World’s first 34-inch, 21:9 curved display delivers truly immersive views


With it's giant 21:9 curved face, the LG 34UC97 UltraWide display delivers stunningly crisp imagery. Photo: LG Electronics
With it's giant 21:9 curved face, the LG 34UC97 UltraWide display delivers stunningly crisp imagery. Photo: LG Electronics

Imagine futuristic and innovative design engineered into a display that’s capable of changing the way work with our computers as well as the way we view what we’ve created. And what if that display is the perfect tool for energetic collaboration?

Before you say anything, check out this new video from LG Electronics, which recently collaborated with artists who are passionate about genuine creativity.

Anybody with an appetite for wide-view monitors has a big new reason to like 34-inchers. The elegantly designed curvy display in the video is LG’s new and optimally expansive 34UC97, a 34-inch, 21:9 QHD display with a kick. It will do more than improve your productivity: The ultra-wide display takes the performance of its applauded predecessor, the 34UM95, up a notch thanks to powerful new features that enhance visual comfort and heighten immersive viewing pleasure.

Best fit for your eyes

The 34-inch 34UC97 monitor packs stunning QHD resolution (3,440 pixels by 1,440 pixels) into its 21:9 format. This means a whole lot more screen room than two 16:9 Full HD resolution monitors put together — 2.4 times more pixel power than a single 16:9-incher with Full HD resolution.

If you think that’s as far as monitors can go, the 34UC97 comes with a curve and advanced technologies that match its supreme width.

It’s been said that a 21:9 display can be a double-edged sword: Wide is good but you might end up with color shift at the corners. Well, that kind of color inconsistency is what you get with vertical-alignment, or VA, monitors.

LG engineered the 34UC97 precisely to address these concerns — the IPS panel in the 34UC97 not only allows wide viewing angle, but also prevents such color inconsistency. Combined with the ideal curve, the 34UC97 gives you a clear field of view and more visual comfort than any other curved monitor available. With its immersive view, the 34UC97 gives viewers vivid colors and an impressively enhanced sense of depth while watching movies or playing games.

sRGB over 99 percent

Aside from its innovative size and color consistency, the 34UC97 boasts another trait only available in high-end displays. Some professional-grade displays realistically express the color level and definition of a high-resolution image, and so does the 34UC97. On its stunningly crisp screen, you will perceive the same color sense as a real subject, as it provides color space of sRGB over 99 percent and IPS display.

With such expansive color space and no room for distortion, you get a picture-perfect sense of what your camera’s color sensor captures or your printer (good ones, anyway) will be pushing out. IPS — which stands for “in-plane switching,” a technology that consistently delivers accurate color from every viewing angle — deserves more recognition in the 21:9 curved-display game, as it is the only solution for fixing color shift in the corners, which VA fails to overcome.

The Mac-compatible multi-port on back of the LG 34UC97 will clear your desk of clutter. Photo: LG Electronics
The Mac-compatible multi-port on back of the LG 34UC97 will clear your desk of clutter. Photo: LG Electronics

Eliminate clutter with Mac-compatible multi-port

Connecting multiple devices to your computer can lead to a tangle of cables that collects dust balls and causes a knot in your head. To put an end to this struggle, the 34UC97’s multi-port lets you centralize connections for your interfacing devices, whether they be cameras, scanners or speakers. Connect all of them at the center back of the monitor — which is furnished with two Thunderbolt 2, two HDMI and two USB 3.0 ports, plus a Displayport — and your work station will look like minimalist art.

For Mac users, the 34UC97 adds a bonus on top. First, it is fully compatible with all Mac computers. Once your Mac’s properly upgraded with the latest version of OS X, LG’s QHD resolution and original four-screen split function can be interfaced (software is provided on a CD).

Second, the twin Thunderbolt 2 slots let Apple aficionados connect a Mac device directly, clocking data-transfer speeds of up to 20Gbps (four times faster than that of USB 3.0) and allowing daisy-chaining of data-storage devices through the monitor (ideally a Thunderbolt 2-compatible device such as the PROMISE Pegasus2).

So, there you have it. The 34UC97 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD display is LG’s bold statement that is capturing the attention of display-savvy techies. The immersive viewing experience for 21:9 cannot be found elsewhere, as LG is the sole innovator that brought the curve and IPS together. Whether for work or pleasure, the 34UC97 is perfect for anyone desiring an ideal display.

This post is brought to you by LG Electronics.


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