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LG 29" Ultrawide FHD 75Hz 5ms IPS LED Monitor $209

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[Best Buy] LG 29" Ultrawide FHD 75Hz 5ms IPS LED Monitor $209

Been posted earlier this year for this price and its back on sale again.

I was looking for a secondary monitor to put in portrait and I think this monitor would be great. I know its not 1440p, but the 2560x1080p would be perfect for portrait mode as I can stack applications on top of each other and have a taller view.

Might not be for everyone but I think its still a pretty good deal!

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Details:
Screen: 29"
Resolution: FHD 2560x1080 @ 75hz
Display technology: IPS LED Monitor
Aspect Ratio: 21:9 (Ultrawide)
Inputs: 2x HDMI
VESA Mount: Yes - 100x100
Response Time: 5ms
Audio Output: Yes

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Colleague has had one for a few years... I’ve never really been one for curved monitors but this particular monitor converted me at this size/form factor. It’s a TON of left to right real estate for your head and eyes. Overall the quality is very nice on it though! The colours and clarity are good and the stacking of applications is very nice.
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Anyone recommend a good gaming monitor for Xbox series x. Kid wants one for his birthday
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Swapped my 2 x 24" for this love the size and not having the line in the middle of split screens.
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Not great, not terrible. Comrade.

Upvoted for fair/good deal.
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I used a FHD monitor for 12 years. After switching to QHD 1440p for a week, I can no longer go back.

I recommend investing in your workspace if youre planning to use this for work, spend a little more and go 1440p ultra wide
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Not a bad deal, but I have a rule that anything less than 34" UW has too little vertical space for me. This 29" has same vertical space as regular wide 22" monitor, both 16" tall. If were okay with a 22" monitor to begin with, you will love this monitor as it's extra wide. But for someone who has already got used to regular 24/27" monitor this may feel a downgrade actually. But spec wise it's good, 99% sRGB color.
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UWOD2020 wrote: I used a FHD monitor for 12 years. After switching to QHD 1440p for a week, I can no longer go back.

I recommend investing in your workspace if youre planning to use this for work, spend a little more and go 1440p ultra wide
You do realize it's an ultrawide monitor, not your usual wide monitor. You upgraded from something like 1920x1080 to QHD, This monitor is 2560x1080. There is a thing called PPI (Pixels per inch) and this one comes very close to a 4k 27" monitor and a huge jump from regular 1080p monitor. This monitor has only 16" vertical space that's equivalent to a 22" regular monitor, that's why 1080p vertical resolution looks absolutely fine on this one.
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Hahahapxl wrote: You do realize it's an ultrawide monitor, not your usual wide monitor. You upgraded from something like 1920x1080 to QHD, This monitor is 2560x1080. There is a thing called PPI (Pixels per inch) and this one comes very close to a 4k 27" monitor and a huge jump from regular 1080p monitor. This monitor has only 16" vertical space that's equivalent to a 22" regular monitor, that's why 1080p vertical resolution looks absolutely fine on this one.
No I had an ultra wide 1080p and I just recently got a 1440p ultra wide

LG 25UM58-P was the ultra wide, the normal was a samsung 22 FHD, both looked terrible AFTER getting 1440p, they are not even close, but looked completely fine before I made the jump

Plus, I never said this looks bad objectively, this is a great deal. I'm saying you definitely get bang for your buck when you upgrade to 1440p (wasnt a believer until I did it myself)...whereas some other products, the upgrade isnt really worth it unless you got money to blow
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UWOD2020 wrote: No I had an ultra wide 1080p and I just recently got a 1440p ultra wide

LG 25UM58-P was the ultra wide, the normal was a samsung 22 FHD, both looked terrible AFTER getting 1440p, but looked completely fine before I made the jump

Plus, I never said this looks bad objectively, this is a great deal. I'm saying you definitely get bang for your buck when you upgrade to 1440p (wasnt a believer until I did it myself)...whereas some other products, the upgrade isnt really worth it unless you got money to blow
Yes this monitor is 1080P equivalent of Ultrawide. I have the 25In model. It's a huge difference when I compare a regular Lenovo 1440P monitor with this. The LG feels like so pixelated.

But I am holding off on upgrading since I picked up the LG for $80 off Kijiji 2 years ago. The prices on ultra wide 1440P monitors are insane.
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Kaida9 wrote: Anyone recommend a good gaming monitor for Xbox series x. Kid wants one for his birthday
I usually recommend Asus VP28UQG, can be had for 250 or less on sale. Great for consoles. Doesn't have speakers so you need a headset or 3.5mm speakers to connect.
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Hahahapxl wrote: You do realize it's an ultrawide monitor, not your usual wide monitor. You upgraded from something like 1920x1080 to QHD, This monitor is 2560x1080. There is a thing called PPI (Pixels per inch) and this one comes very close to a 4k 27" monitor and a huge jump from regular 1080p monitor. This monitor has only 16" vertical space that's equivalent to a 22" regular monitor, that's why 1080p vertical resolution looks absolutely fine on this one.
A 2560x1080 29" UW has a PPI of 95.81 which is roughly the equivalent of a 23" 1080p screen. a 27" 4K display has a PPI of 163.18, which is like 70% more pixels per inch, not sure how that is very close.

While 4k 27" is definitely overkill for most, it's worth remembering that a 27" 1440p display has a higher PPI, 108.79, than the 29" UW, same amount of horizontal pixels and more vertical pixels and is physically larger area. Yes, it wouldn't be as wide but you get the same amount of horizontal pixels and if one's vision is fine, they could use that resolution at 100% scaling anyways. If you do want that extra width, a 31" 1440p screen is physically wider than this with the same amount of pixels, taller and has a similar PPI (a shade lower but most wouldn't notice such a small gap unless they're side by side).

Considering I own both a 24" 1080p and a 27" 1440p and physically have them next to each other, it's pretty easy to tell how much better the experience is on the 1440p, better sharpness and just much more content on screen, which the 29" can only match horizontally, not vertically. Considering the web is laid out more vertically than horizontally, that's a big advantage. Also most media remains more commonly 16:9 so you end up with a lot of blackbars with an UW, and that gets exacerbated by all the video now being shot in vertical format for phones. Even if your end game is cinema format where it's wider than 16:9, the 31" 1440p still displays a bigger image with the extra black bars.

Granted at this price, this monitor is still a good deal but let's not pretend there aren't better options for under $300 in the 16:9 format.
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I presume this is fine for folks who simply want use their computers for MS or Google products while WFH?
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UWOD2020 wrote: I used a FHD monitor for 12 years. After switching to QHD 1440p for a week, I can no longer go back.

I recommend investing in your workspace if youre planning to use this for work, spend a little more and go 1440p ultra wide
I did, but then didnt really notice a ton of difference. Went 75 to 144hz at 1080p and found that to be better.
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newcan wrote: Swapped my 2 x 24" for this love the size and not having the line in the middle of split screens.
Isn't it a substantial downgrade to go from 3840x1080 to 2560x1080?
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UWOD2020 wrote: I used a FHD monitor for 12 years. After switching to QHD 1440p for a week, I can no longer go back.

I recommend investing in your workspace if youre planning to use this for work, spend a little more and go 1440p ultra wide
I'll one-up you at 4K. Life changing.

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