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Asus 29'' monitor vs LG 29'' monitor ?

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December 3, 2013 2:52:41 AM

Im in a dilemma between

https://www.asus.com/Monitors_Projectors/MX299Q/#overvi...

or

http://www.lg.com/uk/monitors/lg-29EA93

All i care about is design , picture quality (some gaming and watching movies/blurays)

What's your suggestion?

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a b C Monitor
December 3, 2013 2:58:14 AM

Asus:
Panel Size: Wide Screen 29.0"(73.025cm) 21:9
Panel Type : AH-IPS
True Resolution : 2560x1080
Pixel Pitch : 0.2628mm
Brightness(Max) : 300 cd/㎡
ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) : 80000000:1
Viewing Angle (CR≧10) : 178°(H)/178°(V)
Response Time : 5ms (Gray to Gray)
Display Colors : 16.7M

LG:
Screen size (inches): 29
Panel Type (TN, IPS): IPS
Aspect Ratio: 21:9
Resolution: 2560x1080
Brightness (cd/m2): 300
Contrast Ratio: 5000000:1
Response Time (ms): 5
Viewing Angle (°): 178 / 178
Colour Depth (Num of Colours): 8bit, 16.7M(True)
Pixel Pitch (mm): 0.0876(H) x RGB x 0.2628(V)
Surface Treatment: Hard Coating(3H), Anti-glare

The Asus has one HDMI port, while the LG has two.
The Asus comes with an HDMI cable, the LG does not.

The Asus' contrast ratio is greater than the LG monitor.

I looked up the prices, the Asus seems to be fairly cheaper.
I've always loved Asus and I have an Asus monitor myself.
I'd go with the Asus monitor.
December 3, 2013 3:05:45 AM

dopeysaidso said:
Asus:
Panel Size: Wide Screen 29.0"(73.025cm) 21:9
Panel Type : AH-IPS
True Resolution : 2560x1080
Pixel Pitch : 0.2628mm
Brightness(Max) : 300 cd/㎡
ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) : 80000000:1
Viewing Angle (CR≧10) : 178°(H)/178°(V)
Response Time : 5ms (Gray to Gray)
Display Colors : 16.7M

LG:
Screen size (inches): 29
Panel Type (TN, IPS): IPS
Aspect Ratio: 21:9
Resolution: 2560x1080
Brightness (cd/m2): 300
Contrast Ratio: 5000000:1
Response Time (ms): 5
Viewing Angle (°): 178 / 178
Colour Depth (Num of Colours): 8bit, 16.7M(True)
Pixel Pitch (mm): 0.0876(H) x RGB x 0.2628(V)
Surface Treatment: Hard Coating(3H), Anti-glare

The Asus has one HDMI port, while the LG has two.
The Asus comes with an HDMI cable, the LG does not.

The Asus' contrast ratio is greater than the LG monitor.

I looked up the prices, the Asus seems to be fairly cheaper.
I've always loved Asus and I have an Asus monitor myself.
I'd go with the Asus monitor.


Asus is new £394.14 from amazon

and

lg is new £364.95 from amazon.

How come you found that asus is cheaper ?

Also does this mean that ah-ips is better than ips ?
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a b C Monitor
December 3, 2013 3:22:55 AM

dazkyl said:
dopeysaidso said:
Asus:
Panel Size: Wide Screen 29.0"(73.025cm) 21:9
Panel Type : AH-IPS
True Resolution : 2560x1080
Pixel Pitch : 0.2628mm
Brightness(Max) : 300 cd/㎡
ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio (ASCR) : 80000000:1
Viewing Angle (CR≧10) : 178°(H)/178°(V)
Response Time : 5ms (Gray to Gray)
Display Colors : 16.7M

LG:
Screen size (inches): 29
Panel Type (TN, IPS): IPS
Aspect Ratio: 21:9
Resolution: 2560x1080
Brightness (cd/m2): 300
Contrast Ratio: 5000000:1
Response Time (ms): 5
Viewing Angle (°): 178 / 178
Colour Depth (Num of Colours): 8bit, 16.7M(True)
Pixel Pitch (mm): 0.0876(H) x RGB x 0.2628(V)
Surface Treatment: Hard Coating(3H), Anti-glare

The Asus has one HDMI port, while the LG has two.
The Asus comes with an HDMI cable, the LG does not.

The Asus' contrast ratio is greater than the LG monitor.

I looked up the prices, the Asus seems to be fairly cheaper.
I've always loved Asus and I have an Asus monitor myself.
I'd go with the Asus monitor.


Asus is new £394.14 from amazon

and

lg is new £364.95 from amazon.

How come you found that asus is cheaper ?

Also does this mean that ah-ips is better than ips ?


Woops, didn't look over carefully as it's 1:15am for me; sorry!

AH-IPS are the newer panels, while E-IPS is the older one.
Advanced High Performance IPS (AH-IPS) - 2011 Improved colour accuracy, increased resolution and PPI, and greater light transmission for lower power consumption
Enhanced IPS (E-IPS) - 2009 Wider aperture for light transmission, enabling the use of lower-power, cheaper backlights. Improves diagonal viewing angle and further reduce response time to 5ms.

