The LG 34WK95U-W was introduced at the beginning of the year at CES 2018 and has been hotly awaited ever since, being one of the rare specimens of a 34" monitor with 5K2K (5,120 x 2,160 pixels) resolution - almost all other 34 inch monitors have only 4K UltraHD resolution. Due to its extremely large screen area with above-average resolution, the large color gamut and the possibility of color calibration, it is predestined for professional video editing. Now it is finally available in sufficient quantities.
It uses a factory calibrated 10Bit (8bit+A-FRC) Nano-IPS panel, which supports the DisplayHDR 600 standard including local dimming and covers the professional DCI-P3 color space to 98%.
The panel is above average bright with 450 nits and has a viewing angle of 178° horizontal and vertical, a contrast of 1,200:1 and a response time of 5ms. The LG 34WK95U-W doesn&t deliver a real 5K (i.e. 5,120 x 2,880) like the LG UltraFine 5K 27", but 5K2K or 5K WUHD due to its 21:9 format - the vertical resolution with 2,160 pixels corresponds to that of UltraHD 4K. However, 5K2K still offers 33% more space on the desktop than an UltraHD monitor due to its higher horizontal resolution.
The new one from LG has two HDMI, a DisplayPort and a Thunderbolt 3 port and also two USB 3.0 ports - the Thunderbolt 3 port provides 85 watts of charging power for connected notebooks (and then also functions as a USB 3.0 hub, thus saving further cables). For the protection of the eyes (and to save energy) an automatic brightness adjustment to the ambient light can be activated. It can be tilted by -5/15° and adjusted in height by 110mm, but cannot be tilted sideways. Using the included Tru-Color-Pro software and a colorimeter, the LG 34WK95U-W can be color calibrated by hardware.
But unfortunately several reviews of disappointed MacBook users (and meanwhile also an official note from LG on the product page) indicate that the LG 34WK95U-W doesn&t work with current MacBooks Pros (2018) via Thunderbolt 3 - but the connection via Thunderbolt 3 to DisplayPort works and allows the display of 5.120 x 2.160 with 60 Hz.
Perhaps the only drawback (or second for MacBook Pro 2018 users) is the fact that the LG 34WK95U-W doesn&t have a curved display despite its extremely wide screen, which would make work easier for many users at the given size.
The LG 34WK95U-W is now available from various dealers at a price of around 1,300 Euro.
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