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LG 34WK95U Review: 5120×2160 HDR UltraWide Professional Monitor

By April 23, 2019 No Comments
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Introduction

The LG 34WK95U-W is the first ultrawide monitor with a 5120×2160 screen resolution; it’s aimed at those looking for a premium 21:9 picture quality.

Image Quality

LG has dubbed the 5120×2160 screen resolution as ‘5K2K’ though you may see people referring to it as 4K ultrawide, 5K ultrawide, or 2160p ultrawide as well.

Such high resolution on a 34″ screen of the LG 34WK95U results in a pixel density of 163 pixels per inch which is equivalent to 4K UHD on a 27″ display.

The monitor is based on LG’s nano IPS panel which boasts 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut (135% sRGB) for stunning color quality and accuracy.

Other panel-related specs are similar to the previous-generation IPS technology and include a 450-nit peak brightness, a 1,200:1 static contrast ratio, dithered 10-bit color depth (8-bit + FRC), and 178-degree viewing angles.

In addition, the LG 34WK95U supports HDR which will provide you with a boost in maximum luminance to 600-nits for compatible content.

Although the monitor lacks proper local dimming for the optimal HDR viewing experience, you still get a notable improvement over the standard image quality; in fact, the LG 34WK95U ultrawide monitor has VESA’s DisplayHDR 600 certification.

Performance

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We didn’t find any dead pixels nor excess backlight bleeding and IPS glow on our unit, and although the brightness uniformity could be a bit better, it’s more than acceptable.

The LG 34WK95U has a response time speed of 5ms (GtG) which is enough to eliminate ghosting in the everyday use while gamers most likely won’t be interested in this monitor as 5120×2160 at 60Hz is more demanding than 3440×1440 at 120Hz.

Further, the display is factory-calibrated and delivers impeccable color accuracy straight out of the box.

Features

In the OSD (On-Screen Display), you will find plenty of features and settings including the advanced 6-axis and gamma (four profiles) adjustments.

The monitor has dedicated picture presets for both HDR and SDR viewing modes (Custom, Vivid, and Cinema) as well as the HDR Effect feature which simulates HDR for non-compatible content.

Other picture presets include sRGB, DCI-P3, EBU, Rec. 709, SMPTE-C, Color Weakness, and two custom Calibration profiles.

You also get the On-Screen Control software which allows you to adjust most of the OSD-related settings in a desktop app rather than in the menu.

Design & Connectivity

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While connectivity options are abundant, there is a catch. There are two HDMI 2.0 ports, but HDMI 2.0 will limit you to 3440×1440 resolution.

So, for 5120×2160, you will need to use either the DisplayPort 1.4 or the ThunderBolt 3 port (USB-C) but you’ll need to make sure that your device supports Intel’s Titan Ridge Thunderbolt 3 with up to 40 Gbps.

Other ports include a headphones jack, an audio line-in for the 2x5W built-in speakers, and a dual-USB 3.0 hub.

The design of the LG 34WK95U monitor is simple but modern with thin bezels, a height-adjustable stand (up to 110mm), tilt, and VESA mount compatibility.

Price & Similar Monitors

The LG 34WK95U price is around $1,300 which is reasonable considering its cutting-edge specifications.

On Amazon, you will also find the LG 34BK95U-W model which is the same monitor but with a different warranty.

For more ultrawide displays, visit out best ultrawide monitors buyer’s guide.

Conclusion

Thanks to its stunning image quality with vibrant colors, crisp details, and extensive screen space, the LG 34WK95U will spark the imagination of any content creator – given that they have a compatible and powerful enough device.

LG 34WK95U Specifications

Screen Size34-inch
Resolution5120×2160
Panel TypeNano IPS
Aspect Ratio21:9 (UltraWide)
Refresh Rate60Hz
Response Time5ms (GtG)
Speakers2x5W
PortsDisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0
Other Ports2x USB 3.0, USB-C (Thunderbolt 3), Headphones Jack
Brightness450 cd/m2
Brightness (HDR)600 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio1200:1 (static)
Colors1.07 billion (8-bit + FRC)
VESAYes (100x100mm)
HDRVESA DisplayHDR 600

What We Loved

  • Wide color gamut
  • Accurate and consistent colors
  • High pixel density
  • Ergonomic design and rich connectivity options

What We Didn’t Like

  • Expensive
  • Low contrast ratio for the optimal HDR viewing experience

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Joseph is a tech writer and copy-editor that has written and ghostwritten hundreds of articles for different online magazines and blogs. He now writes and manages DisplayNinja to ensure it stays as the people’s favorite resource.

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