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LG 25UM58 25" Ultrawide IPS Gaming Monitor - £129.99 - eBuyer
LG 25UM58 25" Ultrawide IPS Gaming Monitor - £129.99 - eBuyer

LG 25UM58 25" Ultrawide IPS Gaming Monitor - £129.99 - eBuyer

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I'm no expert with gaming monitors, monitors or even gaming for that matter. I've just spotted this on eBuyer's 'Optimus Day' (clever buggers! I see what you did).

Looks good for the money in contrast to previous pricing?

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21:9 UltraWide FHD on IPS Display
21:9 UltraWide FHD (2560*1080) display offers visual comfort and ensures your best viewing pleasure. There is no colour shift or no distortion of colour at all.

Game Mode
Game Mode, consisting of FPS, RTS, and Custom modes, provides a customized gaming experience that varies with genres. The mode is convenient for adjusting and optimizing the settings for each game when switching between games of different genres. The specific picture mode each genre is saved in the Quick Circle!

Fully Geared Up with Winning Features
Black Stabilizer is especially useful to detect objects including enemies that are hiding in dark areas. Dynamic Action Sync allows you to attack enemies faster with less lag time.

sRGB over 99%
An immersive work environment is ensured through realistic colour expression thanks to sRGB over 99 percent and the IPS display.

Customize Your Workspaces for Multitasking
Screen Split divides the display into multiple sections for different tasks by resizing the windows on the screen. Its advanced options have expanded to include 4types of Picture-in Picture(PIP) Mode among 14 options.

Up-scaled Work Efficiency
OnScreen Control allows you to easily customize monitor settings with a few clicks of a mouse. Moreover, My Display Presets included within OnScreen Control offers customized picture mode for specific software. It has automatically applied to picture mode you already preset.

ACTUALLY, TOP GAMES HAVE MOVED ON TO THE 21:9 FIELD OF VIEW
Growing number of game enthusiasts are tuning into what 21:9 offers for their virtual adrenaline rush. Most of them recognize that 21:9 is just better, realistic, immersive space for their field of view. But back in a while concerns were more about the game industry; would there be enough games to play on 21:9? Well, game makers definitely have stepped up and turning more of their latest with 21:9 view ratio. Just take a look at the names of the games on the list. These are not just any games, but top-notch international best & steady sellers.


31 Comments

Pretty decent, just that there was another monitor 29" with similar specs, for only £170?

GTG is 5ms on this one, so it's decent for gaming.

Pretty good monitor too! I had this one, and ended up upgrading to the 29" model only because I wanted to have the same height as my main monitor (a 24" BenQ 144hz).

Have some heat. Nice find. :-)

I had this monitor. Its a good monitor but it's tiny. I ended up sending it back and getting the 29 inch model instead.

pumpkin11611 m ago

I had this monitor. Its a good monitor but it's tiny. I ended up sending …I had this monitor. Its a good monitor but it's tiny. I ended up sending it back and getting the 29 inch model instead.


I haven't seen this monitor in person but I'd imagine the height being too short for my liking like the first 19" widescreen LCD I saw at a friend's.

pumpkin116

I had this monitor. Its a good monitor but it's tiny. I ended up sending … I had this monitor. Its a good monitor but it's tiny. I ended up sending it back and getting the 29 inch model instead.


Just doing the maths, it has roughly the same height as a 20" 16:9 monitor, in fact those are a little taller than this. You weren't kidding about it being tiny, which counters the 'immersive gaming' argument.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 13th Jul

Looking to upgrade this. Cracking wee monitor..thats the only nitpick about it...its small. Great otherwise. Looking at going for this Benq xr3501 as an upgrade.

It's gorgeous and the price is definitely great but I couldn't go back to 1080p at this point tbh.

SorJai1 h, 22 m ago

Pretty decent, just that there was another monitor 29" with similar specs, …Pretty decent, just that there was another monitor 29" with similar specs, for only £170?GTG is 5ms on this one, so it's decent for gaming.


I wish I'd bought it mate. There were a couple going during the amazon sale down from 269 to 169

Ultrawide IPS 29", good brand.

I don't think we'll be seeing deals like this til next year, but it does dampen ones opinion of the current deals, doesn't it!

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pumpkin11647 m ago

I had this monitor. Its a good monitor but it's tiny. I ended up sending …I had this monitor. Its a good monitor but it's tiny. I ended up sending it back and getting the 29 inch model instead.



We have both the 25 and 29 in our place, they are great. I find both very usable, but the 29" does have that edge. Been some good prices on them recently.
Edited by: "NeoTrix" 13th Jul

Decent price, seems a decent monitor but 5ms response time haha! Only recently bought my g sync monitor for £300 so I'll be using that. Heat though buzz.

Would playing PS4 on this look silly because of the stretch?

jimbo001

Would playing PS4 on this look silly because of the stretch?


I think you get the option of black bars.

SmashDealer

I wish I'd bought it mate. There were a couple going during the amazon … I wish I'd bought it mate. There were a couple going during the amazon sale down from 269 to 169Ultrawide IPS 29", good brand.I don't think we'll be seeing deals like this til next year, but it does dampen ones opinion of the current deals, doesn't it!



Same here. Someone said 14ms in the deal, which put me off, but it wasn't the ms I should be concerned with for gaming..

Goddamnittttttt! We'll just need to wait for Black Friday now

DevilzGtr1 h, 54 m ago

I haven't seen this monitor in person but I'd imagine the height being too …I haven't seen this monitor in person but I'd imagine the height being too short for my liking like the first 19" widescreen LCD I saw at a friend's.