Furthermore..
Asus monitor comes with:
Monitor
Dual-link DVI cable
Audio cable
UK Power cord
Power adapter
Quick start guide
HDMI cable
MHL cable

LG monitor comes with:
LG Monitor
Power Cable
VGA Cable
User Guide

If you get the LG monitor, make sure you have your own DVI/HDMI cable as they don't supply it with the monitor (don't even bother with VGA).
a b C Monitor
December 3, 2013 6:30:31 PM

I saw one of these in a store and hated the widescreen.
December 5, 2013 2:41:10 AM

It really doesn't matter which one you get they both have the same LG panel anyway, it's the only 21:9 on the market. The only really difference is the internal speakers, Asus has B&O speaker tech the LG doesn't, if that actually matters to anyone.

I've owned both and they are basically identical, ignore the supposed higher contrast ratio of the Asus that's just software based nonsense.

I can certainly recommend the screen for games and movies however, I doubt I could ever go back to non immersive square vision. Compatibility wise 95% of games support the resolution most natively. The only notable ones to fail with support are assassins creed, at least 3 and 4 and splinter cell, good old Ubisoft.
December 5, 2013 2:52:25 AM

Steve79 said:
It really doesn't matter which one you get they both have the same LG panel anyway, it's the only 21:9 on the market. The only really difference is the internal speakers, Asus has B&O speaker tech the LG doesn't, if that actually matters to anyone.

I've owned both and they are basically identical, ignore the supposed higher contrast ratio of the Asus that's just software based nonsense.

I can certainly recommend the screen for games and movies however, I doubt I could ever go back to non immersive square vision. Compatibility wise 95% of games support the resolution most natively. The only notable ones to fail with support are assassins creed, at least 3 and 4 and splinter cell, good old Ubisoft.


Cool ! So i shouldnt worry about the contrast ratio , huh ? Becuase that's the only thing i was worried about.
December 5, 2013 3:17:24 AM

Nope take no notice of that!

Both panels are the same, the only difference is software based, like Asus's Splendid software which boosts contrast artificially.

Both are lovely, the Asus does overall come across as a slightly better package, and it's the one I use personally but I liked both equally, avoid the Dell and Roc versions they have comparatively terrible input lag.

This review of the Asus makes for informative reading and compares it to the LG demonstrating only minor differences.
December 5, 2013 3:20:32 AM



Thing is i was going for this asus from amazon.co.uk , it was used but in very good condition (only packaging maybe damaged) but someone else bought it before me , so im left with the LG , unless they throw in another used but very good condition asus.
December 5, 2013 3:34:59 AM

You say left with the LG like its a bad thing lol! In all honesty I'll tell you what happened. I built a new gaming rig, from scratch. I bought the LG. I loved the LG. I got the nvidia gift bundle with my GTX780 of which two were assassins creed 4 and splinter cell black list, when I discovered those two games didn't support the res and had letter boxes to the sides I kinda rage returned the monitor. I got samsungs rather swanky 27" 1440p aluminium 70D monitor. I missed the widescreen and the immersion they provide so I sent that back. Not wanting to get the same model I'd just returned I got the Asus...and...I Love that as well and now know that for me at least the future is 21:9, and Amazon know I'm a pain in the arse lol!

Having added many games to my collection now I realise that the two games in question are a minority and the other 40 I have work great and look amazing.

In all honesty the all black look of the LG suited my desktop more then the aluminium bezel of the asus, and now that the LG is £365 on Amazon I'd say go with that. I'll swap you if you want my asus is 9 days old lol!

Hope that helps with your consumer concerns, I've stressed out so that you don't have to lol...
December 5, 2013 3:41:59 AM

Steve79 said:
You say left with the LG like its a bad thing lol! In all honesty I'll tell you what happened. I built a new gaming rig, from scratch. I bought the LG. I loved the LG. I got the nvidia gift bundle with my GTX780 of which two were assassins creed 4 and splinter cell black list, when I discovered those two games didn't support the res and had letter boxes to the sides I kinda rage returned the monitor. I got samsungs rather swanky 27" 1440p aluminium 70D monitor. I missed the widescreen and the immersion they provide so I sent that back. Not wanting to get the same model I'd just returned I got the Asus...and...I Love that as well and now know that for me at least the future is 21:9, and Amazon know I'm a pain in the arse lol!

Having added many games to my collection now I realise that the two games in question are a minority and the other 40 I have work great and look amazing.

In all honesty the all black look of the LG suited my desktop more then the aluminium bezel of the asus, and now that the LG is £365 on Amazon I'd say go with that. I'll swap you if you want my asus is 9 days old lol!

Hope that helps with your consumer concerns, I've stressed out so that you don't have to lol...


Great great answer ! I will go buy the lg though , and yes , my mind decided that being left only with the LG option is a bad option. Im now starting to think otherwise , thanks to you :)  I will go for the LG , and i will let you know if i want to exchange or not. Mind private messing me ?
December 5, 2013 3:50:06 AM

Glad to know I've helped out.

You'll love the LG it's a stunning bit of kit. You can private message me, no probs bud.
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