LG LED 34 Inch Monitor - LG-34UM68 or 34UC79G or something else?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by sram, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. sram

    sram [H]ard|Gawd

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    Hi to all.

    I want to buy a new monitor for my new build. I have been a long time user for the dell monitor you see in my signature and I love it. This time I want to go 34 inches but there is one thing I need to avoid. I hate it when icons and text get very small with high resolutions. I don't want to deal with DPI settings. Therefore, I should get a large monitor with a resolution less than common ones for its specific size. But I also don't want to cheap out on my main display.

    I have access to the monitors in the title. They are available in local stores. Are they good enough? Is going curve advantageous? I'll use an 1080 to drive it. Anybody here that used them?

    What i do is little gaming, heavy browsing/MS office, watching movies/animes, some photography work, little video editing and I like to split the screen into two and make the kids watch their favorite shows while I do my work.

    I couldn't really find many detailed reviews for the two monitors in the title from specialized websites. I can only see reviews in amazon and newegg.

    While we are at it, let's ask this: what would be the disadvantages of using a tv screen as a pc monitor? Or is it perfectly fine as long as the specs are up to the task?

    Also, what is 2k and 4k i'm seeing nowadays? I know it has to do with resolutios but it is not quite right which makes it little confusing. I presume the two monitors in the title are 2k, hence my 1080 video card will be an overkill even with maximum settings.
     
  2. Digital Viper-X-

    Digital Viper-X- [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I have the 34UM67, 2560x1080, on a GTX 1080, drives it fine =p easily actually. was anticipating going higher res :X
     
  3. sram

    sram [H]ard|Gawd

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    How is the quality of the monitor overall?

    Thanks.
     
  4. Digital Viper-X-

    Digital Viper-X- [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Great, no complaints. Only wish that I had gone for curved