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LG 29UM68 29-Inch, 21:9 UltraWide, 2560 x 1080, IPS, LED, Monitor, £239.99 @ amazon
LG 29UM68 29-Inch, 21:9 UltraWide, 2560 x 1080, IPS, LED, Monitor, £239.99 @ amazon

LG 29UM68 29-Inch, 21:9 UltraWide, 2560 x 1080, IPS, LED, Monitor, £239.99 @ amazon

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The LG IPS Monitor Panel ensures an awesome picture quality that provides clear images and vivid colours from any angle for your viewing pleasure.

29" IPS Panel

21:9 Ultrawide Full HD

2560 x 1080

2x HDMI & Displayport

5ms Response Time

Built in Speaker

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got one of these and it's great. the speakers are good enough for general gaming and background music. I paid 140 used so I suppose 240 for new is pretty good

Quite expensive, no 4k

The thought of ultra-wide gaming really appeals to me. Such a shame the 25" version doesn't have speakers, though. Yes, I know they're probably sub-par compared to dedicated speakers, but my ears aren't the best anyway, and I like a clutter-free desk. 29" seems far too big for most scenarios.

sam_of_london

Quite expensive, no 4k



After reading into 21:9 id prefer this over 4k, well until you can get 21:9 monitors at 4k or above

Been same price at Currys for a while now, and actually in stock. got mine from there a few days ago. Really nice monitor.

sam_of_london

Quite expensive, no 4k



​​​You're really buying into the 4K hype, TV manufacturers absolutely love you. You really need to understand that 4K alone is no measure of quality let alone the fact this is an aspect ratio that may not translate into 4K as you k ow it.

I have the 25" version of this monitor and it is pretty nice. I find a surprising amount of games support the aspect ratio and I cant see myself going back to 16:9/10 again after using an ultra wide. Be warned that the pictures are misleading for these LG panels though, the bezel is far thicker on the sides and top compared to the photos. You are buying a budget panel though and for the price you cant really complain.

Original Poster

Is it worth gettting an ultrawide for day to day stuff, for a home office
or is only really good for the gamers and movies etc.?

Sandy1012

Is it worth gettting an ultrawide for day to day stuff, for a home … Is it worth gettting an ultrawide for day to day stuff, for a home officeor is only really good for the gamers and movies etc.?



It's a bit like having two 17" 1280x1080 square monitors put together. For home office I think I'd prefer to have 2x 23" 1080p monitors or 3x if you do a lot of spreadsheet work.



Its only the same as a 24" 16:9 in height. I have a Samsung S34E790c (34") and coming from a 23" screen it was fine.

pabulous

The thought of ultra-wide gaming really appeals to me. Such a shame the … The thought of ultra-wide gaming really appeals to me. Such a shame the 25" version doesn't have speakers, though. Yes, I know they're probably sub-par compared to dedicated speakers, but my ears aren't the best anyway, and I like a clutter-free desk. 29" seems far too big for most scenarios.

Sandy1012

Is it worth gettting an ultrawide for day to day stuff, for a home … Is it worth gettting an ultrawide for day to day stuff, for a home officeor is only really good for the gamers and movies etc.?



Yeh i agree. The biggest appeal for 21:9 is immersion. If you want something for productivity a higher res and so a larger workspace is preferred.

sam_of_london

Quite expensive, no 4k



1440p ultrawide > 4k 16:9

4k is better for some productivity tasks, but for gaming and movies it is very one sided.

plus 1440p ultra wide is far easier to drive.

I got the LG 29UM55 after seeing it on here last year and I'm very happy with it. Not sure how it is for gaming especially but for everyday use and work it's extremely handy to have say a browser and word/excel doc up together without feeling restricted in any way.

Thanks for deal but 5ms is like playing on tv with awful imput lag

RUGAAL

Thanks for deal but 5ms is like playing on tv with awful imput lag



What planet are you on? Decent spec tv's have input lag of over 25ms, and that's considered good, so 20% of that figure would be more than adequate

zetecrob

What planet are you on? Decent spec tv's have input lag of over 25ms, and … What planet are you on? Decent spec tv's have input lag of over 25ms, and that's considered good, so 20% of that figure would be more than adequate



It depends on your games.

5ms in FPS can feel like sludge when you've tried a sub 1ms monitor.

There is more than one form of lag when talking about monitors as well.

Nate1492

It depends on your games.5ms in FPS can feel like sludge when you've … It depends on your games.5ms in FPS can feel like sludge when you've tried a sub 1ms monitor.There is more than one form of lag when talking about monitors as well.



