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LG 29WR30

LG 29WR30 PC Monitor

29" 500000:1 LED Apr 2014
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
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11 Reasons For

LG Has Good PC Monitor Reviews

Based on 3,264 expert and owner reviews, LG has good reviews for its PC displays. LG also has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other manufacturers.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that have been around for more than two years.

Other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at include the Philips BDM4065UC[plb_2889761_price] which has better reviews; or the SpectraView 232[pl_1448471_price], or the MultiSync V323[pl_2415101_price] both from NEC which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Unlike most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age which do not have a built-in speaker, the LG 29WR30 has a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung S34E790C[plb_2580154_price], the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price], or the LG 34UC97[plb_2591370_price].

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Fairly Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The average vertical viewing angle of flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the 29WR30 is 170°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°. With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the LG 29WR30 has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 29WR30.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the LG 29WR30 has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age. The average horizontal viewing angle of comparable spec LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as the 29WR30 is 170°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 1,800°.

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Two DisplayPorts

Most PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the 29WR30 have between one and two DisplayPorts, including the LG 29WR30 which has two DisplayPorts.

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Two RS-232 Ports

The LG 29WR30 is a two RS-232 port LCD screen.

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Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power

The LG 29WR30 has a quite high RMS rated audio power (10 Watts) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 29WR30. Across all the PC displays of a similar age and spec to the 29WR30 the RMS rated audio powers range from 0.5W to 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.2W.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the 29WR30 is 30 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the LG 29WR30 has one of the brighter display brightness amongst PC screens of this age.

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Very Shallow

The LG 29WR30 is quite shallow (only 50.95 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 29WR30. The average depth of similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 29WR30 is 110mm.

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Short

With a height of only 313.2 millimeters, the LG 29WR30 is one of the shorter LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the 29WR30 amongst medium monitors of this age. Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have heights of between 41mm and 4,800mm, and the average height is 380mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Cheap

The price range of flatpanel monitors of this type and age is from £51 to £5,421. We think that this PC screen looks expensive compared to other flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

Very High Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the 29WR30 is £88 based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run PC monitors that came out more than two years ago.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 29WR30, the LG 29WR30 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 29WR30 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The LG 29WR30 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago also do not have an integrated card reader.

It is worth also looking at other PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader including the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price], the Benq PG2401[plb_2083439_price], or the DELL UP3214Q[plb_2251540_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on LCD screens of this age and type.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the 29WR30 have between one and three HDMI ports, including the LG 29WR30 which has one HDMI port.

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Heavy

At 7.2 kilograms, the LG 29WR30 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago. The weights of LCD screens of a comparable type and age to the 29WR30 range from 3g to 39kg.

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Quite High Power Consumption When Off

The LG 29WR30 has a quite high power consumption when off (0.5 Watts) compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and spec. The power consumptions when off of medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the 29WR30 range from 0.005W to 45W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.57W.

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Quite Slow Response Time

When compared to other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for a similar time to the 29WR30 that we have assessed the response time of, the LG 29WR30's response time of 14 milliseconds is one of the slowest. The average response time of LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the 29WR30 is 6.1ms, and the response times range from 1ms to 40ms.

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1 Other reason to consider the LG 29WR30

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this PC display was released.

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Electricity cost when switched on £84.93
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £87.97
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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