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LG UltraWide Ergo review: A decent monitor on an excellent arm mount

Tim Danton
12 Oct 2021
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Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
450
inc VAT

The LG UltraWide Ergo is a surprisingly affordable 34in monitor that comes with a high-quality and flexible arm mount

Pros 
Versatile and flexible arm mount
Accurate sRGB-calibrated panel
Competitive price
Cons 
No curvature
No USB-C port
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The most striking feature of the LG UltraWide QHD IPS HDR Monitor Ergo (henceforth known simply as the LG UltraWide Ergo) is obvious: rather than a stand, it comes with an arm mount that attaches to your desk. This means you can push the screen away when you don’t need it, pull it close when you do.

The 130mm of height adjustment helps too. The 34in IPS panel is tuned for the sRGB colour space, and within those confines it’s accurate: 98.3% coverage with an average Delta E of 0.4 are the kind of figures I like to see.

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LG UltraWide Ergo review: Design and features

Other figures are more modest. Although this LG supports HDR10, with a peak brightness of 330cd/m² you shouldn’t expect eye-popping scenes. And while it’s always nice to see support for AMD FreeSync, a 5ms response time and 75Hz refresh won’t thrill gamers.

Instead, it excels for work. With 3,400 x 1,440 pixels across a 34in diagonal, you have all the screen space you could ever want. Once you're familiar with Windows 11 and its slick windows management tool, it will be easy to slip between having three screens side by side or your own custom setup.

My only caveat is that a 34in screen works more effectively if it’s curved, simply because you need to turn your head if you want to read what’s on the extreme sides of the screen. In LG’s defence, this is where the arm mount comes in useful, as you can grab it and move the screen sideways with ease.

LG also deserves praise for its onscreen display. It’s controlled via a button mounted under the logo in the middle of the screen, and it’s simplicity itself to switch between picture modes (for example Cinema or FPS), tune brightness and control the audio from the 7W speakers. They’re great for radio and video calls, but too fuzzy to enjoy music to its full.

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LG UltraWide Ergo review: Verdict

The one obvious omission is a USB-C connector, and the two USB-A ports are around the rear – not the easiest area to access. Still, with a competitive price to match its striking ergonomics, this is an attractive screen for people who seek a flexible workspace.

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