This ultrawide monitor has a native resolution of 5120 X 2160p, and is marketed as a serious professional’s display. It actually has the highest resolution for Ultra Wide monitors, and is comparable to a 4K UHD of a 27-inch screen size. It’s poised to deliver top notch image quality thanks to its 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, but serious gamers might shy away from it due to the 60Hz standard refresh rate. Despite this, The LG 34WK95U’s award as the Best Monitor at the Verge Awards in 2018 solidifies its stance as one of the best computer monitors in the market.
Why We Like It – LG 34WK95U
The high end LG 34WK95U is an Ultrawide 5K Display that spots an astounding 34-inches of screen space, and features Nano IPS Panel technology that absorbs excessive light for increased color purity. The monitor can handle HDR content, supports Thunderbolt 3 connectivity for Macbook Pro users and has a standard refresh rate of 60Hz for smooth pictures.
Working on the LG 24WK95U is a pleasure since unlike the 24-inch Acer R240HY, the wide screen size allows you to have multiple apps or tabs open at once. Black and white colors appear well balanced due to the 1000:1 contrast ratio, and its input lag of 9ms remains acceptable as low enough for fast paced gaming. At a response time of 5ms, the monitor doesn’t exhibit any ghosting, but being an IPS panel, there is some measure of IPS glow, though negligible.
Compared to the HP VH240a, the LG 24WK95U’s design doesn’t have too many highlights, save for the curved metallic stand. The monitor does have a great build quality and is meant to last you a long time after purchase. The display can’t be rotated between portrait and landscape mode, but it’s height can be adjusted to match your viewing level. In terms of connectivity, the IPS panel offers 2 HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port and 3 USB ports.
The LG 34WK95U’s Nano IPS technology does it well since it offers better viewing angles than what you’d get from an ordinary IPS panel. This, coupled with a crisp native 5K2K resolution allows for high-res content viewing. The monitor offers amazing long term value since it comes packed with the latest connectivity, and unlike the LG 34UM69G-B, it comes with HDR10 support for an unrivaled viewing experience.
LG 34WK95U Wrap Up
The top range LG 34WK95U does a lot to set the standard in what an UltraWide display should offer, but it’s lack of AMD FreeSync technology and standard refresh rate do little to encourage gamers to purchase. Basics such as Flicker Free technology are also missing, but when all is said and done, the LG 34WK95U remains an award winning monitor that any professional should consider when upgrading their workspace.
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