LG UltraGear 34GN850 – This is the LG ultra gear 34 GN 850, it’s an ultra wide display meaning it has a 21 by 9 aspect ratio and a generous 34 inches.
if it’s perfect. thanks to a well articulated stand and some built-in cable management.
it’s a curved display but i gotta say it’s growing on me. the ultra gear is a gaming monitor first with a 34 40 by 1400 resolution
- Great Nano IPS panel
- Very fast for IPS screen
- A great experience in all respects
- Expensive. very expensive
- HDR400 “only”
- No USB-C
LG UltraGear 34GN850 Features
- Panel size – 34-inch
- Panel type – Nano IPS
- Native resolution – 3,440 x 1,440
- Brightness – 400cd/m2
- Contrast – 1,000:1
- Response – 1ms
- Colour space – 98% of DCI-P3
- HDR support – VESA Display HD400
- Inputs – DisplayPort, 2x HDMI, USB 3.1 hub
- Other – Nvidia G-SYNC Compatible, AMD FreeSync Premium
LG UltraGear 34GN850 Design
The LG 34GN850-B features a simple and smooth design that resembles most of the gaming screens in the LG UltraGear lineup.
It has very thin and slim bezels on all sides and the screen is clearly curved
The holder is not wide, but deep. Fortunately, the feet are thin, which leaves a slightly more usable office space.
The stand differs slightly compared to other LG UltraGear displays, as only the V-shaped ends of the stand touch the table. There are some touches on the stand in red and the back of the screen, but it is not lit.
The back of the screen is plain and simple and looks like most LG UltraGear gaming screens.
The screen is very thick due to the curvature of the screen and the easel also occupies a good amount of space.
The LG 34GN850-B has good build quality. It’s fairly sturdy despite its full plastic body and stable stand
rated for HDR 400 this isn’t the brightest HDR screen but it does support HDR content, and provide an HDR effect for SDR content if you want.
for the unacquainted HDR or high dynamic range allows a monitor to use its entire brightness range to show very bright highlights along with deep shadows.
this doesn’t mean your entire image is going to be brighter but that the brighter parts of the image truly shine.
Since this is rated for HDR 400 that means things like light bulbs, highlights and reflective surfaces can hit up to 400 nits. I tried gaming with the HDR mode and it’s impressive.
as usual for HDR demos though it’s something you have to simply see to believe you just cannot demo it. HDR is easy enough to turn on simply enable it in your OS windows.
If you’re into phone editing video colour grading or just generally prefer more color accurate displays, you’ll know that IPS displays produce much more accurate colours.
have improved viewing angels and tend to cover wider colour gamut. the 34 GN 850 support 98% of the DCI p3 colour gamut and naturally the entire srgb game as well.
you can set the monitor to either its default colour space or a dedicated srgb mode.
so depending on what you do and what you need the options are there.
you’ll notice there are also several presents aimed at different gaming genres which is interesting because they seem to affect black point contrast and response time.
LG UltraGear 34GN850 Ports
Physically there is a wealth of connections on the back to HDMI 2.0 port, and one DisplayPort 1.4 port.
There’s also two USB 3.0 ports both type-a and a larger USB upstream connection to those signals back to your computer.
I find this to be a really nice sweet spot in terms of graphical demand, pixel density and screen real estates.
games won’t have to push as hard as they would for a 4k image, but you still have a sharper image than a 1080p screen.
if your computer can render excessively high frame rates, you won’t experience the dreaded phenomenon known as tearing that happens when your display simply can’t keep up with the frame rate.
you can going anywhere from the mid 90s to mid 130s from my framerate and the change is completely invisible to me, it’s literally game-changing.
this monitor hits 144 hertz and even on a regular desktop the fluidity and responsiveness is incredible.
it can also overclock to 160 hertz though we didn’t test that. This monitor boasts a one millisecond response time, and that’s actually pretty common for gaming oriented displays.