Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




3724 posts

Uber Geek


#153908 12-Oct-2014 13:19
Send private message

Im after a capable but affordable monitor for mapping software, technical writing, reading, movies and image editing. Probably in approximately that order.

I saw the LG 25UM65 is relatively cheap at PB tech at the moment. Is there any other super wide screens at the approx $500 price mark that are better?

Will be hooking up to the i7 desktop, an i7 apple mac pro and an i7 win 8 lappy in that order.


Create new topic
8 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #1152331 12-Oct-2014 19:06
Send private message

I have its big brother, the LG 34uc97 and it's absolutely brilliant. The ultra wide screen format is really good for productivity and also for gaming.



3724 posts

Uber Geek


  #1153047 13-Oct-2014 18:07
Send private message

Oh I didnt realise it came in a bigger version, that could also double as our TV as we only watch youtube and occasional freeview.

I really wanted the Asus PB278Q but at $800 its twice the price and Im not sure if that bit more pixels is worth it?

We could get 2 of the LG for the same price.

The LG has a reading option, I presume this makes reading PDFs and docs easier on the eyes?

 
 
 
 


8 posts

Wannabe Geek


  #1153487 14-Oct-2014 11:46
Send private message

To be honest you might be better suited to find a monitor with a more main stream aspect ratio (1080p) if you want to watch TV. This monitor uses 2560 x 1080 (21:9) and you will find that most movies and TV will end up playing with black bars at either side or being stretched. Also this monitor will look rather small because of its ultra wide screen. The ultra wide screen is more beneficial if you want to have a couple of documents open side by side or want to play games with a more panoramic view. I'd have a look and see if there are any reviews on You Tube so you can make a more informed decision.



3724 posts

Uber Geek


  #1156093 16-Oct-2014 13:36
Send private message

the purpose of the screen is more for having two documents side by side and or science software than watching movies, the movies thing would be maybe 1% on the very odd occasion.

Create new topic




News »

Pre-orders for Huawei MateBook 13 open now
Posted 14-Aug-2020 14:26


Freeview On Demand app launches on Sony Android TVs
Posted 6-Aug-2020 13:35


UFB hits more than one million connections
Posted 6-Aug-2020 09:42


D-Link A/NZ extends COVR Wi-Fi EasyMesh System series with new three-pack
Posted 4-Aug-2020 15:01


New Zealand software Rfider tracks coffee from Colombia all the way to New Zealand businesses
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:35


Logitech G launches Pro X Wireless gaming headset
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:21


Sony Alpha 7S III provides supreme imaging performance
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:11


Sony introduces first CFexpress Type A memory card
Posted 3-Aug-2020 10:05


Marsello acquires Goody consolidating online and in-store marketing position
Posted 30-Jul-2020 16:26


Fonterra first major customer for Microsoft's New Zealand datacentre
Posted 30-Jul-2020 08:07


Everything we learnt at the IBM Cloud Forum 2020
Posted 29-Jul-2020 14:45


Dropbox launches native HelloSign workflow and data residency in Australia
Posted 29-Jul-2020 12:48


Spark launches 5G in Palmerston North
Posted 29-Jul-2020 09:50


Lenovo brings speed and smarter features to new 5G mobile gaming phone
Posted 28-Jul-2020 22:00


Withings raises $60 million to enable bridge between patients and healthcare
Posted 28-Jul-2020 21:51



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.