The second test model from LG that we will cover is the 34UC97-S, the first 'curved' monitor that LG introduced. This consumer model averages 715 pounds, or 1090 dollars; the higher price compared to the business model is presumably because of the outstanding design with the silver-coloured frame and the beautiful base- which can only tilt. A VESA-mount is absent, but is available separately. The connectivity is exactly the same as the business model: DisplayPort, two times HDMI and two Thunderbolt connections plus a USB hub and speakers.
Remarkably the test results are a little bit worse than the previously discussed model. The greyscale- and colour deviations are a bit higher (albeit still far from bad) and the gamma average is clearly too low. We expected more from a calibrated model. The colour temperature is comparable with that of the 34UC87M-B, as well as the contrast, although the minimum and maximum brightness are a bit lower. The response times are only marginally better, the 16 ms input lag is also present here and the power consumption is about the same as the business model. All in all is the 34UC97-S a good monitor, but the average price and the test results make us prefer the business model. There is also a 34UC97-C, who does not have Thunderbolt connections and is a bit less expensive, but unfortunately was not available for this test.