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LG 25UM55
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LG 25UM55 PC Monitor

25" 5000000:1 LED 609.6mm Jul 2014
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Protect your eyes from exhausting flickers and blue lights. LG's new Flicker-Safe system is always on to reduce flicker level to almost zero. In addition, switch to Reader Mode with a simple touch... More
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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This PC display received a rating of 94 out of 100 from expert review website If all the similar spec PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years are ranked by average expert review score then this medium monitor is in the top 4%.

User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 12 user reviews this LCD screen has an overall user rating of 76 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

One customer reckoned that the product had a good contrast ratio. Mr. A. J. Munro said in their review of the LG 25UM55 “The contrast ratio is very good, copes extremely well in situations where glare is an issue”.

Good Size

One LG 25UM55 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a good width. Mr. A. J. Munro wrote in their LG 25UM55 review “My primary use is for Flight Simming where the extra width really is a better solution than multiple monitors” .

LG Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

LG is one of the superior PC monitor manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and LG also has good reviews for its medium monitors.

LED Display Type

This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to it.

It may also be worth considering one of the other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the iiyama GB2488HSU[plb_2185179_price], or the Benq BL2201[plb_2333127_price].

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Two HDMI Ports

The LG 25UM55 is a two HDMI port PC screen.

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Quite Large Color Gamut

The color gamuts of medium monitors that came out more than two years ago range from 62% to 120%, and the average color gamut is 83%. At 99 percent, the LG 25UM55 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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2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution

The LG 25UM55 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1080. That's 33% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all PC displays of this type and age the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Has One Cable Included

The LG 25UM55 has a greater number of cables included than most LCD screens of this type and age. The most commonly found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this PC display. The cables included AC,HDMI are also found on this PC screen.

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When compared to other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 25UM55 that we have checked the height of, the LG 25UM55's height of only 287 millimeters is one of the shortest. Across all the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago the heights range from 30mm to 4,800mm, and the average height is 370mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One person who bought the product thought it was not strong and durable. Mr. A. J. Munro said “I suspect that this would also apply to heavy duty document comparison or Spreadsheet work as well”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years, the LG 25UM55 does not have a built-in speaker.

It is worth also looking at other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker including the iiyama XB2483HSU[plb_1611035_price], or the LG 27MP75[plb_2194309_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The LG 25UM55 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC screens of a similar type and age to the 25UM55 are also not 3D compatible.

LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Asus VG23AH[plb_1411330_price], the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price], or the Benq XL2411T[plb_1522088_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most PC monitors of this type and age do not have a built-in camera. The LG 25UM55 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

Alternative PC monitors which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the 241P4QPY[pl_1398366_price], or the 231C5[pl_1599727_price] both from Philips.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The LG 25UM55 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC screens of a comparable type and age to the 25UM55 also do not have an integrated card reader.

Alternative flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to consider include the U2713H[pl_1518815_price], or the U2413[pl_1565290_price] both from DELL or the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 250 candellas per square meter, the LG 25UM55 has one of the dimmer display brightness amongst medium monitors of this age. The average display brightness of medium monitors that are a similar age to the 25UM55 is 290 cd/m².

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 25UM55

Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC monitor was released over two years ago.

Average Width

At 609.6 millimeters, the LG 25UM55 has a relatively standard width compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 25UM55.

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Expert Reviews

18 July 2015

KonstrukcjaWed?ug specyfikacji nowy monitor ró?ni si? od swojego poprzednika tylko brakiem wej?cia DVI, ma zatem dwa wej?cia HDMI oraz jedno DisplayPort ? nie b?dzie przeszkadza? to u?ytkownikom... Read more…

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User Reviews

Reviewed 18 October 2014 by ISAIAH J.

The Joy Stick control takes a little time to get use to using. Do not buy unless you are planning to use the Display or HDMI ports. You can use an adapter on your computer DVI but the resolution... Read more…

Reviewed 15 February 2015 by Diane B.
(Verified Purchase)

For $250 this is a amazing buy and worthwhile in my opinion...

Reviewed 28 January 2015 by Craig M.

Movies with NO BLACK BARS is a nice treat and that extra field of view in games becomes hard to live without when you use other monitors...

Reviewed 5 February 2015 by Jennifer S.
(Verified Purchase)

I was really concerned about using a 3rd party seller on Newegg. But it arrived fast and in working condition...

Reviewed 12 September 2015 by Taylor H.
(Verified Purchase)

Rated 4/5 because it is not quite worth $249.99 (although I got it during a sale) and it isn't really outstanding...

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Electricity cost when switched on $38.23
Electricity cost when on standby $2.34
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Total running cost over 5 years $40.57
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 25UM55uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.26 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers asrockasusantecarcticb 25um55
Barcodes 07191921949226, 08806084867346, 08806084880307, 08806084880345

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