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LG 25UM64-S Black 25" 5ms (GTG) Dual HDMI UltraWide screen 21:9 LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS Panel 250 cd/m2 1000:1 Built-in Speakers

  • 2560 x 1080 14ms (Typical)
  • 5ms (GTG)
  • 1000:1
  • DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
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You've probably never seen a monitor like LG's new UM64. The UltraWide screen boasts a 21:9 aspect ratio, so it's perfect for widescreen movies, or for displaying as many as four different windows simultaneously. Picture quality is appropriately amazing, with Full HD 1080p resolution, a dynamic contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1 and 99% coverage of the sRGB color space, plus IPS technology for a wide viewing angle. And this energy-efficient, Mac-compatible monitor offers versatile connectivity options.


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  • Mr. J.
  • 11/17/2014 6:25:29 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNice monitor - with a caveat for Mac users

Pros: This is a beautiful IPS display with a lot of great options including the split screen. In the short time I had it before I returned it I thought it had great definition and color.

Cons: Here is the one caveat that resulted in me returning this monitor. It is not stated but the maximum resolution for the ultrawide display of 2560x1080 is not achievable over the HDMI input from a Mac. I tried to display that resolution using my Retina MacBook Pro over HDMI only to find that the maximum resolution was 1920x1080. This presents a huge problem for me since the screen was badly stretched at this resolution and not usable for me. The option existed to use the Display Port input but both of my Thunderbolt ports are in use for gigabit ethernet and storage. I suppose I could purchase a Thunderbolt dock with ethernet to free up a port but that would be another $200-$300 which I simply cannot justify. It was very disappointing to have to return this display but New Egg customer service was very helpful.

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  • Thelma E.
  • 10/7/2014 8:03:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs21:9 make 16:9 look like 4:3.

Pros: This is a IPS panel running 21:9 ratio in 2560x1080p.

Now for the colors: i must say it's better then my Samsung 6420 Series 3D HDTV, it's way sharper & the colors are right.

There four settings in picture, there custom, photo, cinema & game.

Cinema is great but photo has better color & a little bit of brightness in the background. game setting look great as well but i love Photo setting.

the 21:9 is great, it make 16:9 look like 4:3. the 2560x1080p display help a lot in everything you do. PC games in 21:9 need to get use to but when you do is just wow. you can see the whole world clear now.

Movies: same as game & you never want to go back to 16:9 when you pop a movie & watch it in that format 21:9.

The joystick menu thing is great too, it's so easy to use & even has 1:1 mode which is great.

Can't wait to play PC games on my 970 GTX when i get it Thursday.

Cons: I had no money for the 29' model : (.

the LG 25UM64-S Look kind of small for a 25' but it's my eyes are getting use to the screen size since i always use a 20' monitor & 40' 3D HTV.

Other Thoughts: If you looking for a monitor to watch movies, play games, surf the internet then this monitor is for you.

144 hz gaming monitor is great but TN panel is not that great, the views to the colors are not that good, sure the 144 hz help in gaming but when you going to buy a monitor you got to pick IPS & color which i did.

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  • Dallas R.
  • 9/24/2014 3:13:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Monitor

Pros: First and foremost I must address the backlight bleed issue. This is a problem that exists between individual monitors, not a fault of model or brand. My particular monitor has very low amounts of backlight bleed, but that doesn't mean that yours won't. If it does, LG seems to be one of those companies that won't give you too much of a hassle to replace your monitor with a new one with, if you request it within a reasonable time frame of course.

With that aside, 21:9 is an aspect ratio that is perfect for media creation or consumption. With plenty of space for a splitscreen between two browser windows or multiple documents, this monitor is also impressive in terms of productivity.

For the rather vast gamer market out there, games look absolutely fantastic at this aspect ratio. However, before buying this monitor for this reason, read the cons.

Onto the display itself, I can see colors that I didn't even know existed. So many greens and reds, but looking at sky and ocean scenes the blues seem limited (at least in comparison to the reds and greens, like oh my so many colors). Then again, I'm not used to setting up a monitor of this caliber, so I probably just didn't set it up correctly.

Like many people here I thought the height of the display was going to seem very short, but in comparison to some other monitors that my friends have I'd say the height is about average, perhaps slightly shorter. The width is absolutely incredible, it makes movies and games really immersive. So much more of one's vision is filled, and you don't need annoying black bezels in the way like in a multi monitor setup.

