|Screen Size||23 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
LG IPS231P-BN 23-Inch Widescreen LED LCD Pivoting Monitor with IPS Panel
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- Super LED panel provides a slim profile and delivers amazing brightness clarity and color detail
- In Plane Switching or IPS controls the liquid crystal display to help keep distortion at a minimum
- Full HD 1080p resolution (1920x1080) gives it superior picture quality over standard resolution
- 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio ensure your content looks spectacular
- RGB DVI and D-Sub inputs provide the connections you need
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|Product Alert: IPS (In-Plane-Switching) is a technology for LCD displays that offers users wider viewing angles and bolder colors by allowing more light to pass through the panel. As a result, IPS panels can exhibit a slight glow around the edges and corners (also known as light bleed), which is entirely normal.
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It's awful to edit photos on a a conventional TN based monitor. The color and contrast shift when my head moves a couple inches from right to left, and I could never be sure what the image really looks like. It's especially worse when viewing a photo on a larger screen, since the corners look darker and warmer than the middle of the screen. IPS type monitor can fix this viewing angle problem, but I couldn't afford the cost that usually runs double to triple the conventional TN monitor price. That's why I had been using the old humongous CRT monitor that took up half of my desk. Everybody laughed when they saw that beast.
Within the last year, several makers started producing cheaper IPS monitors, using e-IPS, with the "e" probably stands for "economy". This monitor has the same advantage as true IPS, meaning the color and contrast don't shift depending on viewing angle. The cheap price comes with a couple of set backs, compared to true IPS:
1. The wide angle isn't as wide as true IPS. But it's still much better than TN. I can see a huge difference between the TN monitor at my office and the IPS231P monitor in this test: [...] (replace the underscore with the dot to see the page)
2. The color depth isn't true 8-bit. It's actually 6-bit that's extended to 8-bit. While I can see all the color shades here www_lagom_nl/lcd-test/contrast.php, the gradient test www_lagom_nl/lcd-test/gradient.php shows some minor banding.
If you're looking for vibrant colors, this monitor isn't it. Vibrant color is not the same as true colors.Read more ›
The LG IPS231P-BN 23-Inch Widescreen LED LCD Pivoting Monitor with IPS Panel comes with easy-to-understand installation directions; hook-up was simple and quick. The factory settings were excellent for reading, shopping, and viewing photos. Since I do not do photo editing, I cannot compare this monitor to others which professionals or serious hobbyists may recommend. I did play a family video shot on a Sony camcorder and found that it was clear, easy to see, and that there was no lag as the video moved from frame to frame. The monitor does not have a USB port - if you need one, you may want to explore other options.
I particularly like the matte finish on the monitor's screen as I use it in a room which has overhead lighting. A glossy screen tends to have glare spots. However, others who prefer a glossy screen or are using the monitor where overhead lighting is not a factor may have different opinions. The clarity of print on the screen is excellent. Contrast is very good and adjusting for different settings is simple; one only needs to use the buttons at the lower right-hand edge of the monitor's frame. Color reproduction is outstanding! I did not need to tweak the color; it was very true-to-life.Read more ›
I highly recommend this monitor.
1) Fantastic color out of the box with default settings and Windows7 generic driver
2) Excellent detail with text; there were a couple of reviews on Amazon saying the text was blurry - I have no idea what they were talking about. Crystal-clear, sharp text with my model (default sharpness of 5 out of 10).
3) IPS panel makes for great viewing angles, no darkening at all when you move around
4) Calibrated with Spder3 Elite to 6500K, 2.2 Gamma, .35 BlkPt, 120 WhtPt - looks terrific
5) Photos' colors are accurate and detail is excellent
6) Videos and Blu-Rays look great, maybe not quite the caliber of a TN panel, but very, very close. Games would probably display just fine depending on your VGA.
7) If you don't have a pro calibration system, there are 4 presets as well as individual controls.
8) 1080 has a lower profile than 1200, wide screen, great for movies
1) Not the sturdiest stand but sufficient because the monitor is lightweight
2) Could not get supplied driver to install off of CD
3) If you're used to working on a 24" to 30" monitor, this one will look small; but coming up from 17" to 21", it will look huge
4) Probably not suitable for pro or semi-pro use
LG advertises this as the "Best entry level photo editing monitor" and I'd have to agree. I paid $245 with free shipping on Amazon; to move up to an HP or Dell 23"IPS-panel, I'd have to spend about $150 more than I did. If you were on a budget and photography is your avid hobby, I would most definitely recommend this monitor. I can't see any weaknesses for basic photo-editing. I would recommend a calibration system if you are planning to print a lot of your work.
Dollar for value this is a great deal.
Hope this helps anyone looking for a very affordable IPS-panel monitor.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Screen looks and functions well. Shipped and packaged well. LG makes a good product in my experience. This is no exception.Published on March 12, 2013 by Allen West
This monitor had everything I was looking for when I purchased it. However it is not perfect.
Tilt, swivel, and height adjustments
IPS display... Read more
Excellent monitor. I am using it right now. Good colors, good brightness, wide viewing angle. 1080 video looks relatively sharp in full screen mode. Read morePublished on August 12, 2012 by Buyer
Ok, this review is being done by a non-techy person. I don't know what IPS, TN, or several other things are that others have mentioned. Read morePublished on June 12, 2012 by F. D. Gillett
The image quality doesn't look any different than the standard TN LED monitors I am used to using. At least not for general business use. Read morePublished on May 1, 2012 by Fred
Really nice monitor for that money! I am using this monitor with my MAC mini. Very us full for work with photos by Lightroom and any.
Neg. Read more
OK, I plugged this in and the picture looked great, a little color bleed on the letters but not bad. Used it for about week and then calibrated it with a spyder 4. Read morePublished on March 18, 2012 by jeffe
I bought a pair of these to augment my 27" iMac. Simple, easy to set up, complete with all cables. Great picture that beats the pants off of TFT monitors that cost more. Read morePublished on February 24, 2012 by J. Chrisman
When it comes to electronics and certain products I like to wait a while before offering up my review just to make sure I've shaken out as many of the gremlins as I can during... Read morePublished on February 15, 2012 by T. Adlam
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