The LG 34UC80-B review is dedicated to the premium-quality monitor with a curved design which is widely considered as a way better for gaming and watching movies than standard flat monitor design. This model from LG features large 34-inch diagonal and UltraWide QHD (3440 x 1440) resolution which makes it a great choice for working with complex video editing programs and gaming.
The LG 34UC80-B 34-inch monitor is very wide: without a stand, it takes 32.2 x 14.2 x 3.5 inches (32.2 x 17.6 x 9.9 inches with stand). The whole unit weighs 18.3 pounds.
Except for the IPS display that provides wide viewing angles, the LG 34UC80-B includes a lot of other features that make the picture look not just decent but impressive. For example, thanks to the sRGB 99% color gamut, you can see a lot more color shades than it’s possible to see on the usual monitor. This feature is vital for photographers and graphic designers that need to see the picture in the most natural and accurate colors.
Additionally, the LG 34UC80-B specs also include HDR10 support. It makes bright colors brighter and dark colors darker by rendering the picture’s individual areas. Thus, the monitor is definitely able to provide a cinematic experience.
The 21:9 aspect ratio works great in combination with a curved display. This allows you to simultaneously monitor a large number of video footage and effects when working with editing programs.
Thanks to the Screen Split 2.0 feature, you can divide the monitor into two sides which allows for multitasking. The screen is wide enough to ensure a convenient work on both of split sides.
The monitor features virtually borderless design: the borders are very thin, and you almost don't notice them due to the large dimensions of the screen. However, the bottom bezel appears to be thicker than the top and side panels.
The 34UC80-B stands on a curved stand that is made of aluminum that ensures stability. It holds the monitor firmly, so it won’t wobble if you accidentally hit the desk. This stand also has adjustable height and tilt. The LG 34UC80-B can be mounted on the wall as well (100 x 100 VESA size).
The onscreen controls allow for quick access to the most important monitor’s functions: split-screen, monitor settings, and 5:9 preview.
All the inputs are located on the dedicated panel on the right part of the monitor’s rear panel. Except for two HDMI 2.0 ports, there are also two USB 3.0 (Type-C) ports. They allow connecting any portable devices (like your phone or tablet) to the monitor for quick recharging. They also can be used for 4K video display and data transfer. Note that the panel for connectors is located too close to the center and sealed deeply into the monitor's body which makes it hard to access.
Concluding this LG 34UC80-B 34-inch review, I can assert that this monitor can be used for a lot of activities: from gaming and watching movies to working with complex editing programs. There are a lot of features to provide a superior image: sRGB 99% color gamut, HDR10 support, and the curvature which offers an immersive watching experience. The split-screen feature allows for great versatility.
This way, I would recommend this model for those who don't mind spending a significant amount of money on a premium-class monitor that is able to ensure durability and multipurpose.