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LG 29UM55P PC Monitor

29" 5000000:1 LED 702.5mm Sep 2014
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The 29UM55 satisfies your demands for viewing pleasure and entertainment. Put high spec games on the 21:9 wide screen with astonishing picture quality of UltraWide Full HD (2560x1080) and satisfy... More
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14 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This medium monitor received a rating of 75% from flatpanel monitor expert review website macg.co.

Nice Design

One LG 29UM55 owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good looking. Rebecca Mclaughlin said “Films looked gorgeous”.

Easy to Use

One LG 29UM55 reviewer wrote that the LG 29UM55 was easy to setup. Rebecca Mclaughlin mentioned “The monitor itself was easy to set up and get started with” in her review but she only rated it 20 out of 100.

Robust

One person mentioned that it was strong and durable. Tomclasper mentioned on Amazon “Still sturdy”.

Good Product Quality

One LG 29UM55 owner who purchased this PC monitor considered that it was good quality. Rebecca Mclaughlin she wrote on Amazon last year “When I first got this behemoth out of the box I was amazed at the quality; And upon setting it up I was amazed by the clarity of the image”.

Good Picture Quality

One LG 29UM55 owner who reviewed it concluded that it had clear images.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens

We calculated the average reviews for all LG flatpanel monitors and also specifically for LG medium monitors and found that in both cases LG had good reviews compared to other brands.

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LED Display Type

This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC displays that have been available for a similar time to it.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC screens that have an LED Display and we think the iiyama XB2780HSU[plb_1370714_price], the NEC MultiSync EA244[plb_2270820_price], and the Viewsonic VG2438[plb_2457343_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Two HDMI Ports

The LG 29UM55 is a two HDMI port PC monitor. Most of the other PC displays of this age and spec have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of PC screens of this spec and age is 28cm, the biggest is 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 65cm. With a display diagonal of 73.66 centimeters, the LG 29UM55 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other PC screens that have been around for a comparable time to the 29UM55.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC display has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many PC screens of this age and spec.

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2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the LG 29UM55 is 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the 29UM55 the worst resolution is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the LG 29UM55 is more than most medium monitors that are a comparable age to it. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on similar spec PC screens that have been around for more than two years. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this PC screen.

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Short

At only 328.2 millimeters, the LG 29UM55 is quite short compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years. Medium monitors that are a similar age to the 29UM55 have heights of between 41mm and 4,800mm, and the average height is 380mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer who reviewed the LG 29UM55 thought it was not heavy and bulky. Rebecca Mclaughlin she said on Amazon “This monitor is HEAVY”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most PC displays of this spec and age do not have a built-in speaker. The LG 29UM55 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker including the AOC I2472[plb_2126699_price], the iiyama XB2780HSU[plb_1370714_price], or the Philips 273P3[plb_1499364_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The LG 29UM55 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC displays that were launched around the same time as the 29UM55 are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Asus VG248QE[plb_1529549_price], the Philips 278G4DHSD[plb_1499355_price], or the Benq XL2420[plb_1453626_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 29UM55 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC screens of a similar age and type to the 29UM55 also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other PC displays which also have a built-in camera including the AOC I2472[plb_2126699_price], the HP EliteDisplay S231[plb_2198924_price], or the Philips 272C4QPJKAB[plb_1532812_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The LG 29UM55 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC screens that came out around the same time as the 29UM55 also do not have an integrated card reader.

There are a number of alternative PC screens which also have an integrated card reader which you might want to consider including the DELL U2413[plb_1565290_price].

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

At only 250 candellas per square meter, the LG 29UM55 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. Across all the medium monitors that were released more than two years ago the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m².

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 29UM55

Running Costs Are Average

This PC screen is rated B for energy efficiency, and the 29UM55 has an average running cost of £58 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 998 PC monitors of a comparable age and type.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium monitor was released over two years ago.

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Expert Reviews

(1)
29 January 2015

Depuis notre test du 34UM95 de LG , nous sommes particulièrement friands des écrans 21/9. Ce format extrêmement allongé est parfait pour la bureautique et il a fait ses preuves à l'usage :... Read more…

User Reviews

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Reviewed 3 July 2015 by Surfbum2009
(Verified Purchase)

Very good monitor . I bought this as it had a 5ms response time . Gta5 looks bang on only one thing with it is some games will not got to full screen like fifa 15 witch is more the game... Read more…

Reviewed 28 April 2015 by Tomclasper

Absolutely awesome monitor. best one iv had so far. clearly recommend for gaming and pc work. stand is plastic but still sturdy. don't listen to what this other person said. the stand is... Read more…

Reviewed 16 March 2015 by Rebecca McLaughlin | 2 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

When I first got this behemoth out of the box I was amazed at the quality; And upon setting it up I was amazed by the clarity of the image. Films looked gorgeous, and games were bright, clear and... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £54.48
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £57.52
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Energy Rating
0.29T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.29 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 29um55, 29um55p
Barcodes 08806084867421, 08806084880406, 08806084880956, 08806084920522

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