Earlier in the year, LG announced the launch of a slew of its latest products to the consumer market and one of them is the LG 34UC79G, a 34-inch curved UltraWideTM gaming monitor. Usually, we would hook monitors up to a PC for monitor testing. However, this time around, we decided to connect it to our PlayStation 4 instead.
Here is our review of the LG 34UC79G.
Key specifications and graphics
The LG 34UC79G is the world’s first 144Hz IPS curved UltraWideTM gaming monitor. It is rocking a 34-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2560 X 1080. With high refresh rate and the inclusion of both Dynamic Action Sync and AMD FreeSync, gaming on this monitor feels smoother than ever. We thoroughly enjoyed the fluid movement of players and characters while playing FIFA18, NBA2K18, StarWars Battlefront and InFAMOUS Second Son.
The brightness and vibrancy of the graphics on the IPS display have been pleasant for the eyes. We were able to game for around five hours before calling it a day. However, for certain games, we do wish to be able to bring up the level of saturation especially, FIFA18, to a level that is equivalent to a live football match on the television.
LG also added a feature called the Black Stabiliser to enhance the details of the graphic. The Black Stabiliser provides extra clear contrast in the game, allowing gamers to detect darker objects hidden in hard to see areas. A useful feature to have, especially when seeking treasures in hidden areas is part and parcel of RPGs.
On its back, 34UC79G monitor has a Display Port, 2 HDMI ports, 2 USB 3.0, a 3.5mm headphone jack and an audio output. The gaming monitor does not have audio projecting out of it even with HDMI input. Though this is not a deal-breaker, we had hoped that the monitor has a decent set of inbuilt speakers given its price tag.
The convenience of having two HDMI ports, on the other hand, allows us to connect an additional device such as the Chromecast to watch YouTube or Netflix when we are tired of gaming.
Buy or Bye?
The LG 39UC79G curved UltraWide gaming monitor is retailing at S$1,099. It is a high price tag for a gaming monitor that has a lower resolution than their competitors. But this should not be the reason why you shouldn’t buy this monitor. It does have many edges above the rest of its rivals such as having the Dynamic Action Sync, AMD FreeSync and the Black Stabiliser, to increase contrast in dark areas. These added features do make the S$1,099 a worthy investment.
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