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LG Challenges Apple LED Cinema Display

Gordon Kelly


LG Challenges Apple LED Cinema Display

When it came to drawing up my TrustedReviews Christmas List this year I demonstrated some fairly expensive taste including the Intel X-25M SSD and Apple's 24in LED Cinema Display but could LG make this latter craving a little less expensive on my wallet?

Formerly announced this week in order to beat the CES rush, the 'W2486L LED BLU' is the surprisingly wordy name given to LG's first LED backlit display.

Measuring in at a consumer friendly 24 inches, the screen is claimed to achieve a monstrous 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Yes indeedy this is LG, king of the humongous contrast ratio claims but with LED involved I wouldn't get too cynical - after all with this tech individual pixels in the screen can actually be turned off so just how dark is that?!

Elsewhere a 2ms response time and automatic brightness control are listed along with the environmentally and economically welcome fact that the W2486L should consume less than half the power of a traditional 24in LCD display. Connectivity info would've also been nice, but for now we'll take what we can get. Pricing and availability are off the list for now too but you didn't really expect anything less.

We'll have a fondle at CES and let you know how it goes...


via etnews.co.kr (Translated and yes, with a rubbish picture)


December 30, 2008, 6:18 am

I hope have a zero dead pixel policy .. led pixel can be death? Forgive my ignorance...


December 30, 2008, 6:58 pm

Looks stunning with the LED lighting LG could be onto a winner. Would like to see a bigger screen size though 26"...30"


December 31, 2008, 4:47 am

LED should bring in a new dawn of screen sizes for PC, with 30" being the starting point (2 of them preferably).

Ari Cohn

September 15, 2009, 2:10 am

I bought a pair of these at Fry's yesterday (where they can't keep them in stock) for me and my wife. I have astigmatism, which has made text on every LCD screen (except the Apple iMac 24, which is an LG.Phillips H-IPS) look blurry and ghosty.

But with this model, LG's breathed some new life into an old technology. Backlighting a TN panel made images and text look 80-85% as good as the Apple, without calibration. For photographic work, it's still got all the problems of any TN panel. But my wife does graphic design work, and she's very happy with it. I bet if we had a colorimeter, we could get better results. Her Hulu TV also looks a damned sight better.

The cons are the ergonomics -- no height, rotation, or pivot adjustments, no apparent way to receive firmware updates, crappy installation documentation that you need a magnifying glass for.

But if you don't want to shell out $500 of an H-IPS (cheapest price of a 24-in H-IPS Phillips monitor I found), this unit, at $350, is a great value.

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