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[Best Buy] LG 29" Ultrawide FHD 75Hz 5ms GTG IPS LED FreeSync Gaming Monitor (29WL500-B) $199.99

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Oct 13, 2012
772 posts
1129 upvotes

[Best Buy] LG 29" Ultrawide FHD 75Hz 5ms GTG IPS LED FreeSync Gaming Monitor (29WL500-B) $199.99

Good deal?

Thanks to LC_Sanic from Bapsalecanada!

https://www.reddit.com/r/bapcsalescanad ... esync_hdr/

Specs:

Display
Screen Size
29 in
Resolution
1080p HD
Native Resolution
2560 x 1080
Aspect Ratio
21:9
Display Type
LED
Backlight Type
LED
Touchscreen
No
Viewing Angle
178º(R/L), 178º(U/D)
Glossy/Matte
Matte
Response Time (Grey-to-Grey)
5 ms
Refresh Rate
75 Hz
Brightness
250 cd/m²
Static Contrast Ratio
1000:1
Colour Gamut
sRGB 99% (CIE1931)
3D Video Support Built-in
No
Built-In TV Tuner
No
Panel
Panel Technology
IPS
Panel Type
IPS
Curved
No
Audio
Built-in Speakers
No
Inputs/Outputs
Input/Output Types
2 x HDMI
Built-In Webcam
No
DVI-D Support
No
Power
Typical Consumption
24.5 W
Stand-By Consumption
0.3 W
Auto Off
Yes
Energy Saving Mode
Yes
ENERGY STAR Qualified
Yes
Stand/Mount Features
Tilt Adjustment
Yes
Swivel Adjustment
No
Height Adjustment
No
Rotate to Portrait
No
VESA Mountable
Yes
VESA Sizes Supported
100 x 100 mm
Other Features
HDR10
Physical Features
Colour
Black
Dimensions with Stand (cm)
69.81 (W) x 41.09 (H) x 20.94 (D) cm
Dimensions with Stand (in)
27.48 (W) x 16.18 (H) x 8.24 (D) in
Dimensions without Stand (cm)
69.81 (W) x 31.75 (H) x 7.69 (D) cm
Dimensions without Stand (in)
27.48 (W) x 12.5 (H) x 3.03 (D) in
Weight (With Stand)
4.9 kg
Weight (Without Stand)
4.4 kg
Warranty
Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts
1 Year
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labour
1 Year
29 replies
Sr. Member
User avatar
Apr 8, 2017
683 posts
421 upvotes
A Turtles Dream in O…
Wasn't there something very similar to this, if not actually this, posted a week or two back? And it was 229. Seems decent to me. I have the 25'' ultrawide and i've loved it.
Can you spare some cutter, me brother?
Sr. Member
Mar 1, 2012
589 posts
310 upvotes
Had this in the past. Quality is good. Screen ratio was awkward for me so I returned it. It was $200 more than a year ago when I purchased it.
Jr. Member
Dec 12, 2010
157 posts
54 upvotes
I bought an open box for $180 about 6 months ago. This is a good price for an entry level widescreen.
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Newbie
Dec 7, 2016
56 posts
32 upvotes
I don't see why this is not getting more traction.

The walmart deal for the 29WK500-P is for the 2018 model for $229.99 was so popular. This 29WL500-B is the 2019 model which has HDR10 (not bright enough for real HDR) and its only $199.99.

I bought one of these last night at my local best buy. I love it, it's wide enough for two windows open, so it's great for productivity.
Member
Oct 18, 2016
312 posts
171 upvotes
pres_00 wrote:
Sep 21st, 2019 1:20 am
Needs more resolution
I tried this monitor out at Staples a few months ago. Plugged in my laptop and everything. The PQ was blurry and at that size, 2560x1080 produces pretty blurry text and at best passable resolution in terms of sharpness. I ended up not getting it. I believe it was on for the same price at that time.
Deal Fanatic
Aug 14, 2007
9933 posts
1340 upvotes
Toronto
Mwazam82 wrote:
Sep 21st, 2019 11:30 am
I tried this monitor out at Staples a few months ago. Plugged in my laptop and everything. The PQ was blurry and at that size, 2560x1080 produces pretty blurry text and at best passable resolution in terms of sharpness. I ended up not getting it. I believe it was on for the same price at that time.
I doubt that was the monitors fault. I have a 34" ultra wide by LG for my pc and its good... Just don't like the 60 Hz
Newbie
Aug 31, 2018
64 posts
13 upvotes
How is this monitor with 4k xps 13? Just purchased one and I need a monitor, but unsure how the resolution would output on this monitor
Sr. Member
User avatar
Nov 9, 2010
944 posts
1541 upvotes
Montreal
Ugh... Just bought the walmart one early this week.
I could go return it but it's time i'd kinda prefer not having to spend....
Member
Sep 23, 2014
390 posts
592 upvotes
Toronto, ON
Mwazam82 wrote:
Sep 21st, 2019 11:30 am
I tried this monitor out at Staples a few months ago. Plugged in my laptop and everything. The PQ was blurry and at that size, 2560x1080 produces pretty blurry text and at best passable resolution in terms of sharpness. I ended up not getting it. I believe it was on for the same price at that time.
Sometimes you'll need to restart for Windows to recognize the display.
Newbie
May 16, 2019
25 posts
106 upvotes
I have an LG 32QK500. Wondering if this would be an upgrade or downgrade? 16:9 vs 21:9. Never had an ultrawide before. Worth it for the wider screen?

32" vs 29"
1440p vs 1080p 21:9
75hz vs 75hz
Member
Nov 25, 2014
242 posts
176 upvotes
BC
OutsideYourWorld wrote:
Sep 21st, 2019 1:53 am
Wasn't there something very similar to this, if not actually this, posted a week or two back? And it was 229. Seems decent to me. I have the 25'' ultrawide and i've loved it.
This one has HDR support
Coolisyu wrote:
Sep 21st, 2019 2:15 pm
I have an LG 32QK500. Wondering if this would be an upgrade or downgrade? 16:9 vs 21:9. Never had an ultrawide before. Worth it for the wider screen?

32" vs 29"
1440p vs 1080p 21:9
75hz vs 75hz
29" 21:9 is equivalent to a 24" 16:9 in height

21:9 is worth it for productivity and wider views when playing games.
Sr. Member
User avatar
Apr 8, 2017
683 posts
421 upvotes
A Turtles Dream in O…
Coolisyu wrote:
Sep 21st, 2019 2:15 pm
I have an LG 32QK500. Wondering if this would be an upgrade or downgrade? 16:9 vs 21:9. Never had an ultrawide before. Worth it for the wider screen?

32" vs 29"
1440p vs 1080p 21:9
75hz vs 75hz
I love my ultrawide for gaming and movies. Movies FILL the screen, no borders, which I love. And going back to a normal size for gaming would feel strange.
Can you spare some cutter, me brother?
Newbie
Mar 11, 2015
2 posts
Montreal, QC
I second this, 1080p for a 29in ultrawide is plenty resolution. They have basically the same height and PPI as a 24in, which works very well in 1080p. However, there are a few 34in (UW equivalent of a 27in) which are 1080p instead of 1440p, and I wouldn't recommend these. I personnally use a UW 1440p 35in and I love it. Overall, I think 200 for this model is a pretty sweet deal which I might have considered when I was shopping for mine a few months ago.

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