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LG 29UM55
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LG 29UM55 PC Monitor

29" 5000000:1 LED 702.5mm Sep 2014
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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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Average Expert Reviews

This LG LCD screen received an expert rating of 75% from macg.co.

Nice Design

One LG 29UM55 owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good looking. Rebecca Mclaughlin said “Films looked gorgeous”.

Easy to Use

One LG 29UM55 reviewer wrote that the LG 29UM55 was easy to setup. Rebecca Mclaughlin mentioned “The monitor itself was easy to set up and get started with” in her review but she only rated it 20 out of 100.

Robust

One person mentioned that it was strong and durable. Tomclasper mentioned on Amazon “Still sturdy”.

Good Product Quality

One LG 29UM55 owner who purchased this PC monitor considered that it was good quality. Rebecca Mclaughlin she wrote on Amazon last year “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”.

Good Picture Quality

One LG 29UM55 owner who reviewed it concluded that it had clear images.

LG Has Good PC Screen Reviews

LG medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all LCD screens LG is one of the superior brands.

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LED Display Type

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including the iiyama XB2780HSU, or the LG 29UB55 ($158.99) which has better reviews.

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Two HDMI Ports

The LG 29UM55 is a two HDMI port LCD screen.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of PC monitors that were released around the same time as the 29UM55 is 50cm, the biggest is 770cm, and the average display diagonal is 66cm. The LG 29UM55 has a fairly big display diagonal (73.66 centimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC screen has a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on LCD screens of a similar spec and age to it.

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2560 X 1080 Graphics Resolution

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

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Has Two Cables Included

The LG 29UM55 has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors of this spec and age. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 29UM55. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this PC screen.

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Short

With a height of only 328.2 millimeters, the LG 29UM55 is one of the shorter PC monitors of a similar type and age to the 29UM55 amongst medium monitors of this age. The average height of medium monitors that are a similar age to the 29UM55 is 370mm, and the heights range from 30mm to 4,800mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One customer who reviewed the LG 29UM55 thought it was not heavy and bulky. Rebecca Mclaughlin she said on Amazon “This monitor is HEAVY”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other PC screens that were launched more than two years ago, the LG 29UM55 does not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative PC screens which also have a built-in speaker which you might also want to look at including the AOC I2472, the iiyama XB2780HSU, or the Philips 273P3 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The LG 29UM55 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the 278G4DHSD, or the 272G5DYEB both from Philips or the Asus VG248QE ($204.99) 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, although keep in mind that most of the other PC screens of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other LCD screens which also have a built-in camera including the AOC I2472, the HP EliteDisplay S231 ($289.00), or the Philips 272C4QPJKAB which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 29UM55, the LG 29UM55 does not have an integrated card reader.

We think you might also be interested in alternative LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader including the U2713H ($682.40), or the U2413 ($450.99) both from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 250 candellas per square meter, the LG 29UM55 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the 29UM55. The display brightness of flatpanel monitors of this type and age range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 290 cd/m².

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1 Other reason to consider the LG 29UM55

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this LG LCD screen was released.

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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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Electricity cost when switched on $42.28
Electricity cost when on standby $2.36
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Total running cost over 5 years $44.64
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.29 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 08806084867421, 08806084880406, 08806084880956, 08806084920522

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