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LG 29UB55
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LG 29UB55B PC Monitor

£186.67 £73.32 cheaper than 15 days ago
29" 2560 X 1080 5000000:1 LED Sep 2014
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The 21:9 ratio is the perfect professional fit for software engineers, video / sound editors, and graphic designers. Imagine 2 conventional high quality monitors attached for multi-tasking, but... More
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12 Reasons For

Good Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this LG PC display on average 86 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

One LG 29UB55 owner who bought the product concluded that it had good colour saturation. Techlad said “Colours seem very accurate” and scored it 5 stars. One LG 29UB55 owner mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor had a wide viewing angle. Techlad scored it very highly and wrote “Uniform - made even better thanks to having a great viewing angle”.

Good Product Quality

One customer thought it was good quality. Techlad mentioned in their review of this PC monitor last year “The screen quality is great”.

Good Brand

On average LG medium monitors have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all PC displays built by LG.

LED Display

This LCD screen has an LED display, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC displays that have an LED Display and we think the Philips 239C4[plb_1395262_price], and the Benq GW2765[plb_2408928_price] which has better reviews; or the LG 25UB55[plb_2505526_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years which do not have a built-in speaker(s), the LG 29UB55 has a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the HP EliteDisplay S270[plb_2562696_price] which has better reviews.

There are a number of alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to look at including the Asus PB287[plb_2323109_price], or the Eizo FlexScan EV2416W[plb_1839116_price].

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Quite Large Color Gamut

At 100 percent, the LG 29UB55 has a quite large color gamut compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been available for a similar time to the 29UB55. The average color gamut of comparable spec PC monitors that came out around the same time as the 29UB55 is 83%, and the color gamuts range from 62% to 120%.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The LG 29UB55 is a two HDMI ports quantity PC display. Most of the other PC displays of this age and type have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 10 Watts, the LG 29UB55 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. The RMS rated powers of PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as the 29UB55 range from 0.5W to 49W, and the average RMS rated power is 5.5W.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This LCD screen has a 1080p|720p supported video modes, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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2560 X 1080 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the LG 29UB55 is 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most common resolution. Across all PC monitors of this age and spec the resolution ranges from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The LG 29UB55 has a greater number of cables included than most PC monitors that are a comparable age to it. This LG PC monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the 29UB55. The cables included "HDMI" is also found on this PC screen.

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3 Reasons Against

Not 3D

Most PC screens of this spec and age are not 3D. The LG 29UB55 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

PC monitors which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Benq XL2420[plb_1453626_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 29UB55 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 29UB55 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in camera to this LCD screen and we think the AOC I2472[plb_2126699_price], the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price], or the Apple 27" Cinema Display[plb_1999154_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The LG 29UB55 does not have a card reader integrated, although keep in mind that most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the 29UB55 also do not have a card reader integrated.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 29UB55

Running Costs Are OK

The 29UB55 has an average 5 year running cost of £58 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 993 PC displays of this type and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC display was released over two years ago.


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User Reviews

Reviewed 26 May 2015 by Jason S.
(Verified Purchase)

I had a 22" LG monitor on an adjustable arm mount that finally died after probably 5 years or so of heavy usage. I was looking at monitors to replace that one and generally wanted something... Read more…

Reviewed 3 November 2015 by Timothy W.
(Verified Purchase)

This is a really good monitor. Ultrawide is a great format and is well supported by everything from games to productivity applications. The only real con about this monitor is the lack of analog... Read more…

Reviewed 2 July 2015 by Marshall M.
(Verified Purchase)

When I got the monitor ,the elevation didn't work. called support and it seems that there is a locking clip that looks like a paper clip, the support team were very nice, and helped me with how to... Read more…

Reviewed 24 May 2015 by Matthew m.
(Verified Purchase)

Get a Dual Link DVI cable now, or you won't be able to get the full 2560x1080 resultion. Normal DVI cable isn't good enough...

Reviewed 21 April 2015 by Matthew C.
(Verified Purchase)

Due to only using this monitor a bit over a week the rating may change overtime. I have not calibrated the monitor for use with photography software or graphics, this will be done shortly...

Reviewed 18 June 2015 by Jeffrey S.
(Verified Purchase)

This monitor replaced a triple monitor setup (3 x 21.5") in a 5760x1080 config. The change on the GPU load was significant and having no bezel between is a big plus. This allowed me to run the... Read more…

Reviewed 9 June 2015 by Adam K.
(Verified Purchase)

Would buy again!

I don't know how I survived without an ultra-wide monitor up to this point. This monitor is excellent for productivity, gaming, and everything in between. Picture quality and color replication are exc
Also, I am a huge fan of the added software (I've never said that before) that gives you snap-like functionality for a variety of screen layouts. One of my biggest frustrations in switching from windo
Easy controls
Great value
None so far Cost can be steep, but this is a great monitor
A little bit of backlight bleed, not distracting though
Only the haters who gonna hate
I really do not like the monitor adjustment on the bottom middle of the frame, It's just simply uncomfortable, especially when there is no remote or even inferred to use with a universal remote or sma
The only con would be the powermenu button config, it's a buttonknob type button that goes in 4 directions. It takes a little getting used to but was a little confusing just trying to turn it on the f
Reviewed 24 November 2015 by Steven H.
(Verified Purchase)

Don't hesitate to buy this while it's on sale. At this price it is easily the best deal on the web...

Reviewed 10 November 2015 by Brandon B.
(Verified Purchase)

If you're looking for a quality budget ultrawide monitor, this is a great purchase. It looks great, performs great and for most gamers will do the trick. I highly recommend this monitor...

Reviewed 15 September 2015 by Devin B.
(Verified Purchase)

I was always curious about ultrawide and whether or not it was worth the hype. After using this monitor for a little over a month now, I have no regrets buying this monitor...

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Electricity cost when switched on £87.17
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £89.73
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the LG 29UB55uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00719192196100, 04053162879157, 07191921961006, 08806084880932, 08806084880949

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