LG 29UC88-B Review

Today we will go through the LG 29UC88-B review. The LG 29UC88-B review is structured in four sections.
      

LG 29UC88-B Specs

Size (Inch): 29″ Curved
Panel Type: IPS
Color Gamut (CIE1931): sRGB over 99%
Color Depth(Number of Colors): 8bits, 16.7M
Pixel pitch(mm): 0.2628mm x 0.2628mm
Resolution: 2560 x 1080
Brightness(Typ.): 300(Typ), 240(min) cd/m2
Contrast Ratio(Original): 1000:1 (Typ)
(DFC): Mega
Response Time_Typ.(on/off): 14ms
(GTG): 5ms (High)
Viewing Angle(CR≥10): 178/178 (CR≥10)
HDMI: Yes (ver1.4, 2ea)
Display Port: Yes (ver1.2)
Headphone Out: Yes
Audio output (watt): Speaker 7W*2
Audio Tuning: Maxx Audio
Picture Mode: Custom, Reader, Photo, Cinema, Colour Weakness, FPS Game 1, FPS Game 2, RTS Game, Custom
Ratio: Wide, Original, Cinema 1, Cinema 2, 1 : 1
PIP: (PIP mode in Screen Split)
PBP: Yes
DDC/CI: Yes
HDCP: Yes
Key Lock: Yes
Response Time Control: Yes
Game Mode: Yes
Free sync: Yes (DP 40~75Hz)
DAS Mode: Yes
Black Stabilizer: Yes
Flicker Safe: Yes
Smart Energy saving: Yes
Automatic standby: Yes
Reader Mode: Yes (Picture Mode)
Six Axis Control: Yes
Color Calibrated: Yes
Dual controller Yes
Screen split2.0 (in OSC): Yes
My Display Preset (in OSC):Yes
On Screen Control (OSC): Yes
Dual EDID (H/W): Yes

Picture Quality

LG 29UC88-B has an amazing picture quality thanks to the ultra wide resolution which is also the preferred resolution by most people. IPS panels tend to have the best colors but not the best response rates. But don’t get us wrong because this monitor is great for gaming. The contrast ratio isn’t the best out there but still it produces great colors, mostly because of the IPS panel. The brightness is good too but not the best that we have seen. We will give 4.5/5 points for LG 29UC88-B review part of the picture quality.

Features

LG 29UC88-B also comes with some very useful features where the most important one is the free sync technology. This feature removes image tearing and provides a smooth gaming experience. Another good gaming feature is the black stabilizer that can really bring objects out of the shades. Also the DAS (Dynamic Action Sync) feature is great when playing action games as it minimizes input lag. The screen can also be divided in lots of different ways and this comes in handy when you are working. LG 29UC88-B also has all the essential connectivity and two built-in speakers with 7W each, which is great. Other important features are flicker safe technology and 1ms motion blur reduction. We will give 5/5 points for LG 29UC88-B review part of the features.

Design

LG 29UC88-B has also a great design. The color looks good and it can adapt in any room. The stander looks good too and it is not too big or exaggerated. It has the common flexibility but nothing special worth to mention, simple and great. We will give 5/5 points for the LG 29UC88-B review part of the design.

LG 29UC88-B Review Price

Our review price was $329 which is a great price for a great monitor like this. We will give 4.5/5 points for the LG 29UC88-B review part of the price.
      

LG 29UC88-B User Good Reviews

★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars.

Very satisfied!
Absolutely Love it! I replaced my dual Apple Cinema Display 20 monitor set up with the 29uc88 and haven’t missed them at all. Would have liked a little higher resolution but it really is decent for the price and am not disappointed at all. I use it for more of a productivity set up not really into gaming. But it is awesome for photo and video editing. In video editing you can see the pretty much whole time line which really make it more efficient. Built in speaker are nothing to boast about but the headphone out on the back works awesome with my external 2.1 set up. I am using it with my MacBook Pro Retina with a thunderbolt to Display port cable. Passes audio and video perfectly.

★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars.

Looks great. Only 60hz with Nvidia cards
This monitor looks amazing. Almost the exact same size as my 24in monitor height-wise so it looks great sitting next to it. the extra width is amazing for gaming and every modern game i have tried natively supports 21:9 without any issues. I use an Nvidia card so I can’t use the free sync. BEWARE: Nvidia cards CANNOT get 75hz refresh rate with this monitor no matter what kind of cable is used. Anything of 60fps WILL result in frame skipping on Nvidia Cards. AMD cards should be able to use 75hz with Free sync but since i dont have an AMD card I can’t confirm. Even at 60hz, this monitor looks amazing. Anyone who tells you they overclocked the monitor and that a DP cable will let you get over 60hz on anything but an AMD card does not know what they are talking about.

