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Giveaway: Win an LG EA93 29” UltraWide IPS Monitor!

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Remember my LG EA93 UltraWide monitor unboxing from last week?  Maybe you just read my LG EA93 UltraWide IPS monitor review and were wishing there was a new one sitting on your desk… Well wish no longer, because I’m giving one away!

That’s right, this is an LG 29” UltraWide IPS monitor giveaway!  From now until April 19, you can enter every day, so bookmark this page now.  The LG 29EA93 LED UltraWide monitor is valued at $699.

Win an LG 29” UltraWide IPS Monitor!

You can enter once PER DAY, so enter every day! This contest is open to USA shipping addresses only. By entering this contest, you agree to our Giveaway Terms and Conditions.

To Enter: Get your daily entries in the Rafflecopter widget below between today 4/4/13 and 4/19/13 at 11:59pm PST. Winner to be announced on April 20, 2013.

Disclaimer: This post has material connections. IS World Media (ISWM) is conducting this giveaway. LG is providing the prize for this program at no cost to ISWM and has provided ISWM with a monitor of equal value for review. This program is not administered or sponsored by LG or its affiliates, but solely by ISWM.

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Review: LG 29EA93 UltraWide 29” IPS Panel Panorama Monitor

Danelle received no fees for the writing or publication of the following product review.  A 29” EA93-P UltraWide IPS Monitor was provided at no cost by LG to facilitate the review process. Danelle’s honest opinions are given. IS World Media and Danelle Ice have no ongoing relationship with LG.

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Who Cares About an UltraWide Monitor Anyway?

Moms, dads, adults, teens, and kids: if you’re reading this review right now, trust me – you’ve got a reason to care about what monitor you’re using.  I’m writing this LG EA93 UltraWide IPS Panel Monitor review not only because they were nice enough to send it to me when you could still practically only find it overseas, but also because it’s huge, high-tech, and makes EVERYONE’S life better.

And when I say it makes everyone’s life better, I mean literally that the LG UltraWide IPS monitor will actually improve your quality of life no matter what you use a computer for.  Let me explain.

Work at Home Moms with Babies

Parents can multi-task in ways never before thought possible with a panoramic monitor with these capabilities.  For example, with each of my 3 babies, I had to work while holding a crying fussy little person in front of my computer most days!

The 21:9 aspect ratio on LG’s new UltraWide monitor is so wide that you can split your screen in half and still have another half that is the size of a regular monitor.  This means you could have your baby on your lap, a full work screen on the right half, and a full screen of streaming Sesame Street video on the left.

Students, Homework, and Collaboration

Students can study and collaborate on homework like never before with the LG EA93 UltraWide monitor.

  • Imagine having your screen split in half so that you could type notes on one half of your monitor while watching a video lecture on the left hand side.
  • Try splitting your screen in 3 side-by-side windows to have open your assignment, your textbook, and your class notes all at the same time.
  • How about this: Open your assignment on one half of the screen and have a Skype window open on the other half to work with a study partner on homework.
  • Game changer: What about a study group no one has to leave home for?  Open a group project assignment in Google apps on one half of the screen and bring in your group members via live video on the other side with a Google hangout.  Have a group of 10 (or 20) kids collaborating on the same group project in real time while being able to see, hear, and talk to each other and type on the same document on each others’ screens in real time.

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Teens and an Alternative to the Theater and TV

Your teens can have a slumber party and have all the girls watch a movie in their bedroom with a streaming laptop or Blu-ray player hooked up to the LG panel monitor.

The 29” LG EA93 UltraWide cinema screen is big enough that even a group of 15 girls will be able to see Edward and Jacob in perfect detail during their Twilight marathon without having your entire family sacrifice the use of your living room for the TV!

Everyone Cares!

There are so many reasons this monitor revolutionizes the way you compute that I could write post after post about how this 1 monitor can simplify anyone’s life.  Since your benefits will be tailored to your own computer use, job, and family members, I’ll let you start imagining the ways you could love a panoramic LED monitor of this magnitude!

When you’re ready, read on to get the scoop on the new kid on the computer monitor block.

