LG 34UC79G 34" IPS FreeSync 144Hz Curved Ultrawide - £399.99 @ Box
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LG 34UC79G 34" IPS FreeSync 144Hz Curved Ultrawide - £399.99 @ Box

£399.99£565.9729%Box.co.uk Deals
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Refreshed 19th Jul (Posted 12th Jul)
Crazy price for such a great screen has it all apart from 4k, although at this price range thats to be expected.

This is way over £500 closer to £600 at the majority of other places, Amazon £572.73, laptops direct £565.97
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Picco4 m ago

this is gonna get hotter than Istanbul summer....


i don't think so, after all it is a 1080p monitor with 5ms response time, nothing impressive in it
Would be a great deal if it was 3440×1440, I'm not sure it's enough for a 34 inch screen, I have the 29 inch LG ultrawide with 2560x1080 and probably wouldn't want a larger screen with the same res.
This site is getting worse and worse for the bedroom tech guru opinions. Not everyone can afford a card that will power a 1440p ultra wide but maybe they can a 1080p. I get that some folk trying to point out that a 1440p/144hz ultra wide is the current best gaming monitor but to get the fps you're looking at atleast a 1080 which is a £500 card. This lets people play immersive games with the fov at 144hz and power it without spending more than the monitor again on a card. How's about just add heat if it is a GOOD deal, that's really what the site is about.
for a moment I was hoping for a 3440x1440. Still a very good price
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this is gonna get hotter than Istanbul summer....
Picco4 m ago

this is gonna get hotter than Istanbul summer....


i don't think so, after all it is a 1080p monitor with 5ms response time, nothing impressive in it
for a moment I was hoping for a 3440x1440. Still a very good price
bobo535 m ago

for a moment I was hoping for a 3440x1440. Still a very good price


I reckon there is a 35" benq with that resolution@100Hz listed here.
Would be a great deal if it was 3440×1440, I'm not sure it's enough for a 34 inch screen, I have the 29 inch LG ultrawide with 2560x1080 and probably wouldn't want a larger screen with the same res.
The resolution is 2560 x 1080 in case anyone was wondering.
Only it was 4k
Berwhale12th Jul

Better... …Better... https://www.ebuyer.com/811126-acer-xz321qu-31-5-wqhd-144hz-hdr-display-um-jx1ee-009?mkwid=s_dc&pcrid=51482416139&pkw=&pmt=&gclid=Cj0KCQjw-JvaBRDGARIsAFjqkkph-qqkK1409roE7wCQvmOk__PUXeQTGTeSWTYDgcwtqQSI3jDyhXMaAoL0EALw_wcB


Yours is VA panel, this one is IPS. Not sure how much difference in real use compared.
dasBOT2 h, 13 m ago

i don't think so, after all it is a 1080p monitor with 5ms response time, …i don't think so, after all it is a 1080p monitor with 5ms response time, nothing impressive in it



it clearly states 1ms
Berwhale12th Jul

Better... …Better... https://www.ebuyer.com/811126-acer-xz321qu-31-5-wqhd-144hz-hdr-display-um-jx1ee-009?mkwid=s_dc&pcrid=51482416139&pkw=&pmt=&gclid=Cj0KCQjw-JvaBRDGARIsAFjqkkph-qqkK1409roE7wCQvmOk__PUXeQTGTeSWTYDgcwtqQSI3jDyhXMaAoL0EALw_wcB



Pretty sure that's TN, not IPS so not better.
grimmer201516 m ago

Only it was 4k


Yeah it would be amazing if my car was a Ferrari as well but different bugets
MasterAK2 h, 15 m ago

Would be a great deal if it was 3440×1440, I'm not sure it's enough for a …Would be a great deal if it was 3440×1440, I'm not sure it's enough for a 34 inch screen, I have the 29 inch LG ultrawide with 2560x1080 and probably wouldn't want a larger screen with the same res.


Of course it would be, it would be the deal of the century because 34inch 2k ultrawide screens at 144hz+ start around £800 for anything that is branded. This is half the price so It's obviously not going to be 2k.

