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LG 34WL500-B 34" Ultrawide HD LED IPS Monitor (21:9 with HDR10, AMD FreeSync, 5ms 75Hz) - £224.40 delivered @ Ebuyer Express eBay
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LG 34WL500-B 34" Ultrawide HD LED IPS Monitor (21:9 with HDR10, AMD FreeSync, 5ms 75Hz) - £224.40 delivered @ Ebuyer Express eBay

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Good value LG ultrawide IPS monitor.

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Features:

  • 21:9 UltraWide 2560x1080 HD
  • HDMI x 2
  • 75Hz / 5ms Response Time
  • Panel Type: IPS
  • RADEON FreeSync
  • HDR10
  • VESA mountable 100x100


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This streamlined display features a slim bezel on three sides for an immersive visual experience and no distractions from the dazzlingly precise, lifelike image.
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More Room For Big Ideas

Immerse yourself in your creations with the breathtaking scale of a high-performance Full HD UltraWide® 21:9 display.
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Exceptional Color Fidelity

This monitor, with 99% coverage of the sRGB spectrum, is a great solution for photographers, graphic designers or anyone looking for highly accurate color.

On-Screen Control 2.2

Take fast, easy control of essential monitor settings including picture, audio and Screen Split with just a few clicks of your mouse.
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Radeon FreeSync™
With FreeSync*, gamers can experience seamless, fluid movement throughout hi-res, fast-paced games. FreeSync virtually eliminates screen tearing and stuttering.

Game Mode

Game modes for First-Person-Shooter game and even a RTS pre-set mode allow you to choose the best conditions for you and the game you're playing.

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Find your ideal viewing position with the titling adjustable stand.

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I was seriously tempted until I realised it's only 1080p. Looks like I'll be sticking with my more basic 1440p AOC for a while longer. Seems like a decent price for the features though.
Nice monitor but note it's got no DisplayPort...so avoid if you have Nvidia gfx card as you won't get gsync
Aw I so thought this was that crazy deal I have patiently been waiting for
daveroy26/02/2020 22:18

I was seriously tempted until I realised it's only 1080p. Looks like I'll …I was seriously tempted until I realised it's only 1080p. Looks like I'll be sticking with my more basic 1440p AOC for a while longer. Seems like a decent price for the features though.


AOC do a pretty good 49" quad HD ultrawide. I've been tempted.

Only 60hz though.
susdev26/02/2020 22:20

Nice monitor but note it's got no DisplayPort...so avoid if you have …Nice monitor but note it's got no DisplayPort...so avoid if you have Nvidia gfx card as you won't get gsync


If it had DP I’d have bought this too. The wait continues
daveroy26/02/2020 22:18

I was seriously tempted until I realised it's only 1080p. Looks like I'll …I was seriously tempted until I realised it's only 1080p. Looks like I'll be sticking with my more basic 1440p AOC for a while longer. Seems like a decent price for the features though.


1080p doesnt really matter on this one as it is ultra wide (not a tall screen)...the more important is the horizontal pixels which is 2560. for me the let down is that it isnt a curved screen.
golo8326/02/2020 23:23

1080p doesnt really matter on this one as it is ultra wide (not a tall …1080p doesnt really matter on this one as it is ultra wide (not a tall screen)...the more important is the horizontal pixels which is 2560. for me the let down is that it isnt a curved screen.


I'm trying but I really can't see the logic of what you're saying. At normal viewing distances 1,080 pixels stretched over the ~13.4" vertical height of the screen is noticeably worse than 1,440. The horizontal dimension doesn't make any difference. The same would be true of 27" 16:9 screens as they have a very similar vertical height.

Maybe if used purely for gaming it wouldn't be as much of an issue but for any kind of productivity it would be a pretty big backwards step to come down from 1440p at this size.
daveroy27/02/2020 00:14

I'm trying but I really can't see the logic of what you're saying. At …I'm trying but I really can't see the logic of what you're saying. At normal viewing distances 1,080 pixels stretched over the ~13.4" vertical height of the screen is noticeably worse than 1,440. The horizontal dimension doesn't make any difference. The same would be true of 27" 16:9 screens as they have a very similar vertical height.Maybe if used purely for gaming it wouldn't be as much of an issue but for any kind of productivity it would be a pretty big backwards step to come down from 1440p at this size.


In your opinion do all 27inch monitors need to be 1440p?

I'm on the look out for one but the cheaper ones all seem to be 1080
Edited by: "timj13" 27th Feb
daveroy27/02/2020 00:14

I'm trying but I really can't see the logic of what you're saying. At …I'm trying but I really can't see the logic of what you're saying. At normal viewing distances 1,080 pixels stretched over the ~13.4" vertical height of the screen is noticeably worse than 1,440. The horizontal dimension doesn't make any difference. The same would be true of 27" 16:9 screens as they have a very similar vertical height.Maybe if used purely for gaming it wouldn't be as much of an issue but for any kind of productivity it would be a pretty big backwards step to come down from 1440p at this size.


