Rated 5 out of 5 by First LG Purchase Great for Multi-tasking
I have had this monitor for a week. It is great for working on multiple screens at once and not having to have two or three monitors on the desk.
Just be sure you buy the right cables as they are not included. Took me a couple of days to find the right cable for my computer.
January 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Attica This monitor is great quality for price.
This monitor is an excellent choice for anyone who works on Spreadsheets and routinely uses multiple windows while completing their tasks. The colour and resolution are vivid and very satisfactory for the price we paid.
December 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lance.Legacy Multi-Tasking Made Easy
This monitor was purchased for work. I do a lot of different things and utilize a number of different reports at the same time. My original thought when I upgraded my computer was to go to dual monitors. When i saw the LG 21:9 Ultrawide Monitor I jumped at the chance.
This makes life so much easier - instead of going from one monitor to the other, I can use the split screen and look at both things directly in front of me.
The picture comes in clear and I can change quickly between programs I'm working on.
The only downside of this monitor is if you like to listen to music while you work, you'll want to invest in some different speakers as the speakers on this monitor sound terrible.
If you're a multi-tasker this monitor will make your life easier!
November 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mr Rick Ultrawide makes for a great monitor
The LG 25UM65 is a beautiful HD monitor. The split screen ability is easy to use and offers viewing options.
October 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Noff I love the split screen feature.
This monitor worked out so well, that I bought a second one. I was considering dual monitors when I saw this one. I wanted to run concurrent applications and interact between them both. At the time of purchase, I didn't realize that these monitors didn't support a VGA connection which is all that my old PC would support. Also, the split screen software had issues with adapters. So, I had to install a new video card. This wasn't a big deal and I now use a HDMI connection. Works great!
October 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wheelzup What a Difference
I've been using LG monitors for several years and was thinking about getting a second one to pair up with the first but I found this one and after looking at others that were similar I went with this one. I did it mostly because I had no trouble with my other LG displays.
The wide screen almost screams open as many programs you can, I'll make them all look and be very easy to use. Now instead of two displays on my desk there is just one that can do what two can. I even got lucky and caught this model on sale making it a deal that couldn't be passed up on.
However the only problem is/was when I connected to my system the colors were okay but not crisp plus the text was very hard to read. After trying the HDMI cable that was included I still couldn't get it up to the resolution it was meant to run at. I found that I needed to get a different cable a dual DVI and since they were cheap enough I ordered one and as soon as it was hooked up all the issues went away and what I had in front of me blew me away. The colors and text all became very crisp and very easy to read. I had very few adjustments to make for color and when I opened up Photoshop there was no message telling me that my color profile needed to be adjusted. What a plus that was.
I ran a couple of games and they looked great and with more viewing space made them easier to see what all was going on.
The I opened several programs and used the included software to make each program run in its own little box, which actually worked as described. It is a very good looking display and actually takes up less space than my old 27" display.
It took a little getting used to since it is narrower than my other displays but making the adjustments so things didn't look squished was fairly easy.
October 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BillyBruiser It's interesting for gaming and great for work.
The monitor comes packed with features and inputs to do anything you'd want to do with this monitor. Splitting the screen between inputs is an amazing feature to have on one monitor, plus it's wide enough that it makes some sense to do so. Snapping windows to one side of the screen make it feel as if I'm using two monitors. It's really great for browsing or work.
Gaming is a little less impressive in some ways. It looks great and performs very well in games, but the odd resolution makes for a slightly disappointing experience in some games. Most PC games don't handle the scaling on odd resolutions well. For example, I was playing Batman Arkham Origins, and though the game in the open world looks awesome and amazing, anytime the cutscenes or menus show, they are sized for a 1080p resolution, so it cuts off the sides of the game. That's not unplayable, but it's jarring. Some games are simply amazing with the added width perspective though. Skyrim, Dirt 3, Planetary Annihilation, and Rome 2 Total War are all great with the added width. To be clear though, if a game does have a problem, you can just play it in 1080p with black bars on the side.
If I had the money to spend on the 34" version, I'd definitely do that because occasionally I do get the feeling that the height of the monitor seems too small. That might be my own bad perception though because of how wide it is.
Finally, I recommend this monitor without reservation for someone who needs it for work. The size is great for production and makes browsing fantastic. For gaming, I recommend it with the caveat that you will have to be willing to deal with the occasional annoyance that comes with using a less common resolution. If you can deal with that, it's fantastic, but maybe a bit too pricey.
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SG in VA Great product
I often need/want to view two things at a time; email and internet, spreadsheet and word document, etc. This monitor is all I need. I thought about getting two monitors, but then I would have had to buy another graphics card for the computer. I prefer the single, ultrawide monitor. It has a smaller footprint on my desk. It also does exceptional well with movies and youtube videos.
September 20, 2014