When LG introduced its 43UD79 monitor over two years ago, it quickly gained popularity both among gamers and among office workers mainly due to its combination of size, connectivity options, and image quality. Now the tTime has come to improve the product, and to that end LG has unveiled its successor, the 43UN700. The new display is positioned both for work and mainstream gaming; it adds support for HDR10, higher brightness levels, and features 60 W USB-C power delivery.

The LG 43UN700 uses the same chassis with a tilt-adjustable stand as its predecessor, and visually the two products are indistinctive. Meanwhile, the latest one comes with a new 42.5-inch IPS panel that features a 3840×2160 resolution, 400 nits typical brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 178°/178° horizontal/vertical viewing angles, a 60 Hz refresh rate, and an 8 ms GtG response time. The new display is about 14% brighter than its predecessor (400 nits vs 350 nits previously) and LG also equipped the monitor with a scaler that supports HDR10 transport, though the LCD has not been certified for any VESA DisplayHDR tier. As for color gamut, the 43UN700 can display 72% of the NTSC (CIE1931) color space, which roughly corresponds with 99% of the sRGB gamut. And, being a high-end LG monitor, the display is shipped factory calibrated.

Moving on to connectivity, as this is where the LG 43UN700 truly shines with its one DisplayPort 1.2 input, two HDMI 2.0 inputs, two HDMI 1.4 inputs, and one USB Type-C with DP Alt Mode input. The latter supports 60 W Power Delivery back to the host, which is enough to fully power most 13.3-inch notebooks and top off bigger laptops. Furthermore, the monitor has a dual-port USB 3.0 hub and a headphone output.

With this many display inputs, the monitor fully supports 2- or 4-way Picture-by-Picture and Picture-in-Picture capabilities, which will certainly be useful for those with multiple PCs and other devices. For added convenience, PbP, PiP and other things can be controlled using a special remote.

When it comes to gaming, LG’s giant LCD supports the company’s Dynamic Action technology, which reduces input lag by eliminating certain image processing stages as well as the Black Stabilizer capability that adjusts brightness of dark parts of a scene. As an added bonus, the 43UN700 has two 10 W ‘Rich Bass’ speakers.

It is necessary to note that LG no longer advertises FreeSync and KVM features either with the 43UD79 or with the new 43UN700, possibly because the former supported so narrow FreeSync range that it did not make any real differece, whereas the KVM capability required software.

LG's 43-Inch Monitors
  43UN700-B 43UD79-B
Panel 42.5" IPS
Resolution 3840 × 2160
Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate - FreeSync
Response Time 8 ms (GTG)
Brightness 400 cd/m² 350 cd/m²
Contrast 1000:1 Typical
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
PPI 104 pixels per inch
0.245 mm² pixel pitch
Colors 1.07 billion
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.2a
2 × HDMI 2.0
× HDMI 1.4
1 × USB Type-C with DP Alt Mode

× RS-232C
USB-C PD 60 W 7.5 W
USB Hub 2-port USB 3.0 hub
Audio × 10W Rich Bass speakers
Headphone Output
× 10W harmon/kardon speakers
Headphone Output
Launch Date November 15, 2019 (Japan) May 19th, 2017 (Japan)
Launch Price ¥69,800 without taxes ~$640 ¥‎83,000 (Japanese Yen)
~$745 USD

So far, LG has introduced the 43UN700 in Japan and in the Central America/Caribbean region. In Japan, the monitor will be available starting November 15 for ¥69,800 without taxes (~$640). At this time, it is unclear when the display becomes available in the US and Europe.

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Source: LG (via PC Watch)

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  • mrvco - Monday, November 11, 2019 - link

    Tempting, this is the right size for a native 4k desktop, but I still haven't come to terms with having a single monitor this large on my desktop instead of two 1440p 27" monitors... especially when one of those is a 144MHz FreeSync IPS monitor. Reply
  • surt - Monday, November 11, 2019 - link

    Who is the market for a 'gaming' display under 120hz these days? These products make no sense to me. Reply
  • bug77 - Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - link

    Pretty much any gamer that doesn't do FPS or eSports. Reply
  • quorm - Monday, November 11, 2019 - link

    This monitor is interesting. Is there any 4k display (tv or monitor) of this size with FALD? Reply
  • zodiacfml - Monday, November 11, 2019 - link

    Should have not included speakers. My sister's 4k LG TV and I got ruined LCDs, in just one and two years. The technician and I suspected vibrations through built in speakers. Her TV is under warranty but still waiting for the panel to be sourced from Korea.
    Disappointing considering we have a Full HD LG TV for 10 years without issues except it can consume 200 watts at full brightness.
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  • godrilla - Monday, November 11, 2019 - link

    Check out microcenter early black Friday sale monitors like 4k 27 inch XB273K hdr 400 gsync monitor is selling $649 before 5% insider discount.
    HO omen BFD 65 inch hdr 1000 gsync ultimate dropped to $2700 before 5% discount.
    Asus PG27UQ down to $1099 before discount lol this was selling for $2k facepalm
    Asus 43 inch hdr 600 XG438Q down to $999
    What I'm interested is in the new hdr 1000 by Acer CG437K gsync compatible monitor that just launched for $1499.
    Reply
  • godrilla - Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - link

    hp* Reply
  • drgigolo - Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - link

    Got so excited reading the headline, and then so disappointed when reading the spec sheet. Where is the VRR support? Grr. Why can't we get proper VRR as well? 45-60Hz is perfectly fine (roughly what my 1080Ti can support).

    Also, how about a 120Hz panel? How about HDR1000 support?
    Reply
  • lilkwarrior - Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - link

    Great size, but DOA without Dolby Vision & HLG HDR + HDMI 2.1 this late in the year.

    What’s up with monitor manufacturing being strangely cheap with not adopting major HDR standards vastly superior & vastly used by TV & mainstream devices & I/O that’ll actually last the next 5 years?
    Reply
  • Dug - Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - link

    I agree. I also would like to see more 32" Not 42 or 43" Reply

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