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LG 25UB55
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LG 25UB55B PC Monitor

25" 5000000:1 LED Sep 2014
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
The 21:9 ratio is the perfect professional fit for software engineers, video / sound editors, and graphic designers. Imagine 2 conventional high quality monitors attached for multi-tasking, but... More
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Average User Reviews

People who bought this medium monitor rated this PC screen 77% on average.

Good Picture Quality

One LG 25UB55 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the LG 25UB55 had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Mr Daniel Blakeburn said in his LG 25UB55 review on Amazon “Great picture quality and sound” nonetheless he gave the product a score of 60 out of 100.

Good Size

Two LG 25UB55 owners who bought it said that it was a good height. In October last year Bentech said “Maybe a little small height wise” in their review but despite that they only gave the LG 25UB55 a rating of 3 stars. Mr Daniel Blakeburn said on Amazon last year “It is too thing height wise you cannot see enough of web pages some content will not display in 21” in his LG 25UB55 review but despite that he only gave this PC monitor a score of 60 out of 100.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens

LG is one of the superior PC screen brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and LG also has good ratings for its medium monitors.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC monitors of a similar age and spec to it.

There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to look at including the LG 27MP55[plb_2304964_price] which is cheaper; or the iiyama XB2780HSU[plb_1370714_price], or the LG 24GM77[plb_2470022_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The LG 25UB55 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the 25UB55 which do not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the iiyama X2485WS[plb_1426407_price], the Benq BL2411[plb_1541459_price], or the Asus VG248QE[plb_1529549_price].

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Quite Large Color Gamut

With a color gamut of 100 percent, the LG 25UB55 has one of the larger color gamuts amongst medium monitors of this age. The color gamuts of medium monitors that came out more than two years ago range from 62% to 120%, and the average color gamut is 82%.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago have between one and three HDMI ports, including the LG 25UB55 which has two HDMI ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This flatpanel monitor has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Audio Power

The lowest RMS rated audio power of LCD screens of a similar age and type to the 25UB55 is 0.5W and the highest is 49W. With an RMS rated audio power of 6 Watts, the LG 25UB55 has one of the higher RMS rated audio powers amongst medium monitors of this age.

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2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution

The LG 25UB55 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all PC screens of a similar spec and age to the 25UB55 ranges from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.

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Has Two Cables Included

The LG 25UB55 has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to it. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on similar spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this LG PC screen.

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Short

LCD screens of this type and age have heights of between 41mm and 4,800mm, and the average height is 380mm. When compared to other similar spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the LG 25UB55's height of only 287 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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5 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One customer reckoned that the LG 25UB55 was not easy to use the menus. In October last year Bentech rated the product 3 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The menu is difficult to change inputs which is annoying as i do that often” in their LG 25UB55 review.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to the 25UB55, the LG 25UB55 is not 3D compatible.

PC displays which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the XL2420[pl_1453626_price], or the XL2411[pl_2130532_price] both from Benq or the Asus VG248QE[plb_1529549_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 25UB55 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other PC screens of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 272C4QPJKAB[plb_1532812_price], the AOC I2472[plb_2126699_price], or the HP EliteDisplay S231[plb_2198924_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the 25UB55, the LG 25UB55 does not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The average display brightness of LCD screens of this spec and age is 280 cd/m². At only 250 candellas per square meter, the LG 25UB55 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the 25UB55.

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4 Other reasons to consider the LG 25UB55

OK Running Costs

The 25UB55 is typical compared to the other 998 PC screens that have been on the market for more than two years that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 25UB55 is £55.

£0.23 Price Increase

In the last 56 days the price of the 25UB55 has increased by £0.23.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This flatpanel monitor was released over two years ago.

Average Width

At 609 millimeters, the LG 25UB55 has a pretty average width compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 609mm wide PC monitors to this flatpanel monitor and we think the LG 25UM65[plb_2194307_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Headphone Out Port
PC Audio in
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
DVI Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN Port
WiFi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Maximum Height Adjustment
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling Base
VESA Mount Interface
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
Pivoting Base
Plug and Play
Stand-By LED
Power LED
On/off Switch
LED Indicator
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User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 23 August 2016 by EE
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect, I am software developer and I no way to go back!

Reviewed 21 January 2016 by Fred

It came with a EU power pack so to use in the UK you need to buy a converter that makes the whole thing stick out the weight will make it dodgy...

(Verified Purchase)

I've had the monitor for a few days, and it is fantastic. The extra real estate is great. Saying that, as this is the 25 inch version, you're not going to be able to have two chrome windows side... Read more…

Reviewed 15 April 2015 by Bentech
(Verified Purchase)

It's a good screen but maybe a little small height wise.

It has a very annoying white led that pulses when you turn your pc off meaning you have to manually turn it off all the time.... Read more…

Reviewed 12 April 2015 by Chris K
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent monitor.

Reviewed 3 April 2015 by Boala Mare
(Verified Purchase)

This is an amazing monitor. I do recommend.

Reviewed 11 March 2015 by Mr Daniel Blakeburn
(Verified Purchase)

Great picture quality and sound. It really is a fantastic display but it is too thing height wise you cannot see enough of web pages some content will not display in 21:9 ratio meaning horrible... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £51.28
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £54.32
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the LG 25UB55uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.27 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 25ub55, lg 25ub55b, lg electronics 25ub55, lg electronics 25ub55b, lg electronics 25ub55ba, lg electronics 25ub55bae, lg electronics 25ub55baeu, asrockasusantecarcticb 25ub55
Barcodes 04053162879072, 05054484780007, 05054533780002, 08806084884046, 08806084884053

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