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AG Neovo L-W22 review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £106
inc VAT

A good choice of inputs and a set of internal speakers can't make up for the strong blue cast which ruins the L-W22's image quality


22in screen size, 1,920×1,080 resolution, DVI: yes, VGA: yes, HDMI:

If you’re after a monitor on a very tight budget, the AG Neovo L-W22 seems like something of a bargain. For just over £100, you get a 22in display with a Full HD (1,920×1,080 resolution) and VGA, DVI and HDMI inputs.

AG Neovo L-W22

It’s handy having all of these inputs as you can, for example, plug in a games console and PC via the digital inputs and switch between them as you see fit. Unlike many budget displays, it also has a pair of stereo speakers. The quality of the audio isn’t particularly good and we found them quite tinny. As they face backwards, they can be inaudible unless they’re facing a wall to reflect the sound. For Windows sounds they’ll do, but for any other purpose a dedicated set of speakers is what you need.

AG Neovo L-W22 back

We like the fact that the menu controls are proper buttons and they’re easy to operate. The menu is a little crude looking, but simple enough to work. In addition to the brightness and contrast controls, and colour temperature, you can adjust each colour (Blue, Red and Green) individually.

We found that we had to dial down the Blue channel to remove the strong blue cast to the image that ruined flesh tones and dulled colours. While our adjustment fixed the cast, to a degree, it also took quite a lot of the life out of the colour, meaning that everything looked a little dull and not as vibrant as we’d hoped.

AG Neovo L-W22 side

Although the monitor has a claimed 20,000,000:1 contrast ratio, this is dynamic, where the backlight is adjusted on the fly to make the most of the image on-screen. We find this kind of transition quite distracting and prefer to turn it off. This highlights the poor natural contrast ratio of the display, and we lost detail in the darkest part of an image.

AG Neovo L-W22 ports

While we can forgive the L-W22’s budget glossy-black plastic case at this price, the blue cast ruins image quality, and while you can adjust colour temperature to compensate, the dull colours and poor contrast ratio still detract from it. The Philips 221V2SB doesn’t have an HDMI port, but it’s less expensive and has much better image quality.

Basic Specifications

Rating **


Viewable size 22 in
Native resolution 1,920×1,080
Contrast ratio 1,000:1 (20,000,000:1 dynamic)
Brightness 250cd/m²
Horizontal viewing angle 170°
Vertical viewing angle 160°
Response time 3ms
Response time type grey-to-grey
Screen depth 51mm
Base (WxD) 218x179mm
Screen elevation 81mm


Portrait mode no
Wall mount option yes
Height adjustable no
Internal speakers yes (2x 2W)
Detachable cables yes
USB hub none
Integrated power supply yes
Kensington lock lug yes
Display extras 3H hard coating
VGA input yes
DVI input yes
S-video input no
Component input no
Composite input no
HDCP support yes
Audio inputs 3.5mm line in


Power consumption standby 1W
Power consumption on 25W

Buying Information

Price £106
Warranty three years collect and return

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