5K goes ULTRAWIDE - LG 34WK95U-W Review

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    LG finally made a no-compromises ultrawide monitor for creatives: you no longer have to choose between 21:9 and high resolution (4K or 5K) because this monitor is 4K2K! No great for gaming though..
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  • Azureander
    Azureander 16 hours ago


  • Dexter Brain
    Dexter Brain 8 days ago

    Linus the type of guy to put ad on his birthday cake

  • Expander
    Expander 8 days ago +1

    Still one of the best damn intros Linus's guys have ever made.

  • pewpewnim
    pewpewnim 18 days ago

    Wait if Titan Ridge doesn't work with intel integrated GPUs, then why can this monitor work with the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13" ??

  • Yue Fan
    Yue Fan 25 days ago

    Anyone else think of Ren and Stimpy?

  • Grayson Willard
    Grayson Willard Month ago

    Okay...now make this 49” wide and curved

  • Kornei Sgibnev
    Kornei Sgibnev Month ago

    Will it support a Razer Blade 15 (2019) laptop with rtf 2080 max q?

  • downeyjr
    downeyjr Month ago

    Picked this monitor up recently... awesome picture quality - BUT - experienced nothing but terrible image retention/ghosting. Ended up returning. Anyone else have this problem?

  • Eric Straussser
    Eric Straussser Month ago

    LG 34BK95U-W vs LG 34WK95U-W? What is the difference? Anyone take a look at both of these?

  • Diego Gabriel Ruiz
    Diego Gabriel Ruiz Month ago

    I saw many reviews of this monitor in different places and channels. This one was far the better. The techincal knowledge of Linus amaze my every time. He knows what are the key aspects that the buyer of this type of technology is looking for and the pacing of the speech is exactly the correct one. Thanks for these amazing videos, guys. You rock 👊🏼

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    當Tofu我要 Month ago

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  • Matej Vician
    Matej Vician 2 months ago +2

    I dont understand anyone going anything less than 144Hz in 2019.

    • moo
      moo 29 days ago

      - It is irrelevant outside of gaming.
      - You pay much more money for a higher refresh rate and the same quality (if even possible)
      - You lose a ton of quality compared to lower Hz monitors for the same price.
      - 4K @ 144Hz isn't really obtainable yet, let alone ultrawide versions.

  • Askejm
    Askejm 2 months ago

    I regret pausing at 0:09

  • L A
    L A 2 months ago

    Hello there.
    Is it possible to connect it with Surface Book 2?
    And which resolution would be then? Since SB2 doesn't not have Thunderbolt 3.

  • RomaNews Production
    RomaNews Production 2 months ago

    I heard there is a Burn In issue with this monitor. Do anyone know about this ?

  • Raditiya Valendeto
    Raditiya Valendeto 2 months ago


  • Alec Silva
    Alec Silva 2 months ago

    Linus please stop with the slang! I had to search 95% of the abbreviations you kept saying! I am only 24 by the way!

  • Ser Garlan Tyrell
    Ser Garlan Tyrell 3 months ago

    It shouldn't be called 4k ultrawide because "4K" refers to ~4,000 horizontal pixels... But this monitor has over 5,000.
    To avoid confusion they should have called it "UHD ultrawide", as when people refer to "4k" they usually mean UHD.

  • Danny Dixon
    Danny Dixon 3 months ago +2

    Does anyone know if the bugs for 15” MacBook Pro’s got patched for this monitor?

  • Beyond the Limit
    Beyond the Limit 3 months ago


  • Argiod Silvertongue
    Argiod Silvertongue 3 months ago

    It's nice; but I'll wait until the rest of the industry catches up with it with systems that can handle its best features.
    Also, I still cannot justify a monitor that costs over $1000. Even with the site discount, it is out of my meager budget.
    ...and I'm still waiting to get a winning Powerball ticket... (NOT holding my breath, I'm still not convinced the games aren't rigged...)

  • Wolffmanjack
    Wolffmanjack 3 months ago

    The fuck did I just watch 😂

  • Danial Khan
    Danial Khan 3 months ago +1

    Can GTX 1080 handle this monitor at 5K@60Hz?

    • Danial Khan
      Danial Khan 3 months ago

      @Double-Edge I mean for casual tasks.

    • Double-Edge
      Double-Edge 3 months ago

      LOL depends what you're doing.

