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Review: Can £250 buy you a decent 24in monitor? We put the LG W2452T to the sword

by Tarinder Sandhu on 21 July 2008, 05:00

Tags: LG W2452T , LG

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Our mantra has always been to spend a disproportionate amount of your budget on interface and input devices, simply because it is those you interact with on a second-by-second basis.

The current state of play, with respect to pricing, is that 22in models, sporting a 1,680x1,050 resolution, ship at around £140 from the bigger-name manufacturers. Jump up to 24in, almost exclusively equipped with 1,920x1,200-resolution panels, and the pricing, with the odd exception, begins at £220. The niche market populated by a handful of 30in screens (2,560x1,600px) keeps it expensive, with current-generation models listed for around £1,000.

A 24in display offers a good compromise between screen size and pixel pitch, and it's also large enough to function as a secondary display device for, say, playing movies in the bedroom.

LG's sole UK representative in this nascent class is the W2452T, so let's trot out the vital specs.

Monitor LG FLATRON W2452T
Pixel Array 1,920x1,200, WUXGA, RGB subpixels
Pixels 2,304,000
Panel type TN+ Film
Display Size 24-inch diagonal
Viewable 24-inch
Aspect ratio 16:10
Luminance 400cd/m² typical max
Contrast 800:1 static
10,000:1 dynamic
Viewing angles ±85° horizontal
±85° vertical
Pixel pitch 0.27mm
Display colours 16.7-million (8bpc)
Inputs DVI-D with HDCP support
Power consumption 80W peak
Pixel pesponse 5ms grey-to-grey
Dimensions (with base attached (WxHxD) 573.6mm x 405.5mm x 242.6mm
VESA mountable Yes (100mm)
Weight 6.1kg
Colours available Black, silver
Warranty Two years, handled by etailer in first and by LG in the second
Price £255, including VAT