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Review: LG 34UM67 AMD FreeSync Monitor

by Ryan Martin on 19 March 2015, 16:00

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD), LG Display, LG Electronics (066570.KS)

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Conclusion

The combination of its sleek design with a vibrant IPS panel, that feels like two displays merged into one, is a tempting proposal. FreeSync sweetens the deal...

The LG 34UM67 has an MSRP of $649 while its little brother, the 29UM67, can be purchased for $449. Compared to other ultrawide monitors the new LG FreeSync display holds no additional price premium. In fact, the monitor is cheaper than the equivalently spec'd LG 34UM65 which lacks FreeSync support. Such aggressive pricing bodes well for the competitiveness of FreeSync displays in the marketplace.

As a FreeSync monitor the LG 34UM67 is certainly a unique implementation as few vendors are pushing into the ultrawide space and even fewer are doing so with FreeSync, LG is the only vendor to offer such a product. Whether or not such a monitor becomes commercially viable, or will be popular among gamers, remains to be seen. On paper, at least, the LG 34UM67 may fail to inspire since it has a lower resolution, lower refresh rate and higher price than other FreeSync monitors, notably the 27in 144Hz QHD variants.

 

 

 

Despite the absence of value for money there's something decisively charming about the LG 34UM67. The combination of its sleek design with a vibrant IPS panel, that feels like two displays merged into one, is a tempting proposal. FreeSync sweetens the deal for gamers, even if the supported frame-rate range should be wider for the price and resolution. The ultrawide design has definite advantages for productivity applications and gaming, especially with FreeSync.

The Good
 
The Bad

Excellent panel quality
FreeSync support
Wide viewing angles
Stylish design

 

Lacking stand adjustments
Limited FreeSync range
Expensive

 

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so close.

curved with a wider range and i'm sold.
Same here. Once it's a 3D, 120Hz, 360┬░ enclosed bubble I'm in too. :-D
34 inch gaming monitor… Is this some kind of joke?
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34 inch gaming monitor… Is this some kind of joke?

I must confess I think I am warming to the idea now. I guess that is less desk space than a pair of 24" monitors and most people certainly don't have the desk space for a 3 monitor setup to avoid getting cross hairs where the monitors join. So basically, a poor man's 3 screen setup but in some ways more aggro free.

I was reading a review the other day (can't link, was on my phone sorry) where they said they couldn't get an AMD card to work *at all* with an Nvidia G-sync monitor. Now I can understand the G-sync feature not working, but if it fails to perform as a standard monitor any more then that would be end of story for G-sync for me. Anyone tried it?
A display is a display in the end, gsync would be an ‘added value addon’, so I would have thought it would work at least .

DanceswithUnix,if you could link that review sometime I should think some would be interested