The LG 29WQ600-W is a budget ultrawide monitor for productivity and coding purposes. It is a 1080p ultrawide monitor with 21:9 wide aspect ratio, AMD FreeSync, and excellent 100Hz max refresh rate.
The price-point it comes at is very interesting and easily approachable for anyone who has somewhere around $300 to spend.
It is the bigger model of the LG 26WQ500-B (read review) with some additional features like built-in speakers, better USB Typ-C port with DP Alt Mode, and a larger 100Hz high refresh rate screen.
The price difference is around $150, but it is worth it for the additional things that it offers. You can also check out the LG 29WN600-W (read review) if you are looking for something cheap.
- 29″ IPS Panel
- 21:9 Aspect Ratio
- 100Hz Refresh Rate
- 99% sRGB
- HDR 10
- AMD FreeSync
- USB Type-C
The LG 29WQ600-B is a perfect budget display for your programming and video editing setup. It does not cost much, while offering a high refresh rate 21:9 aspect ratio screen for ultimate productivity.
The main highlight of this budget ultrawide monitor is the 100Hz refresh rate which is near to 120Hz, so it should provide decent gaming experience as well.
It has all the features like built-in speakers, and USB Type-C that its lower model LG 29WQ500-B (read review) missed out on.
The LG 29WQ600-W houses an IPS panel with ultrawide aspect ratio, making it an excellent monitor for office and coding use.
This monitor has 100Hz refresh rate and is FreeSync certified for tear-free gaming.
It also has built-in speakers, so it is a good choice for entertainment. However, the ultrawide form-factor makes it good for media creation purposes.
Design & Ergonomics
- Monitor Type – Flat
- Width – 68.85cm
- Height – 40.66 cm
The LG 29WQ600-W has a very professional appearance from the front and it comes finished in black.
There is LG logo in the middle of bottom bezel and the bezels are noticeable.
It looks very modern from the front because of the stand and we think the build quality of this monitor is great.
- Depth – 22.38 cm
- VESA Mount – 100x100mm
- Ports Position – Back-Facing
The LG 29WQ600-W has a stylish design from the back.
It has red trims on the back with back-facing connectivity ports.
It supports 100x100mm VESA interface for wall mounting and the connectivity ports are back-facing.
It is not that deep for an ultrawide, and we think it does not take much space on the desk.
- Thinness – N/A
The bezels on the LG 29WQ600-W are thin, but multiple monitor setup might not be the best choice with this monitor.
I think curved monitors fit well with the dual setup since the curve provides a centre-focused viewing experience.
- Weight – 9.92 lbs
The build quality of LG 29WQ600-W is good.
Although it is made up of plastic, the parts seem very well put together.
There are no noticeable cracks or loose elements.
- Removable Stand – Yes
- Cable Management – N/A
The LG 29WQ600-W monitor has a removable stand so make sure to remove it while mounting.
It has mechanism for attaching and detaching the stand.
However, this monitor does not have a cable management hole on the stand for routing the cables.
Hence, it is hard to build a cable-free desk setup with this monitor.
- Tilt – 15° Backward, 5° Forward
- Swivel – N/A
- Height – N/A
- Pivot – N/A
The LG 29WQ600-W has bad ergonomics because it only offers tilt function, so the stand is very poor with adjustments.
It does not offer height, swivel and pivot functions due to its cheap pricing.
However, you can mount this monitor on a flexible monitor arm.
Display & Performance
- Panel Type – IPS
- Panel Size – 29-inch
- Aspect Ratio – 21:9
- Panel Depth – 8 bits (6 bits+FRC)
The LG 29WQ600-W features an IPS panel with 29-inch screen size.
It feels comfortable for coding and video editing purposes.
It comes with 21:9 aspect ratio with panel depth of 8 bits so it can display 16.7 million colors which makes it a color-rich panel.
Its wide aspect ratio provides immersive office and gaming experience.
- Resolution – FHD | 2560x1080p
- PPI – 96 PPI
The LG 29WQ600-W monitor has FHD screen resolution with 2560×1080 pixels resolution.
It results in average 96 PPI on the 29-inch screen size.
