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LG 29UC97 29-inch curved monitor announced

by Mark Tyson on 18 March 2015, 14:05

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LG has announced that a smaller member has been added to its curved computer monitor range. We previously covered the unveiling of the LG 34UC97 34-inch 21:9 curved monitor, now the South Korean technology company has added a 29-inch version to its product portfolio, the LG 29UC97. While no pricing or availability is indicated it is hoped the new 29-incher will bring more accessible pricing to LG's desirable curved screen monitors.

LG's newest curved screen monitor boasts an AH-IPS 21:9 ratio panel. The pixel resolution on offer is 2650 x 1080. Other key specifications include a vertical refresh frequency of up to 75Hz, a response rate of 5ms (GTG), Brightness of 300 cd / ㎡and contrast ratio of 1000:1. This factory calibrated monitor offers 100 per cent sRGB color gamut coverage.

Reading modes available include various colour temperature presets, flicker-free and a PBP (picture by picture) mode to make the most of the wide screen display.

The monitor sports the following ports; a DisplayPort, HDMI x2, Thunderbolt x2, USB 3.0 (Up 1, Down 2), Headphone Out. It has stereo speakers, 2 x 7W. The stand provided allows for a tilt of -5º ~ + 15º, swivel, and pivot but you can alternatively mount it via a 100 x 100mm bracket according to the monitor specifications page.

The 34-inch LG 34UC97 monitor costs upwards of £729 in the UK. If you are interested in a curved monitor but the £700 region is a little too steep for your budget currently the choice seems to be between 27-inch curved monitors priced around £300 ± £50. Hopefully the 29-inch LG 29UC97 will sweetly plug the evident price gap in the coming weeks or months.

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I wish someone would make a curved 27“ 2560x1440 monitor. Samsung have a curved 27” monitor but it's only 1080p. :(
I agree; what's with the constant puddle-depth of 1080? Do the people making these things love scrolling or do they simply never use monitors to do real work?
I wish someone would make a curved 27“ 2560x1440 monitor. Samsung have a curved 27” monitor but it's only 1080p. :(
+1 but with freesync/variable refresh rate
Indeed, who would get this, but be happy with the resolution offered. I mean, my dell 3008WFPs aren't exactly new (7 years old ffs) but offer a better pixel density.
I'm happy with my 1440p monitor and given the Next-Gen cards will be looking to ramp up stuff at 4K, I for one will be a happy bunny on 1440p, should mean more frame rates at the resolution. :)

I guess its got to be a cost thing? Or something….

Though the LG's (the model above in this example) look good.