Input Lag is still measured using the Leo Bodnar lag tester at 1080p. The LG supports 1:1 scaling modes as well as aspect and wide. In all these modes I had the exact same results so whatever scaler LG is using for this is very quick. If you run a game at native resolution or scaled you will likely see similar results.

Processing Lag Comparison (By FPS)

I measure lag at a scant 18ms. For almost all gamers this should be fast enough, and with the extra wide view you’ll potentially see more of the environment when playing games. Of course, this is dependent on the game, and some games will simply crop the top and bottom rather than expanding your field of view.

Gamutvision reports that 73% of the AdobeRGB gamut is covered by the LG 34UM95. This is right by the 99% of sRGB coverage that LG specifies for the display, and what you should expect with White LEDs and an IPS panel.

LCD Color Gamut

The power draw is comparable to a 27" LCD despite the larger size of the LG monitor. Even with a USB hub and Thunderbolt ports, the power draw is good here considering the size and resolution.

LCD Power Draw (Kill-A-Watt)

Candelas per Watt


Display Uniformity Conclusions


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  • blackmagnum - Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - link

    The Koreans are on a roll with product diversity! Reply
  • SulianJeo - Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - link

    I've always felt that the Korean companies seem to push for innovation the most. There are certainly some redundant releases (GS 5), but so many products are really game changing. Reply
  • weiran - Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - link

    This is a nice idea using existing hardware and manufacturing with a very niche market.

    I fail to see where the innovation is.
  • darwinosx - Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - link

    You should read the article you are commenting on then. Also it's hardly a niche market. That is an uninformed and laughable comment. Reply
  • chophshiy - Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - link

    "Innovation" is becoming a meaningless word, thanks to marketing-speak. I agree with weiran; Making an obvious evolutionary step with tech that is easily available and understood should not be referred to as 'innovation'. Reply
  • inighthawki - Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - link

    Sorry, these displays are definitely niche. Very few people see benefit of ultra widescreen displays. There are more people out there that want to go back to 4:3 than those who want to go to 21:9. Reply
  • FlyBri - Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - link

    @inighthawki I would have to disagree that this monitor is "niche". Based on the form factor and resolution, it's actually quite versatile, and a better option than a 4K monitor at the moment (due to the current state of graphics cards). Many reviewers are saying how versatile this monitor is for both productivity and gaming. For instance, you can even use this monitor as a regular 1440p 27" monitor (with black bars, of course) if you so choose. One review I watched had the reviewer stating that he already had negative preconceived notions about this monitor and form factor, and ended up realizing how absolutely amazing it is and how he couldn't be without it now.

    I don't think it's niche because I think it genuinely could be a better alternative to a dual monitor setup, and I don't believe those to be niche. Not as prevalent? Yes. Niche? No. I would would say 4K monitors are more niche than this monitor.
  • fokka - Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - link

    what you say makes sense, but i'd still call a 21:9 monitor with a unique resolution "niche". 4k is the future and will be the mainstream in a couple years. this? not so much. Reply
  • marcosears - Thursday, October 09, 2014 - link

    I agree... Most people will want to get one of the top monitors at a more reasonable price range. /Marco at Reply
  • Marthisdil - Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - link

    It's niche because it's $1000 Reply

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