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LG L1980U

£359 inc VAT

Manufacturer: LG Electronics

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

Wonderfully chic, the LG Flatron L1980U's eye-catching design is bound to send pulses racing. LG argues that it's also incredibly functional. The actual screen is the thinnest we've seen yet and, when folded up, it's a mere 26mm high. And for a 19in screen, the fact that the LG weighs just 5.4kg is sensational.

Wonderfully chic, the LG Flatron L1980U's eye-catching design is bound to send pulses racing. LG argues that it's also incredibly functional. The actual screen is the thinnest we've seen yet and, when folded up, it's a mere 26mm high. And for a 19in screen, the fact that the LG weighs just 5.4kg is sensational.

The control buttons are a little fiddly to use. Luckily, all relevant image options - and there are plenty of them - can be tweaked onscreen by loading up the Forte Manager software. Installing this program has the additional advantage of switching on the auto-pivot feature - rotate the screen through 90 degrees, and the image automatically adjusts itself.

While this is very useful, just touching the screen can sometimes make the image rotate - not always with the right results. As a general flat-panel, the L1980U works very well. Graphics quality is strong, with acres of depth and colour. At the native resolution of 1,280x1,024, we didn't find text to be quite as sharp and vibrant as we've seen elsewhere - even when in the text mode option - although it is perfectly adequate.

L1980U Expert Verdict »

19in flat-panel
native res 1,280x1,024
0.264mm pixel pitch
500:1 contrast ratio
160/160 degree viewing angle
brightness 250cd/m2
422x261x410mm
5.4kg
digital connector
3-year warranty
12ms response time
  • Build Quality: We give this item 9 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 10 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 8 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

While screens of this size are still a little expensive, if you are looking to spend over £350 on a flat-panel, the LG Flatron L1980U is functional, has bags of features and offers great graphics quality. Oh, and it's quite attractive to boot.

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