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LG Launches First 'Eyestrain Minimising' Monitors

Gordon Kelly


LG Launches First 'Eyestrain Minimising' Monitors

Eye strain and RSI seem to be occupational hazards for most professionals these days (get your heads out the gutter!) so LG is riding to the rescue... (I've warned you once)

The South Korean giants have launched the stylish 'W53' series, a line of monitors which claim to "reduce eyestrain during extended use".

In reality this claim is explained fairly easily through automatic brightness control and it won't help those of you working in dim light or from a poor position (the top of a monitor should be level with your forehead). Still, every little helps.

LG is doing more than a little with the rest of the W53 series specs too choosing a movie friendly 16:9 aspect ratio, fitting all sizes (18.5in - 27in) with 1920 x 1080 Full HD native resolutions and backing it up with 50,000:1 Digital Fine Contrast (DFC) ratios and 2ms response times. A bling nifty feature bound to impress your mates is a proximity sensor under the bezel which detects a hand approaching and lights up the control buttons.

As usual LG hasn't given away any pricing but it has been good enough to date the W53 monitors as landing in May.

That's the eyes sorted. Fixing the RSI could prove more testing...


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April 15, 2009, 4:40 pm

Tablet PCs can help quite a bit with many types of RSI, as I can attest from firsthand experience. You guys really need to be a bit less negative about them.


April 15, 2009, 8:31 pm

@lensmann - don't bundle me in there, I rather like tablets. In fact I think the netbook form factor of the future is a tablet with a virtual keyboard ;)

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