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LG 29UM57-P
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LG 29UM57-P PC Monitor

29" Jan 2015
Display Diagonal Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
£91.27 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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6 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

Flatpanel monitor expert review site scored this PC screen 90%. If all the LCD screens of a similar spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this medium monitor is in the top 7%.

Good Brand

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

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to the 29UM57-P, the 29UM57-P has a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Benq GW2760H[plb_3402570_price], or the AOC Q2577PWQ[plb_3032056_price] which has better reviews.

It is worth also looking at alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Viewsonic VX2263SMHL[plb_2974753_price].

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most medium monitors that are a similar age to the 29UM57-P have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys, including the 29UM57-P which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The average display diagonal (metric) of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 29UM57-P is 64cm, and the display diagonal (metric)s range from 48cm to 89cm. With a display diagonal (metric) of 73 centimeters, the LG 29UM57-P has a fairly big display diagonal (metric) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released one year ago.

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2560 X 1080 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the LG 29UM57-P is 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all comparable spec PC displays that were released more than a year ago the resolution ranges from 640 x 350 to 4096 x 2160.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other PC displays of this spec and age, the 29UM57-P does not have a built-in camera.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago, the LG 29UM57-P is not 3D.

PC displays which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the Asus PG278Q[plb_3097078_price].

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The 29UM57-P does not have a card reader integrated, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the 29UM57-P also do not have a card reader integrated.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC monitors with a card reader integrated and we think the DELL 2407WFP[plb_3247392_price], or the Benq SW2700PT[plb_2982141_price] 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 comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 29UM57-P

Average Running Costs

This flatpanel monitor has an energy efficiency classification of B, and the 29UM57-P has an average running cost of £58 over 5 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 486 medium monitors that came out more than a year ago.

Released Over Two Years Ago

LG released the 29UM57-P over two years ago.


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Expert Reviews

20 July 2015

There are a few things in life that, once you tried it, you simply can't go back to how it was before. One such thing for me was multiscreen setups. Having extra space for your multiple opened... Read more…

Wide screen
Multiple inputs
VESA mount
No touch screen

User Reviews

Reviewed 9 October 2015 by Visa .
(Verified Purchase)

Even though I mostly wrote down cons, I do really love this monitor. Games look phenomenal with it, and you get a little extra FOV with it in FPS games...

Great monitor. Looks beautiful, and the resolution is a big step up from the 720p TV I had earlier. I'm very happy with it. I've been using it for gaming mostly, and it's amazing how well supported it
The main problem with this monitor is compatibility. For instance, the black bars on a Netflix movie still show up on this monitor, causing big black bars on all four sides. I've found a Chrome app to
The only real flaw in the design of the monitor is the stand. It's not very adjustable, so I had to put a box under it. Not a huge issue, but worth mentioning
Also, since this is the inexpensive version of LG's 21 9 monitors, it doesn't have any speakers, USB passthroughs, or any video inputs other than 2 HDMI inputs. Also, if you hook it up with anything l

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £89.73
Electricity cost when on standby £1.54
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Total running cost over 5 years £91.27
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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.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 29um57, lg 29um57p
Barcodes 00719192196766, 08806087138092, 08806087184600, 08806087184617, 08806087286717

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