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12 Reasons For
A Best Selling PC Display
According to sales data from Amazon, the 29UC88 is one the fastest selling flatpanel monitor currently available for purchase.
One customer who purchased the product concluded that it was a good height. R.m mentioned on Amazon in October 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” in their review and scored it 4 stars.
One customer who reviewed it thought it was well made. In October this year Buyerofthings wrote “The indicator light is actually built into the joystick”.
Good Picture Quality
One LG 29UC88 owner who reviewed it thought it had good colour saturation. Buyerofthings mentioned in October this year “The colours are acceptable, coming from my previous Dell IPS screen” in their review of this PC monitor and gave this PC monitor a rating of 4 stars.
LG Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens
On average LG medium monitors have good ratings compared to other brands as do all PC displays manufactured by LG.
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus BE24AQLB[plb_3194464_price], the iiyama X2888HS-B2[plb_3812366_price], or the Philips 240B7QPTEB[plb_3757125_price].
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Has a Built-In Speaker
The LG 29UC88 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 29UC88.
We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker and we think because of it's better review score, the AOC Q2963PQ[plb_3668409_price], the Benq Zowie XL2411Z[plb_3761442_price], and the Asus BE24AQLB[plb_3194464_price] is also worth considering.
Very High RMS Rated Audio Power
New medium monitors have RMS rated audio powers of between 0.5W and 20W. At 14 Watts, the LG 29UC88 has a very high RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other LCD screens that have been around for a similar time to the 29UC88.
Fairly Big Display Diagonal
The LG 29UC88 has one of the bigger screen sizes (73 centimeters) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age. The average display diagonal of flatpanel monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 29UC88 is 68cm, and the screen sizes range from 49cm to 690cm.
Fairly Large Color Gamut
Across all the similar spec PC screens that were released in the last 12 months the color gamuts range from 68% to 110%. The LG 29UC88 has one of the larger color gamuts (99 percent) amongst LCD screens of this age.
2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution
The LG 29UC88 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC monitor, which is the most common resolution. Across all medium monitors that were released in the last 12 months the resolution ranges from 640 x 350 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).
The shortest new LCD screen is 43mm tall, the tallest is 3,000mm, and the average height is 370mm. With a height of only 316.5 millimeters, the LG 29UC88 is fairly short compared to most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the 29UC88.
6 Reasons Against
Difficult to Use
One LG 29UC88 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was not easy to use. Buyerofthings wrote “I've heard people complain about the "joystick" control on the bottom of the monitor.” but in spite of that they still scored the product 80 out of 100.
Recent Price Increase of £23.68
The 29UC88 has increased in price by £23.68 in the last few days.
Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This PC screen has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many PC screens that came out in the last year.
Not 3D Compatible
The LG 29UC88 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC screens that have been on the market for a similar time to the 29UC88 are also not 3D compatible.
If you would prefer an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Acer GN276HL[plb_3495354_price], or the Benq Zowie XL2430[plb_3761443_price] which also has a higher rating.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The LG 29UC88 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 29UC88 also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The LG 29UC88 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to the 29UC88 also do not have an integrated card reader.
2 Other reasons to consider the LG 29UC88
Released Ten Months Ago
This PC monitor was released ten months ago.
OK Running Costs
This PC display has an energy efficiency classification of B. The 29UC88 has an average 5 year running cost of £65 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 395 similar spec PC displays that were launched in the last 12 months.
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
VESA Mount Interface
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
24, 110, 110-240, 240
Compliance Industry Standard
24, 110, 110-240, 240
Energy Star Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.32 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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