LG Electronics UM57 25UM57 25-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor
( stars, based on 621 reviews)
- Amazon Sales Rank: #777 in Personal Computers
- Size: 25-Inch
- Brand: LG
- Model: 25UM57
- Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 7.40" h x 15.10" w x 24.00" l, 8.80 pounds
- Display size: 25
- Resolution: 2560 x 1080 Resolution (WFHD)
- Brightness: 250 cd/m2 Brightness
- Includes IPS Panel, Dual Controller, and Screen Split
Most helpful customer reviews
77 of 80 people found the following review helpful.
The best monitor I have ever used!
Best monitor ever! The IPS panel is beautiful and the viewing angles are as advertised. The sheer size of this monitor is enormous. I was a bit skeptical because in pictures the monitor looks smaller than it actually is, but in person the monitor is huge, it literally takes up almost my whole desk which is exactly what I wanted. The aspect ratio of 21 by 9 is going to spoil me as I get more and more used to it, once you go ultra wide you don't go back. I would buy 2 more of these and wall mount them if i had the space. I only have 2 negligible complaints. The stand is sleek and all, but it only offers tilt and 1 inch of height adjustment. That would be a bigger problem, but is compensated by the VESA mount they decided to include which allows you to be able to mount it to the wall. I believe wall mounted monitors look better than any monitor stand anyways. The other complaint that I have is the fact that even though you spend 522 dollars to buy one of these monitors they only decided give you an hdmi cable instead of a display cable which is practically necessary for this monitor to work at it's full potential. Those are my only 2 cons which are fixable and not a big deal to me because it is fairly inexpensive to fix. One con that I saw others point out is the resolution is too low, which to me didn't bother me at all. I have never used a 1440 or 4k monitor on my desk before so I haven't been spoiled by the increased vertical resolution those options provide. Coming from a 1920X1080p monitor I do not get bothered by the resolution one bit. Plus if your a gamer the resolution of this screen combined with free sync provides a smooth game play experience that is awesomely complemented by the ultra wide aspect ratio. Cons aside this is hands down the best monitor I have ever used.
169 of 177 people found the following review helpful.
By Bri Davis
We purchased 4 of these for my husbands computer desk. He loves them! No complaints! Fully mountable and pretty light weight as well.
The only thing that kinda stinks about them is the power switch is on the bottom. So if you plan on stacking them like this you cannot stack them too tight or you cant power them individually. The power switch is a joystick like button.
213 of 226 people found the following review helpful.
Simply a great screen at a great price
This is the most budget friendly monitor in LG's UM (Ultrawide Monitor) series. I wanted to try an ultra-wide monitor for work, and so far this monitor is fitting the bill superbly.
What's great about it:
- Screen real estate, it's a real life/work changer. I was a little skeptical at first, but I needed a new monitor anyways and I was getting tired of switching between tabs and windows. The wide screen means you can comfortably fit two normal fullsize windows side by side.
- Great IPS panel screen. A monitor as wide as this needs accurate colors in all viewing angle and I have no complaints. The screen has the capacity to get really bright and has decent black levels.
- The OSD (on screen display) is actually not at all bad. There's a single knob below the center of the monitor that functions as the menu navigation + power.
Reasons why this is so cheap:
- Only TWO inputs. You see it in the product image, but there are only two HDMI inputs. That's it. No DVI, no Displayport, no VGA. There is a headphone jack, for what I'm assuming is a gaming feature.
- A little shorter in height than I expected. Coming from a 24" 16:9 monitor, I knew I'd lose some vertical real estate but not the two inches that are gone.
- Cost cutting in the stand is obvious, although LG did try to make it acceptably sleek and modern. It's not a terrible base/stand as far as I'm concerned, but it does wobble a bit when I type.
Good to knows:
- I'm running a Displayport > HDMI adapter cable rated at up to 1080p and it produces the image just fine. I was concerned I'd need to get an adapter that supports a higher resolution.
- This monitor is targeted heavily at the budget gamer, as it shows in the various and prominent 'Gaming mode' settings. There are two FPS presets (first-person shooter) and one RTS (real-time strategy) preset.
- Dual Link means you can fill both HDMI ports with a source and the monitor will put them side by side.
If you need more inputs in a monitor, then I'd suggest the next level up (25UM64) which is priced at around ~$100 more for DVI and Displayport.
If you have the budget, then go higher! 29" or higher will make this a total dream monitor.