As someone who has both types (1ms and 5ms), it's not as big a deal as you'd think. Especially when you examine input lag, input devices and best of all, human reaction times.

Just get the best monitor for what you need. Funnily enough, I've been looking at this IPS screen because it would be fantastic for my video/image editing. But, it's almost good enough for my gaming, too. Just needs 120Hz for me to drop my money on it. Shame it only hits 60-75Hz. Still, it'll be good for most, I'm sure.

RUGAAL

Thanks for deal but 5ms is like playing on tv with awful imput lag



​You do realise input line and response times are different things, right? Response times is what causes ghosting... Input lag is the time it takes for the data to travel from the gpu and be displayed by the monitor....

I bought one of these at this price a month ago for home use. We also use them at work

I tried two 28 screens before but
- they take up more space on the desk
- it's not quite as immersive

I don't use it for games but for other use, it's great. Two or even three MSOffice apps/visual studio side by side/four if you use a laptop too.

Tip: use the Windows key and arrows to dock the apps

spannerzone

​​​You're really buying into the 4K hype, TV manufacturers absolutely love … ​​​You're really buying into the 4K hype, TV manufacturers absolutely love you. You really need to understand that 4K alone is no measure of quality let alone the fact this is an aspect ratio that may not translate into 4K as you k ow it.



I think atm 4k is a bit stupid for a TV unless you're going for high end ~£1000 anyway, but for productivity sake on a computer it's great... At the right size (imo 27in), although I'd rather have an ultra wide and an additional 1080p screen, the physical separation is way more useful than having everything on one screen regardless of size

zetecrob

What planet are you on? Decent spec tv's have input lag of over 25ms, and … What planet are you on? Decent spec tv's have input lag of over 25ms, and that's considered good, so 20% of that figure would be more than adequate



To be fair both of you are a little confused.

Input lag != GTG response time.

I use a 49 inch 4k tv as a monitor, having come from an LG ultrawide 1440p. The real estate of the screen is amazing, and with an Nvidia card, it runs at 60hz 4k no problem.

Some might say that 49 inch is too much for a monitor, but I mainly use the centre portion of the screen for PC use and when I'm gaming I can sit back and use the whole monitor which gives me the best of both worlds.

Gor for it these are superb for the price

imdurc

As someone who has both types (1ms and 5ms), it's not as big a deal as … As someone who has both types (1ms and 5ms), it's not as big a deal as you'd think. Especially when you examine input lag, input devices and best of all, human reaction times.Just get the best monitor for what you need. Funnily enough, I've been looking at this IPS screen because it would be fantastic for my video/image editing. But, it's almost good enough for my gaming, too. Just needs 120Hz for me to drop my money on it. Shame it only hits 60-75Hz. Still, it'll be good for most, I'm sure.



This isn't me "thinking" anything. I have both an IPS 5ms monitor next to a 144hz 1 ms monitor.

Not only is the response time on 1 ms monitor, I have backlight strobing to reduce ghosting even further, it acts like a CRT.

When I hear someone say "It's not as big of deal as you'd think" I can immediately spot someone who doesn't care too much about high input speed games, or who hasn't done them at all competitively. No offense, the difference is very noticeable.

Try going from 20 ms delay to 40 ms delay.

tomshardware.co.uk/vg2…tor,review-32794-9.html

That's one of the best 144hz panels for response times. And it's *still* around 20 ms.

Although most can't react at sub 100 ms response times, you surely can feel it while playing a game.

80ms extra delay from your monitor input is crazy long.

sam_of_london

Quite expensive, no 4k



​No need 4k. Super black. Free sinc. Good price.

Nate1492

When I hear someone say "It's not as big of deal as you'd think" I can … When I hear someone say "It's not as big of deal as you'd think" I can immediately spot someone who doesn't care too much about high input speed games, or who hasn't done them at all competitively. No offense, the difference is very noticeable.



You make a lot of assumptions. I play a fair amount of games - a wide variety which does include "high input speed games." I may not have played competitively in a professional sense (tournaments, etc.), but I think that's besides the point. If you look at reviews related to gaming, you'll find that this monitor does fairly well.

Btw, why did you mention 20ms and 40ms? That's nothing to do with this monitor or what was mentioned. Anyway, being a musician, I'm well versed in millisecond delays. At 5ms, the delay becomes almost impercetible when playing music. So, I'd say 5ms is fine for the general public when it comes to monitors, too. At least, that's my experience.

