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15 Reasons For
Two people thought this PC monitors was thick. In August R.m said “Nice screen with a good stand, excellent wide picture gives you a better view angle in game” in their review. R.m also mentioned “A good 1/3 wider, space is a premium so could not go for the 34 inch version”.
One customer said in their reviews that it was a good height. R.m said in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon this year “The stand has a good height range and small amount of rotation, so if your desk isn't completely level you can adjust it a little”.
One customer who reviewed the LG 29UC88 said that it was well made. Buyerofthings rated it 4 stars and mentioned in August this year “The indicator light is actually built into the joystick” in their review.
Good Picture Quality
One person who reviewed the LG 29UC88 considered that it had good colour saturation. Buyerofthings rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “The colours are acceptable, coming from my previous Dell IPS screen” in their review of the LG 29UC88.
Just Released Six Months Ago
This LCD screen was released just six months ago.
£24.98 Price Drop
In the last 19 days the 29UC88 has dropped in price by £24.98.
LG Flatpanel Monitors Have Good Reviews
We calculated the average ratings for all LG PC displays and specifically for LG medium monitors and found that in both cases LG had good ratings compared to other brands.
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Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 29UC88, the LG 29UC88 has a built-in speaker.
We compared this PC display to all the other flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker and we think because of it's better review score, the AOC Q2775PQU (£317.24), the Acer CB281HK (£321.08), and the Viewsonic XG2701 (£318.94) is also worth considering.
Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle
Flatpanel monitors that have been around for the last year have horizontal viewing angles of between 89° and 180°. With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the LG 29UC88 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 29UC88.
Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power
The LG 29UC88 has one of the higher RMS rated audio powers (14 Watts) amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for the last year the RMS rated audio powers range from 1W to 32W.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Off
Recently released medium monitors have power consumptions when off of between 0.005W and 4.3W. The LG 29UC88 has a fairly low power consumption when off (only 0.3 Watts) compared to most of the other newly released medium monitors.
Quite Large Color Gamut
The LG 29UC88 has one of the larger color gamuts (99 percent) amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age. Medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 29UC88 have color gamuts of between 68% and 120%.
Quite Big Display Diagonal
Across all the recently released similar spec flatpanel monitors the screen sizes range from 52cm to 690cm, and the average display diagonal is 68cm. At 73 centimeters, the LG 29UC88 has a fairly big display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the 29UC88.
Fairly Bright Display Brightness
At 300 candellas per square meter, the LG 29UC88 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other new similar spec PC screens. The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 29UC88 is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 800 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².
2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution
The LG 29UC88 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Medium monitors that were launched in the last year graphics resolutions range from 720 x 400 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).
At only 316.5 millimeters, the LG 29UC88 is quite short compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for the last year. Across all the PC monitors that came out around the same time as the 29UC88 the heights range from 28mm to 620mm.
6 Reasons Against
Difficult to Use
One person wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors was not easy to use. In August Buyerofthings said on Amazon “I've heard people complain about the "joystick" control on the bottom of the monitor.” in their review nonetheless gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 29UC88 do not have a built-in camera. The LG 29UC88 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The LG 29UC88 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other latest medium monitors also do not have an integrated card reader.
Not 3D Compatible
The LG 29UC88 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other latest comparable spec LCD screens are also not 3D compatible.
If you want a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Benq ZOWIE XL2720 (£365.29), or the Acer GN276HL (£275.94) which is also higher rated.
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Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many latest medium monitors.
Only One HDMI Port
Most medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 29UC88 have between one and three HDMI ports, including the LG 29UC88 which has one HDMI port.
2 Other reasons to consider the LG 29UC88
Average Running Costs
The energy efficiency classification of this PC screen is B. The 29UC88 has an average 5 year running cost of £65 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 371 recently released PC monitors.
LED Display Type
This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many latest medium monitors.
We compared all the other LCD screens that have an LED Display to this PC screen and we think because of it's better review score, the GN276HL (£275.94), and the B346C (£368.65) both from Acer or the Viewsonic VX2778-SMHD (£299.00) is also worth considering.
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
2560 x 1080
Full HD, HD
Digital Vertical Frequency
56 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 90
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 90
0.2628 x 0.2628
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Ports & Interfaces
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
RMS Rated Audio Power
Maximum Height Adjustment
-5 - 15
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
110, 110-240, 24, 240
Energy Star Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Custom, Reader, Photo, Cinema, Color Weakness, FPS Game 1, FPS Game 2, RTS Game, Custom (Game)
I bought this monitor for the freesync function and curved, wide aspect. It is the same screen height as my previous monitor but a good 1/3 wider, space is a premium so could not go for the 34... Read more…
I went with LG because this generation of LG panels had a good reputation when it comes to defects like dead pixels and backlight bleed.
There is some very subtle and small backlight bleed in the... Read more…
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.32 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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