LG 29WK600-W 29″ UltraWide IPS Monitor 2020 Updated Review
To more fully realize content creators’ vision, this monitor is compatible with industry-standard HDR10 high dynamic range, supporting specific levels of color and brightness that exceed the capabilities of ordinary monitors. In this article, all you need to know about the LG 29WK600-W 29″ UltraWide IPS Monitor has been highlighted below.
About LG 29WK600-W 29″ UltraWide IPS Monitor
LG’s newest monitor is 29 inches of widescreen wonder. Featuring a stunning 21:9 aspect ratio, the UltraWide HD IPS monitor is a PC display for the modern worker. Every inch of this bad boy displays an amazingly color accurate picture.
With over 99% sRGB coverage, a 2560 x 1080 resolution and an HDR 10 compatible high dynamic range, the LG display is not only massive, but the picture is displays is absolutely stunning.
Measuring in at 27.5” x 16.2” x 8.2” and weighing about 11.5 pounds with the stand attached, this flat screen monitor packs in a sturdy heft. It definitely doesn’t feel like it will fall apart in your hands, which is a problem that some monitors with cheaper build qualities sometimes have.
- 29 inch ultra wide 21:9 full HD IPS monitor
- HDR10 compatible
- AMD free sync technology
- sRGB 99% Color Gamut
- On-Screen control with screen split
- Mounting type: VESA size (millimeter) 100 x 100 (VESA compatible)
Naturally, the first thing we wanted to check out was the overall image quality. The high quality of HDR resolution is prominent from the very first moment that you power up the monitor. When you compare a standard definition monitor with an HDR 10 monitor, the standard def display just looks kind of pathetic in comparison.
It’s such a stark difference that a standard definition monitor almost looks black and white. The colors are startlingly vibrant and the contrast between colors is strong. At times, the monitor feels like you’re staring out of a window. It looks that good.
Not all videos are HDR 10 compatible, and that’s okay. It’s not something that owners of this LG monitor are going to have to worry about because of LG’s addition of an intuitive HDR Effect. The 29WK600-W uses a special algorithm to convert non-HDR content into an HDR-like experience.
It kind of reminds us of Blu-ray players that up-convert DVDs into HD quality. The effect is similar. The quality isn’t quite as good as true HDR quality, but it’s a much better experience than the original SD quality.
To test out the HDR Effect we whipped out our favorite DVD of all-time; the great and illustrious, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey’s Hawaiian shirts were so vibrant that at times we felt like we could smell the residual kibble wafting from its breast pocket.
Snowflake’s little dolphin beak (not a porpoise… a DOLPHIN! Get it right!) shimmered in all of its aquatic mammalian glory. Using the 29WK600-W, you can immediately see that Einhorn was Finkle and that Finkle was Einhorn. Does using the HDR Effect ruin the big reveal? Yeah, maybe.
All in all, the LG 29WK600-W is a spectacular monitor option, especially for people who are looking to get rid of their dual monitor set-up and for gamers looking to optimize their graphic experience. The truth is that we just don’t have enough room in our life for multiple displays.
We don’t have the desktop space or the money it takes to maintain two functioning displays. The LG display is a sleek, space saver that provides the same multitasking prowess of multiple monitors without the massive space lost.
With its UltraWide display, HDR 10 compatibility, split-screen and dual-screen capability, AMD FreeSync and other advanced gaming features, the LG 29WK600-W is a versatile display for those short on space and even shorter on time. We can absolutely recommend this display and not feel an ounce of regret or doubt about our recommendation.