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lg 34uc98w teaser kleinAt CES we not only see new TVs, notebooks and refrigerators, but also new displays. One that stood out this year came from LG in the form of the 34UC98-W, a 34” display with a curved surface and an extensive range of equipment. Let’s see if it can stand out in a field that has become increasingly competitive.

Looking at the data sheet of the LG 34UC98-W we don’t see anything too out of the ordinary. The 34” display offers an aspect ratio of 21:9, resolution of 3440 x 1440 and curved surface with a radius of 1,900 mm making it more curved than the current standard. We’ll talk about this more later on, though.

LG has taken a different path when it comes to their higher resolution displays as we saw their 31MU97Z-B Cine-4K display be the only affordable professional option at this resolution. With the new 34UC98-W they want to re-address the creative community with features like a built-in Thunderbolt hub giving the ability to easily daisy chain devices. Not only that, the promise of 99% in the Adobe RGB color space means they’ve clearly got a target audience.

Outside of that, the Korean manufacturer hasn’t completely ignored gamers with LG integrating AMD’s freesync technology into the display. This means users of AMD graphics card can remove the tearing that is common amount games. At the same time, the LG offering doesn’t compete with the purebred gaming displays due to the freesync range coming in at just 55 – 75 Hz.

Specifications of LG 34UC98-W in the overview

Manufacturer and name:

LG 34UC98-W
Street Price: - $1,196.99
Guarantee: Two years in Mail
Homepage: www.lg.com/
Diagonal: 34 inches
curvature 1900R
Housing Color: Black, Silver, White
Format: 21: 9
panel: AH-IPS panel
Look up Table: 10 bit (DisplayPort), 8 bit (Thunderbolt)
Glare-optics: No
Resolution: 3,440 x 1,440 pixels
Contrast Ratio: 1,000: 1 (static)
Brightness: Max. 300 cd/m²
Reaction time: 5 ms
repetition: Freesync: 55-75 Hz
Viewpoint: horizontal: 178 °
Vertical: 178 °
connectors: 1x DisplayPort input
2x HDMI
2x Thunderbolt 2
2x USB 3.0 Downstream
1x USB 3.0 upstream
1x 3.5mm Yesck
HDCP: Yes
Weight: 11.1 kg
Dimensions (W x H x D): 829 x 558 x 297
Ergonomics: Height adjustment: 110 mm
Orientation: -5 ° - 15 °
Kensington Lock: No
Wall mounting: VESA standard (100 x 100 mm)
built-in speakers: ja
PSU: external
Others: Freesync, very good service, Thundterbolt-Ub