  • George Senda
    George Senda 4 months ago

    I am confused. You seem to be saying certain Macs won't be able to use this and certain PCs as well ?
    I am visually impaired and mostly wanting a very large widescreen monitor so I can see as much as the screen as possible and intend to buy all new Macs in 2020.
    I may eventually buy one new PC as well in time.
    i do You Tube videos and would love to use this as it would make my vision issues a lot easier.
    Could you tell me what Macs ( or by year ) will work with this ?

  • BillyDaKid
    BillyDaKid 4 months ago

    Ok so I don’t know anything about computers, but I work for a pretty good company. I was told to buy a laptop so I went and got the G65 MSI. My question is can that computer keep up with that monitor. Use to its full potential?

  • Drunken Pirate
    Drunken Pirate 4 months ago

    buy this or another one already on the market OR wait for something crazy? havent done a lot of research since mid 2018 on tech stuff. dont want to spend more than 1500 for a screen. 90% for professional use and 10% for gaming... any ideas?

    RDK RDX 4 months ago

    game mode free sync?

  • Spauzy
    Spauzy 4 months ago

    2k 27 inch or 32 inch IPS or VA !ANY OTHER BETTER OPTIONS ?!

  • T H I C C boi
    T H I C C boi 4 months ago +1


  • Jason Nguyen
    Jason Nguyen 4 months ago

    Old El Paso commercial parody.

  • WilltheLemon
    WilltheLemon 5 months ago

    hey look an expensive monitor....*shoves hand on it over and over* goddammit Linus!

  • Andy Chang
    Andy Chang 5 months ago

    hi for 38inch 21:9 screen
    do you think curve is a necessary or it's fine to go flat? Thanks.

  • João Dias
    João Dias 5 months ago

    Does it work with the 2017 13" non-touchbar MBP?

  • Fresh Air Today
    Fresh Air Today 5 months ago

    What is the known bug with this monitor and 2018 MacBook w/ Mojave?

  • Ilona Shtepan
    Ilona Shtepan 5 months ago +1

    They should make the same monitor but 38" wide instead of 34", it would be more useful!!!

  • Unbekannt
    Unbekannt 5 months ago

    What the fuck

  • Roman Johnston
    Roman Johnston 5 months ago

    Question for you. I like this for my video editing and plan on running it as 1 4K screen and the side panel driven separately. Building new rig. i7-8core, M.2, 2070 video card and 64GB ram. I also like gaming but not serious about gaming...more for business. Can I drive this as a 4K monitor at 60fps, use the intel I 7 GPU to drive the side screen so that the 2070 focuses only on the 4K portion of the screen?

    • Joel Duff
      Joel Duff 4 months ago

      I have same GPU and i9 cpu. works fine with my pc. (same other specs) you should be golden

  • Denis Vilkin
    Denis Vilkin 6 months ago

    so im confused can my map 17 - 13" no Touch Bar drive this thing?

  • ichisuke ryu
    ichisuke ryu 6 months ago +3

    I keep coming back for this video for reference since i've been thinking of getting this monitor....but damn INTRO always gets me! IM DEAD!!!

  • Miners cat
    Miners cat 6 months ago

    no freesync = fail

  • ricardo Dias Teixeira
    ricardo Dias Teixeira 6 months ago

    Is a wide monitor better for 3D because sometimes when i devide my screen in 4 Windows it's a little ... well small

  • Modest Mewtwo
    Modest Mewtwo 6 months ago

    whats the refresh rate

  • Murdoc
    Murdoc 6 months ago

    Dang, I was thinking about getting one, but I have a 13" Macbook Pro 2016. You would think they'd design a monitor that can be driven by an Intel graphics chipset. It's unfortunate that Intel Graphics is still too far behind to drive anything meaningful. Thanks Linus for this informative video.

  • Zackery Toler
    Zackery Toler 6 months ago +1

    Linus is wearing an Apple Watch?!?

  • Reedy777
    Reedy777 6 months ago

    um Linus 2 important questions
    1. what can you overclock this panel to at 2560 by 1080 ?
    2. If you use the PiP mode and set this up as 2 2560 by 1080 monitors using both the HDMI 2.0 ports . can you overclock it further ?
    fun video ? interesting question ? if you answer it for me, me love you long time !

  • 21guitarworld
    21guitarworld 6 months ago

    not sure if he mentioned it or maybe I found the wrong monitor but..... The one I found on Amazon said 60 HERTZ. I REPEAT 60 HERTZ. WHY? NOPE. THANK YOU, NEXT.

