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 in 2019. See also 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 is noticeable motion smearing. Overall, it's a very good office monitor that should please most people.
If you want the best multitasking experience available, check out the Dell U4919DW. This massive 49 inch screen is the equivalent of two 27" 1440p monitors side-by-side, giving you an impressive amount of screen real-estate to work with. This larger model also has slightly better motion handling, great for gaming or watching movies, and it doesn't have the motion smearing issues of the Dell U3818DW. This massive monitor is also good for gaming, with great low input lag, but it doesn't support any of the variable refresh rate technologies like FreeSync or G-SYNC.
Overall, the Dell U3818DW is the best large monitor for office for most people, but if you want something even larger, the Dell U4919DW is a great alternative, and one of the best 49 inch monitors.
If you would prefer a screen with a true 4k resolution, the LG 43UD79-B is a decent 4k alternative to the Dell U3818DW. It's well-suited for multitasking in an office setting, but the stand has limited ergonomics, so you might want to VESA mount it. It also has a great selection of inputs, so you can easily use it as a TV and connect your game consoles or media streaming device to it. Unfortunately, it isn't as good for gaming, as it has a limited 60Hz refresh rate, no variable refresh rate support, and it doesn't support HDR. Overall, though, it's a decent 4k monitor.
Overall, the Dell U3818DW is better for most people, but if you want a larger, true 4k alternative, the LG 43UD79-B is a decent alternative, and one of the best 43 inch monitors.
The LG 34GK950F-B is the best large gaming monitor that we've tested so far, and one of the best 34 inch 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" monitor delivers a great gaming experience, with an outstanding response time, 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 34GK950F-B 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 C49RG9 is a great alternative.
If you want something a bit cheaper than the LG 34GK950F-B, the LG 34UC79G-B is a great alternative. Like the other LG, this monitor has a great 34" screen, but it has a lower resolution that can't display as many fine details. Despite this, it's still a great gaming monitor, thanks to the 144Hz refresh rate and FreeSync support, ensuring a smooth, tear-free gaming experience. It also has great motion handling and 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.
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.
10/21/2019: Updated the text.