LG 29" LED IPS Ultrawide Monitor, HDMI, Displayport (2560 x 1080) £169.98 @ ebuyer (Free Delivery)
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LG 29" LED IPS Ultrawide Monitor, HDMI, Displayport (2560 x 1080) £169.98 @ ebuyer (Free Delivery)

£169.98Ebuyer Deals
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Found 20th Jul 2015
Seems a good price.

LG 29UM55 29" LED IPS Ultrawide Monitor Product Description

Technical Specification

Panel
Screen size (inches) 29
Panel Type IPS
Aspect Ratio 21:09
Resolution 2560 x 1080
Brightness (cd/m2) 250
Contrast Ratio 5000000:1
Viewing Angle (°) R/L 178 (Typ.), U/D178 (Typ.)
Colour Depth (Num of Colours) 6bit+FRC, 16.7M
Pixel Pitch (mm) 0.0876(H) x RGB x 0.2628(V)
Colour Gamut sRGB 99%
Surface Treatment Hard Coating(3H), Anti-glare

Imput/Output
HDMI Yes(2EA)
DisplayPort Yes
Audio Output Headphone Out

Features
sRGB Yes
DDC/CI Yes
HDCP Yes
PBP Yes
Plug & Play Yes
4:3 in Wide PC, Video

Special Features
Factory Calibration Yes

Stand
Base detachable Yes
Tilt(Angle) Yes: -5º ~ 20º Degree

Stand & Vesa Mounting
UL(cUL) Yes
FCC-B, CE Yes
CB Yes
CCC, BSMI Yes
KC Yes
ROHS, REACH Yes
VESA Mounting (mm) 75 x 75

Power
Type / Input Adaptor / 100~240V

Accessory
Power Cord Yes
HDMI Yes

103 Comments

Original Poster

http://www.lg.com/uk/images/computer-products/features/lg-monitor-29UM55-feature-img-detail_21_9_UltraWide_Full_HD.jpg
Edited by: "topss" 20th Jul 2015

very nice indeed, have some heat.

Just been looking at this. Video reviews putting me off big style especially regarding the aspect ration and actually how big it is (smaller than a standard 27").

Almost bit the bullet as well but I think I'm going to stick to looking for a 27" 2560x1440.

Almost bought this as well, though the £11 delivery to NI has put me off... definitely don't need, but it's a great WANT!

vig1lante

Just been looking at this. Video reviews putting me off big style … Just been looking at this. Video reviews putting me off big style especially regarding the aspect ration and actually how big it is (smaller than a standard 27").Almost bit the bullet as well but I think I'm going to stick to looking for a 27" 2560x1440.



So you looked at a 2560 x 1080 display and were put off it by people saying that it was a 2560 x 1080 display.

quidstretchy

So you looked at a 2560 x 1080 display and were put off it by people … So you looked at a 2560 x 1080 display and were put off it by people saying that it was a 2560 x 1080 display.



I have the 34-inch version of this, and it's literally a wider version of a 27-inch 1080p monitor. What he's trying to say is that the actual real estate you get display-wise can be a little deceiving.

Looks quite good. Can anyone see any independent reviews?

At that price it's definitely not bad, but I think 1080p is just too narrow. I'd much rather spend an extra ~£80 on the 2560x1440p Dell U2515H.

PWM flicker on 29" screen would be a deal breaker for me, otherwise seems to be a decent screen.

vig1lante

Just been looking at this. Video reviews putting me off big style … Just been looking at this. Video reviews putting me off big style especially regarding the aspect ration and actually how big it is (smaller than a standard 27").



It's also much cheaper than a 27"...

Waiting on amazon price match to grab 2

quidstretchy

So you looked at a 2560 x 1080 display and were put off it by people … So you looked at a 2560 x 1080 display and were put off it by people saying that it was a 2560 x 1080 display.



