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LG Flatron L1717S

One more affordable office-oriented LCD monitor, the Flatron L1717S looks somewhat more elegant than the FP737s-D model from BenQ, despite the plain exterior. The curve in the row of the control buttons around the Power key reminds me of more expensive models from LG which, however, also use contrasting color schemes, while the case of the L1717S and all its smaller elements is made of plastic painted one and the same silvery color.

The L1717S is no bigger than the FP737s-D, but looks bulkier due to a different outline of the case in profile. The base is not tall and permits to change the tilt of the screen only. It also lacks rigidity and the monitor wobbles even when you press the menu buttons. The power adapter is integrated into the case.

The monitor only has an analog input.

A rather curious option can be found in the monitor’s menu – you can completely turn off the Power indicator. Even though the L1717S’s is not a too-bright LED (as opposed to many expensive models whose manufacturers think that every means is a good one to attract the potential customer), this is a useful option as even the mild green light may become distracting in semidarkness. The monitor also features the LightView technology with its six brightness/contrast presets – quite a rare feature for an entry-level model.

The monitor’s brightness and contrast are set at 100% and 70% by default. By choosing 55% brightness and 50% contrast I achieved 100nit brightness of white.

 
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