What’s the ppi of this vs your 1440p one?
Would this be ok just for office work, browsing and looking at construction plans / drawings? I won't be gaming on it.

I will use it with windows 8 and also a Mac book air 2011, assuming I will need a adapter to use the mac for HDMI
timj1327/02/2020 00:59

In your opinion do all 27inch monitors need to be 1440p?I'm on the look …In your opinion do all 27inch monitors need to be 1440p?I'm on the look out for one but the cheaper ones all seem to be 1080


Well I wouldn't say a 27" 16:9 monitor needs to be 1440P but that's the sweet spot in my opinion. It will depend on a lot of factors though. If it's going to be used for gaming, can your hardware support running the games you'll be playing at 1440P? If not and you would need to run at 1080P upscaled then you're missing out on much of the advantage of having the higher resolution.

How far away from the screen you sit is a factor. A 40" or even 50" TV can look perfectly fine at 1080P from across a living room but up close would look terrible. At any distance you ideally want a high enough resolution / PPI that you can't see the individual pixels. At the typical arm's length away, or thereabouts, a PC monitor sits 1080P at 27" doesn't cut the mustard for me.

Budget will also play a part. There may be an argument for going for a higher quality 1080P monitor over a similarly priced 1440P one but I'm really not sure about this as I'm not in the market for a monitor unless the price is great so I haven't kept up to date. You may want to familiarise yourself with the differences between the three main panel types too as IPS, VA and TN all have their own strengths and weaknesses and the panel will be a factor in the price of a monitor.


golo8327/02/2020 06:54

What’s the ppi of this vs your 1440p one?


PPI will vary slightly between panels but just going by the numbers 21:9 at 34" and 1440p is 109.68 PPI vs 81.72 PPI at 1080P.


MZC2427/02/2020 08:24

Would this be ok just for office work, browsing and looking at …Would this be ok just for office work, browsing and looking at construction plans / drawings? I won't be gaming on it. I will use it with windows 8 and also a Mac book air 2011, assuming I will need a adapter to use the mac for HDMI


You may be fine with it but 1440P is the sweet spot at this size in my opinion. For office and design work I couldn't go back to a lower resolution.
Edited by: "daveroy" 27th Feb
MZC2427/02/2020 08:24

Would this be ok just for office work, browsing and looking at …Would this be ok just for office work, browsing and looking at construction plans / drawings? I won't be gaming on it. I will use it with windows 8 and also a Mac book air 2011, assuming I will need a adapter to use the mac for HDMI


I use s29e790c for office work every day and it is brilliant (2580x1080) But for 34” version probably better go with 1440p.


displaysolutions.samsung.com/mon…90C

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golo8327/02/2020 08:40

I use s29e790c for office work every day and it is brilliant (2580x1080) …I use s29e790c for office work every day and it is brilliant (2580x1080) But for 34” version probably better go with 1440p. https://displaysolutions.samsung.com/monitor/detail/755/S29E790C[Image]


Forgive my ignorance, as I am not tech savvy when it comes to monitors. Is the main difference that it looks more vibrant and brighter? Which should't be a huge issue for excel / work and standard browsing
MZC2427/02/2020 08:56

Forgive my ignorance, as I am not tech savvy when it comes to monitors. Is …Forgive my ignorance, as I am not tech savvy when it comes to monitors. Is the main difference that it looks more vibrant and brighter? Which should't be a huge issue for excel / work and standard browsing


IPS screen has excellent viewing angles so this LG one is decent given not curved screen.
However my Samsung 29" is 2560x1080, which is excellent for excel work at 100% windows 10 scaling, otherwise it is too small to read. Everything is sharp but I just don't see how this 34" would be with a similar resolution to my 29". It might just make everything look bigger
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MZC2427/02/2020 08:56

Forgive my ignorance, as I am not tech savvy when it comes to monitors. Is …Forgive my ignorance, as I am not tech savvy when it comes to monitors. Is the main difference that it looks more vibrant and brighter? Which should't be a huge issue for excel / work and standard browsing