This monitor is almost perfect for my needs. Content creators should rejoice with this display, Adobe CS6 seems to be especially exceptional at this aspect ratio, providing optimal room for the content area while keeping any toolboxes you have open far to the left and right - just sitting there in your peripheral vision, waiting until you need them..

Cons: An unacceptable number of fullscreen applications don't have proper support for 21:9, especially games. By that I mean 16:9 content in these applications is stretched and skewed across the display, with black borders on all sides of the content. Most of the games that do this are console ports, where a typical 16:9 or 5:4 display is often assumed. One game that does this without the console-port excuse is Terraria. Most indie games are fine I've found, and most newer triple-A games I've seen deal with it well enough. But pretty much anything ported from the 360 or PS3 will have trouble, I've seen.

The sad thing is that this isn't a hard thing to fix. Even if the developers are too lazy to alter the GUI to work well on 21:9 displays, all they have to do is center the 16:9 content in the display and then fill in the space on the sides with black borders. But instead the applications try to act as if the monitor is 16:9 natively, which it most definitely isn't.

This is NOT by any means a problem with this display, or the fault of 21:9 aspect ratio. It is simply lazy developers who don't want to go back and fix how their application is displayed.

So if you are buying something like this for games, do some research to make sure the games you play support it. Even if they don't, this problem only affects fullscreen content. Running the game in windowed mode will work fine, but it is not optimal.

Other Thoughts: If I had the cash, I would go for LG's 34" curved 21:9 1440p equivalent of this monitor. For $1000 USD I imagine it is worth the cost, but I just don't have that much available to me.

I would also appreciate more 21:9 TVs. Games at that aspect ratio on a TV-sized display... Just fantastic. Not even bothering to buy a TV until 21:9 becomes more standardized.

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  • Michael T.
  • 8/5/2014 1:43:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLG 25UM64-S New screen tech 21:9 pls etc

Pros: This is an upgrade from my LG E2370V-BF i have had for over 3 years. This has a lot of the same specs including power usage weight and contrast plus more. The split screen software is an awesome feature that has little cpu draw. The windows 7 feature was never as slick for my use. Adjustability is good with gaming and cinema modes. Thru sound on headphones is impressive and seems better than built in but not as good as my home stereo output (sd-at1000) Built in speakers work whereas my E2370V never had. Good power found from them and they do allow some identification for aural location in games. I do like lgs products and stance in the market. 10% off and on sale overnight, nice move from NE was going to go with an obscure site.

Cons: The external power supply
DVI cord from my last lg makes resolution look like a 90's crt
saturated cable market?
Other options sound better than built in speakers
changing audio from hdmi to optical out a bit of a hassle / i don't know how to do that off hand.

Other Thoughts: I guess the menu volume controls the pc output.
i don't really know what a dual link dvi cable is
i am using my IOGEAR GHDC1405W6 with Ethernet from here 3yrs ago. didn't use the included, i think the io has more quality
PLS options? Probably over paid on my last lg by $100 ( according to what the new models are) but that was an early adoption and so is this.

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  • Glen C.
  • 8/1/2014 8:28:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGet two for productivity

Pros: Horizontal screen resolution, IPS display, several input options.

Cons: Vertical screen resolution, short stand.

Other Thoughts: I previously had two 20" monitors that ran 1680x1050 resolution. I really wanted one monitor to replace them, however if you put them both together I would have needed something that does 3360x1050 resolution. The LG 34UM95 would do that, but at $1000 that was hard to justify. One 25um64 (or any of the 64/65 series would not suffice by itself given their 2560x1080 resolution). However when Newegg put these on sale it was a perfect solution for me. For less than half of one monitor I can get two monitors and have 5120x1080 resolution. Yes a bit more vertical resolution would have been nice, but these are absolutely awesome running both side by side. I can easily pull up four browser windows, or 4 Word documents, or giant spreadsheets. Also Titanfall looks great running on a single screen. I highly recommend getting these monitors in this setup.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/5/2014 5:43:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsgood pixel density for every day use

Pros: good pixel density for general computing.
aspect ratio makes for excellent side by side window work.
colors are really vivid.
good viewing angle.
no dead pixels.
extra pixels are nice for tools when recording.
vesa mount.
fits on my small desk quite well.

