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LG 29UM65 PC Monitor

£329.99
29" 2560 X 1080 5000000:1 LED Apr 2014
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Release Date £99.99 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Easy to use
Unacceptable noise level
115 Reviews + 1 Award
vido.com.ua Recommended
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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two owners who purchased it wrote that it was noisy. Jonah Pain mentioned “The speakers built in are actually great! They're as clear and as loud as my Logitech speakers” in his review of this PC monitor.


Reviews

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this PC screen. Vido.com.ua gave this PC monitor a "Recommended" award.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 289 user reviews this PC screen has an overall user rating of 88%. 77 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this LCD screen either 4 or 5 stars.

LG Has Good LCD Screen Reviews

Based on 3,732 owner and expert reviews (including 759 verified purchases), LG has good reviews for its PC screens. LG also has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other brands. 89% of those that bought a LG LCD screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Good Picture Quality

Ten owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good picture quality. Oliver Matich said “It needs a fair bit more graphics card power compared to a standard 1920x1080 monitor, for not much advantage” but he rated it 60 out of 100. Kevin F. mentioned “I purchased is particularly for gaming as I play Skyrim (heavily modded) and Elder Scrolls Online and wanted to see those lovely graphics in ultra-widescreen” in his review of this PC monitor. Will wrote on expert review site Amazon “Great monitor, picture quality is excellent” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5.

Seven customers mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Mr a a Glasgow gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote in his review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon “Colours are vivid”. Mr. Daniel J. Brewer mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The colours are great and the matte screen is very nice”. Three years ago Charlie Norman scored it 5 stars out of 5 and he said “Colours are represented perfectly”.

Two people said in their reviews that the product had a good refresh rate. Foxhound said on expert website Amazon “I can vouch for that price point though, as it gives you a beautiful widescreen 2560x1080 resolution that has a very quick refresh rate - brilliant for gaming”.

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Good Sound Quality

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. John I. said in his review of this PC monitor on expert website Newegg.com “Sound quality from the built-in speakers is decent.”. Amazon Customer wrote “Sound quality is perfect” in their LG 29UM65 review.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The 29UM65 is typical compared to the other 1,092 PC monitors of this age and spec that we have assessed for 8 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the 29UM65 is £100.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2014 when LG released the 29UM65.


Design

Easy to Use

Thirteen customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Q. Brown wrote on expert review site Amazon “I can see it being very useful and the side by side feature could be very handy if operating two computers”. Three years ago Michael Lindman said in his review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon “Lastly the user interface and controls for the settings are really intuitive and easy to use and are huge step up from the previews monitor” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. John I. mentioned “The OSD-menu is intuitive and logical, as the montor uses a 5-button joystick for a power button”.

Seven customers reckoned that the product was easy to use the menus. Three years ago Q. Brown mentioned on expert website Amazon “The onboard menu is very neat” and gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5. Mr. Daniel J. Brewer wrote two years ago “The best menu/navigation method on a screen I have used by far” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5. Three years ago John I. said in his review of this PC monitor “The stand has dual height settings, however you have to adjust height by inscrewing the stand”.

Four owners who bought the product reckoned that it was easy to setup. Mr Jinal Shah wrote in his review of this PC monitor three years ago “Excellent monitor, easy to setup and use”. Mr a a Glasgow scored it 5 stars out of 5 and he said in his review of this PC monitor on expert review site Amazon “Sharp, easy to setup”. Charlie wrote “Fast postage and easy to set up”.

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Good Looking

Seven people wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Website Newegg.com gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned three years ago “Beautiful Massive Monitor” in their review of this PC monitor. They also wrote “Good color, bright, beautiful to behold its widescreen glory” in their review. Sam Lewis mentioned on expert review site Amazon “For a monitor it's pretty decent- the process of navigating on board menus with the analogue stick is a little frustration” in his review of this PC monitor and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Three owners who reviewed it considered that it was well designed. Q. Brown mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon “Size and design is slim, elegant”. Charlie wrote in his review of this PC monitor “The monitor itself works well and has a sleek design” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Foxhound rated it 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon “That is one design feature I dislike”.

Three customers who purchased this PC monitor concluded that it was smooth. Django said in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon “Display is crisp, has superb viewing angles, looks futuristic when playing games, 60hz for smooth FPS via HDMI (supplied) cable”. They also wrote “60hz is still plenty smooth” in their review. Gely said three years ago “The return process was very smooth”.

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Well Made

Eight owners who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. Website Newegg.com mentioned “The built in speakers are surprisingly adequate”. Mr B M G said in his review of this PC monitor “I just wish it had a built in mic and it would be perfect.”. Si wrote “I use external sound system, whether its LG TV's or monitors, you cant go wrong, great built in software, great value for money.”.

Good Quality

Twenty-one people who bought the product reckoned that it was good quality. Website Newegg.com said “Sound quality (Comparable to a 30 32 inch TV” in their review of this PC monitor. Two years ago Sam wrote “Fantastic product with an excellent quality picture and good colours” in his review of this PC monitor. John I. gave this PC monitor a rating of 80 out of 100 and he said three years ago “I tested the sound quality of the built-in speakers - a feature I didn't expect in a specialty monitor of this aspect” in his review of this PC monitor.


Display

2560 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The LG 29UM65 has a maximum display resolution of 2560 x 1080 pixels. That's 33% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. PC screens that came out more than two years ago display resolutions range from 1366 x 768 pixels to 3440 x 1440 pixels.

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Has an HDCP

The LG 29UM65 has an HDCP. Most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to this PC display also have an HDCP.

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Ports & Interfaces

Two HDMI Ports

Most PC displays of this type and age have between one and three HDMI ports, including the LG 29UM65 which has two HDMI ports.

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Price

Price Has Gone Up by 19% (19%)

There was a cheaper price of £268.80 at Ex Demo Hut 33 days ago.Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 90% chance that the price will go back down. However the future is never certain and there remains a 10% chance that the price will actually go up further.

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Pricey

The cheapeast PC monitors of a comparable age and spec that we found costs £49 and the most expensive costs £9,999. We think that this LG flatpanel monitor looks expensive for a LCD screen that has been available for more than two years.

Good Value for Money

Twenty-eight people who purchased this PC monitor said that it was good value for money. Website Newegg.com said in their review of this PC monitor “Got it on a perfectly timed 50 off deal which made it an even better value” . They also mentioned “29" with higher than 1080 resolution at a good price” in their review. And also wrote “I got it at a great price”.

Two people who bought it reckoned that it was expensive. Mr. Daniel J. Brewer said on expert website Amazon “Although it is not a hugely expensive monitor”. Gely mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on expert website Amazon “This is the first time I am sending anything expensive back to Amazon” nonetheless they only gave the LG 29UM65 a rating of 3 stars out of 5.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers certified 2560x1080, certified 29um65p, lg 29um65paeu, lg lg29um65p, lg mc3802m
Barcodes 08806084565624, 08806084565631

LG 29UM65 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 29UM65 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 692,148 product attributes, 78,562 PC monitor reviews and 8,073,300 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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