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LG 29UB55B PC Monitor

£224.00
29" 2560 X 1080 5000000:1 LED Sep 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £89.73 Electricity cost over 5 years
Owner reviews are good
Good technical guidance
Heavy and bulky
28 Reviews
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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 29 owner reviews the average owner rating of this flatpanel monitor is 86%. Over 71% of reviewers gave this PC monitor the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

LG PC Monitors Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,732 owner and expert reviews (including 759 verified purchases) for LG LCD screens and found that on average LG has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that LG has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors. 89% of those that bought a LG PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One owner who bought the LG 29UB55 thought it had good technical guidance. Rob R. wrote on Newegg.com “While if shared some thoughts the main reason I wrote this review is to help Mac users find the right adapter” in his review of the LG 29UB55.


Features

Good Features

One owner who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it had good features. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Really wanted to like it due to it's features and specs” .


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity.


Energy

Average Running Costs

The 29UB55 is typical compared to the other 1,092 PC monitors of a similar age and type that we have analysed for 8 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the 29UB55 is £90.


Weight & Dimensions

Heavy and Bulky

Two people wrote that the product was heavy and bulky. Newegg.com said “One thing to note is that the monitor is very heavy, 13 pounds, in fact.”.

Jason S. he mentioned in his LG 29UB55 review on Newegg.com “I had a 22" LG monitor on an adjustable arm mount that finally died after probably 5 years or so of heavy usage”.

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Good Size

Two people wrote that the product was heavy and bulky. Newegg.com said “One thing to note is that the monitor is very heavy, 13 pounds, in fact.”. Jason S. he mentioned in his LG 29UB55 review on Newegg.com “I had a 22" LG monitor on an adjustable arm mount that finally died after probably 5 years or so of heavy usage”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was good structurally.

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Price

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Good Value for Money

Fourteen customers who reviewed it considered that it was good value for money. Newegg.com wrote “Would appear to be a good price from newegg (see cons” although they only rated the LG 29UB55 20 out of 100. Newegg.com also wrote “This is a great monitor, great picture quality, price was great” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “Great value” in their review.

Two owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was expensive. Paul R. mentioned “The 2k ultrawides require very expensive hardware to support the frame rates I want in game”. An anonymous author gave it a score of 8 stars and she mentioned on Newegg.com “I fully expect this expensive monitor to last a good while”.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

LG released the 29UB55 in September 2014.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The LG 29UB55 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as this PC display.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Philips 231P4Q (£226.24) which has better reviews; or the HP EliteDisplay S240 (£222.31) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this flatpanel monitor and we think the iiyama B2776HDS-W2 is also worth considering.

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Display

2560 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The LG 29UB55 has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1080 pixels. That's 33% more display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC display, which is the most common display resolution. Across all PC monitors of this age and spec the display resolution ranges from 1366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 3440 x 1440 pixels (best).

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Has an HDCP

The LG 29UB55 has an HDCP. Most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and type to this PC monitor also have an HDCP.

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Ports & Interfaces

Two HDMI Ports

Most LCD screens of this age and spec have between one and three HDMI ports, including the LG 29UB55 which has two HDMI ports.

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Has a Headphone Out

The LG 29UB55 has a headphone out, as do most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as this LCD screen.

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Ergonomics

Wall Mountable

The LG 29UB55 is wall mountable. Most of the other comparable spec PC displays that came out around the same time as this LCD screen also are wall mountable.

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Packaging Content

Has Two Cables Included

The LG 29UB55 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that came out around the same time as it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years. The cables included "HDMI" is also found on this PC display.

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Good Picture Quality

Four people who purchased it agreed that it had good picture quality. Two years ago Newegg.com mentioned “Picture quality and color replication are exc”. Newegg.com also wrote “Picture quality is really nice” in their review.

One owner who purchased this PC monitor wrote that it had clear images. One person who bought it considered that it had image ghosting. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “No ghosting”.

One person who reviewed it thought it had a wide viewing angle. Techlad said in their review of this PC monitor “Blacks are very deep and uniform - made even better thanks to having a great viewing angle” and scored it 7 stars.

One customer who bought it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Techlad mentioned on Amazon “Colours seem very accurate”.

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Design

Well Made

Five owners who purchased it reckoned that it was well made. Newegg.com said “Despite the panel's mostly plastic construction” in their LG 29UB55 review. Newegg.com also said “Build quality overall feels pretty solid” in their review. Rogerb said on Bhphotovideo.com “Perfect for word and excel side by side, crystal clear and solid performance in gaming” in their review of this PC monitor.

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Newegg.com said “It is very sturdy and not as” in their review of this PC monitor although they only scored this PC monitor 20 out of 100.

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Good Quality

Ten people who purchased it considered that it was good quality. Newegg.com said in their LG 29UB55 review “The fact that the ASUS panel wasn't of the best picture quality led me to choose the LG” however despite that they only gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Newegg.com also said “It means that the build quality is excellent” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “The monitor arrived to me in perfect condition, with no dead pixels or quality issues” in their review.

Good Looking

Five owners who bought it thought it was good looking. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Great Monitor, I purchased this while on sale it is ultra wide, clear image pretty short”. Newegg.com also mentioned “Good looking display with many connection options” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “The actual menus are pretty fluid and easy to get through quickly” in their review.

Two people who bought the LG 29UB55 considered that it was well designed. Newegg.com mentioned two years ago “Nice design, 2k resolution” in their review of this PC monitor. Newegg.com also mentioned “Very professional presentation - no glossy plastics, clean design, heighttilt adjustable stand, square (not oval) base” in their review.

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Easy to Use the Menus

Four owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Newegg.com mentioned “Resolution, Ultrawide Screen, Connectivity, Intuitive Knob Settings, Color Depth” however they only rated the product 1 stars. Newegg.com also said “A variety of controls to play with color settings (if that's your thing” in their review.

Four people who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The controls are really good once you figure them out”. Timothy W. said “The joystick is intuitive and keeps buttons off the face of the monitor” in his LG 29UB55 review. Two years ago an anonymous reviewer wrote “LG's joystick control is intuitive and easy to use, all monitors should have them” in her review of this PC monitor.

One owner who bought it considered that it was easy to setup.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg electronics 29ub55baeu, lg electronics 2560x1080, lg 29ub55baeu, lg 29ub55p
Barcodes 00719192196100, 04053162879157, 07191921961006, 08806084880932, 08806084880949

LG 29UB55 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 29UB55 review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 691,708 product attributes, 78,213 PC monitor reviews and 8,104,600 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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