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LG - 34WK500-P 34" IPS LED UltraWide FHD FreeSync Monitor - Gray-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 336 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Robust Monitor

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    CHIEFMECH
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    This LG is my first 34" monitor and it did not disappoint me in any way as i own a 55" LG tv and loved the screen quality so i thought why not try there monitor WOW it blows my two other monitors out of the water! The single toggle multi button is easy to navigate or use the powerful software it comes with for easy adjustments with the screen split and resolution / light settings etc. The connections are easy to access that are positioned straight out the back there are two HDMI input connections i was real skeptical about these connections i wanted DP but i was extremely suprised how good the display looked. Now as for the stand i did not try it as i have a pedistal mount so i cant review it but the reviews are not all pos for that but the build quality of the monitor is very high quality it feels like a well made monitor and the mount on the back has no felx or feels cheap. I have owned this for about three weeks now and this was on sale at the time of purchase but went on clearance again so i got some moeny back!! Between getting this on clearance and selling my old monitor i got a GREAT deal so im very pleased!! FYI This comes with a power adapter that is odd its not like the small brick its small and is integrated into the plug so this does get a little warm but seems to be normal. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE LOOKING TO GET RID OF A DUAL MONITOR SETUP OR EXPAND YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Monitor for a Laptop

    Posted
    Demented1
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    I bought this monitor specifically for work. I am not a gamer, but I spend an inordinate amount of time on the computer for work and use the one that I purchased at my remote office and job trailer with a Dell XPS15 Laptop. The ability to split the screen with the Display Manager software and set it to my needs was welcomed. I can view file folders, specifications and drawings in CAD and PDF, Word Docs, Excel Files, Email and any other combination of files and folders needed to be efficient. The only issue is the line separation between the windows that gives about a ¼” gap. The resolution, contrast and durability of this monitor is good given the fact that I’m constantly moving it from my job trailer to the remote office, so it gets abused. Overall, I gave it a 4-Stars as I have been spoiled by a pair of Dell U3417W Curved Monitors at my home office that are amazing. With that said, I would highly recommend the LG - 34WK500-P 34" IPS LED UltraWide FHD FreeSync Monitor for day-to-day operation and for the cost...the value can’t be beat. It is well worth the investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price (clearance)

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    d0nny
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    Simple enough from a reputable brand. While there are specs that some gamers would want to see (maybe 100-144hz refresh vs the more dated feeling 75hz), if you're coming from 1080p 60hz then this is a good stepping stone for someone on a budget wanting an ultrawide and is okay with this not being a 1440p display. The panel itself is super light which makes using it's VESA 100 mount on other stands a breeze. I was able to throw it on an old stand I have that does rotate and swivel and that has helped. The stand that is otherwise included leaves a lot to be desired but this seems true for any sub 500$ ultrawide monitor. Aside from stand and refresh rate, my only other observation worth noting is that the color could be better. That may be on my end and require me to do a little more tweaking and calibrating, but I feel like they're just not as vibrant as they are on my decade old TN displays Overall, I am happy with this monitor given what my previous display setup was and look forward to keeping it around once I finally make the jump to better and nicer displays. The price point definitely helped.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than I ever could have hoped for!

    Posted
    Phil

    I used this to replace two older 19" Acer monitors to hook up to my Dell G7 15" laptop, and I am NOT disappointed. Even though this thing is gigantic, it takes up less desk real estate than my dual monitor setup did and it sits just high enough for me to place my laptop and cooling pad in front of it without obstructing my view. I am still playing around with the split screen settings, but so far it allows for real quick and easy setups to help with productivity. You can even specify programs to auto open in each of the virtual "screen" areas that you designate using the LG OnScreen Control software, which is a pretty cool time saving feature. No speakers, but I have some external logitech speakers hooked up to the headphone jack in the back of the monitor and can control volume from the joystick button underneath the monitor or from my keyboard. My gaming experience is indescribable with so much screen space. I have successfully tested Guild Wars 2 and Two Worlds 2 in 2560x1080 resolution and it looks phenomenal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Day Trading Monitor

