I use this monitor at work as my primary display. I haven't had any problems with it for the last 18 months and it is a great monitor for work purposes but obviously I haven't really tested the resolution of the monitor and how it performs with gaming for example but for general usage I cannot really fault this monitor.
It is extremely is easy to assemble out of the box, with clear instructions provided and it likes putting a little child's jigsaw puzzle together it's that easy. And with both DVI and VGA inputs your PC should have no problem connecting to the monitor
Standing at 22 inches, this LCD monitor provides a huge display which is extremely clear and easy to read under all sorts of lighting conditions. It doesn't seem to over heat even though I use it for over 8 hours a day straight. The large base provides the base with a lot of stability and security so if the monitor does get knocked then it generally won't fall over.
It isn't the most aesthetically pleasing monitor in the world but it has a good finish and the curved edges give it a more of a sleek look.
One small drawback is the menu buttons on the monitor; although easy to use the labelling is on a curved part of the monitor which means it's sometimes difficult to read the labels under different lighting conditions.
If you want a standard monitor for general PC usage then this product is great and would highly recommend it. Considering the price I think it would be difficult to find a monitor of the same quality.
I purchased this TFT monitor in December 2008 as an upgrade from a 19" widescreen. My reason for buying this monitor at the time, it is made by LG. While the range of LCD televisions and plasmas from LG may not quite up to scratch, having used many LG monitors, they are reliable. As well as VGA an essential DVI input is included for a superior image. Most of the cheap monitors available tend to be VGA only.
Discussing the performance of the monitor itself, I'm not using it for any serious photo editing so can't assess the accuracy of the colours, in any case it is unlikely to reproduce real life colours accurately, however the images displayed by this monitor are vibrant and sharp. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for multimedia use.
However now looking back, I think I would have been better off with a 1080p monitor. This LG monitor cannot accept signals from 1080p sources such as PS3. The aspect ration is 16:10 rather than the standard 16:9. Also there are no built in speakers so one should strictly buy this as a computer monitor. Otherwise spend £50 or so more and buy a proper multimedia orientated 22" 1080p LCD monitor/TV.
I'm a firm believer that for any serious graphics work, 1680 x 1050 is the minimum resolution that one can get away with. With that in mind, how does the budget LG stack up against more esoteric models?
Firstly, I feel that 22" is really stretching the boundaries of what a 1680 x 1050 display can get away with - I prefer to see such resolutions confined to a 20" workspace - maximum!
Positioned next to an ageing Apple Cinema Display, it is immediately apparent that the budget end of the LG range is not likely to be up to the task of any serious design work - the colour definition simply isn't there, and the cathode bleed at the vertical extremes would simply not be acceptable to the professional.
Treat this monitor as an auxiliary 2nd display, or a domestic workhorse and it will probably see you through many years of happy computing, but for serious design work, look elsewhere.
For £189 this is a LOT of a monitor, 22" actual 700:1 contrast ratio and the albeit useless ability to scale down the size to about a 19" 4:3 monitor.
BUT this monitor has a massive trick up its sleeve, its "digital fine contrast" is a neat little trick which dims and brightens the monitors backlight to essentially add a new dimention in colour ratio. Its bright and beats all of its Hanns-G counterparts of the same price, it IS missing an HDMI input, but to be fair without speakers HDMI doesn't really offer much of an increase over DVI (if any) and this monitor unlike a lot of products in this stingy market comes with VGA and DVI cables (which I wish dabs.com let me know about as I spent £15 buying one with it. I upgraded partially up from a 17" monitor for normal stuff and downgraded from a 32" monitor for the sdays when I felt like treating myself to an awesome gaming experience.
The Flatron W2252TQ makes using a computer feel more like a privilege than a task and if anything is a little big for the average user. As far as I'm concerned, this completed my PC, and really round the experience of windows vista and high definition gaming up to a smooth and bright coloured experience... 2ms response time doesn't hurt with gaming either! stand feels a little bit cheap and monitor cant be turned, other than that. I love this thing!
The buttons on the front are a little un intuative to use and the "FUN" button, really isn't but if thats something that you'd be upset about then I doubt you can enjoy anything other than a store which throws free computers at your skull while you have chuck norris movies beamed into your head and they computers are made of feathers.