I'm not sure if your statement is based on opinion or on fact after seeing it in real life? Pro reviewers who have say it's perfectly acceptable in this price range
Edited by: "twiggy9999" 12th Jul
twiggy99992 m ago

Of course it would because 34inch 4k ultrawide screens at 144hz+ start …Of course it would because 34inch 4k ultrawide screens at 144hz+ start around £800 for anything that is branded, this is half the price so It's obviously not going to be 4k.I'm not sure if you're statement is based that opinion or on fact after seeing it in real life? Pro reviewers who have say it's perfectly acceptable in this price range [Video]


That's not 4k, that's 2k.

This monitor is just a large 1080p monitor, you will likely be disappointed as it's stretching the 1080p quite a bit... (Yes, that's the vertical, but it is a huge monitor still).
Bought this from Overclockers in October for £388.99 and I have never looked back.

I can't recommend it highly enough; I've used it for work, lots of gaming and playing in 144hz ultrawide on PC has basically stopped me even using my PS4 anymore as it just looks so good.

If you're in the market for an Ultrawide at this price point I am an extremely satisfied customer
Nate14922 m ago

you will likely be disappointed as it's stretching the 1080p quite a …you will likely be disappointed as it's stretching the 1080p quite a bit... (Yes, that's the vertical, but it is a huge monitor still).


Ahh right pro reviewers on youtube who have actually used the monitor and reviewed it have said its perfectly fine for this price range. What monitor did you base your opinion on?
Edited by: "twiggy9999" 12th Jul
Is there a noticeable difference in 120hz and 144hz?
Picco2 h, 34 m ago

this is gonna get hotter than Istanbul summer....


Why is only a 1080 1440, yes.
GunnerGraham17 m ago

it clearly states 1ms


There is no IPS monitor with 1ms responze time. Did you even bother to check the deal's page?
Hi,

How does this model from Box compare to this other model from Amazon guys?

amazon.co.uk/gp/…h=1

I had the LG 29UM68 29 inch Ultrawide IPS Monitor (2560 x 1080 version and the screen was very good. Not sure about the 34" on same resolution.
I've got this exact model - it's fine for gaming at this size/resolution, but I'm often wanting 3440x1440 for desktop use. I will be upgrading later down the line. Also, it's best set to 120hz, as the screen brightness drops at 144hz slightly. Also, the pixel response isn't the fastest, so while there isn't any distinct ghosting, it's a touch more blurry at high refresh than some of the better options. This is definitely a monitor of compromises, but knowing that, it's awesome.

Ultrawide is a "once you've tried, you never go back" kind of affair, and I do think that it's best impact comes at the 34" size.

I bought it for £380 early 2017 though, so this is an okay deal based on recent prices (closer to £500), but not great either. I don't think this monitor is worth the RRP with how cheap the 100hz 35" 3440x1440 VA panels have become. Under £400 is okay though.
Wyld_Stallyns12th Jul

Pretty sure that's TN, not IPS so not better.


That's a bit of an overgeneralization and the Acer has a VA panel. In terms of specs on paper...

The Acer has a higher resolution and a lower response time than the LG. It's also brighter and has a much better contrast ratio (as it would need to claim to be HDR). For general use, I would argue that the extra resolution is worth the money alone.

Full comparison of specs here: displayspecifications.com/en/…e4c
qal1h12th Jul

Is there a noticeable difference in 120hz and 144hz?


Honestly, not really. I lock mine at 120hz because it seems to perform better there. I'm not the most competitive of gamers, but I generally aim for the 85-90fps range. 90fps is the sweet spot, and anything more is gravy which is why I'd be fine with a 100hz 1440 ultrawide. But if you're really into twitch shooters or perhaps really fast moving games with fast peripheral like racing games then the higher speeds can matter.
Berwhale12th Jul

Better... …Better... https://www.ebuyer.com/811126-acer-xz321qu-31-5-wqhd-144hz-hdr-display-um-jx1ee-009?mkwid=s_dc&pcrid=51482416139&pkw=&pmt=&gclid=Cj0KCQjw-JvaBRDGARIsAFjqkkph-qqkK1409roE7wCQvmOk__PUXeQTGTeSWTYDgcwtqQSI3jDyhXMaAoL0EALw_wcB


Not ultrawide so utterly irrelevant.
twiggy999917 m ago

Ahh right pro reviewers on youtube who have actually used the monitor and …Ahh right pro reviewers on youtube who have actually used the monitor and reviewed it have said its perfectly fine for this price range. What monitor did you base your opinion on?