Listen Nate, If you get on better with the additional extras (backlight strobing, faster gtg response), good for you. Others either don't require such things and/or count them as a luxury. My original point about 1ms or 5ms is through my own experience. If you think differently, fine. I'm not about to say you're wrong. But I'd ask that you don't make assumptions about people or say things like, "I can immediately spot someone who doesn't care." Make your point, but don't try to ridicule others for having a different viewpoint to your own.

imdurc

You make a lot of assumptions. I play a fair amount of games - a wide … You make a lot of assumptions. I play a fair amount of games - a wide variety which does include "high input speed games." I may not have played competitively in a professional sense (tournaments, etc.), but I think that's besides the point. If you look at reviews related to gaming, you'll find that this monitor does fairly well.Btw, why did you mention 20ms and 40ms? That's nothing to do with this monitor or what was mentioned. Anyway, being a musician, I'm well versed in millisecond delays. At 5ms, the delay becomes almost impercetible when playing music. So, I'd say 5ms is fine for the general public when it comes to monitors, too. At least, that's my experience.Listen Nate, If you get on better with the additional extras (backlight strobing, faster gtg response), good for you. Others either don't require such things and/or count them as a luxury. My original point about 1ms or 5ms is through my own experience. If you think differently, fine. I'm not about to say you're wrong. But I'd ask that you don't make assumptions about people or say things like, "I can immediately spot someone who doesn't care." Make your point, but don't try to ridicule others for having a different viewpoint to your own.



You are completely ignoring the link I had for you.

This isn't about 5 ms response times, that's some fake number that is bandied about, it's way more than just the resposne time.

You mention generic "reviews" of this monitor. Got links?

Here's another link, showing the slightly larger version of this monitor.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lg-34um95-ultra-wide-monitor,3835-9.html

78 ms absolute input lag.

As I was saying, you can notice the difference between 20 and 40 ms, you can certainly notice the difference between 0 and 80 ms.

They say "5ms response time" but they don't mention there is also input delay and 5ms is only best case, not average.

Here's another assumption. You haven't tried a truly good absolute input time monitor. Mind letting us know what your 1ms monitor is?

Nate1492

Here's another assumption. You haven't tried a truly good absolute input … Here's another assumption. You haven't tried a truly good absolute input time monitor. Mind letting us know what your 1ms monitor is?



I'll let everyone else in the thread decide - does anyone wish for this to continue? If so, I'll post again. If not, no worries as this probably isn't helping anyone. Back to the deal at hand

imdurc

I'll let everyone else in the thread decide - does anyone wish for this … I'll let everyone else in the thread decide - does anyone wish for this to continue? If so, I'll post again. If not, no worries as this probably isn't helping anyone. Back to the deal at hand



So, no link to that review?

Nate1492

So, no link to that review?



As I said in my last post, if people want to see us take over this thread, so be it. But, I will not do that. If you wish to PM me, please be my guest.

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imdurc

I'll let everyone else in the thread decide - does anyone wish for this … I'll let everyone else in the thread decide - does anyone wish for this to continue? If so, I'll post again. If not, no worries as this probably isn't helping anyone. Back to the deal at hand



Yeah. Leave it. Its a bit boring.

Meathotukdeals

Yeah. Leave it. Its a bit boring.



Exactly! lol

Novice question. Could I hook up a PS4 to this. Literally that's all I want to use it for??

deusexmachina

Novice question. Could I hook up a PS4 to this. Literally that's all I … Novice question. Could I hook up a PS4 to this. Literally that's all I want to use it for??



Short answer, probably. But, I'd be thinking about a couple of things:

1. Would it stretch the picture sideways as, the PS4 won't output to a 21:9 ratio.
And 2. Does this monitor have a 1:1 ratio setting for video inputs like a console?

At least, that's what I'd be thinking before buying this monitor. So, you may need to check that before buying. Otherwise, why not just buy a normal 16:9 ratio monitor?

imdurc

Short answer, probably. But, I'd be thinking about a couple of things:1. … Short answer, probably. But, I'd be thinking about a couple of things:1. Would it stretch the picture sideways as, the PS4 won't output to a 21:9 ratio.And 2. Does this monitor have a 1:1 ratio setting for video inputs like a console?At least, that's what I'd be thinking before buying this monitor. So, you may need to check that before buying. Otherwise, why not just buy a normal 16:9 ratio monitor?


Don't suppose you can point to a good deal on a 16:9 ratio monitor? Thanks bud

deusexmachina

Don't suppose you can point to a good deal on a 16:9 ratio monitor? … Don't suppose you can point to a good deal on a 16:9 ratio monitor? Thanks bud



Sorry, no. It's not hard to find a decent monitor for a PS4, though. Check some computer stores, i.e. Scan.co.uk, Aria, Overclockers, etc. etc.

if it was 144mhz i would consider it.
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