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LG 34UC80-B Review: Ultra-Wide 34-Inch HD, IPS panel. Ideal For Creatives

LG 34UC80-B Review
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If you’re a creative, content producer or photographer, looking for the next monitor to upgrade to, you may want to consider this LG 34UC80-B review.

The LG 34UC80-B is a behemoth of a monitor that will leave you feeling immersed and absorbed into your multimedia uses and creative projects.

And with a wide and curved panel, you’ll become fully present in when using the display itself. Thanks to its aesthetic design and with the performance, you’ll be able to walk into your room or office and feel proud seeing the display from a distance.

So before investing in the LG 34UC80-B, let’s jump into the monitors’ specifications, design, performance, and features.

Specifications

  • Display: 34-Inch
  • Resolution: 3440×1440 UWQHD
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Response Time: 5ms(GtG)
  • Screen Aspect Ratio: 21:9
  • 1900R Screen Curvature
  • Brightness: 300 cd/m²
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (static)
  • 99% sRGB
  • Colors: 1.07 Billion
  • Stand Tilt, Height Adjustable: Yes
  • Stand Pivot, Rotate, Swivel: No
  • VESA Mount Compatible, 100mmx100mm
  • I/O Ports: 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0, 1x Headphone Jack
  • Weight: 18-lbs
LG 34UC80-B Rear View

Monitor's Design

The LG 34UC80-B display has a 34-inch ultra-widescreen size and gives the monitor a behemoth of a look.

With the 34UC80-B’s bezeless design, you’ll be sure to immerse yourself without the frames getting in the way.

And the display has a beautiful matte-black finish to the design. The monitor looks sleek and impressive as well.

Alongside with its ergonomic stand, the stand has a beautiful wide C-shaped base which allows the monitor to have a solid foundation. So this will prevent the monitor from wobbling nor moving when slightly budged.

With the stand, you’ll be able to adjust the height and tilt the display. However, you won’t be able to swivel, rotate, nor pivot.

But if you’re not satisfied with the stock stand, you can always opt-in for a 100mmx100mm VESA mount, which will give you more flexibility when adjusting the monitors’ position and angles.

Aside with a beautiful stock stand, you’ll also have a 178-degree viewing angle as well, since the 34UC80-B is an IPS panel. You’ll be able to view the display from certain angles and not have the images and colors fade away.

And with the 1900R screen curvature, you’ll be able to be better absorb yourself into your digital moments.

Also, the I/O panels are located in the rear of the panel and are easy to find. Just connect, and you’re ready to go. The I/O’s consist of one DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 2.0, two USB 3.0, and one headphone jack.

Thanks to its two USB ports, you’ll be able to use the LG 34UC80-B as a charging station, and you’ll be able to connect your smartphones and other electronic devices as well.

And with the HDMI 2.0 ports, you’ll also be able to plug in your gaming consoles such as your PS4, or X-Box One, and take console gaming to a whole new level.

You’ll also find the OSD panel located in the back of the monitor as well. Instead of using buttons, you’ll be able to use a joystick.

Using a joystick, it’ll be a lot convenient and more comfortable for you to navigate through the displays settings, and you’ll be able to reconfigure the display with ease.

And you’ll also be able to select a lot of the displays presets from the menu, such as reading mode and gaming mode, which will adapt accordingly to the media that you’re using.

Performance and Design

The LG 34UC80-B has a resolution of 3440×1440 UWQHD, with a refresh rate of 60Hz and a response time of 5ms, which is pretty decent for an IPS panel.

And thanks to its resolution and its screen ratio aspect 21: 9, you’ll be able to have more than enough screen real estate to have multiple windows open and work on different projects as well. With the 21:9 screen ratio aspect, the majority of current games support the widescreen aspect setting as well.

Also, the brightness level is 300 cd/m², with a static contrast ratio of 1000:1, and these are very normal for an IPS panel. You’ll be able to see the brilliant lights and the most vibrant darks when viewing the scenes in saturated environments.

The color accuracy is superb on the LG 34UC80-B, and this is all thanks to the monitor being an IPS panel and also have a 99% sRGB, which will provide you the best image quality and color depth compared from the other two panels.

However, the LG 34UC80-B may not be the fastest, but you’ll sure get crisp pixels and color accuracy, which is very beneficial if you’re an artist, content producer, or an artist.

Because you’ll gain an even more slight advantage when viewing photos or working on detailed projects.

But if you’re a competitive gamer, then you’ll need an even faster panel such as a TN panel, which is one of the fastest displays out of the three panels. Thanks to its rapid 144Hz refresh rate and a quick response time of 1ms, you’ll be able to gain a slight edge over your opponents when investing in the TN displays.

If you’re a casual gamer then, the LG 34UC80-B will be significant enough, since the 34UC80-B is geared for content creators, producers and artists alike.

Pros

  • The screen is 34-inches and has a lot of screen real estate, and you’ll be able to work on multiple projects and have many windows open at the same time. And this is great because you can have a game, a project and have three other windows open simultaneously.
  • The images and text are crisp, and the color accuracy is fantastic. Great if you’re a content producer or an artist
  • 1900R curvature makes this display immersive and will give you that experience
  • Screen brightness is perfect, and you’ll want to adjust the brightness settings from out of the box

Cons

  • The stand may not be ergonomically designed and may have slight problems when adjusting the height of the display, but you can always replace the stand for a VESA mount to gain more flexibility
  • You may see a bit of backlight bleeding in the corner of the screen, but it won’t be as significant for you to notice unless you focus in on them

Thoughts and Conclusion

The LG 34UC80-B is an excellent ultra-widescreen 34-inch display. You’ll have more than enough room for you to work on lots of projects at the same time.

And thanks to its 21:9 screen ratio, you’ll have more room compared to a traditional 16:9 screen ratio.

Being an IPS panel, you’ll get crisp, and sharp images, along with color clarity and vibrancy. And the pictures and colors won’t fade when viewing the display from different angles.

However, if you’re looking for an even faster display and don’t mind a sacrifice of color and image quality, then you’ll need to check out some of the most rapid 144Hz monitors.

And you can also check out some of the even more faster displays such as the 240Hz refresh rates monitors if you’re looking for pure speed.

But if you’re a casual gamer and are more in the creative and producing side of the spectrum, then the 34-inch, widescreen LG 34UC80-B display would be the right fit for you.

If you have any questions or thoughts, please feel free to write in the comments section.

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