★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars.

I love this monitor
I love this monitor. I think I would love the 3440 x 1440 version more. Even though the colors are not as vibrant as my asus pro-art monitor, I like the ultrawideness of this monitor so much that my next move is likely to a 1440p version. I would tell a prospective buyer to not be concerned about the curve – it seems very natural.

★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars.

Does Everything I Wanted, No Problems so Far

This is my fourth (and hopefully final) monitor I will be buying for my computer setup. Wanted a curved monitor for a cheap-ish price and this one hit the mark. Here are my Pros and Cons.

Pros:
– Nice Looking Screen. At 2560×1440 and 29 inches, I was afraid that the images would look pixelated. However, the images look pretty sharp and the colors are good. I had no deadpixels and the backlight bleed is practically unnoticeable (for me at least). The curve is very minor, almost to the point that I wouldn’t have noticed it at first glance, but still there. (NOTE: this may be because I have this monitor mounted above me and isn’t right in front of my face.)
– Okay Speakers. These definitely aren’t amazing speakers, but compared to the only other in-monitor speakers I have, these are definitely an improvement.
– GREAT Menu Control. I’ve been stuck using Acer’s menu controls for my other monitors and LG’s joystick approach is lightyears better. Being able to do everything with just one button is much better than having to move between multiple.
– Useful Technology. Being able to control monitor settings through my computer if I’m feeling lazy is a plus in my book. I also tried out the Dual-Controller technology, but I found it to not work very well for me because the mouse pointer would disappear (most likely because of a conflict between my other monitors).
– Reasonable Price. Taking into account what you get, I would say the price is worth it. For me, it costed $328 but it may change from now. [It Did Change, Sorry 🙁 ]
– Pretty Good Stand. Not only does it look pretty good, but being able to adjust the height and forward tilt is pretty nice. Of course it would be better if you could turn it by 90 degrees, but I doubt many would need to do that with a monitor this wide.
– VESA Mounts. This was one of the requirements that I had for this monitor and I was glad that they were included.
– Just Enough Ports. Happy that LG included a Display Port instead of just HDMI. Also including two HDMI ports is also appreciated.
– AMD Freesync. I have an AMD GPU so I was able to use Freesync. The effects were noticeable, but nothing amazing. I didn’t notice any screen tearing while playing some of my favorite games, but I won’t lie that I rarely noticed screen tearing in my games before trying Freesync. So I guess it works, but I can’t majorly tell.

Cons:
– The Curve. I already said this, the curve is very minor. If you are looking at it straight ahead, then it is practically unnoticeable. There are other monitors out there with a more substantial curve, but they’ll most likely cost a bit more.
– That’s it.

For the price you pay, I would say this is a pretty good buy. Only recommendation is not to buy it for it’s curve. You’ll most likely be disappointed with the results. I’m currently away from it on vacation so I can’t take any pictures of it. Once I get back, I’ll add them in.

LG 29UC88-B User Bad Reviews

★ 1 out of 5
very nice monitor, except when I unplugged it and plugged …
very nice monitor, except when I unplugged it and plugged it back in it stopped working. The power cord is in and the button won’t turn it on. Would be amazing if it didn’t stop working for literally NO REASON.

★ 1 out of 5 stars.
Horrible Monitor. The “toggle” button on the under surface …
Horrible Monitor. The “toggle” button on the under surface of the monitor broke (without) touching it. Now can’t do anything; can’t maneuver around to any screen. Can’t use speaker, Can’t use dual screens, nothing. To top things off more, LG hasn’t come through yet with the replacement monitor either. Have been waiting for them to “make this right” for months. DO NOT ORDER THIS MONITOR. So sad, really did want to like this monitor. Design to maneuver is absolutely horrible. 🙁 Three thumbs DOWN)

Conclusion

LG 29UC88-B is a great monitor overall. The picture quality is amazing and especially the colors. The response rate is not the best out there but it is not terrible either. The most important features are the free sync technology, the black stabilizer and dynamic action sync. Design is great but the price is just a little high. We hope our LG 29UC88-B review has been helpful to you.

Should I buy LG 29UC88-B?

We say that you go for this monitor because is simply great. However, we also recommend taking a look at this other monitor LG 27UD88-W.

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