LG Flatron E2750V review
27in screen size, 1,920x1,080 resolution, DVI: yes, VGA: yes, HDMI:
LG's Flatron E2750V, like many LED-backlit displays, is incredibly thin, and the case and stand are made from a translucent purple plastic that makes a change from the glossy black found on most other displays. It has an interesting stand as well, with a carousel base so you can quickly turn the screen around.
However, if you remove the base and press a button on the neck, the neck folds back and acts like a prop, so you can rest the screen on its bottom edge. This means it's slightly more flexible in terms of placement than other screens, although it doesn't have VESA points for wall-mounting. You have a choice of VGA, DVI or HDMI inputs, and if you're connected via HDMI you can listen to audio via headphones plugged into the 3.5mm socket.
The menu system is controlled by a line of touch-sensitive buttons along the bottom right of the bezel. These don't have icons, but when you touch them, options appear on the screen above them to indicate what each one will do. It's fairly straightforward, but simple mechanical buttons are far more practical and are more responsive.
The menu itself is pretty basic: you get brightness and contrast, plus a Sharpness control that didn't do much for image quality. Colour temperature is split between User and Preset modes: user mode lets you assign individual RGB values and change Gamma, while Preset mode includes four standard Kelvin values and an sRGB setting that was indistinguishable from the 6500K setting.
There are also some presets available from the main menu. A Smart+ section in the menu ties in with LG's desktop software, although the functions it offers don't seem to justify the hassle of installing this. There are also a couple of image quality presets, for movies and web. We found both of these over-saturated colours, and we were disappointed there weren't more options, for example a preset that dimmed the screen for reading text.
Image quality was great however. Colours were deeper and more convincing than its CCFL rivals, and blacks were deep, bringing out detail in shadowed areas. If you can afford it, the E2750V is the largest and best quality monitor we've seen and wins our Ultimate award.