For a lot of us, having a dedicated work-at-home space is more important than ever

Need to make improvements to your workspace for better productivity and ergonomics? The 31.5” LG UltraFine Display Ergo widescreen monitor promises to be lovely to look at with a 4K display, and it’ll give your workspace a much more back and neck-friendly ergonomic design. Does it help? I had the opportunity to use one in my home office for a month and here’s what I found.



LG UltraFine Display Ergo monitor review

There are two main components to this monitor: its ergonomic-friendly set-up and its 4K widescreen display.



Key features
Ergonomics

The key feature of this monitor is that it’s designed to be fully adjustable and that happens thanks to the hefty metal arm that supports the screen. The arm clamps onto a desk and can move in nearly every direction; you can swing it around, tilt the screen, move it up and down, forward and back, and you can even use it vertically.

The benefit of this kind of monitor is that you end up looking straight forward instead of down, improving your posture, easing pressure on your neck and putting your work right in front of you, at eye-level.

4K Widescreen display

The other big deal about this monitor is its resolution. It’s 4K so it’s ultra sharp, giving you very clear image and text quality. At 31.5″ and 3840×2160 resolution this screen is designed to fill your field of view. The screen uses Nano IPS display and HDR 10 for “vibrant colour and range resulting in a more dramatic and dynamic visual immersion experience”. The LG UltraFine Display Ergo Monitor can also show 4K video content if you want to watch videos on it too.

Set up & placement of LG UltraFine Display Ergo monitor


This screen is designed to be versatile; you can get it set up easily and connect to almost any device: plug your monitor into your PC or laptop as I did with my Apple MacBook. You can connect with HDMI, Thunderbolt and USB Type-C cables.

One important note is that this monitor does not come with legs or a desktop stand option. The only way to use it is with the large arm. Plus, the clamp that holds this monitor to your desk needs to be able to clamp to a wide area in order to hold the heavy screen panel securely, meaning it won’t work on a desk with a side rail, or on thin or narrow tops. You need about 4” of overhang to secure it. The manual has more specifics but this does limit where you can place it and on what kind of desk.

Monitor arm doesn’t fit on desks with a side edgeUsing LG UltraFine Display Ergo Monitor opens up desk space

One of the good things about this monitor is that it massively frees up desk space. I was able to slide my laptop right underneath the LG UltraFine Ergo and have plenty of space for the rest of my tools.



Overall review of LG UltraFine Display Ergo monitor

Overall, I’ve really enjoyed my time with this monitor and I’m going to be disappointed to see it go.

It’s made my desk space much less cluttered and has allowed me to work much more comfortably. I appreciate that I can adjust the monitor to any configuration, though truthfully, once it’s set where you want it, there’s not a whole lot of need to make further adjustments.

The screen itself is definitely a joy to look at. I was previously using a small 20” stand monitor and it was fine, but upgrading to 4K and the 31.5” size makes everything much clearer, particularly when I’m editing videos or writing endless documents and reviews.

The biggest downside of this monitor I suppose is the lack of a tabletop stand, so if you ever needed to swap locations, you’d need to ensure you can still set it up correctly and safely.

But overall I love this monitor and am considering getting one as a permanent addition to my home office.

The LG UltraFine Display Ergo Monitor is available at Best Buy.

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