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    MacNation
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    I started "daytrading" stocks again in January. I have a iMac and a MacBook Air. The iMac, 27" monitor, wasn't strong enough to run TD Ameritrade's software without any stutters as I had many windows open at the same time it used up all my RAM. My MacBook Air is brand new and has the capability to run the software and have many open windows at the same time, however, the screen on my Air is only 13 inches. My solution to this dilemma is the LG 34'' Ultrawide monitor. I used this monitor as the extended screen or a mirror of my Air. This enables me to have multiple windows open at the same time on one screen and see many moving parts in one glance. Like the description says, "The broad 21:9 aspect ratio lets you view multiple documents on the same screen for maximum efficiency."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent budget ultra wide monitor

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    tpivette89
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    Caught this when it was on sale ($280), and was a amazing value for the money. I used to have a dual 24" monitor setup, but the bezels in the center of the monitors prevented me from looking directly at my content. With the 34" LG Ultrawide, this is no longer a problem. I have enough screen real estate for a Safari tab open to browse the net, and sidebars for mail, messages, activity monitor, and photos all at the same time... without the distracting bezels of a dual monitor setup directly in front of my vision. For video editing, the 34" screen is amazing. Even though it's "only" 1080p, images, video, and even text are sharp. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Solid entry Ultrawide but finicky and not worth it

    Posted
    kkc1
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    If you absolutely need an Ultrawide, this is the best for the price; but I'll be returning it tomorrow for two 27"s at about the same price. The weird thing about this monitor... whenever it would auto power-down from no input signal, it would then become completely unresponsive to the power button. I'd power up the HDMI device but the signal wouldn't awaken the monitor. I had to unplug the power and hard reboot the monitor each time - multiple times a day. I have it on a surge bar now, so it's a simple switch - but this seems super inconvenient. On top of that, my needs for an Ultrawide just weren't there. It's cool and big - but I'm going to ditch it for two 27" dells that run about the same price total. Also - shout out to Divvy application for MacOS - it can do the screen split features this monitor offers, no need for additional software.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      Hi, I hate to hear you're not keeping the Ultrawide FHD FreeSync Monitior. I understand the frustration with the power issues and want to help. I appreciate the review. If there are any issues that we can take care of for you, please reach out via Twitter at @LGUSSupport or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LGUSSupport and you also can contact us at 1-800-243-0000 for additional help. Thanks! ^ CS LG

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing screen

    Posted
    MJHawaii
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    What else can I say but this is just an absolutely amazing screen I am a little bit older and it’s just kind of screen size that I need where it’s far enough away where I don’t have to have my head right next to the display I can actually sit back in my chair and I can read everything the detail in the screen is very crisp so I’m very happy with it it’s probably one of the best wide screens for the money that you can get out there because for the same size you could easily spend double or triple and you’re not gonna be able to tell the difference on the resolution anyway so I like the value for what you’re getting

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent value for an ultra-wide monitor

    Posted
    TimR
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    I bought this monitor to use primarily for video editing. The wider screen allows me much more real estate for my video timelines and for all the controls that are necessary for editing. It worked just as I hoped it would. The screen is very bright (my calibration software actually took the brightness down a lot), and the resolution looks great. The only downside is that text in certain applications can sometimes not be perfectly sharp. I messed with the ClearText settings a bit, but still not as crisp as my old Apple Cinema display, but that's a high bar to reach. With 2 HDMI inputs I can easily switch between my different workstations as well. Very happy so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Monitor, limited inputs

    Posted
    Redleg27
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    I love this monitor. Excellent picture. The software allows you to divide the screen in a seemingly unlimited number of layouts (personally I like the 3 side by side ones, but they have all kinds of crazy set ups...like 8 different mini-screens). You can mount this thing normal, rotated 90 degrees on either side or even 180 (not sure why you would need to) so it would be great to advertise something on for a small business. No built in speakers, which I prefer. Only downside is the fact that the only inputs are the two HDMIs. I would have like to see a Thunderbolt 2 or 3 on there at a minimum on top of the HDMIs. Bottom line...I’d buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for spreadsheets

    Posted
    SuctionAddict
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    I use two large monitors, and when one died I decided to get this ultra wide screen. I love it. Now I can view many spreadsheet columns without scrolling sideways. It is wide enough so that it could serve as a dual monitor by itself! The picture quality is hd quality. When I used it with a second monitor with a different screen resolution, I found that the cursor would only pass between the two screens in the middle of the adjacent edges. I installed a free program called Little Big Mouse which solved that problem. I am completely satisfied after using it for several months.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than I thought it could ever be!

