Go Curved or Flat with the LG UltraWide 34UC97 or 31MU97-B Monitors


Curved displays have become all the rage lately, and LG has stepped into the rounded ring with the 34" 34UC97-S UltraWide QHD Curved Monitor. Get ready for a futuristic all-encompassing viewing experience, as this curved IPS display allows you to see your movies, photos, and documents in an immersive environment without sacrificing crystal-clear graphics. With its 21:9 aspect ratio, you have far more screen real estate to play with, so you can edit documents, view photos, and even watch a movie—all at the same time—in stunning QHD 3440 x 1440 resolution.

The LG 34UC97 supports Dual Link-Up functionality, allowing you to connect two separate devices to the monitor while maintaining a 1:1 ratio, effectively dividing the screen in two. This unique feature lets you stream content from two different devices simultaneously, so you can watch videos or play games on half of the screen while working on documents or putting together a spreadsheet on the other half of the screen.

Integrated IPS (in-plane-switching) display technology ensures the curved display can be viewed from a 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angle. This IPS display also features more than 99% coverage of the sRGB color space, providing the same colors on the display as you see in real life. To complete the multimedia experience, LG has added dual 7-watt stereo speakers featuring MaxxAudio technology, which helps provide deeper bass and clearer highs.

Connectivity is crucial when deciding which monitor to purchase, and the LG 34UC97 goes above and beyond with Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, allowing up to 20Gbps bi-directional transfer speeds. The dual Thunderbolt ports also let you daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt-compatible devices for flexibility in your desktop setup. In addition to Thunderbolt 2 connectivity, you will also find two HDMI ports, one DisplayPort, two USB 3.0 downstream ports, and one USB upstream port.

If curves aren’t your thing, you can check out the 31" 31MU97-B Digital Cinema 4K Monitor. This flat panel monitor also features IPS (in-plane switching) display technology to provide enhanced 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles, and covers more than 99% of the sRGB color space. What sets this monitor apart is the DCI film industry standard, Digital Cinema 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution, which provides much more detailed content.

The enhanced 4K resolution and widescreen 17:9 aspect ratio make this the perfect monitor for graphic design. With the innovative Dual Color Space mode, you can split the screen in half, using each half in a different color mode simultaneously. You can even view content in both Adobe RGB and sRGB formats side by side, to see what the final printable copy and final web copy will look like, without switching modes or screen configurations.

Whether you opt for the curvaceous 34UC97-S UltraWide QHD Curved Monitor or the true 4K 31MU97-B Digital Cinema 4K Monitor, you will not be disappointed, as each display has a lot to offer. The 34UC97-S features versatile connectivity, including Thunderbolt 2 ports, making it easy to daisy chain this display with a variety of Thunderbolt compatible hard drives and displays. The 31MU97-B lacks Thunderbolt connectivity but makes up for it with true 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution, offering digital cinema picture quality, along with Adobe RGB and sRGB compatibility.

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i will definitely get this one, specially over the apple 27''