LG Curved UltraWide Monitor Review | Super Smooth and Crystal Clear
For the past couple weeks, every person in my office has stopped at my desk and admired LG’s behemoth 34UC88 monitor resting in front of me. The 34UC88 comes precisely at 34-inches diagonally, noticeably curved and ultra-wide. It’s hefty, too, as I found out when I was first setting it up. After fiddling around for a bit to get the right height and angle, I was able to work in comfort on the 34UC88.
Curved monitors can look extremely awkward if not done right. However, the LG 34UC88 hits the spot with its slick minimal all-black design. The frame is impossibly slim. The stand is as elegant as it is unobtrusive, giving all the attention to the monitor screen.
The joystick is another amazing feature that adds some tactility to the experience. Located right below the LG logo, the multi-directional joystick allows you to access to menu, game mode, input and power, giving you total control of the display in a single button.
I’m not too much of a gamer myself, but you can imagine what this monitor’s target market might be – its 21:9 aspect ratio and 3,440 x 1,440 pixel display fit a lot in! It comes with a few genre-specific display modes which are designed to maximise the gaming experience and the curve will surely draw you in. However, as someone who does a fair bit of editing, I immensely enjoyed the sharpness and vibrancy of the display. There was no glare issue nor any inaccurate colour display of pictures or videos.
What I had noticed from the display is that backlight bleeding (a common problem encountered when the LCD screen fails to completely block the light coming from the source at the back of the monitor) while inevitable, was not a problem at all. There was only a little bit of bleeding in the lower corners. However, since the screen is so wide, it is only on the peripheral as you will be paying attention to the centre of the screen.
For work purposes, the monitor performed extremely well. It easily fits Spotify in one quadrant, Slack in another, and Chrome in the other half of the screen without hurting your eyes at all. Productivity-wise, it was a really good couple of weeks for me. Sadly, I’m back to one application at a time now with my little laptop screen. If you are looking to upgrade your monitor at the office or for your games, and money is not a problem, you definitely want to consider the LG 34UC88.
Go to lg.com for more information on the LG 34UC88.