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

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  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.
     
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    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

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    How is the quality of the monitor overall?

    Thanks.
     
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    Digital Viper-X- [H]ardForum Junkie

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

    sram [H]ard|Gawd

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    I actually changed my mind. I'm now torn between the LG
    34UC88, 34UC98, 34UC79


    The 98 has thunder port and freesync. I was about to buy the 97 because the only difference between it and the 98 is the freesync and I don't need it as I have an Nvidia card. I couldn't find a good price for the 97 and kept on looking for the 98. But then again I discovered the the 88 above which only lack the thunder port with a different color when compared to the 98. So my best option is the 88 if I want the higher resolution. If I stick with my needs in the OP, I should actually get the 79 because it is the same size but with a lower resolution which should fit my original request because I hate tiny icons and text. But I'm currently tempted by the higher resolution, hence this post.

    They say with windows 8.1 and specially 10 scaling support and functionality is much better, and you actually won't lose much quality if you don't use the native resolution. Is this true to some extent? Real state in the monitor is good but I don't want to deal with DPI scaling to enlarge tiny stuff because it doesn't work well all the time.

    And yes I want curved, I saw one displayed in a computer shop and I can't resist anymore.

    Thanks.
     
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  7. Tirpitz666

    Tirpitz666 n00bie

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    Take a look even at the just released Asus MX34VQ, it is a bit more costly than the LG34UC88 but it has 100Hz (and a VA panel instead of IPS, but this is a subjective preference)
     
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    I don't want to go VA.

    Can somebody comment on DPI scaling being better handled and supported by latest windows OS's when compared to old ones?
     
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    Hi guys. I actually went for the LG 34UC98 .

    It is the one I found for the best price. Large monitor with high resolution. I will be trying it very soon. Wish me good luck. If there is anything you want me to try tell me and i'll try.
     
  10. sram

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    Just to report back, this LG 34UC98 is huge and nothing but impressive. The picture quality is second to none. I like how the OSD works. Good contrast and great brightness and viewing angles, and I really like the curve. I'm glad I went curved. I only wish it had more movement options. With my previous Dell U2412M, I can freely move the display almost in every direction.

    Now I come to the only negativity which I'm not sure if it applies to everyone: The monitor causes me eyestrain and fatigue, even if I'm standing like one meter away. Did anyone experience something like this?
     
  11. Tirpitz666

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    How bright have you set it? Looks like a problem of excessive brightness to me. If you are looking at it mostly in a moderately lit environment, I'd advice not to go above 110 nits with brightness settings.
    A simple calibration tool like ColorMunki Display helps a lot finding the sweet spot taking into account even your lightning environment (while improving the image displayed quite a lot usually).
     
  12. geok1ng

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    Samsung has the CF791 for $969, a 34" 3440x1440 with 100Hz refresh rate and higher color gamut than LGs.
    The Korean alternative , MicroBoard M340CLZ, costs $669, lacks quantum dot but still boasts freesync and 100Hz refresh rate.
     
  13. Tirpitz666

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    Now there is even a more "commercial" alternative like the Asus MX34VQ, same panel as the MicroBoard.