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LG 29UM55 PC Monitor

29" 2560 X 1080 5000000:1 LED Sep 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date
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

Expert review website macg.co scored this LCD screen 75%.

Easy to Use

One person who purchased it wrote that it was easy to setup. Rebecca Mclaughlin wrote in her review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The monitor itself was easy to set up and get started with” but despite that she only rated it 20 out of 100.

Nice Design

One LG 29UM55 reviewer said in their reviews that this PC monitor was good looking. Rebecca Mclaughlin mentioned in her review of the LG 29UM55 “Films looked gorgeous” however she only scored it 20 out of 100.

Robust

One person who purchased this PC monitor said that it was strong and durable. Tomclasper wrote on Amazon “Still sturdy” in their review of this PC monitor.

Good Product Quality

One LG 29UM55 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good quality. Rebecca Mclaughlin said on Amazon two years ago “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” in her review of the LG 29UM55.

Good Picture Quality

One LG 29UM55 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had clear images.

LG PC Displays Have Good Reviews

LG has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range compared to other manufacturers.

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LED Display

This PC monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many PC monitors that came out around the same time as it.

It may also be worth considering one of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the AOC e2250Swdnk, the NEC MultiSync MD211, or the LG 34UM65 which has better reviews.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The LG 29UM55 is a two HDMI ports quantity flatpanel monitor. Most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)

With a display diagonal (metric) of 73.66 centimeters, the LG 29UM55 has one of the bigger display diagonal (metric)s amongst medium monitors of this age. The average display diagonal (metric) of LCD screens that were launched around the same time as the 29UM55 is 63cm.

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Quite Large Color Gamut

The average color gamut of flatpanel monitors of this age and type is 83%, and the color gamuts range from 62% to 120%. With a color gamut of 99 percent, the LG 29UM55 has a fairly large color gamut compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This PC display has a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly found supported video modes on comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for more than two years.

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2560 X 1080 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the LG 29UM55 is 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The resolution of all PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 29UM55 ranges from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The number of cables included found on the LG 29UM55 is more than most PC displays of a comparable age and spec to it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on flatpanel monitors of this age and type. The cables included "HDMI" is also found on this LG PC screen.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person who purchased this PC monitor thought it was not heavy and bulky. Rebecca Mclaughlin said “This monitor is HEAVY” in her review of this PC monitor.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the 29UM55 do not have a built-in speaker(s). The LG 29UM55 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to look at include the AOC e2260Swhu, the LG 29EB73, or the Viewsonic VX2858 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The LG 29UM55 is not 3D. Most of the other PC displays of this age and type are also not 3D.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Philips 272G5DYEB/93, or the AOC d2757Ph which also has a higher rating.

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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 medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering other PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the NEC MD211, the Philips C272P4, or the Viewsonic VG2437mc.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The LG 29UM55 does not have a card reader integrated, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 29UM55 also do not have a card reader integrated.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC screens with a card reader integrated and we think the U3011 (£899.99), the UP2414Q (£449.00), or the UP3214Q (£598.80) all from DELL which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many LCD screens of a comparable spec and age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 29UM55

Running Costs Are Average

This medium monitor has an energy efficiency classification of B, and the 29UM55 is typical compared to the other 993 PC displays of this type and age that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 29UM55 is £58.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium monitor has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

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HDCP
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DC-In Jack
Headphone Out
Headphone Connectivity
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HDMI Ports Quantity
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
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Colour of Product
Thin Client
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Networking
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Picture-in-Picture
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Tilt Adjustment
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VESA Mounting
Plug and Play
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On/off Switch
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LED Indicators
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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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Running Cost

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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
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Energy Rating
0.45T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.45 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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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 08806084867421, 08806084880406, 08806084880956, 08806084920522

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