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[Best Buy] LG 29 inch 29WP60G-B IPS 2560x1080 ultrawide monitor $249.99

Specs here:

https://www.displayspecifications.com/en/model/ffc022d7

96 ppi density is similar to 24 inch FHD.

2560X1080 IPS 75 hz. 5ms GTG. Only 250 nits. No height adjustment (Asus VP299CL does at $349 with 350 nits).
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I have this and love this.
This has been on this price several times.
Also, Bestbuy used to have this monitor (Open Box) for $200..
I missed it once but never seen it at that price.
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Qndydsb wrote: 75hz is not a gaming monitor
It is for me. Maybe not competitive, but I have plenty of fun with my 75 Hz monitor.
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I have this monitor in portrait mode and the aspect ratio is perfect for vscode
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29” UW is same height as 24” regular wide. It’s a smallish screen for an UW. 34 should be the target screen size in UWs as that is as tall as regular 27 wide.
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Welp damn, now I might have to go get one. Did you have to buy a arm to rotate it?
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bought a couple of these for the kids when they started the at home schooling. they work great for allowing multiple windows to be open. ie. video call and a web page (or game if I look away for more then 5 min lol).

BB does toss these on sale as openbox sometimes as mentioned above. for $200 or even less sometimes.

yes, its only 75hz but that is still enough depending on what kind of games you play.
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Isnt 1080p a bit low for gaming on a pc?

I dont play on pc but given how close you are to the screen, i thought 1440p was the ideal these days.
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Hahahapxl wrote: 29” UW is same height as 24” regular wide. It’s a smallish screen for an UW. 34 should be the target screen size in UWs as that is as tall as regular 27 wide.
This is about half the price of a 34 inch 1440p ultrawide.

I have ordered an Asus VP299CL for work since I need height adjustment. Have a 32 inch 1440p at home since my home desk is deeper. A 34 inch ultrawide would be nice, but my work desk is shallow.

Dual 24 inch setup caused my neck to ache.
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SynGamer wrote: It is for me. Maybe not competitive, but I have plenty of fun with my 75 Hz monitor.
u will have same fun with 60hz monitor.
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SynGamer wrote: It is for me. Maybe not competitive, but I have plenty of fun with my 75 Hz monitor.
Make sure you never experience a 144hz monitor so you keep enjoying yours.
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deliciouscesar wrote: I have this monitor in portrait mode and the aspect ratio is perfect for vscode
I intend to use this monitor in portrait mode as well. I have a monitor arm, but I'm assuming I'll have to use Windows or MacOS to force the screen to be in portrait mode unless it can auto-detect?

Is this monitor bright enough?

I wouldn't mind either a 32"/34" UW monitors, but the ones that I am aware of with faster than 60hz screens are curved. I'm looking for flat screens for portrait mode. Any suggestions?
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Sgt_Strider wrote: I intend to use this monitor in portrait mode as well. I have a monitor arm, but I'm assuming I'll have to use Windows or MacOS to force the screen to be in portrait mode unless it can auto-detect?

Is this monitor bright enough?

I wouldn't mind either a 32"/34" UW monitors, but the ones that I am aware of with faster than 60hz screens are curved. I'm looking for flat screens for portrait mode. Any suggestions?
I'm not sure if it can autodetect but yes I have windows to force it to portrait mode.

The monitor is plenty bright enough.

I have this paired with a 34" ultrawide.

Honestly, any monitor would work for portrait mode (as long as it's not a TN panel). You could always go with a cheaper 24" monitor that's IPS (from Dell, I forgot which model but it's usually 149.99) and do portrait with that.

But the aspect ratio on the 24" portrait mode for me makes it less desirable since the height of the windows is a lot shorter per application, hence, I recommend this specific 29" monitor which is tall display.

For my use case, I have discord on it and Spotify occupying the screen. But I can have 3 reasonably sized windows on it stacked on top of each other due to it being pretty tall in portrait.

I find that it's the perfect compliment to a 34" ultrawide which lacks in height space for productivity.
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deliciouscesar wrote: I'm not sure if it can autodetect but yes I have windows to force it to portrait mode.

The monitor is plenty bright enough.

I have this paired with a 34" ultrawide.

Honestly, any monitor would work for portrait mode (as long as it's not a TN panel). You could always go with a cheaper 24" monitor that's IPS (from Dell, I forgot which model but it's usually 149.99) and do portrait with that.

But the aspect ratio on the 24" portrait mode for me makes it less desirable since the height of the windows is a lot shorter per application, hence, I recommend this specific 29" monitor which is tall display.

For my use case, I have discord on it and Spotify occupying the screen. But I can have 3 reasonably sized windows on it stacked on top of each other due to it being pretty tall in portrait.

I find that it's the perfect compliment to a 34" ultrawide which lacks in height space for productivity.
Are there any 32"/34" IPS flat ultrawide monitors?
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Qndydsb wrote: 75hz is not a gaming monitor
I'd rather have 4K 60 Hz than 1080p over 9000 Hz. Most I'd spend on a 1080p monitor would be under $50 which means I'd likely be buying it used.
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Ooh that's pretty good. I have a 24" LG 1080p monitor so I guess same pixel density as this but I want sharper text for work.

Would a 2k or 4k 29" ultrawide be better in terms of readability or worse? Not sure if that higher resolution would make things too small.
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Sgt_Strider wrote: Are there any 32"/34" IPS flat ultrawide monitors?
LG WL500 is a good 34" monitor that's flat. Are you looking to make the 34" portrait?
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deliciouscesar wrote: LG WL500 is a good 34" monitor that's flat. Are you looking to make the 34" portrait?
Yes.

1080p on a 34" LCD? I think I need 1440p minimum for sharp texts.
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I used to own one of that 29 UW then give it to my brother in law. And move to 25 UW before going 34 UW.
Tbh, its okay.
But if you want sharpness, get the 25 UW from LG.
This model : LG 25UM58-P
Same overall feature and ultrawide resolution with sharper image for 25' 2560x1080p gaming at 111ppi vs 96ppi at 29'
For context, 3440x1440 at 34' is at 104ppi.
I can assure you that from text to images, its way better. It so underrated tbh. The 25 UW. Great for budget pc gaming.

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