While LG was not quick to introduce gaming monitors, they are now expanding at a faster rate. Last months they introduced a new 24-inch model, a 43-inch monitor that was also more or less positioned as gaming-monitor, and this 34-inch measuring 34UM69G-B, a wide full hd monitor with gaming-aspirations. With its average price of 445 pounds / 499 euros it is clearly positioned below the curved 34uC79-B, although its minimum price is 400 pounds / 449 euros in our Price Comparison.
The 34UM69G-B does not have a curved panel. That this is a gaming monitor should be clear because of its red accents on the base and the presence of Freesync, with a modest range of 40-75 Hz. The panel rests on a height adjustable base and in terms of connectivity it offers something new: aside from displayport and hdmi it has a USB Type-C input, which can also be used to send a displayport signal. It has built-in speakers, but a usb hub or audio input are missing.
This model performs better than its more expensive, curved family member in terms of maximum brightness and its minimum brightness is a lot lower, which is rather pleasant in the dark. The contrast is comparable with that of the 34UC79G: solid, but not as great as that of the va-competitors. The 34UM69G-B performs a lot better than any other monitor in this test in terms of its uniformity, the monitor has a great uniform backlight. A great result for a monitor of this aspect ratio. The colour quality is certainly not bad, although the colour temperature is slightly low. The response times are not great, while we do see significant overshoot. Fortunately there is no input lag, and this monitor is the most economic when it comes to power consumption by far.