• Display Size: 29-inch IPS
  • Resolution: 2560x1080
  • Connectivity: 2x HDMI, 1x Display Port, 1x 3.5mm audio jack,
  • Refresh Rate: 75Hz
  • Response Time: 5ms
  • Viewing Angle: 178/178
  • Dimensions: 698.1 x 209.4 x 410.9 mm (With Stand)
  • Weight: 5.2kg
  • Pros:
  • Design
  • Cons:
  • Button placements

Ultra-Wide Monitoring

This month, the LG 29WK600 landed on our test table and it is one of the latest monitors from LG. As its name suggests, it is a 29-inch monitor with a 21:9 aspect ratio and a 2,560 x 1,080 resolution. This means that the monitor is slightly wider than regular sized monitors, in order to emulate the two-monitor setup, all by using a single monitor.

The set up process for the 29WK600 didn’t take too long as all we needed was to locate the screws and fasten them together with the stand. LG also provided a stand cover to mask the screws, ensuring that it gets to maintain a sleek and seamless look. Speaking of looks, the back of the monitor is decked out in complete white, while the stand comes in grey and the front bezels of the monitor are black. This gives the monitor a breath of life, giving ig a nice contrast and a slightly more unique look than the average one-tone monitor.

This monitor sports a single DisplayPort and two HDMI ports at the back, along with the power port and a headphone out port. However, placing the audio jack at the back means that you will have to use a longer cable. With a total of three inputs, you can piece together two consoles and a desktop onto the monitor. Switching inputs can be done via the hidden button that is located in the middle of the bottom of the display.

When it comes to colours and productivity, the 29WK600 does utilise 6 bits+ FRC to produce 24-bit colours and 16.7 million colours. For gaming and regular use, you might not notice the difference much, but if you need to do any video editing or graphic design, you might be better off looking for a pure 8-bit monitor. Speakers are present on this monitor as well, allowing you to enjoy watching your videos without the need to use headphones.

Continuing on with gaming, the monitor is no slouch as well, considering it comes packed with AMD Freesync and 75Hz of refresh rate. Although not made purely for gaming, it should service you well in between bouts of productivity or media consumption. To further solidify that claim, LG has inserted a few modes that should help with gaming such as FPS Game Mode, RTS Game Mode and so on. You can even toggle a static crosshair mode onto the screen for some extra FPS cheesing.

CHIP CONCLUDE: A great monitor for productivity as it boasts a wide display, allowing you to easily multi-task on a single monitor, all while providing some gaming capabilities.

(to be published in issue October 2018)