Objects of Desire: LG 31MU97-B 4K Monitor

February 17, 2015

By Greg Scoblete

The 4K era has dawned, but what good is a 4K camera without a display capable of showing off all those pixels? LG’s new display, the 31MU97-B, may be just what you need to kick-start your 4K workflow. This 31-inch monitor has a resolution of 4096×2160, so there are enough pixels to display true 4K and UHD sources in all their resolution-soaked glory—provided your graphics card is up for it. The 31MU97-B uses in-plane switching technology for a wide viewing angle and with a color depth of 10-bit, it’s capable of displaying 1 billion colors. In more concrete terms, it can display more than 99.5 percent of the Adobe RGB color space and 97 percent of the DCP-P3 color standard, so both stills and cinema editors can be confident they’re working in a color accurate environment. You can also carve up the display’s generous real estate so that one half of the screen displays the sRGB color space while the other shows Adobe RGB. The monitor’s 17:9 aspect ratio gives you just a bit more horizontal working space than typical 16:9 monitors offer. The 31MU97-B also packs a decent audio punch via a pair of 5W speakers. There are two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort and four USB 3.0 ports on hand for connecting PCs and other devices.

Price: $1,400