ebay.co.uk/itm…597

This is probably better in my opinion
daveroy27/02/2020 08:31

Well I wouldn't say a 27" 16:9 monitor needs to be 1440P but that's the …Well I wouldn't say a 27" 16:9 monitor needs to be 1440P but that's the sweet spot in my opinion. It will depend on a lot of factors though. If it's going to be used for gaming, can your hardware support running the games you'll be playing at 1440P? If not and you would need to run at 1080P upscaled then you're missing out on much of the advantage of having the higher resolution.How far away from the screen you sit is a factor. A 40" or even 50" TV can look perfectly fine at 1080P from across a living room but up close would look terrible. At any distance you ideally want a high enough resolution / PPI that you can't see the individual pixels. At the typical arm's length away, or thereabouts, a PC monitor sits 1080P at 27" doesn't cut the mustard for me.Budget will also play a part. There may be an argument for going for a higher quality 1080P monitor over a similarly priced 1440P one but I'm really not sure about this as I'm not in the market for a monitor unless the price is great so I haven't kept up to date. You may want to familiarise yourself with the differences between the three main panel types too as IPS, VA and TN all have their own strengths and weaknesses and the panel will be a factor in the price of a monitor.PPI will vary slightly between panels but just going by the numbers 21:9 at 34" and 1440p is 109.68 PPI vs 81.72 PPI at 1080P.You may be fine with it but 1440P is the sweet spot at this size in my opinion. For office and design work I couldn't go back to a lower resolution.


Huge difference in ppi, but I have to say when I compare my 29" ultra wide 2560x1080 to my 24" 1920x1080 I don't see any difference in sharpness (office work). But vs this 34" I think it will be.
golo8327/02/2020 09:22

Huge difference in ppi, but I have to say when I compare my 29" ultra wide …Huge difference in ppi, but I have to say when I compare my 29" ultra wide 2560x1080 to my 24" 1920x1080 I don't see any difference in sharpness (office work). But vs this 34" I think it will be.


Between screens of those sizes the difference is only around 4 PPI (~92 vs ~96) so I'd be very surprised if there was any noticeable difference. The jump to ~110 is, to my eyes at least, a big one.
daveroy27/02/2020 10:03

Between screens of those sizes the difference is only around 4 PPI (~92 vs …Between screens of those sizes the difference is only around 4 PPI (~92 vs ~96) so I'd be very surprised if there was any noticeable difference. The jump to ~110 is, to my eyes at least, a big one.


Agreed. Probably better off go with 31.5” 1440p instead
golo8327/02/2020 09:18

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293316695597This is probably better in my …https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293316695597This is probably better in my opinion


It looks as though i can split the screens on this also, my budget was up to 300 for an ultra wide
MZC2427/02/2020 11:48

It looks as though i can split the screens on this also, my budget was up …It looks as though i can split the screens on this also, my budget was up to 300 for an ultra wide


Thats what i think i am missing with the 29” ultra wide. I can split screen easily yes but the height just feels it isn’t enough when putting two documents side by side. I need to put the measurements on paper to see what would work best for me.

Definitely a screen at least the width of the s29e790c but needs more height to get rid of space wasted by taskbar and window menus etc, and at least the same pixel density.
golo8327/02/2020 12:29

Thats what i think i am missing with the 29” ultra wide. I can split s …Thats what i think i am missing with the 29” ultra wide. I can split screen easily yes but the height just feels it isn’t enough when putting two documents side by side. I need to put the measurements on paper to see what would work best for me. Definitely a screen at least the width of the s29e790c but needs more height to get rid of space wasted by taskbar and window menus etc, and at least the same pixel density.


Move the taskbar to the side (left or right) od the screen so problem solved. Worked for me
gdfsu27/02/2020 15:31

Move the taskbar to the side (left or right) od the screen so problem …Move the taskbar to the side (left or right) od the screen so problem solved. Worked for me


Not quite for me as the taskbar somehow takes similar sort of screen area (becomes shorter yes but wider(skeptical) ) and the excel powerpoint pdf bars and menus do take a lot of space at the top as well.
I have found this for £299.00

However I am unsure if it has the screen splitting abilities like the LG version, which comes with the software.
MZC2427/02/2020 19:21

I have found this for £299.00However I am unsure if it has the screen …I have found this for £299.00However I am unsure if it has the screen splitting abilities like the LG version, which comes with the software.


By screen splitting do you mean arranging windows on screen? If so, you can do that in Windows as standard so you don't need to rely on the monitor's software. You can click and drag windows to either side or a corner to snap it to position. Right clicking on the task bar will also give the option to arrange windows side by side.
golo8327/02/2020 12:29

Thats what i think i am missing with the 29” ultra wide. I can split s …Thats what i think i am missing with the 29” ultra wide. I can split screen easily yes but the height just feels it isn’t enough when putting two documents side by side. I need to put the measurements on paper to see what would work best for me. Definitely a screen at least the width of the s29e790c but needs more height to get rid of space wasted by taskbar and window menus etc, and at least the same pixel density.


I'm pretty sure a 34" 1440P ultrawide will provide exactly what you're after. That would give you the extra vertical pixels to keep things from feeling cramped, enough horizontal space to easily display two windows side by side and the overall physical size for everything to be displayed at a comfortable size.

