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LG 34UM95 34″: The Ultimate Monitor – Hands on Review


Earlier this year LG announced a very unique display – the  LG 34UM95 – a 34 inch Ultra Widescreen monitor with a “cinematic” 21:9 aspect ratio and a generous 3440 x1440 resolution – perfect for editing those long videos.

4K displays are getting more and more common and although at least for windows users there still seem to be a long way to go before full compatibility of software will occur but the extra resolution is certainly appealing – especially for professionals working on image and video editing.

LG 34UM95 front

LG-34UM95-front

The new LG 34UM95 doesn’t seem to suffer from some of the problems of hidpi 4K displays when running windows and some 3’rd party software (including for example Photoshop – although Adobe recently demonstrated the next version of Photoshop CC which hopefully will resolve this). According to linus sebastian from LinusTechTips) the LG 34UM95 offers quite possible the best combination of quality and productivity of any display currently on the market (although its a bit questionable if true image professionals will choose it over pro level EIZO display for example which support advanced image calibration in hardware).

The LG 34UM95 from the back including all connections

LG-34UM95-back

Here are some specs for the  LG 34UM95 (you can find more on LG’s website):

  • Screen Size: 34″ (Aspect Ratio: 21:9).
  • Panel Type: IPS (Viewing Angle: R/L 178 (Typ.), U/D178 (Typ.))
  • Resolution: 3440 x 1440
  • Brightness (cd/m2): 320cd
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Color Gamut: sRGB 99%
  • PixelPitch: 0.2325
  • Anti-glare coating.
  • 4-Screen Split mode, 2xHDMI, THUNDERBOLT 2 (60hz on display port / 50hz on HDMI).
  • Price: just under $1500 on Amazon.

The official video on the LG 34UM95

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