I would guess he was put off because the physical screen height was less than a 24" 16:9 monitor, which is ~12 inches tall, whereas this is ~11 inches of screen height.
By choosing a 27" 2560x1440 he keeps the sideways resolution of this ultrawide, loses 3 inches of horizontal size but gains an extra 2 inches of height. That extra height is more useful for reading text documents and webpages.

Personally I would not swap my 16:9 24" inch screen for something with less physical height. I am instead waiting for a 31" or larger 21:9 to come up cheap.

mugen6

It's also much cheaper than a 27"...



It is but you can't really put a price on a good display that you keep for several years. Also if money is the issue, don't buy one or save up.

vig1lante

It is but you can't really put a price on a good display that you keep … It is but you can't really put a price on a good display that you keep for several years. Also if money is the issue, don't buy one or save up.



"If money is the issue don't buy one". Brilliant.

vig1lante

I think I'm going to stick to looking for a 27" 2560x1440.



amazon.co.uk/Del…RU/

It'll cost you more than double this one though.

But worth it. I use the 25" version myself and they are very nice monitors indeed.

Nice price , but kind of a acquired taste , I have seen one and it looked smaller than my 27 inch 16:10 monitor , due to its width , but still a great deal !

Same height as a 24" 16:9 monitor, and about 6" wider.

The area you get is similar (slightly less) than a 27" 16:9 monitor and you'll pay about this for a decent 27" monitor anyway.

So good value, provided you actually like the form-factor.

Decent deal, but I am tempted to leave this and instead go for the 25UM65:

amazon.co.uk/LG-…ide

Slightly smaller screen obviously, only £5 more expensive, but comes with built-in speaker, and 25" is enough for me I think. Also seems to have more reasons to buy:

kagoo.co.uk/TVs…tml

Thoughts?
Edited by: "jbarclay1992" 20th Jul 2015

Looks okay, Still waiting for a deal on the 34" version 1440p

sancheez

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dell-U2715H-inch-Monitor-Black/dp/B00PRCRWRU/It'll cost you more than double this one though.But worth it. I use the 25" version myself and they are very nice monitors indeed.



I'm actually contemplating this LG 27" or the BENQ 27"

jbarclay1992

Decent deal, but I am tempted to leave this and instead go for the … Decent deal, but I am tempted to leave this and instead go for the 25UM65:Slightly smaller screen obviously, only £5 more expensive, but comes with built-in speaker, and 25" is enough for me I think. Thoughts?



The 25" 21:9 is quite a bit smaller
displaywars.com/25-…1x9

If your main reason for buying it is the speaker, then just buy some external speakers or soundbar. The built in speaker in most monitors is crap anyway.

commenter14

At that price it's definitely not bad, but I think 1080p is just too … At that price it's definitely not bad, but I think 1080p is just too narrow. I'd much rather spend an extra ~£80 on the 2560x1440p Dell U2515H.



1080 pixels is the height, not the width. This is much wider than the U2515H physically and the same width in pixels.

jbarclay1992

25" is enough for me I think. Thoughts?



The image contents are identical, both screens have the same amount of 'space', the 25" one will just make everything smaller. This 29" version is the standard 96dpi so it should be the default choice, it's equivalent to a 1920x1080 23" screen.

I'd go for the lower DPI personally so the monitor can sit further back, I find space in front of the monitor more useful than space behind it.

Bully

Waiting on amazon price match to grab 2



Do Amazon price match eBuyer? If so I might wait as well - have vouchers to use!

I have one of these myself. Love it. Excellent monitor especially for Split screen working.

commenter14

At that price it's definitely not bad, but I think 1080p is just too … At that price it's definitely not bad, but I think 1080p is just too narrow. I'd much rather spend an extra ~£80 on the 2560x1440p Dell U2515H.

jbarclay1992

25" is enough for me I think. Thoughts?


