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LG Flatron L1740B (Premium Artistic Series LX40)

You can’t easily pass by this monitor that lures the customer with its combination of black and glossy-white plastic with shiny metallization. On the other hand, there’s the same problem here as with the L173ST: the high-contrast and shiny case of the monitor may be distracting. The monitor is quite large and not out of real necessity but rather out of the designers’ notions of what stylish exterior should be.

The monitor’s base permits to change the tilt of the screen only. You can attach a standard VESA mount to this monitor. This mount should be fastened to the bottom of the case rather than to the center, as usual, and it covers the connectors.

The monitor is equipped with one analog input (but there is a version with the digital input – Flatron L1740P) and has an integrated power adapter.

The touch-sensitive Power On is located on the front panel. It doesn’t always work right – you have to take several attempts to understand how you should put your finger on it. The wavy rim under the button is highlighted with blue at work.

The control buttons are placed on the right edge of the case and are not very handy in use: they are small and their labels are pressed out in the black plastic and are thus almost illegible. But well, there are only four buttons here, so you can set the monitor up by pressing the buttons blindly.

The monitor’s menu looks nice and works well. It offers you a standard selection of settings (brightness, contrast, color temperature, auto-adjustment, and position of the menu on the screen) plus allows you to control the gamma compensation exponent by choosing one of three available values. The menu remembers the last adjusted position which is good if you are setting up a parameter in several steps, every time closing the menu and appreciating the resulting image.

 
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