34" 21:9 monitor recommondations

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by chadcj7, May 26, 2017.

  1. chadcj7 macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2008
    I am in the market for a 34" 21:9 aspect ratio to work with my late 2016 Mac Pro with TB. I will not be using it for gaming but mostly work. Work consist of spreadsheets, web browsing and a couple other sales applications that I have.

    Looking to see what everyone recommends

    Thanks in advance
  2. ZapNZs macrumors 68020


    Jan 23, 2017
    I've seen the Acer CZ340CK and Dell U3415W in person - both were friggin' awesome for viewing text, but I'm impressed pretty easily when it comes to displays...to me, the Dell was much more aesthetically pleasing with its more traditional styling and relatively narrow bezels, but that may be also because it uses a silver color that matches the silver Apple uses reasonably well (which would not apply to Space Gray obviously!)
  3. gwerhart0800 macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2008
    Loveland, CO
    I have an AOC U3477PQU at work that I use with a 2015 MBP. I use a mini-displayport to displayport cable to connect it.

    The screen is great.
    No dead pixels either.
    Seems to update fast enough that I don't see any ghosting or other artifacts.
    plenty bright in my office lighting.


    I use a thunderbolt dock, but it can't handle being in the daisy chain. (MBP->dock->AOC) So I have to plug both the dock and the monitor in using the two thunderbolt ports on the MBP. I have this issue with a smaller 29" ultrawide display I use elsewhere too.

    If I undock and disconnect the MBP, then plug things back in (like after a meeting), the MBP and monitor occasionally struggle to get the monitor functional. The MBP display and AOC monitor "wink" on and off while they try to figure things out. This can take a few cycles. Sometimes, the MBP gives up and I have to close the lid and open it again to get it to retry. So far, that has always worked. I don't know if this is an issue with the monitor or something that happens with monitors this large.
  4. mmomega macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    Personally I have the 34UC97-S and the 34UC98-W.
    Both of these are Thunderbolt models with additional USB-3 ports on the monitors so for example I can connect a Thunderbolt cable from my Mac Pro to the monitor and then connect a webcam directly to the monitor rather than having to use one of the USB ports on the MacPro. I also have my iPhone dock connected in the same way.

    The color accuracy on both of those out of the box are very good.
    The 98 also has more of a curve to it as well as being a 75Hz FreeSync monitor and the stand is height adjustable
  5. chadcj7 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2008

    I love the idea of a Thunderbolt Display and using it as a docking station as well. My only concern is I am not sure if I want to spend $900 on a monitor. I feel that if I could get a thunderbolt docking station with a $00 LG monitor I would achieve the same for less
  6. mmomega macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    Right and you can do this.
    I just like that we all have the options to do this now.
    At the time I purchased these I just really like the form factor and what LG put into one package and I was ok with the price point.
    I had 2 - 4K Samsung monitors and those particular monitors were without a doubt the worst monitors I ever used. I've never noticed eye strain and headaches just from a monitor before and these cause it. So I returned the two 27" 4K and picked up the 1 34" UltraWide. At the time I was thinking I may be a little crazy giving up 2 for 1 at the same price but I am really happy with the LG 34".
  7. chadcj7 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2008
    I am ok k with it giving up these 2 monitors that I have for 1 21:9 screen at 34 inches.

    After doing a a little more research I think I am going to go with a basic 34" from LG but then I noticed there are not thunderbolt 3 docks available. All say "shipping soon" or "preorder"

    Anyone know why?
  8. chadcj7 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2008
    I ended to up going with a 34" LG monitor from Costco that was only $279. It is working great so far. I know it does not have the highest resolution but it is perfect for me.

    I just now need to have some of the thunderbolt 3 docks to get approved as I want that for a single cable connection

    anyone know when that will happen?
  9. gman36 macrumors regular

    Apr 13, 2015
    San Diego, CA
    Dang, I would've sold you my LG 34UM94-P for pretty cheap. It is WQHD and Thunderbolt 2.
  10. symple84 macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2009
    I got LG34UM95-P for sale as well in great condition.....

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