One of the most pleasing to the eyes and moved me to be really productive is the LG 34WL85C Ultra-wide Curved monitor. This loan unit from LG Philippines retails for P45,999. For a content creator and a blogger like me, I would definitely invest in this. Video editing, media consumption, browsing plus a lot more in just one display is a one really nice experience. I particularly liked the color science, the built-in speaker, and the VESA compatibility of this monitor.
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LG 34WL85C specs
34-inch IPS Curved Display
HDR 10 support
3440 x 1440 pixel resolution
21:9 aspect ration
1000:1 contrast ratio
5ms response time
2 x HDMI ports
1 x DisplayPort 1.4
2 x USB 3.0 (upstream/downstream)
3.5mm audio port
2 x 7W speakers
The LG 34WL85C Ultra-wide Curved monitor is a massive monitor. The stand is made up of solid construction which in itself can already upon assembly. You can tilt the entire monitor and adjust the height without any issue at all.
While it is a massive device, assembling it is quite easy, something that LG engineers carefully studied. Connecting the stand to the base is made possible with a tool-less screwdriver. Mounting the stand to the monitor is just a snap-on and you are good to go.
Should you want to buy a third-party monitor mount, the space, where you snap in the stand, is where the VESA mounts are located.
In terms of ports, this monitor is quite generous to have two (2) HDMI, one Displayport, a thunderbolt, two USB ports, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The built-in speakers produce decent audio. It is not one of the best ones around, but it is good enough for audio playbacks, conference calls. When the speaker is in use, the volume control is via the joystick the bottom of the monitor (of which is the central setting of the monitor is adjusted).
This one has a 21:9 aspect ratio which means a lot of space to work on. You can fit multiple windows on it and still be productive.
In the photo above, I have Photoshop, Google Chrome, calculator, a text editor, calendar, and Apple’s finder all in just one huge space.
It is like working on a really big table where everything is within your reach.
Of all the monitors I have reviewed this year, this one will sit on rank 1. This is the best monitor for all my needs — for my video and photo editing, the colors are pretty accurate. Like I mentioned in the introduction of this article, I especially like the built-in monitor. Given that it has 2 7-watts speakers, the audio is clear but there is the absence of the base.
If you are a frequent visitor of this site or a YouTube subscriber of Tech Patrol, you’ll know that I am not a gamer. That’s not my thing. So this monitor was used as a productivity tool all throughout this review.
I have a 15-inch late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina. This alone has already a large screen. But I make use of Apple’s multiple spaces to organize my work. An external monitor made me even more productive. The LG 34WL85C 34 inch UltraWide Curved IPS monitor made my life so easy.
Finally, if you are into stock trading and you monitor a lot of charts, you’ll be very happy with this monitor.
For your price reference, LG’s UltraWide monitors start at P12,699 for the 25”, P14,799 for the 29”, P29,499 for the 34” while the 34-inch curved version retails for P45,999.
Should you want to purchase this monitor, here’s the product link on Lazada.