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LG 34UC97 / 34UC97-S

LG 34UC97 / 34UC97-S
alaScore 92

119 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 reviews of LG 34UC97 / 34UC97-S. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and usability are overall positive. The size and design also get good views, but there are some less positive views about the price.

design, size, usability, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the LG 34UC97 / 34UC97-S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of LG 34UC97 / 34UC97-S from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The usability and design also get good comments, but many are less positive about the price.

design, usability, size, reliability


92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG 34UC97C 34" Curved Ultrawide IPS Monitor (3440x1440, HDMIx2, DP, Speakers)LG 34UC97C 34" Curved Ultrawide IPS Monitor (3440x1440, HDMIx2, DP, Speakers)

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Matt Smith (

LG 34UC97 review


The LG 34UC97 is big, bold and easy on the eyes, but its extreme price and stubborn refusal to add important basics hold it back.

LG’s 34UC97 is a technically solid monitor. High contrast, low color accuracy and a wide color gamut come together for excellent image quality. Technically. Ideally. In theory.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

LG 34UC97-S


The LG 34UC97-S is a striking ultra-wide monitor featuring a high-res 34-inch curved IPS screen, powerful speakers, and loads of I/O ports.

Beautifully designed. Lots of ports. Sharp picture. Good audio output.

Expensive. So-so gray-scale performance. Skewed greens. Stingy warranty.

Conclusion At a list price that's just under $1,300, the LG34UC97-S doesn't come cheap, but it's a solid choice for anyone looking to replace a dual-monitor setup with a very stylish 34-inch, ultra-wide display. Gamers and movie buffs will love the...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Nate Swanner (

LG 34UC97 review — the curveball we just couldn’t hit


A full 34-inches diagonal with a 21:9 aspect ration, LG's latest monitor is, at rest, one of the coolest looking displays around. The modern stand and wrap-around design make for an eye-catching design, but what happens when you turn it on? LG talks a...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Alex Cranz (

LG 34UC97 Review: 34-Inch Curved Ultrawide LED Monitor


Whether you want to multitask like a pro or really put yourself in the game, LG's 34-inch, 3440 x 1440 Ultrawide Curved Monitor gives you a gorgeous experience straight out of the box. Its expansive color gamut and well-designed software guarantee that...

Beautiful curved design ; Ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratio shows more than 16:9 4K resolution ; 100-percent sRGB color gamut beats most monitors' ; Excellent software for managing multiple windows or video inputs

Hideous stand with limited flexibility ; Colors sometimes over- or undersaturated ; Picture By Picture function can make images appear squished

Curves and loads of screen real estate make LG’'s 34-inch Ultrawide Monitor an intimate experience.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Christian Eberle (

LG 34UC97 34-Inch Ultra-Wide Curved Monitor Review


Yes, curved monitors are a thing now. We got our hands on LG's 34UC97 sporting a 34-inch width, 21:9 aspect ratio and 3440x1440 native resolution. It's pricey; is worth the premium you'll pay to be the first one on your block with this screen, though?

Seriously cool-looking, truly functional desktop, can replace two screens, accurate color, excellent contrast, solid build quality

Expensive, no height or swivel adjustment, no side USB ports

If you’re looking for a super-cool addition to your swanky office, look no further than LG’s 34UC97. With a high-contrast and color-accurate IPS panel, and the world’s first curved screen, it’s hard to imagine a more unique way to round out your...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Anthony Garreffa (

LG 34-inch Curved Ultra-Wide LED Monitor (34UC97) Review


LG has one of the most impressive displays we've seen with its 34UC97, a 34-inch curved ultrawide LCD with a 21:9 aspect ratio.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (

LG UltraWide 34UC97 review


Great for work, games, and movies – but it's costly

Sharp, high resolution ; Huge diagonal ; Slick, effective curved design ; Great image quality

More expensive than rivals ; Lack of adjustment options ; Uniformity is mediocre

The high price is this screen's biggest problem – in other areas, its curved display is attractive for work and play, image quality is high and it's got a huge diagonal size.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Seamus Byrne (

Hands-on with LG's Curved Ultrawide 34-inch monitor


We've been sold a lot of hype around curved televisions, but after my initial eyes-on with LG's new curved 21:9 Ultrawide monitor, we're starting to think it's in that up close and personal category that curved could make a real splash.

