Cliff Jospeh, Macworld UK
5 January, 2011
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LG, www.lg.com/au


Elegant, slimline design; very good image quality; crisp, strong colours


Quite expensive for the size; no built-in speakers



Even Apple might want to take a closer look at the elegant, slimline design of LG’s E2290V display. This 21.5in screen is just 7.2mm thick, and the entire unit is so light we were able to pick it up in one hand while connecting the cables for our laptop and iPad.

The casing of the display and stand is mostly plastic, but it has a gleaming metallic finish that looks terrific. It’s also quite solidly built despite the thinness of the screen and its lightweight materials.

All the cables fit neatly into the base of the stand, with HDMI, DVI and VGA connectors that will allow you to hook up a computer and an iPad or a DVD player at the same time. The stand also houses a set of glowing touch-sensitive controls for the onscreen menu system. If you have a Mac with a Mini DisplayPort, you’ll need an adapter.

The LED backlighting produces a bright, sharp image and, although LG’s claim of a 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio sounds a bit over the top, the image quality was very good. It produced crisp, strong colours. There are no built-in speakers.

Macworld Australia’s buying advice.

The LG E2290V-SN is a good choice if you want a slim, lightweight monitor that provides good image quality for both work and play.

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