1)"Narrow" can be used to describe height, not just width. Don't try and correct someone when you're wrong.
2)Thanks for attempting to explain how dimensions relate to pixel densities, but again don't try and correct someone when you're wrong.
3)You're recommending someone buy a lower DPI screen? That density would be far too low. Don't try and advise someone when you don't know what you're talking about.
4)"The standard 96dpi." And what standard would that be exactly? Don't try and advise someone when you don't know what you're talking about.
5)The U2515H is far superior to this in density, overall number of pixels, and image quality. These ultrawides are too narrow and wide. The cheaper 29" LG ultrawides have very low densities and take up so much space. Yick. Again, don't try and advise someone when you don't know what you're talking about.

Holy crap you got a lot wrong in five sentences.

commenter14

These ultrawides are too narrow and wide.


voodooboard


As I explain in that comment, narrow doesn't just mean width. Here it's clear I'm referring to vertically narrow. A 27" monitor that only has 1080 vertical pixels does not look good.

commenter14

1)"Narrow" can be used to describe height, not just width. Don't try and … 1)"Narrow" can be used to describe height, not just width. Don't try and correct someone when you're wrong.2)Thanks for attempting to explain how dimensions relate to pixel densities, but again don't try and correct someone when you're wrong.3)You're recommending someone buy a lower DPI screen? That density would be far too low. Don't try and advise someone when you don't know what you're talking about.4)"The standard 96dpi." And what standard would that be exactly? Don't try and advise someone when you don't know what you're talking about.5)The U2515H is far superior to this in density, overall number of pixels, and image quality. These ultrawides are too narrow and wide. The cheaper 29" LG ultrawides have very low densities and take up so much space. Yick. Again, don't try and advise someone when you don't know what you're talking about.Holy crap you got a lot wrong in five sentences.



en.wikipedia.org/wik…nch Just thought you should know. (_;)

Original Poster

commenter14

As I explain in that comment, narrow doesn't just mean width. Here it's … As I explain in that comment, narrow doesn't just mean width. Here it's clear I'm referring to vertically narrow. A 27" monitor that only has 1080 vertical pixels does not look good.



To be honest, I've never heard anyone talk about narrow in the context of height. 'It's quiet narrow in height' just doesn't sound right or correct.

ShaunnyBwoy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dots_per_inch#Computer_monitor_DPI_standards Just thought you should know. (_;)


Thanks for proving me right? It's not the standard; it's something set by Microsoft and not used by Apple.

topss

To be honest, I've never heard anyone talk about narrow in the context of … To be honest, I've never heard anyone talk about narrow in the context of height. 'It's quiet narrow in height' just doesn't sound right or correct.


Try reading more?

topss

To be honest, I've never heard anyone talk about narrow in the context of … To be honest, I've never heard anyone talk about narrow in the context of height. 'It's quiet narrow in height' just doesn't sound right or correct.


Try reading more?

Original Poster

commenter14

Try reading more?



Well if you had tried reading what I wrote, I did say 'hear'. But ummh ok.

Great find - I've been wanting a 29" ultra-wide for some time. Head-added.

Be good for playing Ninja Warriors, Darius 1 & 2, and Warrior Blade on X)

If the height of this is too narrow, why not rotate it 90 degrees and use it in portrait mode? Then only the width would be narrow.

I have this exact monitor and it's awesome!

http://s14.postimg.org/6thirha01/image.jpg

Some questions......Assuming you don't 'stretch to fit' etc...

If you were playing a film on your computer 'full screen' would the "vertically narrow" ones fill this screen?

Also would you get black bars on the left and right if you were watching a recording that was 16x9?

friar_chris

Some questions......Assuming you don't 'stretch to fit' etc...If you were … Some questions......Assuming you don't 'stretch to fit' etc...If you were playing a film on your computer 'full screen' would the "vertically narrow" ones fill this screen?Also would you get black bars on the left and right if you were watching a recording that was 16x9?



16x9 recordings have black bars left and right, you can zoom or stretch but it doesn't look very good. 21:9 videos play full screen with no black bars at all and look amazing

seems fantastic value for the price
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