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#153908 12-Oct-2014 13:19
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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.

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  #1152331 12-Oct-2014 19:06
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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.

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  #1153047 13-Oct-2014 18:07
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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?


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  #1153487 14-Oct-2014 11:46
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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.

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  #1156093 16-Oct-2014 13:36
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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.

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