The LG 29UM68 is a 29 inch ultra-wide Full HD (2560 x 1080 pixels) monitor with support for HDMI and DisplayPort.
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Pro Aspect ratio is ideal for movies, offers greater field of view in games
The LG 29UM68 is a display with a rather unique 21:9 aspect ratio, which is ultra-wide. The difference with a regular 16:9 display is that there are added pixels on both sides, which increases workspace. It's also ideal to watch movies as most recent movies are filmed in a widescreen aspect ratio. Some games also offer support for 21:9 monitors and will allow you to have a greater field of view.
Pro Provides great image quality and color reproduction
The IPS-panel used in LG's monitor offers great image quality, especially compared to the more common TN-panels. Contrast is great with a 1000:1 ratio (better blacks), luminosity is excellent, images are vibrant and the color reproduction is great as well. These attributes are all due to the fact that an IPS panel was used.
Pro Good value for the money
The LG 29UM68 is relatively inexpensive compared to other 21:9 displays and is a great budget choice if you're specifically looking for an ultra-wide display.
Pro Looks great from every angle
The LG 29UM68 uses has great viewing angles, both vertically and horizontally. Color shifting (distortion of colors when viewed at a wide angle) doesn't occur.
Pro No noticeable backlight bleeding
The monitor doesn't allow any light of the backlight to get through, which results in no noticeable backlight bleeding: that means dark areas remain dark as intended.
Pro Picture-in-picture mode easily displays two inputs at once
Because of the wide aspect ratio, LG offers a built-in picture-in-picture mode (referred to as Split Screen) to display two inputs at once.
Con Slow response time
The response time for the screen is limited at 5 ms, which is significantly slower than some other monitors. This makes the LG 29UM68 less ideal for gaming situations that require quick input.
Con Refresh rate limited to 75Hz, not great for fast-paced action
The maximum supported refresh rate of this monitor is 75 Hz or 75 frames per second which is a tad faster than non-Freesync monitors, but is not as good as 120 or 144 Hz displays. Especially fast-paced games benefit from a higher refresh rate, as it offers a more fluid gaming experience.