Cons: uneven backlight.
backlight bleed through on dark sections.
same verticle height as my 16:10 19" display (1440x900)
noticible color shift with vertical axis viewing, horizontal is excellent however.

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  • chad d.
  • 6/26/2014 8:56:56 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsLG 21:9

Pros: Very wide display, nice picture, sleek design, vesa mount

Cons: low brightness-couldn't get it as bright as my Acer LED, game compatibility issues

Other Thoughts: No I am not a verified owner because I bought this at a local store. Plugged it in and fell in love with it instantly. But.... as I started to play different games to see how everything looked I ran into problems. Kerbal Space looked great and has a setting for this resolution. With DayZ and Skyrim I had to go into the config files and change some things to get it to work. Assassin's Creed Black Flag had a horrible letterbox effect and was unplayable. After trying many other games and spending a lot of time trying to get resolutions to work I decided this was not the monitor for me.

I will say that if you are going to use this in an office environment that it would be an excellent choice. Anything but gaming and this monitor is much better than your 16:9 ratio.

Also be aware that even though it is a 25", when placed next to a 16:9 1080p 23", the height of the 25" is less than the 23". I would recommend going to the larger 29" or 34".

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4 out of 5 eggsgood high quality monitor

Pros: this is a high quality monitor with good colors.
no dead pixels. well packed and arrived fast and undamaged.

Cons: can not install windows 7 using this monitor at least not with Intel on board graphics . it will just freeze up. read other thoughts

Other Thoughts: I first tried this monitor using on a new build and installing windows 7 64bit with sp1 . it would freeze up as the windows graphics starts. so what I had to do was install windows 7 using a standard 1080p monitor then switch back to this one after windows 7 installed . it still wont go over 1080p most likely from the onboard intel graphics but it does work filling the hole screen and looks great.

this does not happen with windows 8 . windows 8 will install using this monitor .so this leads me to believe its a windows 7 issues .

ok so now lets go onto this monitors goods and bads.

its well packed and seems like high quality though not the best.
there no dead pixels. colors are bright and vibrant and seem uniform . lines are strait.

it does have sound and though not 7.1 or huge speakers. the sound does travel I noted when windows 7 turned on I could hear it down the hall 2 rooms away. not bad for small speakers.

games look good to great. I have not notices any delays

text is sharp and strait easy read . even though small

I will test with a mac and update to its compatibility though I suspect there to be no issues

it is nice having all this room. it really makes a difference. even though my main monitor is a 42 inch LCD. i am impressed with the space on this monitor and its low impact. in other words it doesn't take up much more physical space then a standard monitor yet yields more graphics space.





now for the bad

I noticed when the monitor is on with no picture that the back lite bleeds through ununiformed. this can lead to ununiformed color and text

the button takes a few minutes to get used to. it like a joy stick button . there are no standard buttons on the side or bottom. just one and it works like a joy stick. moving left to right beck and forth for the monitors settings.

I don't like power bricks even though this one is small they just tend to clutter things up.

the monitor is small. yes its wide , though still small and would be suited best for specialized graphics.

it heavy for its size

no 3D :( that's ok it to small for me anyway

aside from this it is well designed and thought out even if not the best. seems like it will last

if your looking for this type of monitor it I wouldn't hesitate to buy it .

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4 out of 5 eggsVery Goodin

Pros: Very crisp resolution, lots of real estate for two windows, modern input options, intuitive joystick for controlling monitor options. Not a bad price at $230. Superb performance with no letterbox effect on 21:9 movies. Split Screen software is useful in some circumstances. Games that are made for this resolution play great.

Cons: Smallish height / text size if you're used to a 24"+ 16:9 1080p monitor. Most movies are not a perfect fit but are close, and no TV shows and very few online videos use this aspect ratio. Initial setup can be troublesome. Split Screen is useful only in rare circumstances. Games not made for this resolution are better off played on a large 16:9 monitor.

