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LG Flatron E2750V review

Barry de la Rosa
25 Nov 2010
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LG Flatron E2750V
Our Rating 

The E2750V has a choice of three inputs, a unique folding stand and excellent image quality

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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.

Basic Specifications

Rating*****

Physical

Viewable size27 in
Native resolution1,920x1,080
Contrast ratio1,000:1
Brightness250cd/m²
Horizontal viewing angle170°
Vertical viewing angle160°
Response time5ms
Response time typeblack-to-black
Screen depth39mm
Base (WxD)287x230mm
Screen elevation45-131mm

Features

Portrait modeno
Wall mount optionno
Height adjustableno
Internal speakersnone
Detachable cablesyes
USB hubnone
Integrated power supplyno
Kensington lock lugyes
Display extrasnone
VGA inputyes
DVI inputyes
S-video inputno
Component inputno
Composite inputno
HDCP supportyes
Audio inputsN/A

Environmental

Power consumption standby0W
Power consumption on0W

Buying Information

Detailswww.lg.com
Warrantythree years onsite

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