    Posted
    DJDusty
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    I had a dream of 3 27" monitors using Eyefinety. While that looked gorgeous, I didn't have the room to set far enough away from the displays to be practicle. I opted for this 34" screen instead. (I have 27" IPS monitors for sale now LOL). This display has 2 HDMI outputs and a 3.5 mm jack for your headphones. The detail on the picture is terrific. I'm playing ARK: SURVIVAL EVOVLED on epic settings and the detail is amazing. You should have no worries with this display!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the LG 34”

    Posted
    LikeWO
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    I have now bought 3 of these and love them all! I ha e a dual 34” monitor set up and it has been amazing with the quality and dual inputs. I have a sff tower and a laptop docking station connected and I do t have to reconnect anything when I switch between then. The inputs are switched and I’m off and running. Great monitor to purchase. Good color, easy on the eyes (which is very important for me) and nice Looking. If I dock anything it’s the stand and profile cause them to sit lower than I like. So I added a monitor stand for both and the are perfect height now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    VERY SATISFIED

    Posted
    Dm540149
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    Everything works fine, I connected my surface pro 4 to it so I can have 2 screen, I am really happy with my setup. Everything syncs perfectly. I even have my PS4 connected to my monitor and the screen view is excellent. I am really happy with the price compared to other Monitors with the same size and my Bose companion 2 series III speakers work awesome also a recommendation if you are looking for speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazeballs!

    Posted
    Dex362
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    Bought this to use in my home office. I look at multiple documents and webpages at a time and I’ve been able to view five side-by-side without difficulty seeing them clearly. It’s a crisp, clear picture and auto adjusted to the optimal resolution when I attached my laptop through the HDMI. Advice...use 4K Ultra HDMI cables, you’ll definitely see a difference. The only downfall are the built-in speakers. But who is going to use stock speakers anyway?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wide Aspect Monitor for Accounting/Taxes

    Posted
    FiveO
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    I was excited to get the monitor; however, I had a vga output on my computer. The salesperson told me to try a vga to hdmi adaptor. He told me that it works on some computers but not on all. He was very honest with me. Well the monitor didn't work for me, but it works fantastic with a dell laptop with hdmi output. Because Best Buy is such a great company with great people, I went back and bought an Acer 27" VGA Monitor. Very Happy. So hsppy, I turned around and bought a 55" Samsung LED. Way to go Best Buy! Another happy consumer. I would highly recommend both products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding monitor/great price

    Posted
    Gamer1st
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    I’ve been gaming on pc for 40years now and it was time for a new monitor. This one is beautiful and huge at a great price. Spending over $500 for a “gaming” monitor never made sense to me and neither does buying junk. Since you can’t actually pay screen-shot level attention to moving graphics in the heat of an FPS firefight, this one does the trick more than nicely. It has plenty of display options and enough inputs to be reasonable without having so much going on, (and into it) to jack up the price needlessly. Perfect for my uses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome monitor for a great price

    Posted
    Mal12345
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    Got this on sale so I can’t really complain about the price. The monitor itself is pretty awesome, currently using it as a monitor for my pc. Only taking one star off because it doesn’t come with built in speakers, granted it’s meant to be used as a pc monitor so I guess they assume you already have something set up for sound but still it would have been nice if it included even some small built in speakers. But other than that this monitor is pretty great and met all my expectations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor for work or play

    Posted
    NCDad
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    great for anything productivity related like email or spreadsheets, also has worked great for games, videos, movies, etc...all around I think a fantastic form factor and product especially if you can catch it on sale. The only cons I have found since purchase is if you are using both hdmi inputs with different devices the monitor doesn't auto switch to the active device. Other than that no real problems with the unit at all. I actually just purchased a 2nd one (the next step up one) for a high end desktop build I just completed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good and Wide

    Posted
    HelgaoftheNorth
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    Envy of my gamer son. Looks great on the MMO games I play even using an Nvidia card. There was only one G-sync monitor at Best Buy when I went and it was way too expensive- Yea that aint happening. I prefer the 1080 tall instead of 1440 as I sit in front of it. My eyes can take it in better. Most of my games scale nicely at this resolution. Watching Netflix is a treat either full screen or in a box while I use the rest of the screen for something else. Amazes me every day I have a screen this nice and wide.

    I would recommend this to a friend