TechSpot



 

  LG Flatron 2320A 23" LCD Media Station review

--

During my tenure at TechSpot, I have reviewed many peripherals from DVD drives to video cards, and everything in-between. Having that said, I have never reviewed something of this magnitude. The LG Flatron L2320A is perhaps the most impressive piece of computer hardware I have ever laid my hands on. Calling this a monitor would not be justifiably correct. This is a multi-media workstation, and a very good one.

So you are probably asking yourself what’s all the hype about, is this a monitor that would fit your needs? Is this workstation worth the money? Is this thing practical? Hopefully you will be able to answer those and many other questions by the time you end reading this article.

 

A Little Company Background

LG is an innovative electronics company that dates back to 1958, when they established Goldstar in Korea. They created the first radio, television, refrigerator, air conditioner and telephone in Korea over a ten year span. Goldstar was the first in the electronics industry to reach export of $100 million to the United States, and created their sales subsidiary in the U.S. in 1978.

In 1995, Goldstar changed their name to LG, which is what they currently use today. After acquiring Zenith and participating in a joint venture with Philips, LG. Philips Displays was produced. LG currently employees over 55,000 people, and focuses on Digital TV, CD/DVD drives, PC’s, monitors, and mobile headsets.

 

In the Box

Included in the (very large) box are the LG Flatron monitor, media controller, and remote control. Vertical stand speakers can also be part of the package at an additional cost. Cables include 15-pin D-sub signal cable, DVI-D signal cable, power cord, RCA cable, S-Video cable, audio PC cable, and USB cable. Also included are the instruction manual, easy-setup guide, and a CD with drivers.

The LG Flatron Monitor

The LG Flatron consists of a 23" widescreen LCD color monitor, and a multi-media station. The monitor has a sleek profile with a brilliant active matrix TFT display. Along with an incredibly sexy look, the unit offers a max resolution of 1920 x 1200 with a 400:1 contrast ratio. The monitor is in widescreen format, at an aspect ratio of 16:10.

The outline of the monitor is flat black, with a silver lining on the bottom. The power button is illuminated in blue when the monitor is being utilized. The base of the monitor is fully adjustable for height, and is colored in chrome which matches the power button. On the back of the monitor, there is a headphone input and 2 USB downstream ports.

Other features include:

  • PIP/POP mode – this is a picture in picture feature, which can be controlled by the remote utilizing the swap button

  • Spectacle – This function is used for TV or motion pictures, in which it provides a varied ratio on different areas of the screen to obtain a 4:3 aspect ratio

  • Sleep timer – You can set a period of time where the AV/DVD/HDTV should switch itself to standby

  • BBE Function – improves clarity and distinction of audio quality

  • VESA Compatible – This monitor accepts a VESA-compliant mounting interface pad for wall mounting

  • Kensington Security Slot – This unit can be connected with a locking cable sold separately

 

Specifications

  • Display – 23 inches TFT LCD / anti-glare coating / 23 inches viewable / 0.258mm pixel pitch

  • Max Resolution – D-SUB: WUXGA 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz / DVI-I: UXGA 1600 x 1200 @ 60Hz / DVI-D: SVGA 1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz

  • Power Consumption – Normal: 98W

  • Dimensions & Weight (Display) – Width: 23.13 inches / Height: 17.58 inches / Depth: 10.24 inches / Weight: 25.49 lbs

  • Tilt Range – 0-20 degrees

  • Display modes

 

USB Connectivity

 



Go to next page

Get weekly updates on new
articles, news and contests
in your mail!




-

  TechSpot  The PC Enthusiast Resource    |    News    |    Reviews    |    Features    |    Product Finder    |    Downloads    |    Drivers    |    Forums    |    Archive   


  Copyright © 1998-2014 TechSpot.com. TechSpot is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved.

Advertising | About TechSpot