With Microsoft Flight Simulator starting to go mainstream, gamers might be looking to tools to make the experience as realistic as possible. Usually coming in a 21:9 aspect ratio, ultrawide monitors make for some of the best gaming monitors for simulation titles, as well as for home office productivity. Both of those needs are hot right now, making Newegg’s current $459.99 deal on the LG 34UB88-P monitor extra appealing.
The LG 34UB88-P monitor is a 34-inch ultrawide that focuses on fidelity and convenience. It has a 21:9 aspect ratio, 1440p resolution and an IPS panel. Plus, it has two Thunderbolt 3 ports and three USB 3.0 ports for charging external devices. It can connect either through its two HDMI connections or two DisplayPort connections, and also has built-in speakers and an adjustable stand.
LG's discounted panel also offers AMD FreeSync compatibility and LG Screen Split, which lets you separate its screen’s real estate into 14 different virtual display presets. The most noticeable drawback here is the refresh rate, which tops out either at 90 Hz or 60 Hz, depending on which port you use. Note that unlike many ultrawides, this screen isn't curved.
Newegg claims that the 34UB88 normally sells for $800, but that’s a bit of an exaggeration. CamelCamelCamel shows a typical price closer to $550. Still, $100 off on this many features isn’t bad.
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Michelle Ehrhardt is an editor at Tom's Hardware. She's been following tech since her family got a Gateway running Windows 95, and is now on her third custom-built system. Her work has been published in publications like Paste, The Atlantic, and Kill Screen, just to name a few. She also holds a master's degree in game design from NYU.
Great deal and I love ultrawide displays, but who is buying a 60Hz monitor in this day and age? It's all about 144 - 240Hz these days.Reply