48cm to 600cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm.

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2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the LG 34UM57 is 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The best resolution of all LCD screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 34UM57 is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 720 x 400.

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Has Two Cables Included

The LG 34UM57 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC screens that were launched more than a year ago. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this PC display.

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Quite Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

At only 0.3 Watts, the LG 34UM57 has a fairly low power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the 34UM57 the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.1W to 52W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.3W.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The LG 34UM57 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other PC monitors of this age and type which have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at including the Acer CB241HQK[plb_3245592_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 34UM57 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D Compatible

The LG 34UM57 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than a year are also not 3D compatible.

LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the iiyama B2783QSU-B1[plb_3011412_price]; or the Samsung S29E790C[plb_2827679_price].

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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 around the same time as the 34UM57, the LG 34UM57 does not have an integrated card reader.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

At only 250 candellas per square meter, the LG 34UM57 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for a similar time to the 34UM57. Medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 34UM57 have display brightness of between 25 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

Medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 34UM57 have annual energy consumptions of between 22kWh and 140kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 59 kilowatt hours, the LG 34UM57 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the 34UM57.

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Heavy

The average weight of medium monitors that came out more than a year ago is 5kg, and the weights range from 2.3g to 79kg. With a weight of 6.3 kilograms, the LG 34UM57 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and type.

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Very Wide

Medium monitors that are a similar age to the 34UM57 have widths of between 340mm and 960mm. When compared to other LCD screens that were released one year ago, the LG 34UM57's width of 829.9 millimeters is one of the widest.

LCD screens with a wider width that might also be worth looking at include the HP Pavilion 27c[plb_2897917_price] (744.7mm and cheaper) or the LG 29UB67[plb_2884641_price] (703mm and higher rated), or the Samsung S32E590C[plb_2792914_price] (729.1mm and higher rated).

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when LG released the 34UM57.

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 4 June 2016 by Theo Davidson
(Verified Purchase)

Great clarity...

Reviewed 27 March 2016 by Simon Roughley
(Verified Purchase)

One of the best monitors I've used, excellent picture quality and it just looks awesome sat on my desk, the only negative is that there is no height adjustment.

Reviewed 22 March 2016 by Mr. A. J. Stewart
(Verified Purchase)

Love it. Humongous screen and the 1024 vertical resolution is perfect, in my view, for office productivity. Spreadsheets are so easy to work with now. Great price and I totally recommend this... Read more…

Reviewed 4 March 2016 by Calculus
(Verified Purchase)

Bought one and had to return it because for the monitors size the 2560x1080 is not good enough. Bought the AOC instead at 3440 resolution. To be fair this monitor is aimed at gamers so perhaps the... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Bought for just under £300 from amazon warehouse. No damage and no dodgy pixels. Everything you ever read about how good a big ultrawide screen makes gaming and films is true. With that said i'll... Read more…

Reviewed 24 November 2015 by David | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

This product appears to be very good, and is only spoiled by the fact that the box does not contain the promised Display Port cable. Something that is crucial if you want to make use of FreeSync,... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $50.89
Electricity cost when on standby $1.41
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Total running cost over 5 years $52.30
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Energy Rating
0.34T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg um57, lg um57p, lg 34um57, lg 34um57p, lg 34um57pa, lg 2560x1080, lg 34um57pae, lg 34um57paek, lg electronics 34um57, lg electronics 34um57p, lg electronics 34um57pa, lg electronics 34um57pae, lg electronics 2560x1080, lg electronics 34um57paeu, lg electronics ltd 34um57, lg electronics ltd 34um57p
Barcodes 00719192197664, 08806087400823, 08806087400847, 08806087421521

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