Large monitors are great for work and play. 34 inch and larger screens offer more room to multitask, making it easier to see more of your project at once or place multiple windows side-by-side. They also deliver a more immersive gaming experience. From large, TV-like displays to super ultrawide cinema monitors, these huge displays can significantly transform the way you work and play.
We've reviewed 16 large monitors and below you'll find our picks for the best 34 inch monitors and larger that are available for purchase. Also see our recommendations for the best ultrawide monitors, the best ultrawide gaming monitors, and the best gaming monitors.
If you're looking for a large monitor for work, the Dell U3818DW is the best large monitor for office use that we've tested so far, and one of the best 38 inch monitors. This massive monitor has an impressive native resolution of 3840x1600, which is great for multitasking as you can easily work with multiple windows open. This monitor is also great if you work from multiple sources, as it can display the image from two sources at once. With its unique set of USB connections, you can even control multiple sources with a single keyboard and mouse.
This monitor delivers decent overall picture quality, with wide viewing angles, decent peak brightness, and great gray uniformity. It has outstanding accuracy out-of-the-box, great if you rely on accurate colors, and it has outstanding gradient handling. Like most IPS monitors, though, it has a low contrast ratio and disappointing black uniformity, so it isn't as good for a dark room.
Unfortunately, this monitor isn't as good for watching videos or playing games, as there's noticeable motion smearing. Overall, it's a very good office monitor that should please most people.
If you need a monitor with an even wider screen than the Dell U3818DW, check out the Dell U4919DW. It's two 27 inch 1440p monitors put together. This is great for multitasking, as you can open many different applications or documents simultaneously. Furthermore, you can use the monitor's picture-by-picture feature and display two sources at once, allowing you to work from two different PCs without issue. This monitor gives an immersive and responsive gaming experience thanks to its large size and low input lag.
For most people, the Dell U3818DW is the best ultrawide choice for office work. However, in some cases where even more screen space is needed, the U4919DW will do the job.
If you'd rather have a native 4k resolution and still want a large screen, then get the LG 43UD79-B. It's a decent 4k monitor that can perform well in an office environment where multitasking is necessary. Thanks to its ample screen real estate, you can open lots of applications and documents at once. Also, when you maximize the windows, you'll be able to see every little detail of your work on this monitor. Unfortunately, the monitor doesn't support HDR and its ergonomics aren't great, so you might want to consider VESA mounting it.
For most people, the Dell will do the job. However, for a true 4k monitor that'll let you display every detail of your work, the LG is a great choice.
The LG 34GK950F-B is the best large gaming monitor that we've tested so far, and one of the best 34 inch gaming monitors. It has decent overall picture quality, with good peak brightness, good viewing angles, and excellent uniformity. It supports HDR and has decent HDR peak brightness and a good wide color gamut. It also has outstanding gradient handling, with almost no noticeable banding in any color.
This monitor has excellent motion handling with an excellent response time, delivering clear motion with only a short blur trail behind fast-moving objects. It has an optional black frame insertion feature, which can further improve the appearance of motion, but is otherwise flicker-free. It supports FreeSync but is also compatible with recent NVIDIA graphics cards.
Finally, this monitor has outstanding low input lag at its native resolution and refresh rate, but the 60Hz input lag is noticeably higher. Overall, it's a great monitor for almost any use and is a great choice for a large gaming monitor.
If you want an even wider aspect ratio than the LG 34GK950F-B, check out the Samsung C49RG9. This massive 49 inch monitor delivers a great gaming experience, with outstanding response time, a flicker-free backlight, and an excellent refresh rate. It supports AMD's FreeSync variable refresh rate technology, even when connected to a recent NVIDIA graphics card, and it has outstanding low input lag.
Overall, although the LG is the best large gaming monitor we've tested so far, if you're looking for the most immersive gaming experience without a VR headset, the Samsung is a great alternative.
If you find the LG 34GK950F-B expensive, check out the LG 34UC79G-B, one of the best 34 inch monitors. Although this monitor also has a 34 inch screen, its resolution is lower than the other LG, so it can't display as many fine details. It's still a great gaming monitor, however, thanks to the 144Hz refresh rate and FreeSync support that ensure a nearly tear-free gaming experience. Motion handling is also great and the monitor has an optional black frame insertion feature that can reduce persistence blur.
Overall, although it's not as good as the LG 34GK950F-B, the LG 34UC79G-B is a great gaming monitor that should please even the most demanding gamer, making it one of the best 34 inch gaming monitors.
Our recommendations are based on what we think are the best 34 inch monitors and larger currently available. They are adapted to be valid for most people, in each price range. Rating is based on our review, factoring in price and feedback from our visitors.
If you would prefer the make your own decision, here is the list of all of our monitor reviews. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. Most monitors are good enough to please most people, and the things we fault monitors on are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.
12/18/2019: Made minor changes to text for clarity.
10/21/2019: Updated the text.