My 27 inch 1440p, 144hz, compared to my 24 inch 1080p 144hz monitor. The 1080p is at the maximum size I would be happy with 1080p, vertically.

"Pro" reviewers on youtube, I love it. You mean the reviewers who get paid to review it?
Beehj8413 m ago

I've got this exact model - it's fine for gaming at this size/resolution, …I've got this exact model - it's fine for gaming at this size/resolution, but I'm often wanting 3440x1440 for desktop use. I will be upgrading later down the line. Also, it's best set to 120hz, as the screen brightness drops at 144hz slightly. Also, the pixel response isn't the fastest, so while there isn't any distinct ghosting, it's a touch more blurry at high refresh than some of the better options. This is definitely a monitor of compromises, but knowing that, it's awesome. Ultrawide is a "once you've tried, you never go back" kind of affair, and I do think that it's best impact comes at the 34" size. I bought it for £380 early 2017 though, so this is an okay deal based on recent prices (closer to £500), but not great either. I don't think this monitor is worth the RRP with how cheap the 100hz 35" 3440x1440 VA panels have become. Under £400 is okay though.


Finally someone who talks some sense instead of comparing it to £800+ models.

In your opinion what is a good choice around the same price in the '100hz 35" 3440x1440 VA panels' bracket? I'm not massive on gaming so the benefit of having 3440x1440 (with a higher refresh rate maybe?) for the same price would be better suited for me
Edited by: "twiggy9999" 12th Jul
twiggy999917 m ago

Finally someone who talks some sense instead of comparing it to £800+ …Finally someone who talks some sense instead of comparing it to £800+ models.In your opinion what is a good choice around the same price in the '100hz 35" 3440x1440 VA panels' bracket? I'm not massive on gaming so the benefit of having 3440x1440 (with a higher refresh rate maybe?) for the same price would be better suited for me


You just want someone to say this monitor is great? It's mediocre and there are better gaming options at this price range. The 'ultra wide' is unappealing as it's 1080p resolution, if you are going to spend 400+ on a monitor, you want 1440p at minimum.

It's a common discussion, at least for gaming, that the ultrawides that are 'just' 1080p are sub par for gaming. But ok, find the echo chamber.
Upgraded to this monitor a few months back from a small lg ultra wide. The biggest upgrade was the 144 refresh. My god. Like going from SD to HD. I don't get the moans that it's only 1080p. I sit arms length from it. If you look you can see slight pixeling on text. But I bought this for gaming and with my Vega 56 it's faultless 'in my eyes'. People's standards are different.
Nate149235 m ago

You just want someone to say this monitor is great? It's mediocre and …You just want someone to say this monitor is great? It's mediocre and there are better gaming options at this price range. The 'ultra wide' is unappealing as it's 1080p resolution, if you are going to spend 400+ on a monitor, you want 1440p at minimum.It's a common discussion, at least for gaming, that the ultrawides that are 'just' 1080p are sub par for gaming. But ok, find the echo chamber.


1080p is fine for gaming, ultrawide 1080p is even better because of the increased field of view (if your game supports/allows it), but many people do other things with their PCs as well as game, and for those people I would recommend a 1440p QHD screen over an ultrawide 1080p screen of a similar size. That's why I posted the link to the Acer above.
Edited by: "Berwhale" 12th Jul
Berwhale12th Jul

1080p is fine for gaming, ultrawide 1080p is even better because of the …1080p is fine for gaming, ultrawide 1080p is even better because of the increased field of view (if your game supports/allows it), but many people do other things with their PCs as well as game, and for those people I would recommend a 1440p QHD screen over an ultrasound 1080p screen of a similar size. That's why I posted the link to the Acer above.


