The LG 34WP75C-B is a reasonably-priced solution for gaming and work-from-home use with an ultrawide screen and USB-C. it uses a curved VA panel with a high contrast ratio instead of IPS which is usually reserved for more expensive models. Let’s check to see if it’s a solid performer that can take the crown as the best half a grand ultrawide for gaming and productivity.
LG 34WP75C-B Specifications
- Screen Size: 34 Inches
- Resolution: 3440 x 1440 UW-QHD
- Aspect Ratio: 21:9
- Panel Technology: Vertical Alignment
- Refresh Rate: 160Hz
- Response Time: 1ms MBR
- Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 300 cd/m²
- Built-in Speakers: Yes (2 x 7 Watts)
- Stand: Height – Yes
- Stand: Tilt – Yes
- Stand: Swivel – No
- Stand: Pivot – No
- VESA Compatibility: Yes (100 x 100)
- Connectivity: DisplayPort 1.4 x 1, HDMI 2.0 x 2, USB-C PD65W x 1, 3.5mm Audio Jack x 1
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 31.85” x 22.37” x 10.24”
- Weight: 16.98 lbs
Design and Features
The LG 34WP75C-B sports a simple yet aging aesthetic that you can find on most of its budget options like the lower-tiered 34WP65-B. It has a matte black finish unlike the high-end models with matte white, but it doesn’t look cheap in comparison. The display has a bezel-free design, but you still get minimal inner borders on the top edge and the sides of the screen.
It’s a large monitor and you have to consider its width first before pulling the trigger to avoid issues and more spending. It is 32-inch wide and a little over 10 inches deep, so some peripherals might get displaced if your desk is narrow. However, it’s light enough to be carried around at 16.98 pounds so rearranging your desktop should be easily doable.
This monitor can be considered a budget model, but its overall build quality is still decent. The plastic panels feel slightly thinner, but they are still reasonably durable so they won’t easily flex or crack when moderate force is applied. The included stand can keep the large screen upright, but it can still wobble if you hit or nudge the screen accidentally.
You also get an OSD joystick with the LG 34WP75C-B even if it’s a budget model. LG has been doing that for all of its monitors, and we think every brand should follow suit in making the user experience friendlier. This model is also compatible with the brand’s OnScreen Control app so you can access some of its settings and features directly from your OS.
The stand included with the package offers tilt and height adjustments for your comfort and convenience. That’s all you will need for a curved ultrawide since you only have to center it and get a good angle that works with your line of sight. You can still use VESA mounts, but they are only necessary if your desk is quite small or if you have multiple displays on deck.
The LG 34WP75C-B includes DisplayPort 1.4 and two HDMI 2.0 slots, but it also has a 65-watt USB-C slot with DP Alt mode. The latter can be used to power and receive signals from USB-C laptops so you can also use the monitor for work. Note that only the DP 1.4 slot and USB-C support the full refresh rate while the HDMI slot is limited to 100Hz.
Another great feature of the is its 7-pair of Maxx Audio speakers which definitely sound more powerful than the regular built-ins. They can put out a decent amount of volume with acceptable bass so they can be used for gaming and media consumption. Headsets will always be better, but it’s nice to have a capable set for when it is too hot to put on your pair of cans.
Display and Performance
The LG 34WP75C-B boasts a 34-inch curved VA panel with a 3440 x 1440 resolution, a 160Hz max refresh rate, and a 1ms MBR response time. The backlight has a 300 cd/m2 maximum while its contrast ratio is listed at 3000:1 like most VA panels. It’s not VESA-certified for HDR performance, but LG did mention that it’s HDR10 compatible.
1440p ultrawides are popular for both gaming and productivity because of the horizontal expansion it offers. It doesn’t have the same pixel density as 27-inch QHD variants, but images are still crisp and detailed. It gives you more room to maneuver with or enjoy an eye-popping field of views in immersive games.
The LG 34WP75C-B renders 100% sRGB and 80% DCI-P3 for full colors in games and movies. It’s not pre-calibrated, so its deltaE average is quite high at 3.35, unlike its premium siblings. This isn’t surprising since it is a budget model, but this is only an issue if you are editing or creating content.
Calibrating the monitor reduced its deltaE average to a healthier 1.45 which makes the screen look more natural and balanced. However, you need a colorimeter to achieve this result since each panel will respond differently to tweaking. We can only recommend buying a colorimeter if you are going to use the display professionally, but it is also worth noting that there are better options out there.
The LG 34WP75C-B’s backlight reached 321 cd/m2 at 100% brightness while its contrast peaked at 3677:1 at 60% brightness. It can fight a decent amount of glare in well-lit rooms and it can produce deep blacks, unlike IPS panels. This type is great for games and movies since dark scenes and images look more convincing since they are not washed out.
VA panels are known to have slower pixel response times, and the LG 34WP75C-B isn’t an exception. It doesn’t show it unless the monitor shows fast and contrasting transitions which will reveal some trailing and persistence. Setting the monitor’s overdrive to its Fast level helped, although anything higher than that will induce overshoot.
The LG 34WP75C-B is compatible with FreeSync and G-Sync so can always game without worrying about tearing and stuttering. Dual compatibility is a must-have feature now since both GPU brands have suitable cards, so it’s nice not to be stuck with either one. Input lag sits at 4ms at 160Hz, so there is no need to worry about delays while enjoying your favorite titles.
Thoughts on the LG 34WP75C-B
The LG 34WP75C-B is a decent choice if you want an inexpensive ultrawide that’s suitable for both gaming and productivity. It’s not the fastest monitor out there, but it offers great gaming performance even if it has a few limitations. It is well-built with just the right amount of features like its handy USB-C slot which adds a new category of usage.
However, it is not perfect so you can’t expect top-tier features and performance from a high-refresh ultrawide. But in our opinion, these minor flaws like the panel’s slower pixel response time are easy to overlook if you consider how affordable it is.
- Very Affordable
- High Contrast
- FreeSync and G-Sync Compatible
- Limited Features
- Prone to Blurring
- USB-C Limited to 65 Watts
About the Author: Paolo is a gaming veteran since the golden days of Doom and Warcraft and has been building gaming systems for family, friends, and colleagues since junior high. High-performance monitors are one of his fixations and he believes that it’s every citizen’s right to enjoy one. He has gone through several pieces of hardware in pursuit of every bit of performance gain, much to the dismay of his wallet. He now works with Monitornerds to scrutinize the latest gear to create reviews that accentuate the seldom explained aspects of a PC monitor.
Harvey Norman and Scorptec say it is a IPS panel
Paolo Reva says
Hi, JonH. That could be a different model. For reference, please check this product page out. Cheers!