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Review: LG EA93 UltraWide IPS Panel Monitor

Yesterday you might have read my LG EA93 UltraWide IPS Panel Monitor first impressions and unboxing post. I’ve been working with the extremely large computer monitor over the past month and I have quite a lot to say about it, ranging from amazing features to technical specs that some people might not even know exist yet.

So, without further ado, let’s just get to it!

Tech Specs & Glossary: LG EA93 UltraWide IPS Monitor

The LG 29EA93 has a long list of technical specifications (tech specs) and features that you might not have heard of before.

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In Plane Switching.  The hugest feature readers have been asking me about lately is super IPS.  What is IPS?  Are IPS monitors worth the money?  In Plane Switching is truly unlike anything you’ve ever seen before (unless, of course, you’ve seen an IPS monitor).

{Definition} IPS (In Plane Switching):

In Plane Switching technology is a way monitors can move and change molecules in the liquid crystal layer in a parallel plane to the glass plates.

IPS makes the screen’s amazing high definition look so lifelike from front, side, above, below, and almost any angle.  The response is fast which means streaming video looks unbelievably real.  The blurring and distorting of images you’ve gotten used to are a thing of the past with IPS.

LED Backlighting. The color and detail from the LED backlit LCD display are unlike any other. The LED’s poignant details are a digital dream second only to seeing something in real life.

IPS combined with the LED backlit liquid crystal display is a marriage made in digital heaven.

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Cinema Screen.  The LG UltraWide monitor’s cinema screen is a narrow bezel which you can feel with your fingers around the edge of the monitor but you won’t notice when you’re looking at it and especially watching movies.

That’s why it’s call Cinema Screen, because it’s like watching on a movie theater big screen  – you never notice the edge and aren’t distracted while viewing.

 

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4-Screen Split.  The Screen Splitter software allows up to a 4 way screen split configurable in almost any shape/size you need.  A simple drop-down menu shows the many ways you can place your windows.

 

 

 

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Dual Linkup.  You can connect up to 2 devices at a time using the ports on the back of the monitor.  Choose any of your favorite devices such as laptop, Blu-ray player, video camera, smart phone, etc.

Make sure that one device is connected to the display port and the other using Digital Visual Interface (DVI) or High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI).  You might have to get creative with your cables depending on what you want to hook up to the monitor at the same time.

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{Definition} MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link):

A mobile audio/video interface used for connecting mobile devices and other electronics to HD televisions.

 

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UltraWide 21:9 Aspect Ratio.  The screen measures 12.25” high x 27” wide, for a 29” diag. measurement.  Basically, if you have a normal size monitor now, it’s like putting 2 of your monitor together side by side!

 

 

  • 5M:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio. Dark colors will pop in ways that have previously been unnoticeable in your favorite movies.
  • Full HD 1080P.  The resolution is 2560×1080.
  • 16.7 M colors
  • Energy Star Rating
  • Response time: 5 ms
  • Wide viewing angle: 178 degrees
  • True color finder
  • Built in speaker bar along monitor bottom

Inputs & Outputs

  • 3 USB ports
  • DVI-D in
  • 2 HDMI in
  • Headphone out
  • Display port
  • PC audio

The LG 29EA93 UltraWide Monitor comes with these cables in the box: power cord, MHL cable, DVI-D cable, USB cable, PC audio cord.

Some Assembly Required

Assembling the monitor is easy.  It will take you less than 2 minutes!

1.  Get the stand out of the plastic wrap.

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2.  Locate the small bag containing 2 screws.

3.  Use a Phillips head screwdriver to attach the base to the monitor with the 2 screws.  Tighten well!

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See, it took me less than 2 minutes to have it standing up on my (messy) desk:

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My Recommendations: LG EA93 UltraWide IPS Monitor

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This is the model I tested: the LG 29EA93 29” class (28.7” diag.) UltraWide IPS Panel Backlit LED Monitor.

Beauty:  This monitor is beautiful and contemporary from every angle.  Its white back and black front compliment any office décor and the stand’s styling is both high-tech looking and sophisticated at the same time.

