LG 34GN850B (IPS)

LG 34GN850B (IPS)

LG 34GN850B (IPS)

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BEST RATING
Casual Gaming:
3.0
CASUAL GAMING: Poor5.9/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Poor4.5/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Poor5.9/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Poor5.9/10
RESOLUTION: Fair6.9/10
BRIGHTNESS: Fair6.8/10
CONTRAST: Poor5.9/10
COLOR VOLUME: Poor5.6/10
REFRESH RATE: Fair6.6/10
RESPONSE TIME: Very Good8.0/10
TEXT QUALITY: Fair6.9/10

The LG 34GN850B is an upper midrange IPS LED monitor with a 34-inch screen, featuring a resolution of 3440 x 1440, which provides a spacious and clear display, suitable for both work and play. Its 21:9 aspect ratio and adjustable stand make it a good choice for productivity tasks and immersive media consumption. However, its static contrast is on the lower end, and while it has decent peak brightness, it's not particularly well-suited for HDR gaming and media. The color coverage is broad, making it a solid option for general digital photo editing but not ideal for professional use cases that require precise color accuracy, like HDR video editing or print photo editing. For gamers, it offers a fair refresh rate and low response time, with a variable refresh rate range to reduce screen tearing, but there's no strobing feature to improve motion clarity. Ghosting is minimal, making it good for casual gaming, yet competitive gamers might want something with even faster performance. The monitor lacks HDMI 2.1 but does have HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort connections, and while it's not the best in any single category, it offers a balanced mix of features that could satisfy users who need a versatile monitor for a variety of tasks. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Wide 21:9 aspect ratio for immersive experience
  • High refresh rate for smooth gaming
  • Adjustable stand enhances ergonomics
  • Wider color gamut for vibrant images
Cons
  • Low static contrast ratio, affects dark scene performance
  • Average brightness, may struggle in well-lit rooms
  • Not suitable for high-end HDR gaming or HDR video editing
  • Moderate text clarity, not ideal for detailed productivity tasks

Ratings by Category

Casual Gaming:
3.0
The casual gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, resolution, contrast, brightness, color gamut and screen coating.
Productivity:
3.0
The productivity score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, screen size, pixels per inch, ergonomics and screen coating.
Media Consumption:
3.0
The media comparison score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, contrast, brightness and screen coating

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$631
Screen Size
34"
Resolution
3440 x 1440
Screen Type
LED
Screen Sub-type
IPS
Refresh Rate
144Hz

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
950:1
SDR Peak Brightness
359 nits
HDR Peak Brightness
436 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
No
sRGB Color Gamut
99 %

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
6.2 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
20 - 160 Hz
Strobing / BFI
No
Persistence Blur Score
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6.6/10
Ghosting Score
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8/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
108 PPI
Coating
Matte
Text Clarity Score
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7/10
Image Clarity Score
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7/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

HDMI 1.4 Ports
0
HDMI 2.0 Ports
2
HDMI 2.1 Ports
0
Micro HDMI Ports
0
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
0

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Tim Schiesser | August 2020
"Mid-range 3440 x 1440 144Hz VA monitors are ~$500 to $600 these days. You are getting a much better product for the higher price of the LG, with faster response times and better colors (outside of the contrast ratio), but this is definitely a monitor that is reserved for those that want the best of the best and are willing to pay for it."

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