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LG E2290V review

£195 inc VAT

Manufacturer: LG Electronics

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

The LG E2290V is an elegant, slimline LCD display with a 21.5in screen that produces good image quality.

This 21.5-inch display (LG says it's 22 inches but it's not) is just 7.2 mm thick, and the entire LG E2290V 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 LG E2290V display and stand is mostly constructed out of 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.

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All the cables fit neatly into the base of the LG E2290V's 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. That makes it easy to switch from one device to another when you want to play games or watch videos, or just do a bit of routine email or web browsing. 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 adaptor.

The LG E2290V's LED backlighting produces a bright, sharp image and although LG's claim of 10,000,000: 1 contrast ratio sounds a bit over the top, the image quality was very good. It produced crisp, strong colours when we were watching "Wonders of the Universe" in HD using the BBC iPlayer.

So much for the LG E2290V's build quality and display performance, but what about the little extras?

Well, even the LG E2290V's onscreen menu system has good attention to detail. There are image presets for tasks such as watching movies or browsing the web, and selecting one of these shows a split-screen before/after effect so that you can see how each preset affects the image quality.

The only disadvantage of the LG E2290V's slimline design is that there are no built-in speakers. There's a headphone jack in the base of the monitor, but you'll have to provide a proper set of external speakers for watching video or playing games.

LG E2290V Expert Verdict »

LG E2290V reviews verified by Reevoo

LG E2290VScores 9.2 out of 10 based on 6 reviews
LCD display/TFT active matrix - LED backlight
TFT Technology: TN
Brushed aluminum
21.5in widescreen
Dot Pitch/Pixel Pitch: 0.248mm
Max Resolution: 1920x1080/60Hz
Video Format: 1080p (FullHD)
Colour Support: 16.7 million colours
Max Sync Rate (VxH): 75Hzx83kHz
Video Bandwidth: 135MHz
Response Time: 2ms
Controls/Adjustments: Brightness, contrast, H/V position, gamma correction, phase, clock, white balance
Display Positions Adjustments: Tilt
Display Screen Coating: Anti-glare, hard coating
Backlight Life: 50,000 hour(s)
sRGB colour management, f-ENGINE technology, HDCP, eZ Zooming
Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Image Brightness: 250 cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio: 1000:1/10000000:1 (dynamic)
Image Max H-View Angle: 170, Image Max V-View Angle: 160
1 x VGA input - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) 1 x DVI-D input - 24 pin digital DVI 1 x HDMI input - 19 pin HDMI Type A 1 x headphones - mini-phone stereo 3.5mm
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

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

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