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LG 34GN850 Review Rundown

LGPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 93%
Pros**
  • DisplayHDR 400, HDR10
  • Ultra-wide form factor
  • 1800 curvature
  • Rich color reproduction
  • Stand with tilt and height adjustments
  • High 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
  • Support for NVIDIA G-SYNC
  • High 91.16 % screen-to-body ratio
Cons**

    Summary

    LG 34GN850-B reproduces most colors well except for dark and saturated colors, thanks to its Nano IPS gaming monitor with 1ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate. It's not the best choice for dark room gaming due to its low contrast ratio and its horizontal viewing angles aren't as good as other IPS monitors.
    This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

    Rundown

    digitaltrends[1]

    Sentiment Score[*] 77%
    Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
    The LG 34GN850 is great not only for immersive competitive gaming, but also for productivity. It's large, has a wide color gamut, accurate colors, and delivers a consistent, uniform, sharp image. Samsung's G7 series is the only monitor I've tested that outperforms this LG.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • High-refresh rate IPS panel
    • Wide color gamut
    • Excellent motion clarity
    Cons[**]
    • Mediocre build quality
    • No dimming zones

    rtings[2]

    Sentiment Score[*] 49%
    Reviewers from rtings have found the following[***]:
    The LG 34GN850-B is an impressive gaming monitor. It has a large high-resolution screen, superb response time, and an exceptionally low input lag. However, it's not the best choice for dark room gaming and the stand's poor ergonomics make it harder to adjust the monitor to your optimal viewing position. It gets bright enough for most rooms, but it may struggle a bit if there's a lot of sunlight.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Large screen size and ultrawide format
    • Outstanding response time and low input lag
    • Excellent coverage of the Adobe RGB color space
    • Wide viewing angles
    • Incredibly fast response time
    • Great contrast ratio
    Cons[**]
    • Poor ergonomics
    • No local dimming
    • Only decent peak brightness
    • Sub-par contrast ratio makes it less suitable for dark rooms
    • Not as good as most IPS monitors

    t3[3]

    Sentiment Score[*] 78%
    Reviewers from t3 have found the following[***]:
    The LG UltraGear 34GN850 is an ultrawide, curved gaming monitor. It features Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync technologies, a wide colour spectrum (98 percent of the DCI-P3 colour gamut), and a refresh rate of up to 160Hz. Despite its size, the monitor never feels overly flashy – a hint of red plastic around the back and on the V-wing stand are the only variations on black. The monitor responds instantly to any connections you hook up, and drops to a power saving mode when there's nothing to show.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Flexible design
    • Good contrast ratio
    • Good gaming performance
    Cons[**]
    • Not the best for gaming
    • Not the most powerful

    techadvisor[4]

    Sentiment Score[*] 70%
    Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
    The LG UltraGear 34GN850 is a remarkable piece of gear. It takes away the compromises that dogged gaming displays in terms of colour representation and delivers a solution that works well for both play and productivity applications. It's light, it's bright, the colours are punchy, and the refresh is fast. It also supports G-Sync and FreeSync, HDR10 and Vesa DisplayHDR 400 support.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Bright, punchy colours
    • 144Hz refresh rate
    • G-Sync and FreeSync support
    Cons[**]
    • No HDR10 support
    • Poor contrast in low light conditions

    techradar[5]

    Sentiment Score[*] 78%
    Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
    LG UltraGear 34GN850 is a full-featured 34-inch curved gaming monitor. The Nano IPS panel sports 3,440 by 1,440 pixels and a 160Hz refresh. You also get both Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium support. But the panel lacks VESA DisplayHDR400 certification. It also lacks local dimming and tops out at 400 nits.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros[**]
    • Gorgeous IPS panel
    • 120Hz refresh
    Cons[**]
    • No G-Sync support

    References

    1. ^ LG 34GN850-B review: The best ultrawide for $900, if you can find it. digitaltrends. 2020-10-20 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    2. ^ LG 34GN850-B Monitor Review. rtings. 2020-06-09 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    4. ^ LG UltraGear 34GN850 review. techadvisor. 2020-07-14 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    5. ^ LG UltraGear 34GN850 review. techradar. 2020-07-22 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
    **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
    ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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