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While this will vary unit to unit, TFT Central found that the luminance uniformity on their unit was poor. The right side of the screen was up to 30% brighter than the left corners of the screen. It wasn't obvious at first glance, however for color-accurate work it could become an issue. See More
Good image quality due to IPS (In-Plane Switching) LED backlit panel made by LG in Korea with 6ms response time and standard 1000:1 contrast ratio and 8-bit colors. This is the same LG IPS panel used in Apple displays, but sold at a fraction of what Apple charges. See More
Good image quality due to IPS (In-Plane Switching) LED backlit panel made by LG in Korea with 6ms (grey-to-grey) response time, 60Hz refresh rate and standard 1000:1 contrast ratio and 8-bit colors. Same LG IPS panels are used in Apple displays, but cost less than half of what Apple charges. See More
Good image quality due to IPS (In-Plane Switching) LED backlit panel made by LG in Korea with 6ms (grey-to-grey) response time, 60Hz refresh rate and standard 1000:1 contrast ratio and 8-bit colors. This is the same LG IPS panel used in Apple displays, but sold at a fraction of what Apple charges. See More
Not all content will stretch well to fit the Ultrawide resolution. Games or videos that don't support the resolution will have vertical black bars on the left and right sides of the screen which take away the benefit of having an Ultrawide monitor. See More
With an HDMI 2.0, MHL, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, and a DisplayPort out port for easy Daisychaining, the U3415W has lots of connectivity options. It also has 4 USB 3.0 ports for connecting a mouse, keyboard, and other peripherals to the monitor instead of the computer, allowing for easier access. See More
The 21:9 aspect ratio, 3440x1440 resolution adds horizontal space which helps with productivity. It allows for two apps to be open at the same time without turning them into a tall, skinny rectangle where you need to scroll back and forth (or, you could have 3 tall skinny windows open at once). See More
If you install LG's software, you will have access to numerous split screen layouts. Similar to stock Windows, you can snap windows to more pre-set arrangements. Support is included for 4 windows (one in each corner), 3 vertical windows, or 3 windows with one dominant window taking up half of the screen (in either horizontal or vertical configuration). See More
Instead of separate buttons, there is a single joystick (located in the middle just below the LG logo) which is used to navigate the menus. It can be pushed in 4 directions (up/down/left/right) and can be pushed in which acts as the selection. It is easy to use, and easy to find even in the dark. See More
The 21:9 aspect ratio is aimed at productivity users. It fits two programs side-by-side much better than regular wide monitors (16:9), and is pretty much equivalent to a dual monitor layout without adding more displays which requires a powerful GPU. Viewing ultrawide content is fantastic - although not all movies or games make use of the extra space available meaning you could see some vertical black bars on the left and right edges. See More
The speakers get loud, and offer good quality audio. There are 2 7W speakers facing downward in the bottom bezel. They won't compete with dedicated speakers, but for most users the benefit of less hardware and cables on the desk will outweigh the performance improvement of dedicated speakers. The monitor is very wide (you could say 'ultrawide'), and already takes up lots of horizontal space on desks leaving less room for speakers anyways. See More
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