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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  • Alistair - Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - link

    No it is the same as in their higher end models. "a7 Gen 2 processor" like the OLED TV and "nano cell" quantum dot colour.
  • Death666Angel - Monday, November 11, 2019 - link

    "If you want a 43" monitor, just buy a 49" TV!"
  • Alistair - Monday, November 11, 2019 - link

    it's only 6 inches different, and we have this thing called "windows" in Windows that can scale the window to any size you want

    kind of missed the whole thing where the specs of the TV are superior to the monitor in almost every way? resolution, refresh rate, HDR support, cost, everything
  • close - Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - link

    43" is at the (very) big end of whatever people would consider a monitor (usually to be placed on a work desk). Adding "just" 6" does not help. The fact that "we have windows" completely misses the point that this is not the actual problem. Most people barely fit a 50" TV in a living room, let alone on a work desk.

    When someone wants an SUV you don't offer them a tractor head just because it can pull more or because *you* like them.
  • Alistair - Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - link

    ok, your analogy breaks down though, you don't realize how large this monitor is, it is 38 inches wide, and the TV is 43 inches wide. That's only 5 inches different. They are BOTH very large. I only suggested it because you get quantum dot colour, speakers that are 10x better, 120hz, and more, and a lower price.
  • Alistair - Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - link

    believe me, i'd prefer 43", but 120hz isn't available at that size
  • close - Friday, November 15, 2019 - link

    "That's only 5 inches different."

    Funny. You're implying that because it's only 5" more it should fit right? I can use this reasoning to add 5" again, and again, and again. If a 43" wide TV fits then a 48" wide TV should also fit, right? Just 5". So 53" wide? Of course a 58" wide TV will fit.

    Sarcasm aside, *most* work desks in this world are not designed to fit a 49" TV and even the bigger ones can barely fit a 43" screen. You simply can't sit at the proper viewing distance in 99.9999% of cases. You can't just sit 1m away from a 1.25m screen which means that you need a desk that's at least 1m wide, screen bolted to the wall, and you sitting pretty far away even from that desk.

    It may be better but you'll never enjoy using it unless you have a very, very specific set of conditions.
  • HermosaBeach - Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - link

    In 99% of the case, the TV display text is blurry. I'm not talking about 72 point fonts used to display TV titles when sitting on your couch, I'm talking about 10 point Arial font in a Microsoft Word document, or spreadsheet. On a monitor (external or laptop), these are crystal sharp, with clean black to white translations. On TVs, the text is not crisp. I would not want to use a TV for 8 to 10 hour of work, every day.
  • darkswordsman17 - Monday, November 11, 2019 - link

    HDMI 2.0 and not 2.1? Are we going to have to wait for DP 2.0 to get products with HDMI 2.1 in the PC space (so video cards and displays)?
  • 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.

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