Other Thoughts: I read a lot about how to use this monitor before I got it and thought I was on track for a simple swap out but that was no the case. I have an MSI R9 270x graphics card and have gone through what it takes to run triple monitor setups already, but this unit is different. Even with an active Display Port it wasn't recognized even after the drive install. I got weird artifacts and crazy blurry images, so I unplugged every monitor I had an booted with only this one plugged in to an HDMI out to the HDMI in on the monitor. That did the trick. I am pretty sure DVI and Display Port would have worked too but I tried HDMI because I saw several conflicting reviews about that. HDMI absolutely DOES drive this monitor at 2560x1080, at least with my graphics card and a high-speed HDMI cable. Anyway, I had to go through the process of adding my other two monitors one at a time and set the overscan (in ATI Catalyst) on them to get them back up and running but after that this monitor is a very nice addition to my desktop. The included split screen software has ups and downs: It is great for perfectly splitting the screen in two when Aero Snap won't work on the inside edge of a multi-monitor setup, but the additional options are almost silly at this size. Sure you can fit two windows split vertically but it's a strain to look at most programs in a 4' high window. I love this monitor because I own a lot of movies that play on it at 21:9 and as such actually show a 2" taller and 3" wider picture than on a 24" 16:9! That's where this monitor shines. I may not be the videophile I thought I was, but I cdo not notice a lot of pixel bleed in dark movies -even Batman and TRON seemed to have consistent contrast without any more pixel bleed than mu 58" Samsung plasma. (That may seem like a bold statement but I walked back and forth several times at night trying to find something to complain about. In the end, my naked eye likes this monitor for dark movies in a dark room!) Older games (and even some new ones) don't support this resolution but the ones that do are stunning on this monitor. I will update this review after I have played a few more games; Batman: Arkham City did not like this monitor, but The Witcher II was spectacular! Projekt Red FTW!
The bottom line is at this size, this monitor fits a niche. With unlimited resources I'd go with as big a version of this as possible and never look back.

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4 out of 5 eggsLG 25UM64-S

Pros: - IPS(i love IPS monitors)
- 21:9 means very wide, awesome pictures
- Matte screen helps with glare
- Displayport, HDMI, DVI it has them all.
- Built in speakers are useable for the most part
- Low GTG response time for an IPS(though this is pretty gimmicky as unless you have this monitor side by side displaying the same images, you WON'T notice any difference in response times, which is low to begin with)
- Really liked the menu buttons as it's just one but you move it to the left, right up or down or click down. This way you don't have to search for all the buttons only to press the wrong one in the menu because you can't see them.

Cons: Not all games are supported in it's native resolution

The included ability to split screens is a good idea in general, but a terrible idea on this screen. It's not the biggest, but it is very wide which makes it somewhat ideal for 2 screen split but not 4. And even then, 2 screen split was not that great. Windows snap would be easier and better than 2 screen split.

Drivers! According to LG this is meant to be a plug and play monitor but they included some drivers and software on a disk that is not only confusing to install but seems like it was a scrapped idea to include them but did anyway. There are no clear instructions on those disks, not like you need them anyway.

Plastic stand! It's not the best in the world and it doesn't have all that much tilt to it. No height adjust either.

Other Thoughts: To game with this screen if that is your forte you will absolutely need a program called Flawless Widescreen. This will solve a ton of issues with scaling and make games actually playable at 2560x1080. (though the program itself is not without flaws, and takes some time to get the fixes to actually work)

If your game is not supported by flawless widescreen or natively on the program, it will revert to 1920x1080 with letterboxes on both sides!!!

Among the games i've played, League of legends, WoW, diablo 3, these games actually support 2560x1080 without any issues and because of that you can take advantage of the higher field of view and look stunning at the same time. Assassins creed black flag also looks good but you will need flawless widescreen to make that work. My system only loses a few fps driving this screen vs my 16:9 1080p monitor.

Compared to my 23.5" dell IPS monitor, it is slightly smaller on height but like 3" longer on width. If you can get games to work in it's native resolution it really does enhance your gaming experience and it's not much harder to drive this screen vs a normal 1920x1080 screen!

Would have liked to see DVI-D cable included, at the very least and i would have loved to see a glass screen not a matte as glass screens tend to have better color reproduction as the matte screen takes away some for it's anti-glare properties.

All in all, it's a pretty nice screen ignoring the useless disks and split screen(again nice idea, but on a larger screen. This one is just too small unless you like text made for ants)

Packaging! I don't normally include it as it's a review on the product itself but my box it was shipped in had a few holes in the side that the LCD was actually facing. Fortunately the hard foam stopped whatever it was that hit it and my monitor arrived in one peice and no dead pixels! So kudos to the awesome packaging.

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