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LG 21:9 Ultrawide Monitors - 25UM58 Full HD 25" IPS LED Monitor £144.99 / LG 29" Ultrawide 29UM68 FreeSync enabled £239.99 @ Currys/PC World

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29" Model Here at £239.99 The 25" has dropped another fiver over the last few weeks! These are fantastic monitors for productivity and work. I have a 29" LG 21:9 model and a 25" one, on my other ma… Read More
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[mod] 8m, 2w agoFound 8 months, 2 weeks ago
29" Model Here at £239.99

The 25" has dropped another fiver over the last few weeks! These are fantastic monitors for productivity and work. I have a 29" LG 21:9 model and a 25" one, on my other machine (different models to these though) Don't worry about the 14ms on site, the actual GTG time is 5ms. I appreciate people like to have 1-2ms monitors for gaming, but I assure you, 5ms is just fine. If you work at your PC all day, I would definitely go for the 29" model!

Work
The nice thing is the work area, you can have two nicely sized windows next to each other or spit the screen 4 ways if you need it. It's a nice IPS panel that really doesn't reflect much at all. It's hard to describe how helpful it can be to have the extra width there. If unsure, head down to a store and give it a go if they have a display one out. Being able to have Office on one side and a browser on the other, without having to look at a different screen or tab, really does help.

Play / Gaming info
Now, I know a lot of people are a tad worried about games supporting the 21:9 ratio, but there are loads of games out there that support it:

Battlefield 3/4/1 - Battlefront - F1 2015 - Just Cause 3 - Ryse - CS:Go + loads more - There is a site that has a huge list of current games (updated all the time) - See Here

The 29" verision is AMD Freesync capable, which will help limit stuttering and tearing in games. Effectively making it a smoother experience. Which is an added bonus if you've got an AMD card!I wouldn't discount them just because you have a Nvidia card, the rest of the specs are still very good for this amount of money. See below for more Freesync info

AMD Freesync Technology
AMD FreeSync™ technology puts an end to choppy gameplay and broken frames with fluid, artifact-free performance at virtually any framerate.
Behold the next breakthrough in PC gaming performance. The FreeSync™ technology in select AMD APUs and GPUs resolves the communication issues between processor and monitor, eliminating image tears and choppiness for effortlessly smooth gameplay. - More info on Freesync Here

What about consoles being connected?
Well you can indeed connect a PS4 / Xbox one (other HDMI consoles) But You'll be faced with one of two situations. The console will stretch the image to suit the ratio (Which looks bad) OR it will add 2 black bars either side to bring the image back to a 16:9 ratio. But that's not the monitors fault, that's just the way the consoles deal with it.

Refresh rates
I currently push the monitor to give me 75hz instead of the standard 60hz at stock. Obviously it's up to you to if you decide to change this. I don't think they actually recommend it, but it's been fine for me.

http://i.imgur.com/kSdcLei.png

25" Specs - LG Site With more specs - Here
Size (Inch / cm) - 25" Flat
Panel Type - IPS
Color Gamut (CIE1931) sRGB over 99%
Color Depth(Number of Colors) - 8bits, 16.7M
Pixel Pitch(mm) 0.2286mm x 0.2286mm
Resolution - 2560 x 1080
Brightness(Typ.) -250cd/m2
Contrast Ratio(Original) 1000:1
(DFC)Mega
Response Time_Typ.(on/off) 14ms
(GTG) 5ms
Viewing Angle(CR≥10) 178/178

29" Specs - LG Site WIth more info - Here
Size (Inch) 29" Flat
Panel Type IPS
Color Gamut (CIE1931) sRGB over 99%
Colour Depth (Num of Colours) 8bits (6bit+FRC), 16.7M
Pixel Pitch (mm) 0.2628(H) x 0.2628(V)
Resolution 2560 x 1080
Brightness(Typ.) 250cd/m2
Contrast Ratio(Original) 1000:1
(DFC) Mega
Response Time_Typ.(on/off) 14ms
(GTG) 5ms
Viewing Angle(CR≥10) 178/178

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Heat just for concise well organised post
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scotia2
This is a scrub monitor.
1080 in any shape or form needs to die already. Probably why you left the resolution out of the first 6 paragraphs...

Not at all, I linked to all the specs in there. The resolution is mentioned in the OP as well as both of the links, plus the specs pages that I have provided. At these price points I believe these are pretty good value for what they are, in particular the 29" Model.

Not everyone will have the GPU to drive a 1440p or higher res monitor. All the information and more is in the OP. Each to their own, but 1080p is still very popular. I wouldn't at all post anything that I genuinely believed wasn't worth a look.



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34 Likes #1
Heat just for concise well organised post
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kpmatthews
Heat just for concise well organised post

Ahh thanks, genuinely believe they are great monitors too. I think they are defo worth considering, the extra width on games is fantastic.

