LG 29UM68-P Review

Today we will go through the LG 29UM68-P review. The LG 29UM68-P review is structured in four sections.

LG 29UM68-P Specs

Size (Inch): 29″ Flat
Panel Type: IPS
Color Gamut (CIE1931): sRGB over 99%
Color Depth (Number of Colors): 8bits, 16.7M
Pixel Pitch (mm): 0.312 mm x 0.310 mm
Resolution: 2560 x 1080
Brightness (Typ.): 250 (Typical), 200(min) cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (Original): 1000:1 (Typical) (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 5W*2
Audio Tuning: Maxx Audio
Picture Mode: Custom, Reader, Photo, Cinema, Color Weakness, FPS Game 1, FPS Game 2, RTS Game, Custom (Game)
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
Free sync: Yes (DP 40~75Hz)
Game mode: Yes
DAS Mode: Yes
Black Stabilizer: Yes
Flicker safe: Yes
Smart Energy saving: Yes
Automatic Standby: Yes
Reader Mode: Yes (included in 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 29UM68-P 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 and. The brightness is good too but not the best that we have seen. We will give 4.5/5 points for LG 29UM68-P review part of the picture quality.

Features

LG 29UM68-P 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 29UM68-P also has all the essential connectivity and two built-in speakers with 5W each, which is great. Other important features are flicker safe technology and 1ms motion blur reduction. We will give 5/5 points for LG 29UM68-P review part of the features.

Design

LG 29UM68-P 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 4.5/5 points for the LG 29UM68-P review part of the design.

LG 29UM68-P Review Price

Our review price was $247 which is a great price for a great monitor like this. We will give 5/5 points for the LG 29UM68-P review part of the price.

LG 29UM68-P Good User Reviews

★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars.

Love this monitor so much, I bought a 2nd one!
This monitor exceeded my expectations! It is crystal clear! I love the widescreen. You can see much more than on a traditional screen. I actually purchased a second one for my son. He loves it just as much. I would definitely purchase and recommend this monitor in the future!

★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars.

Looks and Works Amazing
Monitor has no issues at all so far, worked great immediately out of the box. Have not hooked it up to pc yet because my pc is being worked on. Have hooked it up to macbook pro, and it looked amazing. Also, hooked it up to Xbox One and it worked great. Only played a view games on it, but they looked better than ever on the ultra wide screen. Changing settings on the monitor was super easy, and I was able to change the settings to my liking with no problems.

★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars.

Great Monitor
The monitor is a beautiful monitor. Some people may find that a 34in 2560×1080 monitor would display individuals pixel. This is true if you look extremely close at the monitor however, from my experience at a normal viewing distance of about 1.5 – 2ft this monitor is extremely enjoyable to view. Watching movie and playing games with the beautiful IPS display are great use scenarios for this monitor.

★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars.

Awesome Monitors!
Have two of these on my personal rig, and work amazingly! I would buy two more if my mount would allow! Using AMD Freesysnc, and they have decent sound, though I have an amp and better sounding speakers I use. Of course I did not buy these screens for sound but rather the rich picture they boast, and rich it is. I am using Display Port, however HDMI will work fine with the monitors as well. Compared to my three old 29″ Acer’s who were very faded these screen are the cats meow, and take up the same real-estate that three monitors took up! Absolutely love these monitors!

★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars.
The LG 29UM68-P is by far the best monitor I have ever seen. I have owned many IPS monitors but none of them looked this good. For an IPS it has a pretty fast response time (5ms) and a pretty fast refresh rate (75hz). It also has the best built in speakers I have ever heard in a monitor, hands down. They can be tweaked quite a bit via the menu and they sound awesome!

This monitor does feature AMD FreeSync. The FreeSync range is 40hz-75hz. (No, not 48hz-75hz) I have it paired to a Sapphire RX 480 8GB. Gaming on this monitor is amazing!

Pros: Excellent Display Quality, 2560×1080 Resolution
IPS > TN
5ms / 75hz
FreeSync ( Range is 40hz – 75hz)
Awesome Built in Speakers
Full Color Controls (Calibration)
No Dead Pixels / No Backlight Bleed

Cons:
The stand could be better, no height adjustment.
Small external power brick

Also, the monitor I received has no DVI port like the picture shown in this listing. It has a Display Port and two HDMI ports. This meant nothing to me as I intended on using the Display Port which is also required for FreeSync functionality.

LG 29UM68-P Bad User Reviews

★ 1 out of 5
Terrible quality control?
Ordered one of these for Prime Day because of the great price. Have one of the nicer LGs already and missed that this one has a lower resolution but that’s not what I’m marking down for at all.
First one arrived and was setup. Within a few days we noticed the ghosting was so bad that leaving a web page open for five minutes left an afterimage on the screen through games almost an hour later. Decided to contact Amazon about an exchange because it was very annoying and I’ve never dealt with ghosting this bad before.
Replacement arrives promptly as expected from Amazon. Set it up and immediately the bottom inch of the display is distorted. I do all the usual tests; swap out the HDMI cable, try Display port instead, update my video drivers. When I rebooted the computer and saw the distortion on the “No Signal Found” display I knew I definitely had another bad monitor, just with a different issue.

★ 1 out of 5 stars.
Died two weeks after warranty expired.
It was a great monitor until it started acting up. About 10 months into use, my Mac mini (late 2012) wouldn’t be able to “see” it and would default to my other monitor. I thought it was a software bug or maybe the video card was dying on my Mac mini as it is five years old. I would have to repeatedly turn the LG monitor off and on, and eventually it would all work properly. But, then after about six weeks of acting up, the LG just refused to ever start up again. Very sad story. So, when you amortize the cost, this monitor was about 3x more expensive than my previous monitor, for which I paid $1,000.

Conclusion

LG 29UM68-P 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 and so is the price. We hope our LG 29UM68-P review has been helpful to you.

Should I buy LG 29UM68-P?

We say that you go for this monitor because is simply great. However, we also recommend taking a look at this other monitor LG 27UD68-P.

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