The form and features on the LG 34UC97 are quite a unique proposition. On one level that might make it too specific in its offering to attract many buyers, but for those with the cash and the desire for one sweeping curve of screen to rule them all,...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : James (



There’s no doubt about it the LG 34UC97-S is one fine monitor for Gaming, offering immersion to a level that no other monitor can match, there are some issues though and boy is it going to cost you…

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Daniel Wilks (

Review: LG 34UC97


U ltra wide screen monitors take up a rather intimidating amount of desk real estate thanks to the 21:9 aspect ratio and the 34UC97 is definitely no exception. It's a whopper of a thing, measuring just over 83cm wide and 47cm tall, but with great desk...

Great if you need the space, but not for the casual user.

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications


Certification:UL (cUL), FCC-B, CE, EPA 6.0, Windows, TUV-GS, CCC, BSMI / UL(cUL), FCC-B, CE, EPA 6.0 / UL(cUL), TUV-GS, FCC-B, CE, CCC, BSMI, EPA / UL(cUL)\nTUV-Type\nFCC-B, CE\nCCC, BSMI\nEPA\nErP
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold


Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Gold / Silver / Silver, Black
Feet color:Black
Feet colour:Black


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:21:9 / 4:3
Backlight type:Edge-Lit LED / W-LED
Color gamut:99
Contrast ratio (dynamic):1000000:1 / 5000000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Digital horizontal frequency:30 - 90
Digital vertical frequency:56 - 61
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:34
Display Diagonal (metric):34 / 34.3
Display number of colors:1.073 billion colours
Display Resolution:3440 x 1440
Display sRGB: Yes
Display surface:Matt
Display Technology:AH-IPS / IPS
HD type:UltraWide Quad HD / Wide Quad HD
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
Native Aspect Ratio:21:9
Panel type:AH-IPS
Pixel Pitch:0.00915 x 0.00915 / 0.0103 x 0.0103
Response Time:5
Screen shape:Curved
Supported graphics resolutions:3440 x 1440
Supported video modes:1440p
Viewable size, horizontal:31.3
Viewable size, vertical:13.4
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240
Annual Energy Consumption:71 / 79
Energy efficiency compliance:B / Unspecified
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (standby):1.2
Power consumption (typical):49 / 80


Cable lock slot:N
Height adjustment: No
LED Indicators:Ready, Reset, Status, Switch / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes
Tilt adjustment: Yes
Tilt angle:-5 - 15
Tilt angle range:-5 - 15
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100


Built-in camera: No
Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:14 / 7
TV tuner integrated: No


Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Other Features


Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / AC, DisplayPort, HDMI / DisplayPort, HDMI / HDMI, AC, DisplayPort

Packaging Data

Package depth:6 / 6.89
Package height:20 / 20.2
Package weight:24.9 / 25.4 / 27.3
Package width:35 / 35.6


Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Mean time between failures (MTBF):50000
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio Output: Yes
Built-in USB hub:Y
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone Out:Y
Headphone outputs:1
Number of upstream ports:1
Thunderbolt ports quantity:2
USB hub version:USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:2 / 3 / 3, -
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240
Annual Energy Consumption:71 / 79
Energy efficiency class:B / Unspecified
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (standby):1.2
Power consumption (typical):49 / 80

Thin Client

Thin client installed: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3 / 3.9 / 4.17
Depth (with stand):7.99 / 8.82 / 8.9
Height:14 / 14.6
Height (with stand):18 / 18.6
Package depth:5.98 / 6.89
Package height:20 / 20.2
Package weight:24.9 / 25.4 / 27.3
Package width:35 / 35.6
Weight:17.2 / 18.2
Weight (with stand):18.1 / 19 / 19.8
Weight with stand:18.1 / 19 / 19.8
Width:32.7 / 33
Width (with stand):32.7 / 33