CampGareth1 h, 54 m ago

Just doing the maths, it has roughly the same height as a 20" 16:9 …Just doing the maths, it has roughly the same height as a 20" 16:9 monitor, in fact those are a little taller than this. You weren't kidding about it being tiny, which counters the 'immersive gaming' argument.


I asked how these compared to 16:9 when the deals came up for the 29" the other day.

Someone provided a link to show how they compare, displaywars.com

The 25" is essentially identical to a 20" 16:9, it's 0.04 inches taller.
displaywars.com/20-…1x9

Don't bother with this! Seriously not worth the money. Unless you like a 16:9 24inch sliced in half and have a monitor arm to get it super close to your face. If you are after an ultra wide save for a little while or be patient for a sale on the 29" and above

Flynn_Lives

Pretty good monitor too! I had this one, and ended up upgrading to the … Pretty good monitor too! I had this one, and ended up upgrading to the 29" model only because I wanted to have the same height as my main monitor (a 24" BenQ 144hz).


I have an ultra-wide monitor and I love it BUT you will want a fairly large size so that the height isn't sacrificed versus a regular monitor. I think a 25" will be on the small side height-wise for most people...

EDIT: Will be beautiful for Blu-ray movie playback though as it fills the screen
Edited by: "midnightz" 13th Jul

Danjw91

Decent price, seems a decent monitor but 5ms response time haha! Only … Decent price, seems a decent monitor but 5ms response time haha! Only recently bought my g sync monitor for £300 so I'll be using that. Heat though buzz.



Manufacturer response times are meaningless and bear little relation to reality. If ghosting bothers you then you need to find somewhere it's tested.

midnightz

I have an ultra-wide monitor and I love it BUT you will want a fairly … I have an ultra-wide monitor and I love it BUT you will want a fairly large size so that the height isn't sacrificed versus a regular monitor. I think a 25" will be on the small side height-wise for most people...EDIT: Will be beautiful for Blu-ray movie playback though as it fills the screen



For gaming I found that I was really comfortable playing on a 24" 144hz, much more than on the 27" QNIX I had in the past, so that's what I went for in Ultrawide. Right now, I'm using the 29" of this model for media consumption, and below it the Acer Z301C 29.5" 200hz for gaming. Makes for a brilliant combo, and the extra wideness comes in REAL handy when recording/producing on Logic X

With a name like "Optimus Day" I can't not give heat

Would it be good for photo editing?

Got one from the warehouse deals for 77, pretty happy with it, bit weird at first but good for watching films etc.

PS4 Compatible?

I basically have the 29" model of this. I would imagine 25" would be a bit small unless you are pretty close to it.

youtube.com/wat…6Jw

Gives you an idea compared to a 22" wide. Personally i love the ultra-wide but for me 29" minimum. Nice price though so heat from me

So if a 4K 16:9 3840 x 2160 monitor is 3840 pixels wide
and this is 2560 wide, a 4K monitor would still be better visually? (ignoring price difference in monitors)

luiznevesfontes

Would it be good for photo editing?



I might be wrong but I think photo editors look for 16:9 or even 16:10 monitors (if they still make them) in regards to aspect ratio

imagineS

PS4 Compatible?



With huge black bars

AzeemB

So if a 4K 16:9 3840 x 2160 monitor is 3840 pixels wide and this is 2560 … So if a 4K 16:9 3840 x 2160 monitor is 3840 pixels wide and this is 2560 wide, a 4K monitor would still be better visually? (ignoring price difference in monitors)



That depends on a whole variety of factors.

For a start 3840x2160 can be used on both large monitors and small monitors. The former is just more space, essentially a 2x2 grid of 1920x1080 screens without the bezels. The equivalent sizing to this would be a 40" 3840x2160 screen.

On smaller monitors it would be too high a resolution to use normally but computers are shifting from the old method and allowing pixels to be used to add more detail instead of more space. This is known as Retina on MacOS and HiDPI or Scaling on Windows. OS Support is pretty good these days, but there are still some programs that don't support it and show up as unusably small.

The best results for the second type are from using 2x/200% scaling which means 3840x2160 offers the same sizing of on screen elements (text etc.) as 1920x1080.

The ideal HiDPI alternatives for other resolutions are still fairly scarce so if you're considering a 32" monitor then you can't yet get 5120x2880, if you went for a 3840x2160 screen you'd use it with the 1.5x/150% scaling setting to get 2560x1440 equivalent. Whether that would be better would depend on how many programs were actually taking advantage of the extra pixels and how many were just being scaled up, and how tolerant you were of the slight blur of the scaled programs.

In short:

~46" - It'll be identical to a 2x2 grid of 1920x1080 monitors but without the bezels.

~23" - The majority of programs will either look identical (if they scale up) or better (if they take advantage of it) but there will be a few that aren't compatible that you'll need to find replacements for.

~32" - Those that scale up will look worse, those that take advantage of it will look better and those that don't support it will be larger and marginally less unusable.

All of the above sizes are for normal viewing distances, if you're sitting closer than normal as the monitor in this deal is designed for then adjust the sizes downwards. Circa 40", 20" and 26". And vice versa if you're sitting further away.

Same price on Amazon now

Ive just ordered the 29" version which is available at £169.97 from prime on a 2-5 week wait (European warehouse?)
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