  • Andrei Sidirykov
    Andrei Sidirykov 6 months ago

    Can i connect this to my dell xps 15 9560 with GTX1050 via usb-c? and get full-res 60Hz?

  • Kian Siong
    Kian Siong 6 months ago

    hahahahahaha nice intro love it !!!!!!!!!1

  • potatochobit
    potatochobit 6 months ago

    hook up a new mac mini and sell how well it runs.

  • potatochobit
    potatochobit 6 months ago

    how is this for light FPS gaming though like borderlands 2? can't work all day.

  • V. Sriram Sundar
    V. Sriram Sundar 6 months ago

    The intro is wrong there are lot of LG Ultrawide 4K monitors this is the only 5K Ultrawide display. It must be "How would you decide between 5K and Ultrawide?"

  • Aaron Stark
    Aaron Stark 6 months ago

    @7:20 damn, existential crisis triggered.

  • bmxriderforlife1234
    bmxriderforlife1234 6 months ago

    they shouldve found a bunch of broken monitors and had those being tossed around just for the hilarity of linus bringing the power of dropping everything to everyone.

    • bmxriderforlife1234
      bmxriderforlife1234 6 months ago

      uhm......LG's 38 inch 1600p ultrawide? easier to drive and has a higher refresh rate at 75hz
      get at them and be like yo wheres the refresh dawg :P

  • canada painter
    canada painter 6 months ago

    So ( again) what kind of Notebook + graphic card and HDMI cable I need for the 34WK95U -W monitor?

  • canada painter
    canada painter 6 months ago

    can you watch youtube videos on it?

  • Ken Masters
    Ken Masters 6 months ago

    Great video. Is anyone currently using a KVM with this monitor? If so, may I kindly request make and model?

  • Randy Erickson
    Randy Erickson 6 months ago

    They have been taking TV tips from Japan again.

  • TooMuchMoon
    TooMuchMoon 6 months ago


  • - G E T T A - L7
    - G E T T A - L7 6 months ago

    So would this work on an xbox one x through hdmi 2.0 at 4k res?

  • Mason Kisamore
    Mason Kisamore 7 months ago

    Apple master race

  • NvrUseYur RealName
    NvrUseYur RealName 7 months ago

    8:15 - lol, said what?

  • EDG
    EDG 7 months ago +1

    60hz pleb

  • Janko Kinčeš
    Janko Kinčeš 7 months ago

    You forgot to try games

  • Michael Angst
    Michael Angst 7 months ago

    The Samsung 85 inch 8k q900 or fuck off!

  • QuantumBraced
    QuantumBraced 7 months ago

    They did come up with a different name for "Displayport Port". It's DisplayPort.

  • YeetusDeletus
    YeetusDeletus 7 months ago

    0:00 - 0:19
    what did i just watch

  • Knight Commander Matthew MacAulay

    please us mac users have had 5k for years and can game with egpu's, pc peasants XD....
    no just kidding haven't gamed on my mac in ages my gaming pc is much better, though i do miss the higher resolution screen and size.

  • Conmeme
    Conmeme 7 months ago

    10/10 intro love it

  • Baruch Rueda Espinosa
    Baruch Rueda Espinosa 7 months ago

    The best fucking intro of all history of LMG!

  • Justin Fay
    Justin Fay 7 months ago

    That intro had me Insta like

  • MrMovieMan941
    MrMovieMan941 7 months ago

    Video editing and color grading is going to be amazing on this monitor....my pants are already down.....Ursa 4.6k with native 21:9 aspect ration omg......

    • MrMovieMan941
      MrMovieMan941 7 months ago

      I don't even have money for go pro but.....just saying.....

  • Nick Zyzda
    Nick Zyzda 7 months ago

    The intro is a spoof of a spanish commercial, the girl says. "porque no los dos?" Awesome!!! I am suprised by this reference

  • erich ly
    erich ly 7 months ago

    Random awesomeness will always win =)

  • Ra's Al Ghul
    Ra's Al Ghul 7 months ago

    Linus!! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • KonTroll YouRself
    KonTroll YouRself 7 months ago

    These intros have been fire lately. 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Markie R
    Markie R 7 months ago

    Does it work with refreshed Vega 20 MBPs?

