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The monitor has a standard color gamut which is overall similar to the sRGB color space.

 

The average white brightness uniformity is 5.9% with a maximum deflection of 18.8%. For black, the numbers are 6.7% and 10.0%, respectively. The patterns are different: there are lighter bands along the top and bottom of the screen on black. On white, there is a lighter center of the screen and small spots at the edges.

The monitor’s contrast is too high at the default settings which is indicated by the characteristic bend of the gamma curves in the top right of the diagram. That’s why I would recommend you to use the monitor at a contrast of 45% or lower (it is set at 50% by default).

The gamma curves become normal at the reduced settings. They look good even though go lower than the theoretical curve for gamma 2.2.

The LCD225WXM proved to be rather slow. Its response time average is 14.3 milliseconds (GtG) with a maximum deflection of over 30 milliseconds. That’s not the best result even for RTC-less matrixes. Of course, it is far slower than monitors with Response Time Compensation.

The monitor offers four color temperature modes plus a user-defined mode that coincides with Native mode by default. The setup is not quite accurate. The color temperature is considerably higher than necessary in each mode, making the image too cold. Most users are going to prefer the warmest mode, called Normal. On the other hand, there is a small difference in temperature of different grays (except for white, which is due to the too-high contrast at the default settings), and that’s a point in favor of this monitor.

The LCD225WXM has a higher maximum brightness than most other 22” monitors I’ve tested but this difference is unimportant. 200 nits should be already quite enough for any possible application. The contrast ratio is good, too.

Highs:

  • Accurate color reproduction setup
  • Has a stand with adjustable height

Lows:

  • Ugly onscreen menu
  • Slow matrix
  • No factory-set image modes
  • Rather high price

Recommended usage:

  • Text-based applications (documents, spreadsheets, Internet)
  • Viewing and simple editing of photographs
  • Movies and games that don’t require a fast matrix
 
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