LG Flatron L245WP
This monitor is a 24” model from LG Electronics. Although LG is inclined towards inexpensive products (for example, its product range doesn’t include monitors with a screen size of over 24” and there are almost no models with matrixes other than TN), the Flatron L245WP seems a worthy opponent to the Dell 2407WFP rather than to the above-described low-end Acer AL2416Ws.
The monitor is based on an MVA matrix with Response Time Compensation (although it was reported to have an S-IPS matrix by some sources).
It has a matte black case without any decorations. The stand is black but glossy. Glossy surfaces look pretty on photographs and in shop windows, but get soiled easily in reality. You can’t protect it from dust and fingerprints.
The stand has a massive, cylindrical pole. It allows changing the tilt and height of the screen (from 105 to 205mm) and also offers portrait mode. The stand is fixed with a wire pin in the bottommost position to make it easier to carry the monitor over from one place to another.
The monitor’s got one HDMI input instead of a traditional DVI. The two use the same data transfer protocol, so you won’t need a HDMI graphics card. The simple adapter included with the monitor is all you need. There is also a D-Sub input, a component video input (composite and S-Video inputs are not implemented), a power connector for audio speakers you can purchase separately, and a 2-port USB hub.
Both ports of the mentioned USB hub are located on the monitor’s side panel, very appropriately for USB flash drives and other temporarily attached peripherals. There is a headphones output nearby, but the monitor doesn’t have a line audio input – it can only receive audio via a HDMI connection. The included HDMI-DVI adapter cannot transfer audio, so you won’t be able to use the headphones socket when the monitor is connected to the PC.