  • Marvin Price
    Marvin Price 7 months ago +1

    Glad to say I now have this monitor working at highest resolution ( 5120 x 2160 ) with no problems on 2016 MacBook Pro (it just works), 2017 MacBook Pro (it just works), and 2018 MacBook Pro. With the 2018 MacBook Pro it will work if you use Display Port, if use use an adapter to connect to USB-C. It will also work DIRECTLY to ThunderBolt-3 if you start the computer up with the monitor plugged in, then restart. When the keyboard lights go out, unplug the ThunderBolt cable from the MacBook Pro. When the Apple logo appears, plug the cable back into the computer, and it will work.
    Use a a screen saver instead of putting the display to sleep. I have communicated all of this to Apple and they had me collect data from my computer while using the monitor so I anticipate a fix to make the connection work normally, probably in 10.14.2 or 10.14.3.
    The monitor is fantastic. It provides me with the wide aspect ratio I've always wanted for the extra workspace, as well as sharp, sharp text!

  • Fake Name
    Fake Name 7 months ago

    Is that a custom water cooled Lian Li PC-011DW with full copper tubing and Bitspower's new Touchaqua Sedna reservoir/pump combo?
    Can you please post specs/parts list/build video and/or pictures?

  • Cody Jacques
    Cody Jacques 8 months ago

    I would like to ask the question no one is asking.
    If you set this monitor to 1440p how fast could this monitor be overclock?

  • D. T. Dash
    D. T. Dash 8 months ago

    What about AMD 2700 with Linux mint

  • Scott Buchanan
    Scott Buchanan 8 months ago

    Will it work with a 2018 Mac Mini???

  • Peter Žiga
    Peter Žiga 8 months ago

    Is this monitor good for gaming?

  • Pineapple Pizza
    Pineapple Pizza 8 months ago

    How wide is too wide? At a certain point it starts to get redundant.

  • Benjamin Seaberg
    Benjamin Seaberg 8 months ago

    The thunderbolt 3 segment could be a whole episode imo. maybe a (New) techquickie about the 2018 and future revisions of thunderbolt 3? (it is the most bad ass thing in computing)

  • Logan Komes
    Logan Komes 8 months ago

    literally the funniest intro i’m ever fucking seen 😂😂😂

  • Georgios Koliousis
    Georgios Koliousis 8 months ago

    OK now wait for 4k(5k) + Ultra Wide Screen + CURVED

  • DesignVisStudios
    DesignVisStudios 8 months ago

    How do you decide between 4k, ultrawide, 120hz, HDR, 40+ inches and freesync or gsync please.

  • Chen Leu
    Chen Leu 8 months ago

    Wondering it still cannot work with 15-inch 2018 MacBook Pro?

  • Aaron
    Aaron 8 months ago

    And yet 21:9 is still a pain in the ass getting proper support from lazy devs.

  • Jojo iz Supreme
    Jojo iz Supreme 8 months ago

    I still have a 1080p monitor. At 75hz at least

  • Dinidu Samaranayake
    Dinidu Samaranayake 8 months ago

    Yeah that’s my monitor ratio expect it’s 2560x1080 not 5K

  • Just Gaming Johnny
    Just Gaming Johnny 8 months ago

    In my opinion it depends on what the person is doing. Personally I prefer an Ultra-Wide 2560x1080p/3440x1440p. Also I'm more concerned about keeping my frame rates as consistent as possible when I game/stream. When I stream my live streams are at 1920x1080p60pfs. So long story short I tend to use Medium/High settings (depending on the game) and my only complaint is pairing a ECGA GTX 1060 SSC 6GB ACX 3.0 with my Threadripper 1950X, but when I finally got into the 10 series crypto-mining was all the craze. And now? RTX....ew.

  • Alejandro
    Alejandro 8 months ago

    who was the dumb MF who made the decision to use the same connector for power ac and video signal...

  • Johnny Fire
    Johnny Fire 8 months ago

    fuck off lg

  • 0Turbox
    0Turbox 8 months ago

    Fist bump from a UWQHD user.

  • Carlos Cervantes
    Carlos Cervantes 8 months ago

    if only this thing was 120Hz that'd be super nice.

  • Mister yournamehere
    Mister yournamehere 8 months ago

    y doesnt the graph make sence at 2:36 am i missing something?

  • Burgunbeerd
    Burgunbeerd 8 months ago

    liked in 10 seconds that god damn intro yaaas