Yes, 1080p is "fine" for gaming. I'm saying this is not "great".

How easy and simple is this? I said this monitor isn't great for gaming. It's mediocre (fine, average, ok, acceptable), it's not great.

At 400 quid, I want something great for gaming. Find the 1440p models. Skip the ultra wide, unless that's exactly the feature you desire.

You can find predator 27 inch 144hz or 165 hz Gsync IPS monitors that hover near 400 quid, and the Freesync equivs for marginally less. Those are 'great'. Anyway, I don't see why it's such a foreign concept that someone will come on a thread and say 'this isn't great'...
What sort of graphics card do you need to drive this beast? Mine is a few years old, does it need a recent one? Thanks!
lmukuk14 m ago

What sort of graphics card do you need to drive this beast? Mine is a few …What sort of graphics card do you need to drive this beast? Mine is a few years old, does it need a recent one? Thanks!


That's the beauty of the resoution being 2560x1080. Most cards will drive it well, e.g. AMD 580, Fury, Nvidia 1060, etc.


"Nate14921 h, 48 m ago...you will likely be disappointed as it's stretching the 1080p quite a bit..."

When someone says this, it's completely wrong. Nothing is stretched.


"kyeungHi, How does this model from Box compare to this other model from Amazon guys?

amazon.co.uk/gp/…h=1

I had the LG 29UM68 29 inch Ultrawide IPS Monitor (2560 x 1080 version and the screen was very good. Not sure about the 34" on same resolution."

Hi kyeung, I have the 34UM68-P and it's very similar to this one, but, if I had to make a choice, I would choose the 34UC79G here for gaming.
Edited by: "imdurc" 12th Jul
lmukuk27 m ago

What sort of graphics card do you need to drive this beast? Mine is a few …What sort of graphics card do you need to drive this beast? Mine is a few years old, does it need a recent one? Thanks!


Matrox Mystique or ATi Rage should suffice for this res
how did ips screen get 1ms ?
Nate14922 h, 16 m ago

Yes, 1080p is "fine" for gaming. I'm saying this is not "great". How easy …Yes, 1080p is "fine" for gaming. I'm saying this is not "great". How easy and simple is this? I said this monitor isn't great for gaming. It's mediocre (fine, average, ok, acceptable), it's not great.At 400 quid, I want something great for gaming. Find the 1440p models. Skip the ultra wide, unless that's exactly the feature you desire.You can find predator 27 inch 144hz or 165 hz Gsync IPS monitors that hover near 400 quid, and the Freesync equivs for marginally less. Those are 'great'. Anyway, I don't see why it's such a foreign concept that someone will come on a thread and say 'this isn't great'...


If your gonna go ultra, dont mess about just getoa 3440x1440.

its like back in the day of buying a 720p hdtv, whats the point.
heat good for the price
laptopsdirect.co.uk/ele…BwE buy this for over £100 less, overclock it to 100Hz and enjoy. I've got this monitor, fantastic for the price
MasterAK5 h, 59 m ago

Would be a great deal if it was 3440×1440, I'm not sure it's enough for a …Would be a great deal if it was 3440×1440, I'm not sure it's enough for a 34 inch screen, I have the 29 inch LG ultrawide with 2560x1080 and probably wouldn't want a larger screen with the same res.


I have 2560x1080 on lg 34". For gaming it's great as once you get into game you don't notice but the aspect ration helps greatly. But multitasking and desktop work of prefer higher resolution. Great price though
Berwhale12th Jul

Better... …Better... https://www.ebuyer.com/811126-acer-xz321qu-31-5-wqhd-144hz-hdr-display-um-jx1ee-009?mkwid=s_dc&pcrid=51482416139&pkw=&pmt=&gclid=Cj0KCQjw-JvaBRDGARIsAFjqkkph-qqkK1409roE7wCQvmOk__PUXeQTGTeSWTYDgcwtqQSI3jDyhXMaAoL0EALw_wcB


Agree
1ms IPS? It's a TN panel.
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