Edited By: NeoTrix on Oct 12, 2016 13:56
1 Like #3
Tempted by that 25" screen looks good for the price, you need something fast like a GTX 1070 (extra £350+) to power it though. :D
2 Likes #4
BlackJackJoe
Tempted by that 25" screen looks good for the price, you need something fast like a GTX 1070 (extra £350+) to power it though. :D
I have the 25" version of this screen and it is indeed very nice especially considering the price. I am running a gtx 970 on it which is more than adequate for the screens resolution, it is only 2560x1080 so it is only a bit more demanding than a regular 1080p monitor.
#5
Been looking for one of these for a while, good catch these seem a good bit cheaper than normal, but I want the 3" that's out of stock:)
1 Like #6
Can anyone find the dimensions of this monitor. The only thing I've read that gives me some pause for thought is, "smaller than my 22" screen."

Amazon's dimensions seem incorrect.
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imdurc
Can anyone find the dimensions of this monitor. The only thing I've read that gives me some pause for thought is, "smaller than my 22" screen."
Amazon's dimensions seem incorrect.

They could be referring to the height? They do seem narrower to compensate, but they defintely are not smaller!

25" Dimensions - WxDxH (mm)
Set (with Stand) 609 x 188 x 383
#8
iv had a 25" one of these for a while, love it!
#9
imdurc
Can anyone find the dimensions of this monitor. The only thing I've read that gives me some pause for thought is, "smaller than my 22" screen."
Amazon's dimensions seem incorrect.
Dimensions


Set (With Stand): W 609 x D 188 x H 383
Set (Without Stand): W 609 x D 55 x H 287
VESA 75 x 75
From ebuyer Ebuyer
#10
lugsy3
imdurc
Can anyone find the dimensions of this monitor. The only thing I've read that gives me some pause for thought is, "smaller than my 22" screen."
Amazon's dimensions seem incorrect.
Dimensions
Set (With Stand): W 609 x D 188 x H 383
Set (Without Stand): W 609 x D 55 x H 287
VESA 75 x 75
From ebuyer Ebuyer

Thanks for that. I knew the 188 depth didn't sound right! I'll never understand counting the stand lol. Has anyone gone from 120Hz to 75Hz? I really like 120Hz, so this is pretty important to me.
#11
I got a Laptop and want a bigger screen for gaming but dont want to break the bank. Im tempted by the 29" and I have a Geforce 960m. I think that should be fine?

anyone else had experience with these?
1 Like #12
I wouldn't buy a gaming monitor for this price unless it was 144hz, huge difference from 60hz. But that's just my own opinion.
3 Likes #13
It's worth mentioning that these are also Freesync panels, so great for those who may have recently aquired an RX 480 for example. :)
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adderrson
It's worth mentioning that these are also Freesync panels, so great for those who may have recently aquired an RX 480 for example. :)

Ahh yes! I knew there was something! Added a section in regarding it. Appreciated
#15
What will happen if you try to play a game NOT supporting the resolution? Also will a 2011 Mac mini with 8GB RAM power it?
[mod]#16
EwanJames
What will happen if you try to play a game NOT supporting the resolution? Also will a 2011 Mac mini with 8GB RAM power it?

Basically you will get black borders either side to create the supported ratio. See the "Play/Gaming info" There is a link there that has a community that work on tweaks for unsupported games.
#17
Most games do support it, and most that don't can be relatively easily modded. There is a bit of hassle sometimes, Fallout 4 for example was a right ballache, but it's now running perfectly (and most of the faffing around was getting the HUD to look right). Some games just won't support it, notably Starcraft 2 and Dawn of War.

But on the whole, it's absolutely brilliant. It's worth the small amount of faffage as when it works its so nice, and I'd say probably the vast majority of games so support 21:9 straight away.
#18
Same price at Amazon and I certainly know where I'd spend my money.
#19
This site is a great resource to check whether specific games support 21:9, and it often has advice on how to get it working on the more troublesome examples too http://www.wsgf.org
[mod] 2 Likes #20
OnlyJoeKing
This site is a great resource to check whether specific games support 21:9, and it often has advice on how to get it working on the more troublesome examples too http://www.wsgf.org

It is! Mentioned it in the OP too :) thanks though!
#21
toasteruk
Same price at Amazon and I certainly know where I'd spend my money.
25" is £5 more on Amazon, but the 29" is the same price
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Good deal but remember the screen size is measured diagonally from bottom corner to top so while 25" sounds large, it's going to be a fairly low height screen, if that makes sense..... I'm guessing it might be similar in height to a 19" widescreen monitor perhaps? obviously it's got a decent resolution but I'm thinking for my poorer eyesight I'd maybe need a 29" 21:9 monitor.
#23
Appears same price on Amazon, but maybe need prime?

lowfoon
toasteruk
Same price at Amazon and I certainly know where I'd spend my money.
25" is £5 more on Amazon, but the 29" is the same price
#24
Agreed. Was tempted by the 25" but after looking at youtube looks a little small. 29" seems to be better use but obvious more expensive..