Color and clarity:  The color and surprising detail on this monitor will really make you question how you looked at anything else.  I compared the same picture on my laptop and the LG UltraWide.  It was like looking at 2 completely different paintings.

Versatility for work and play: I like the ability to work and play at the same time.  Since normally I have a second computer playing movies next to my main laptop while I’m working, the extra wide monitor is a huge benefit for me.  I can now have my movie and my work windows on the same monitor side by side!

Recommendation:  My recommendation is to buy this monitor for your main computer as soon as you can if you multitask on a daily basis.  The amount of time it will save you is substantial by having everything available on-screen at the same time.  The price is higher than most monitors now, but that’s also because it is a high-end monitor with top of the line features.

I’m quite happy with the LG EA93 and I don’t usually get butterflies in my stomach over computer monitors!  When you see the screen, you’ll understand what I mean!

Where to Buy the LG 29EA93 UltraWide IPS Monitor

Buy the  LG 29EA93 UltraWide IPS Monitor at Amazon.  There are other places you can purchase this monitor, but this early on it may be hard to find in-stock in a local store and you don’t want to wait for them to come to your area!

Amazon’s prime shipping is fast and free and their customer service is priceless.  If you’re buying this treat of a monitor, go get it from Amazon now (my affiliate link above will give me a small percentage that helps keep our site free for everyone but it won’t cost you any more).  I’ve actually seen the LG 29EA93 going for around $1,000 from other stores but it hovers around $700 on Amazon.

I hope you enjoyed my review, and if you purchase this monitor, please leave your review in the comments below!

Disclaimer:  In compliance with the FTC Guides, this sponsored product review has material connections.  IS World Media (ISWM) received no fees for the writing or publication.  Danelle Ice’s honest opinions are given.  The LG 29EA93 monitor was provided to ISWM at no cost by LG to facilitate the review process.  We cannot make claims as to the typical results users should expect from this product.  ISWM and Danelle Ice have no ongoing relationship with LG.  This post contains affiliate links and readers may assume that HomeEverAfter.com receives compensation when my referral links are used.

LG 29EA93 IPS Ultrawide Monitor: First Impressions and Unboxing

The following sponsored product review has material connections.  She received no fees for the writing or publication.  A 29EA93 UltraWide IPS Monitor was provided to ISWM at no cost by LG to facilitate the review process. Danelle’s honest opinions are given. ISWM and Danelle Ice have no ongoing relationship with LG.

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First Impressions: LG 29EA93 UltraWide IPS Monitor

When my new LG 29EA93 IPS UltraWide Monitor arrived to test out, all I could think about was the sheer size of this monitor! Would it even fit on my desk?

The picture above, my friends, is the new 29”  LG 29EA93 IPS UltraWide Monitor with Cinema Screen that is now sitting in my office.  I’m testing out this sweet piece of electronics for LG and I have to say that my first impressions are pretty amazing.

I’m also doing a full review of this LG IPS monitor, so stay tuned to read my full review tomorrow of the monitor’s features, specs, and bundled software.  (Did I mention I’m also giving one of these amazing monitors away to a lucky reader?  Stay tuned later this week for the LG UltraWide IPS monitor giveaway!)

Screen Splitting

Do you see how WIDE it is?!  That is a 21:9 UltraWide screen with dual link ups and screen splitting ability with up to a 4-way split.  That means that you can connect 2 devices to the monitor at the same time (like your laptop and your camera) and have both displaying on your screen side by side!

If you multitask as much as I do, you probably have anywhere from 4 to 10 windows minimized in your tray at any time while you’re working.  If you can have more windows on the screen at the same time, you should be able to save a lot of time from not having to minimize, maximize, and switch constantly.

Amazing Color with LED Backlighting

Wait – was my regular monitor even in color?!  After getting the monitor set up and connected, I was blown away by the amazing color.  Since I still had the screen showing on my laptop, I could see the difference between the same picture on my old screen and the LG EA93 UltraWide monitor.

Here are photos both taken with the same camera of a Thomas Kinkade painting on both my laptop screen and the LG UltraWide LED monitor.

