They just dropped another $20 on this already great deal, now save $70 instead of the original $50!!! Now $329!! Wholly smokes!
Best Buy has 34" LG 34UM68-P 2560x1080 IPS LED 21:9 UltraWide FreeSync Monitor On Sale -$329.99 Save $70 (Reg. $399.99). (Includes free standard shipping or store pickup) [bestbuy.com]
This was previously posted and listed as expired because the best buy $25 credit w/visa checkout was no longer active.
However the sale on the monitor is still valid and I purchased one.. When this monitor was first released it was $650
In regards to this being only a 1080p monitor, my friend got a 27" 4k monitor and for says for gaming, he doesn't notice much difference at 4k vs his old 1080p. However other things regarding text, video or photos make a big difference with higher 2k and 4k resolutions.
I say this because most people hold out for a 1440p Ultrawide for like 3x more money. I have a GTX 1080p and want to always have everything on max settings running at the highest frame rate possible. At 1080 resolution that wont happen for a long time on this ultrawide. Also for gaming you wont notice too much of a visual difference from 1080 to 1440p.
The thing I'm wondering about however is the refresh rate. I currently have a BenQ 27" 144hz 1ms monitor which is amazing. The LG 34um68 does 75hz. I wonder if I will notice much of a difference from 144 to 75. I know people say they notice a BIG difference just going 60 to 75.. So hopefully I'll be happy with 75.
Also for those wondering about the difference from the 34um67 that was previously on sale for cheaper. The main difference being a better FreeSync range (40-75 vs 48-75) The stand on the 67 is not adjustable, where the 68 is fully adjustable including height. The 68 has a slightly higher brightness rating. 68 has better quality control on backlight bleed.
***UPDATE AFTER RECEIVING MONITOR****
So Best Buy came through and I got my monitor today!!!! 6 Days early, sweet!
Ok, so I got some things to report....
1. I LOVE IT! No regrets what so ever coming from 1ms 144hz 27" benq. The resolution is the same as what I'm used to at 1080p. For text and everything it's exactly the same, I see no complaints.
2. Colors are bright and vibrant, blacks are amazing.. Picture 100% happy.
3. The refresh rate... Ok here's the important stuff for you guys. I set the monitor to enable freesync and set monitor to 75hz. While testing some games, it seemed pretty choppy.. I thought, ok I'm just used to 144hz so thats why.. But it was pretty bad, so I decided to try turning off Freesync and just running at 60hz... WOW!!! What a difference.. It pretty much looks like what I was used to on my 144hz monitor.. I'm a solid 60fps and it's smooth as butter. (You know like when you watch videos on youtube at 60, yeah, that's it)...
The reason is that I have Nvidia card... Well yes, I get 75hz.. but on the monitor it enables freesync, and the Nvidia just doesn't know to do with that signal, so the 75 fps is all funky kind've choppy. If you have an AMD Radeon, 75hz would be spectacular and you'd be fine.
So just going default 60fps is what you want to do if you have NVIDIA, do not set 75hz no matter what. Perhaps in the future Nvidia will step down a notch from their high horse and enable the freesync standard to run on their cards.
GREAT MONITOR.. It was definitely a big upgrade for me, even though i came from a 1ms 144hz monitor.. The ultra wide is everything, and OMG Movies .. It's like being in the theater.
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