The LG 29UM58-P will be a good fit if you're in search of a large monitor with high-tech gaming features. The reviewed model also features a higher picture resolution (2560 x 1080) compared to the traditional FHD monitors, providing a crisper image.
This monitor has 27 inches in width and almost 13 inches in height, while its diagonal is 29 inches. Along with a stand, it measures 27.7 x 8.4 x 16.3 inches. The weight makes 11.5 pounds.
The aspect ratio of 21:9 means the increased width, providing you with plenty of horizontal space. This gives you an advantage when using the monitor's Screen Split 2.0 feature (allows dividing the screen into two or more parts, replacing the two-monitor setup). It also contributes to a better viewing experience, as you won't see its boundaries if seating close to the screen. However, the pictures and photos that are meant for the standard 16:9 aspect ratio will look distorted in the full-screen mode.
The LG 29UM58-P specs are clearly intended to provide a top-quality picture reproduction. The monitor uses an IPS display with an 8-bit panel depth in combination with an LED backlight. When it comes to the consistency of viewing angles, it's hard to find a better panel type. The 29UM58-P covers 99% of the sRGB color space, which will be appreciated by anyone looking for pristine color reproduction. However, the peak brightness level of only 250 cd/m2 seems disappointing. The screen has a matte finish with an anti-glare coating.
Being promoted as a gaming monitor, the LG 29UM58-P 29IN ultrawide 21:9 IPS LED monitor offers the following gaming features:
In this way, even the absence of the FreeSync support and a mediocre response time of 5ms don't make this monitor less attractive for dedicated gamers. Besides, it also offers a higher-than-standard refresh rate of 75Hz.
The LG 29UM58-P drivers that include some exclusive software (like Screen Split) can be downloaded from LG's official website.
The Flicker-Safe technology gives a significant benefit for workers, as it allows you to spend continuous hours in front of the screen with less harm to your eyes.
The bottom bezel is wide, while the top and side bezels are thin (not as thin as they look in the picture). In fact, they are about 0.3 inches thick.
The number of ports is basic: there are only a DisplayPort, 2 HDMI 1.4, and a 3.5mm audio jack for headphones.
The joystick under the center of the bottom bezel is used instead of control buttons. It gives you quick access to the OSD menu and allows navigating through it.
The easily-detachable stand has a glossy finish and lets you tilt the monitor (-5°/ 20°). It has a small footprint and can easily fit the limited desk space. The monitor itself is encased in matte black plastic.
As this LG 29UM58-P review has given you basic information about the monitor, you can clearly understand that this model offers more than enough for home use. The item has a wide color gamut and increased resolution that is useful for professional content makers and editors whose job requires a highly accurate color reproduction. The model also offers the top 3 of LG's gaming features.