A 16:9 1440P at 27" or above may be okay as well as long as you don't mind your side by side windows being a little narrower. The key thing is more vertical pixels, the next most important is the physical height of the panel.
useful PPI calculator!
sven.de/dpi/
golo8327/02/2020 22:27

yeah but way out of budget. rather buy a 4K TV …yeah but way out of budget. rather buy a 4K TV lolhttps://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/pc-monitors/pc-monitors/samsung-c34j791-quad-hd-34-curved-led-monitor-white-silver-10181380-pdt.html


Make sure you don't try one out then, it'll make you want to find the cash from anywhere you can


golo8327/02/2020 23:35

useful PPI calculator! https://www.sven.de/dpi/


Keep in mind that the number of pixels and the physical size of the panel are the main factors. PPI only tells part of the story. In your case 1080p isn't enough for your use and that will be true whether you're using a 29* UW at 96 PPi, a 27" 16:9 at 82 PPI or 15.6" laptop-sized screen at 141 PPI.

In fact, from what you've said a 31.5" 16:9 1440p monitor would likely be a decent option for you and the pixels per inch is slightly less than your 29" monitor at 93 PPI. This is actually a good thing as you'd get the extra vertical pixels you want and keep a very similar physical width.
Edited by: "daveroy" 28th Feb
daveroy27/02/2020 21:55

By screen splitting do you mean arranging windows on screen? If so, you …By screen splitting do you mean arranging windows on screen? If so, you can do that in Windows as standard so you don't need to rely on the monitor's software. You can click and drag windows to either side or a corner to snap it to position. Right clicking on the task bar will also give the option to arrange windows side by side.


I didn't know this, this makes the choice a whole lot easier. I have windows 8.2, would this split the screen into two? or how would you chose how many windows you can have side by side?
daveroy27/02/2020 21:55

By screen splitting do you mean arranging windows on screen? If so, you …By screen splitting do you mean arranging windows on screen? If so, you can do that in Windows as standard so you don't need to rely on the monitor's software. You can click and drag windows to either side or a corner to snap it to position. Right clicking on the task bar will also give the option to arrange windows side by side.


I have just tried this on my laptop (it may be different onto a screen) but it doesn't seem like you can use the screen as 2, it juts rearranges them all side by side?
MZC2428/02/2020 08:10

I have just tried this on my laptop (it may be different onto a screen) …I have just tried this on my laptop (it may be different onto a screen) but it doesn't seem like you can use the screen as 2, it juts rearranges them all side by side?


Hold windows key and press left or right for each window you want to split
golo8328/02/2020 08:15

Hold windows key and press left or right for each window you want to split


Or windows logo key plus left or right
golo8328/02/2020 08:16

Or windows logo key plus left or right


Hot UK deals is also an education

I never knew that, so this means the Samsung with better resolution is now a more of feasible option.

Out of curiosity, how do people using 3/4 screen, utlise the ultra wide monior? Assuming they must use some kind of software?
MZC2428/02/2020 09:54

Hot UK deals is also an education I never knew that, so this means the …Hot UK deals is also an education I never knew that, so this means the Samsung with better resolution is now a more of feasible option. Out of curiosity, how do people using 3/4 screen, utlise the ultra wide monior? Assuming they must use some kind of software?


Once the windows are snapped left and right you can click and drag where they meet to change the size of the windows. You can also have four windows splitting the screen into quarters or mix one window taking up the left half and two more taking up the right etc. and drag where they meet to resize. It's fairly versatile but I'm sure there's (free?) software available that gives you more customisation and so on. The built in options have always served me well enough though.
MZC2427/02/2020 19:21

I have found this for £299.00However I am unsure if it has the screen …I have found this for £299.00However I am unsure if it has the screen splitting abilities like the LG version, which comes with the software.



Sorry but what did you find for £299?
Update:

Samsung have software called Easy setting box which is compatible with the link above.
MZC2428/02/2020 10:21

It's not a 'find' so to speak, it's what is available on amazon for an …It's not a 'find' so to speak, it's what is available on amazon for an ultra wide WQHD https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07J4CZYND?pf_rd_p=f20e70b1-67f9-48d1-8c78-ba616030b420&pf_rd_r=7GNXZ93GVD2W279F94VY


This is VA panel and screen not curved. I think if IPS then doesnt need to be curved but VA panel might be better to get curved one for that size of screen. Read the reviews on viewing angles. Given how wide you may get weird viewing angles (colour fade etc) when looking at the sides from a center position.
golo8328/02/2020 11:49

This is VA panel and screen not curved. I think if IPS then doesnt need to …This is VA panel and screen not curved. I think if IPS then doesnt need to be curved but VA panel might be better to get curved one for that size of screen. Read the reviews on viewing angles. Given how wide you may get weird viewing angles (colour fade etc) when looking at the sides from a center position.


Ok, look's like its back to the drawing board for now.
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