Review 34-inch monitor LG 34WK95U with Nano IPS-matrix, a resolution of 5120x2160 and HDR


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LG's assortment currently includes a lot of monitors of different classes and designs, including gaming,

budget, top 4K, curved, flat.Today we received one of the current top monitors, LG 34WK95U, in which the company has collected most of the possible modern technologies that the manufacturer has in its arsenal. It is positioned as the ultimate solution for professional photographers and video editors. Let's see how good he is in reality.

What is it?

LG 34WK95U - 34-inch monitor with 10-bit NanoIPS matrix, 5K2K UltraWide resolution (5120&#215;2160), 60 Hz refresh rate, 178° viewing angles, maximum declared brightness 450 cd/m2 (peak 600 cd/m2), HDR support and matte anti-glare coating.

What makes him interesting?


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LG 34WK95U is positioned as a photo solutionand video processing, which means that the requirements for picture quality are higher than in multimedia or gaming models. The monitor uses a 34-inch matrix with a 21:9 ratio and an unusual 5K2K UltraWide resolution (5120×215;2160). To put it simply, this is if you add another 33% of the area to the side of a 27-inch 4K monitor. This will be really convenient when processing 4K video: you can see the entire picture plus the toolbar. The so-called Nano IPS matrix is ​​used (we’ll look at what it is in more detail below), which has a color gamut of 98% of the DCI-P3 color space and 135% of sRGB. The monitor supports HDR and is VESA DisplayHDR 600 certified, one of the standard requirements is a peak brightness of 600 cd/m2. At the same time, the maximum display brightness is 450 cd/m2, static contrast is 1200:1. Ports include DisplayPort, 2xHDMI, 1xThunderbolt 3 (including the ability to supply power to a connected laptop) and a USB 3.0 hub. Bonuses include a built-in 2x5 W audio system and a game mode with Dynamic Action Sync technology to reduce input lag. Although, given the resolution and 60Hz refresh rate, gaming is not the main feature of the monitor.

What is included?


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The kit includes the monitor itself, a power cable (unitbuilt-in power), DisplayPort, Thinderbolt 3, USB cables for connecting the hub, several clamps and a bracket for neat cable management, and documentation.

What does the LG 34WK95U look like?


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The monitor looks strictly and neatly, whilevery stylish. The entire front panel is a single plane with anti-reflective coating, in the off state it looks like a solid black surface. Frames are thin on all four sides. Minimalism of appearance adds the complete absence of any signs in front, LG decided to even remove the logo, which is usually located under the screen:


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The monitor has no glossy parts, all plastic is dull. The front part is black, the back is white:


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Stand wide, made of metal withplastic cover in silver and a small logo on the right side. It is made in the form of a thin part of the circle, LG called it Edge-ArcLine. In any case, it looks stylish:


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The whole back of white matte. In the middle - a platform for fixing the legs, to the left of which are connectors:


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The platform with connectors is slightly recessed, which will be convenient in the case of mounting on the wall (it is provided by the design):


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Below is a five-way joystick for adjusting the monitor. This solution LG has long been used in their monitors. Simple and quite convenient. On the sides - perforation, under which are stereo speakers:


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The appearance of the LG 34WK95U turned out to be as practical as possible: nothing superfluous, while at the same time it looks stylish, universal.

What with usability, adjustment and connectors?


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The design of the monitor and stand familiar, withoutsome exotic features. Only basic adjustment of height and tilt, rotation and portrait orientation is not provided. The height adjustment range of the monitor is 110 mm:


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The slope can be adjusted from -2 ° to 15 °:


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All ports are located on a small site inrecess to the left of the mounting leg. From the connectors there are two HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, Thunderbolt 3 with Power Delivery support, two USB 3.0 ports (plus USB 3.0 Type B for connecting a hub) and headphone or speaker output:


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All cables can be carefully assembled using a removable bracket:


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To control the monitor settings you canUse the on-screen menu, which is controlled by the joystick. When you click the first time you click, the on-screen menu of quick settings appears from which you can switch the signal source, monitor operation mode, go to monitor settings, or simply turn it off. In the advanced menu there is a switch of preset picture modes, manual settings for color rendition, brightness, contrast, a lot of advanced settings, including the operation mode of USB ports, switches for Super Resolution +, DFC functions:


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For PC there is an OnScreen Control application, whichusing special modes, it allows you to split the screen in different versions, make approximately the same settings as using the on-screen menu, and also &#8220;link&#8221; certain settings for applications. As a result, the monitor itself will switch when the corresponding application is launched:


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And what about the quality of the picture?


