Product Type: LG Electronics LCD monitors
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22" monitor for £116?! Sounds dodgy to me!
Member Name: bobsta
Advantages: Fab picture qualityon most materials, light, non-gloss screen
Disadvantages: Bleed from backlight can be an issue for some
A couple of years ago, a 22" monitor would have cost you £400 - £500. Today some of the top range ones still cost in the region of £400 but luckily prices have come down for middle and low range monitors. I picked up the LG W2242S-PF for £115 from Tesco. Even on the popular web sites, the prices being quoted were £150 upwards. Had I bought a dud?! Fear not, it turned out to be a damn good purchase.
Inside the box, you get an installation CD (which is pointless as you can download the latest driver from LG), a manual, VGA and power cables, the monitor stand and of course, the monitor itself. The monitor is surprisingly very light but the stand is solid. Assembly was quick and painless.
The screen is not glossy which is great as you don't get reflections of your own face or background staring back at you. The screen is extremely bright and has many settings that can be accessed via a straight forward menu. There are some standard settings such as Day Movie, Night Text etc. Do they make a difference? They actually do which makes a nice change to some of these presets manufacturers incorporate into their products. You can also tilt the monitor but you can't raise it's height or orientation.
I hooked up the monitor to my laptop VGA port (the monitor doesn't come with DVI). The picture quality from my laptop's graphics card looked pin sharp. One word of warning though - if you see lines scrolling over the screen, it isn't a fault of the monitor - it is the fault of the cable connecting the laptop to the screen. This is due to the power adaptor for my laptop generating a hell of a lot radio interference that interferes with the picture signal. Buying a double shieled VGA cable eliminated the interference issue.
There is some bleed from the backlight when viewing darker pictures/movies etc but at this price, it still looks good.
Power consumption wise, the monitor consumes 40W but you still have a nifty on/off switch that has a lovely blue glow.
Great monitor at a great price.
Summary: Excellent and recommended purchase
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