This LG 34UC79G-B review can be really useful for gamers searching for a great gaming monitor. This model features a curved design and has a large 34-inch screen, as well as an ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratio, being able to provide a truly immersive gaming experience. This model is also packed with features that are necessary for experienced gamers, like, for example, AMD FreeSync technology support. It synchronizes the vertical frequency of the input signal with the frequency of the output signal, providing a seamless and natural image.
Naturally, with a 34-inch screen, this monitor won’t offer you modest dimensions. This way, along with a stand, it measures 32.7 x 17.7 x 15.7 inches and weighs almost 20 pounds.
The LG 34UC79G-B features a 2560 x 1080 resolution and shows 16.7 million colors providing a truly bright picture. Featuring an IPS panel, it ensures great color accuracy and wide viewing angle to 178° but struggles a bit with black levels. The reflection handling is decent thanks to a flicker-free matte screen.
The LG 34UC79G-B 34-inch monitor has a pixel density of 82ppi which isn’t particularly high, so the pixels are visible when you are close to the monitor.
The monitor has a very high native refresh rate of 144Hz. The response time is another vital consideration for gamers, and this model offers a 5ms response time which is very good for demanding games as you won’t notice any blur on a fast-moving picture.
Another important gaming feature is crosshair. It puts a bright dot in the center of the screen which draws your eyes to the monitor's center where you need to aim. It’s a great reference point when symmetry is important which increases your chance of winning. In addition, there is also a Game mode that adapts the screen for gaming. The Black Stabilizer feature can be activated when you need to reveal more details in dark scenes.
The monitor ships with a CD with the driver, power cord, AC-DC adapter, HDMI and display port cables, and 2 cable holders. However, the LG 34UC79G-B drivers (all existing versions) and the user’s manual can also be downloaded from the LG website.
It goes in a nice-looking black matte enclosure that is accented with red so you immediately see that the LG 34UC79G-B is a gaming monitor. Despite its width, the monitor is well-supported by a wide V-shaped stand, so you won’t have to worry about wobbles. The stand also has a 120mm height adjustment feature and can be tilted back and forward to –5°/ 20° degrees. In addition, the monitor can be mounted on the wall (100mm VESA mount).
There are no buttons on the monitor’s body except for one, joystick button which also functions as a volume control button. The monitor offers a wide range of connectors. All the inputs are located in a special recessed panel on the right side of the rear panel. There you will see two HDMI 2.0 ports, DP input, 3 USB ports, and a headphones jack.
In conclusion, I can say that the LG 34UC79G-B 34-inch 21:9 curved ultrawide monitor is a truly decent model for gamers. Being packed with numerous gaming features, like 144Hz refresh rate, a quick response time of 5ms, crosshair, etc.