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The monitor uses an AH IPS matrix with34-inch diagonal, W-LED backlight and resolution 5120x2160. The width is 10 bits, but this is an 8 bit + FRC variant. HDR is supported and the monitor is certified for VESA DisplayHDR 600. The monitor's secret weapon is its proprietary Nano IPS technology. To describe it as simply as possible, a layer of nanoparticles is applied to the W-LED backlight of the screen, which absorb light with a certain wavelength. For example, some shades that somewhat distort the picture. This improves color accuracy. Matrices with Nano IPS have a much wider color gamut than usual: they promise up to 98% of the DCI-P3 color space and up to 135% sRGB.


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The matrix has a frequency of 60 Hz, response time of 5 ms,viewing angles of 178° horizontally and vertically, maximum declared brightness of 450 cd/m2 and peak brightness of 600 cd/m2 (the latter is one of the conditions for VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification). The picture is excellent, the viewing angles are maximum. The monitor is not curved and there is no critical unevenness of backlighting or glare. We measured the monitor's performance in preset modes, the performance is very close to the stated ones. In HDR, the maximum brightness was 581.694 cd/m2, the black field brightness was 0.507, and the static contrast was 1147:1. In user mode, the maximum brightness was 432.372 cd/m2, the black field brightness was 0.457 cd/m2, and the contrast was 946:1. Factory calibration is very good, in sRGB mode all indicators are close to the reference ones, and the color error coefficient ΔE does not exceed 4:


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In DCI-P3 mode, the monitor demonstrates the corresponding color gamut, which is significantly wider than sRGB, but the picture goes a little blue in shades:


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A similar situation in the Cinema mode:


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All measurements were made at the factory settings, without adjustment. Nobody forbids correcting the picture to suit your needs, although everything is very good.

What are the additional features?


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As already written above, the working environment can be shared.on various configurations of several windows, which is quite convenient for such sizes and resolutions of the monitor. Let the built-in speakers not replace a good audio system, but they sound surprisingly loud and not bad in quality, there will be more than enough for watching movies. Of the useful functions, it is possible to charge the laptop from the monitor (85 W) and transfer a picture over the same cable. It is very convenient, no need to additionally connect a laptop to a wall outlet.


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The monitor is equipped with a light sensor andIf you wish, you can enable automatic brightness adjustment. Of course, there are proprietary image enhancement technologies. Including Digital Fine Contrast (DFC), which (in theory) makes the picture more contrasty, the Super Resolution+ function to improve picture clarity. There is a gaming mode with Dynamic Action Sync technology to reduce input lag, although the monitor itself is not positioned as a gaming one. For hardcore gamers, the refresh rate of 60 Hz will not be enough, but occasional gaming is quite comfortable.

In the dry residue

Monitor LG 34WK95U - an interesting universalsolution for a bunch of use cases. The large diagonal, resolution and high-quality matrix with a wide color gamut, high-quality factory calibration and HDR support allow it to be used for photo and video editing, simple office work, and for entertainment purposes such as watching movies or playing games. Although the latter is only for casual gamers who play occasionally to relax. The monitor looks very stylish, is equipped with a USB hub and a full set of modern video inputs, including Thunderbolt 3 with the function of charging external devices. This will allow you to simply connect the laptop to the monitor with one cable and work (of course, if the laptop supports Type-C charging). As you would expect, they will ask for an impressive amount for the LG 34WK95U. The monitor will go on sale in April, the price will be40 000 UAH

5 reasons to buy LG 34WK95U:

  • high-quality 34-inch AH-IPS matrix 5120x2160 with good calibration;
  • high peak brightness, wide color gamut and HDR support;
  • stylish appearance;
  • a complete set of modern video interfaces, including Thunderbolt 3;
  • a hub with two USB 3.0 and the ability to charge 3 devices connected via Thunderbolt.

2 reasons not to buy LG 34WK95U:

  • high price;
  • You are looking for a faster monitor for gaming.

LG 34WK95U-W

The world's first monitor with a resolution of 5120x2160

The LG 34WK95U-W is a 34-inch screen for 5K resolution. Its brightness can reach 600 cd / m². The monitor is height adjustable and equipped with a Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port.

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Specifications of LG 34WK95U

Diagonal
34&#8243;

Matrix type
AH-IPS (Nano IPS)

Aspect ratio
21:9

Resolution
5120x2160

Contrast
1200:1

Viewing angles
178 / 178

Pixel pitch
0.1554&#215;0.1554 mm

Response time
5 ms

Brightness
450 cd/m2 (600 cd/m2 peak)

Coating
Anti-glare

Connectors and ports
Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort 1.4, 2xHDMI 2.0, audio 3.5 mm, 2xUSB3.0, Kensington Lock

Wall mount
VESA 100&#215;100

Size (with stand)
816.9x559x234.3 mm

Weight (with stand)
9 kg

 
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