LG launches IPS7 series monitors with MHL and Cinema Screen DesignBy Shawn Knight
LG has introduced two new IPS monitors that feature Cinema Screen Design and MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) connectivity. The two displays are part of LG's IPS7 series that will debut first in Korea and China before making an international debut.
MHL technology allows the end user to connect a compatible smartphone directly to the display for easy viewing of photos and videos. The connection is also capable of charging a connected handset, eliminating the need for a dedicated phone charger at your desk.
LG's Cinema Screen Design is comprised of a super thin 1.2mm bezel, a feature that not only looks attractive but would be extremely useful for multi-monitor setups. Many monitors have a bezel that can be up to an inch thick and with two side-by-side, the unused space can be a bit distracting.
The company has also reduced the overall depth of the display to only 14.1mm while the metallic stand, capacitive touch controls and a cable management feature are said to help enhance the overall aesthetic appeal. Included software will aid in color calibration to help get the most accurate and lifelike colors out of the display.
LG is launching a 23-inch and 27-inch monitor to begin with, both featuring LED IPS panels with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. The smaller unit certainly sounds viable but I have to question their decision to produce the larger display with such a comparatively low resolution. Pricing remains unknown at this hour.