spannerzone
Good deal but remember the screen size is measured diagonally from bottom corner to top so while 25" sounds large, it's going to be a fairly low height screen, if that makes sense..... I'm guessing it might be similar in height to a 19" widescreen monitor perhaps? obviously it's got a decent resolution but I'm thinking for my poorer eyesight I'd maybe need a 29" 21:9 monitor.
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kyeung
Agreed. Was tempted by the 25" but after looking at youtube looks a little small. 29" seems to be better use but obvious more expensive..
spannerzone
Good deal but remember the screen size is measured diagonally from bottom corner to top so while 25" sounds large, it's going to be a fairly low height screen, if that makes sense..... I'm guessing it might be similar in height to a 19" widescreen monitor perhaps? obviously it's got a decent resolution but I'm thinking for my poorer eyesight I'd maybe need a 29" 21:9 monitor.

They are slightly narrower, yeah. I would go for the 29"+ too If you're considering an Ultrawide, be it this one or any other. The 25" really isn't that small, but I guess it depends on your expectations of how used you are to a broader screen.
#26
Most monitors are Freesync enabled. The tech is in the cable and GPU. Just need to hack the monitors refresh rates for it to work. Only G-Sync monitors have the hardware in.
#27
25" is too small imo. 29" is the minimum since part of the benefit of ultrawides is immersion. I have a 34" and would find it hard to go smaller.

If your budget is around this price, you are better off sticking with 16:9 for gaming.
#28
£150 on amazon if you don't like currys
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I've use a site comparison to try and understand the scale of these. I've added my existing monitors; there's these two on offer plus a 24, 27 and 30 normal aspect ratio screens. The figures are from manufacture specifications and may or may not include the bezel. Hope it helps someone.

Monitor Size Comparison 24,27,30 and the LG 29 & 34 ultrawides

You can drag them about and see how these monitors would fit into your existing two monitor setup etc. Ctrl+Scroll is your friend.


Edited By: intercake on Oct 12, 2016 18:56
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intercake
I've use a site comparison to try and understand the scale of these. I've added my existing monitors; there's these two on offer plus a 24, 27 and 30 normal aspect ratio screens. The figures are from manufacture specifications and may or may not include the bezel. Hope it helps someone.Monitor Size Comparison 24,27,30 and the LG 29 & 34 ultrawides
You can drag them about and see how these monitors would fit into your existing two monitor setup etc. Ctrl+Scroll is your friend.

Thanks for that! I'm sure it will help someone!
2 Likes #31
This is a scrub monitor.
1080 in any shape or form needs to die already. Probably why you left the resolution out of the first 6 paragraphs...
[mod] 25 Likes #32
scotia2
This is a scrub monitor.
1080 in any shape or form needs to die already. Probably why you left the resolution out of the first 6 paragraphs...

Not at all, I linked to all the specs in there. The resolution is mentioned in the OP as well as both of the links, plus the specs pages that I have provided. At these price points I believe these are pretty good value for what they are, in particular the 29" Model.

Not everyone will have the GPU to drive a 1440p or higher res monitor. All the information and more is in the OP. Each to their own, but 1080p is still very popular. I wouldn't at all post anything that I genuinely believed wasn't worth a look.



Edited By: NeoTrix on Oct 12, 2016 19:59: ...
#33
I have a 27" acer running 144hz g-sync at 1440p driven by a gtx 780 with a modest overclock. I average 60-70 fps in b4 with all settings on ultra.. Bf1 beta averaged in the 50s too. 144hz g-sync is definitely the way to go if your wallets deep enough..
#34
ddaann_99
I have a 27" acer running 144hz g-sync at 1440p driven by a gtx 780 with a modest overclock. I average 60-70 fps in b4 with all settings on ultra.. Bf1 beta averaged in the 50s too. 144hz g-sync is definitely the way to go if your wallets deep enough..

Not everyone wants to pay the extra for a G-Sync monitor, though. And it adds a fair expense to a monitor, so I actively avoid them.
1 Like #35
I have the 29" one and it's fantastic for gaming. GTA etc run fine and look crisp. For an IPS panel its good value for money.

I'd recommend it to anyone for gaming.
#36
the 25" is way way too small for most people. it just doesn't look right as the height is so low.
#37
Anyone after a 144hz monitor on the Scan today only page (until 12 pm 13/10) there is 24" Acer Predator XB240H, LED, TN Panel, 144Hz, 1920x1080, 1ms, 100M:1, 350cd/m², Speakers, DP/HDMI MHL/DVI, Black £184.98 , £15 off. Tempted with that, myself, will look at reviews.
#38
I have had two 29" for just over a year now. Fantastic monitors IMHO. Great for both work and gaming at 1080p.
1 Like #39
You can get an added 10% cashback on quidco buying from Currys.
#40
aratkin
You can get an added 10% cashback on quidco buying from Currys.

You'll have to ignore my ignorance but on Quidco I can only see 1% as a viable option? Still better than nothing!

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