Laptop screen:

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LG UltraWide 29EA93 Monitor:

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Now let’s put the images side by side so we can compare the color:

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The reds and yellows are so vibrant on the LED that they barely look like they had color on the laptop.  The laptop version looks like a faded old piece of paper, while the LG monitor looks like an original painting.

Unboxing: LG 29EA93 UltraWide IPS Monitor

What comes in the box of the LG29EA93 IPS UltraWide Monitor?  If you want to see more about the installation process, stay tuned tomorrow!  Here is the LG UltraWide monitor unboxing in pictures.

1.  Opening the box.  It is a very wide but shallow box and the monitor is cradled by Styrofoam on both sides.

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2.  Taking the wrap off of the monitor.  It’s black on the front and white on the back.

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3.  A close-up shot of the red LG logo on the bottom front center of the 29EA93 UltraWide monitor.

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4.  Here is the silver oval shaped base out of the plastic wrap.

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5.  Here are all the cables and accessories which came in the box.

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6.  Finally, lifted out of the box and turned over, here is the white back of the LG 29EA93 UltraWide IPS monitor.  You can see the huge grey LG logo in the top center.  Shown are all the input jacks.

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I can’t wait to share the full review of this awesome cinema screen from LG with you tomorrow.  Also, stay tuned for more details about how you can win this monitor for yourself!

Disclaimer:  In compliance with the FTC Guides, this sponsored product review has material connections.  IS World Media (ISWM) received no fees for the writing or publication.  Danelle Ice’s honest opinions are given.  The 29EA93 UltraWide IPS Monitor was provided to ISWM at no cost by LG to facilitate the review process.  We cannot make claims as to the typical results users should expect from this product.  At the time of publishing, ISWM and Danelle Ice have no ongoing relationship with LG.

LG Come Dine With Me $250 Gift Card Winner!

This was our first giveaway running Rafflecopter, the snazzy widget you see below that allowed you to put your entries in each day.  We think it went pretty well, but please tell us in the comments if you liked the Rafflecopter better or the old method of entering by commenting.

The winner of the drawing for our LG Come Dine With Me giveaway is:

#299 – Wendy

Congratulations!  Wendy has won a $250 American Express gift card, donated by LG.

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Above is the screenshot of the rafflecopter dashboard where the drawing through Random.org was conducted.  If for any reason the winner does not respond within 3 days of notification, a new winner will be drawn.

Thanks for entering, and please stay tuned for an amazing giveaway from HP that will be starting tomorrow!

Disclaimer: This article has material connections. IS World Media (ISWM) has been compensated for posting about this campaign and the winner will receive a free $250 gift card provided by LG.

$250 Giveaway: Make Christmas Dinner Easier With LG!

Update: This giveaway is now closed.  See the winner announcement here!

Come Dine with Me & LG

Come Dine With Me and LG!

I’m giving away a $250 American Express gift card to one lucky winner to make their holiday dinner spectacular! Keep reading to find out how to enter.

Most of us look forward to the excitement of holiday entertaining for the fun parts: the decorating, the creativity, the wonderful foods, creating a complete Christmas experience for your guests, and enjoying the great company.  It’s no secret that we dread some of the not-so-glamorous behind the scenes work that goes along with hosting a big holiday dinner, like the prep-work, size and storage issues, and most of all – the clean up!

If we could all volunteer for the fun jobs and outsource the dirty work to someone else, the total holiday dinner hosting package would get a lot sweeter.  We want our kitchens to look like the beautiful kitchens pictured here before, during, and after Christmas dinner!

Since outsourcing may be out of the question, let’s look at how we can make the tedious underbelly of Christmas dinner ramp up and clean up better with smarter, harder working home appliances by LG.

Come Dine with Me & LG

I’ll use myself as an example in a typical holiday dinner hosting scenario.  I have the same challenges as everybody else when it comes to the large scale of Christmas entertaining in a home meant to accommodate, cook for, and host only one family.  LG appliances can really save the day with my 3 biggest holiday dinner problem areas.

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