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Review on LG 34WL85C-B Ultrawide Curved Monitor with 🌊 3440X1440P Resolution, Adjustable Tilt and Height, HD IPS Screen by Pete Maier

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Very good for most applications

I am happy with this purchase. I had a previous 34 inch LG monitor but the slim model. He died suddenly, so I got this one. I hope it lasts longer because I'm not used to computer hardware just randomly breaking down. The resolution is 3440 x 1440 on both the old and new monitors. That compares very well to the old monitors, but I would pay a bit more for an even higher resolution if that were possible. The color and brightness of this monitor is good, and the stand is much better than the old 1. Once adjusted, you can raise, lower, and tilt it without tools. Just slide it where you need it. The tilt feature is very important for a curved monitor because you want it to be at eye level. Otherwise everything looks more curved than it already is. Setup was easy. The packaging was very secure, although I now have to get rid of a lot of non-recyclable foam. I have mixed feelings about the onscreen control software. These options for splitting the screen in different ways can be useful. For example, sometimes I split the screen into 3 equal parts to fit 3 documents or web pages side by side. They snap into place much more easily than by hand, and dragging the divider between sections resizes the two pieces at the same time. You can have up to 8 sections in 12 different preset layouts. On the other hand, there are sometimes delays in the system that do not occur without the on-screen software. Sometimes the layout selection window does not want to close. I have Windows 7 so your results may vary. Also (and this may be hardware related) the ability to display individual inputs together is very limited. I don't think you can display two HDMI inputs at the same time, e.g. For whom is that? If you need to judge straight lines or proportions by eye, DO NOT buy this monitor. Any non-vertical line will look naturally curved on this screen. Landscape painters, architects, and some gamers might want to stay away. On the other hand, if you need to see a lot of detail at once, this screen is very good. The curvature makes objects on the edges more visible than on a flat screen. Text adapts to curved lines very easily. For things like charts it's more of a distraction, but in this case you know straight lines are straight and if they're not straight it doesn't really matter. Mechanical designs require careful calculations, so I trust math more than my eyes anyway. If you're looking at LG's full lineup, good luck. There's a bewildering array of features and model numbers, and there are instances where you might have different combinations of features, but not necessarily the ones you need most. It's not just about "getting the best you can afford". Be prepared to make a list of the features that matter most to you and make compromises. For me, this monitor seems like a good choice.

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Pros
  • Great addition to the trading platform I have set up. The second one I bought allows you to display 5 screens.
Cons
  • Restricted ports and entrances

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