The screen clarity and visibility are excellent because of the tight arrangement of pixels.
The screen space is enough to accommodate multi-tasking and video-editing timelines comfortably.
- Peak Brightness – 250-nits
The LG 29WQ600-W has below-par 250-nits peak brightness.
It is acceptable for the budget price of this monitor.
There is an anti-glare coating on the panel which should eliminate most glares and reflections.
However, it should not be placed in front of a window.
- Contrast Ratio – 1000:1
This monitor’s contrast ratio is 1000:1, which is standard for IPS monitors.
The blacks appear grayish in the dark.
It might not bother most, but if you do color-accurate tasks, this monitor is not a great choice for you.
- Viewing Angles – 178°
LG claims 178-degrees vertical viewing angles which is excellent.
The colors do not fade, hence it is a perfect monitor to mount at a height on the wall.
The horizontal viewing angles are also wide.
Hence, it perfect for sharing the work with clients or colleague sitting on the side.
sRGB – 99%
The color coverage is good with the 99% sRGB on this monitor.
It is perfect for viewing SDR content.
Also, the color appear super-rich, making, bringing the viewing experience true-to-life.
- Response Time – 1 ms MBR
The LG 29WQ600-W has 1 ms minimum response time which should handle everyday motion-intensive tasks.
It is only possible when you select the MBR (Motion Blur Reduction) mode from the OSD menu.
- Refresh Rate – 100Hz
This productivity monitor can reach 100Hz refresh rate at its max.
It provides decent smoothness for office and gaming requirements, but not as good as our outstanding $300 gaming monitors.
If you still want a high refresh monitor than this, you can check out the Sceptre C305B-200UN.
- Black Frame Insertion – Yes
The LG 29WQ600-W has black frame insertion technology which LG calls Motion Blur Reduction.
- HDR – HDR 10
The LG 29WQ600-W is HDR 10 certified, but we do not think is a great performer when it comes to HDR.
Also, there is no wide color gamut coverage.
The peak brightness is too low for HDR to shine.
This gaming monitor supports variable refresh rate. It supports AMD FreeSync at it max refresh rate for consistent and tear-free high refresh rate gaming.
Black Stabilizer boosts contrast ratio of dark scenes so that you can see the visuals with utmost clarity.
This monitor has LG’s screen split feature for tiling up all your applications side-by-side so that you can multitask upon them efficiently.
Crosshair feature displays a crosshair in the middle of the screen so that you can get ultimate accuracy while playing first person shooter gamers.
Dynamic Action Sync
Dynamic Action Sync decreases the input lag to the lowest so that you can have a responsive gaming experience.
It has vaiours HDR effects for games and entertainment purposes.
The LG 29WQ600-W houses dual 7W speakers and that makes it perfect for entertainment. They are down-facing speakers, so you get decent sound effects.
This monitor has a dedicated reader mode that removes harmful blue light from the screen.
- 1x HDMI 2.0
- 1x DisplayPort 1.4
The LG 26WQ600-W has a single HDMI 2.0 port and a single DisplayPort 1.4 and that supports max 100Hz refresh rate.
USB, Other Ports
- 1x USB Type-C (DP Alt Mode)
- 1x 3.5mm Audio Output
It offers a single USB Type-C port with DP Alt Mode for connecting with modern laptops and also has a single audio out port for connecting speakers and headphones.
That’s a Wrap!
According to our research, the LG 29WQ600-B is the best budget ultrawide monitor for coding and video editing purposes. It is an excellent IPS monitor and we highly recommend this to anyone who habe around $300 to spend on a monitor.
We feel it is complete package for an ultrawide monitor because it has good powerful speakers, good display, USB Type-C port and 100Hz refresh rate that not only makes it perfect for office, but for gaming as well.
LG 29WQ600-W: Ratings
All Factors Considered
The display is excellent, has wide viewing angles, and is 100Hz high refresh rate.
The build is decent, but ergonomics are poor.
It has decent speakers and USB Type-C ports over its smaller model.
- Excellent screen real estate
- Decent 100Hz refresh rate
- Loud 7W speakers
- Mediocre dark-room performance
- Low peak brightness
- HDR is of no use