The LG L225 is an LCD screen and 22 inches wide. It has a good resolution which makes it good for watching DVD's, playing games and general use, the screen also makes writing essays a breeze as you can see alot of things at once which makes the whole desktop easy to navigate.
The menu is easy to navigate if you want to change the contrast, brightness, hue etc...
The only downside in my opinion is that the viewing angle is quite awkward. If you watch it from below (as I often do in bed) then you will find the contrast is significantly reduced and you have to sit up to be able to see it, had I know about the contrast problem being this severe (it's not that bad on my television) I probably would have opted for a different screen.
If you only plan to use this for gaming, working and casual television then I suggest this screen however bare in mind the problems with the viewing angle
The LG L225WS-SF is a 22 inch widescreen TFT flat monitor with standard specs, a decent resolution and contrast nut nothing else that will make it stand out compared to the remaining monitors on the market.
When choosing a monitor I was surprised at seeing the variety of monitors from different brands that are out there. I felt a little overwhelmed since I really did not know what to buy. To be quite frank, although I understand concepts such as resolution, contrast, etc, I really cannot differentiate two different monitors that have similar specs. Hence when the time came for me to chose a monitor, I opted for this monitor since it was in my price range, seemed to be decent and since it was LG which seems to have a decent warranty system.
Owning the monitor for some time, I can say that the monitor has is ups and downs. On the upside, the monitor delivers a decent picture at 1280x800 which is seeable even under medium light.
On the other hand, the monitor worked really badly at higher resolutions. at 1680 x 1050 for instance, the image seemed really distorted. Due to this, i was forced to exchange it for another model. I cannot say however if the problem that affected me is generic or if just got a bad one because I prefered to exchange it for another model.
Many widescreen monitors are now on the market making it hard to choose which to go for, even harder if you are getting a monitor as part of a PC bundle. This monitor was purchased with a new PC as an upgrade from an unbranded standard 20" monitor, and I am delighted I chose it.
Picture quality is great, good definition and sharp text when working and great colour depth for photos and web browsing. The 5ms response time is more than quick enough for gaming and no blur is detectable when watching video playback. The 22" screen size is fantastic, especially when you are working with documents or large spreadsheets.
The LG monitor was easy to assemble from the box and the bundled software makes it a cinch to fine tune as well as the easy to locate and use front panel buttons. The only drawbacks were the lack of adjustment in the stand and that the silver finish looks a little dated compared to the sleek black finish of (pricier) HP and Samsung screens.