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Review: LG E2340V

01 Oct 10

Functionally, the E2340V is hard to fault. It bears a striking, full-HD 1080p LCD image with LED backlighting for vibrant colours and deep blacks. At 23 inches, it supports a nice 4:3 widescreen aspect ratio so you can view enabled media without distortion of the image. It also features an active colour-correction function for both photos and movies, and you can also add a number of filters via the monitor’s menu (monochrome,
sepia, etc).

The E2340V is super slim, which is great if that’s important to you, but it also means that the inputs protrude from the back of the monitor (as opposed to other monitors where the cords run vertically). So this could pose a problem for those who wish to wall mount their monitor or place it against a flat surface, which almost renders its slim profile redundant. Finally – and this is less of a ‘con’ and more to do with the fact that other monitors have perhaps spoiled consumers recently – but there are no extra USB ports on the E2340V. It’s not a deal-breaker by any stretch, but I’d love to see this become a standard on monitors now that USB ports are fast becoming a scarce commodity. Perhaps that’s precisely how LG managed to keep this monitor super slim, though, with only HDMI, DVI and VGA inputs to speak of.

PROS: Great picture. Supports multiple inputs. Slim profile.

CONS: No extras. Curious and slightly inconvenient input method given its slim profile.

VERDICT: A functional monitor at a competitive price, even if the monitor itself is a little no-frills.

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