The humble LCD monitor needs no introduction. It has been amongst us since a decade now. Mostly, LCD monitors find utility in desktop computers, where they form the output unit of the computer. A normal user of the computer would not note the difference between a small screen and a widescreen LCD monitor, but special users such as graphics editors and designers, the size of the screen is very important. Since you are reading this, we assume you are in the market for a widescreen LCD monitor, so let’s see how we can help you.
For crying out loud, the most important thing about widescreens is obviously the size of the screen! It is the expanse from one corner to the other diagonally across. Now what is the definition of a Widescreen LCD monitor? According to some, anything that has a width-to-height ratio of 16:9 is widescreen. That means if the number of pixels across the width is 1600, there must be 900 pixels from top to bottom. That gives us the aspect ratio of a widescreen. Now there can be multiples of screen resolutions which are usually multiple of 16:9, such as 1024×576, 2560×1440 and 3840×2160.
When you ask for a widescreen LCD monitor at a LG showroom, you will have at least 6 different models to choose from featuring various screen resolutions but within the 16:9 aspect ratios mostly. If you want a product that is green at heart the LG W1946TN will satisfy you amply. The product is TCO certified, which means it has been manufactured to be user friendly, energy efficient and environment friendly.
Appearance and Functionality
Moving on, you should check out the looks of your widescreen LCD monitor. A glossy front screen is great if you will never expose the monitor against a strong light, glossy monitors have a good success rate of producing sharp colours and pictures even when the brightness is tuned low, but the downside is the glare which disturbs most.
We consider matte finish products more functional because they do not glare at the user, therefore makes for a comfortable session in front of it. LG monitors are perfect for every lighting condition, the RCM (Real Color Management) and ACE (Adaptive Color and Contrast Enhancement) features keep the picture bright and clear even under the strongest lights making it very functional for office as well as homes.
Contrast in an LCD monitor
If you like crisp pictures look at the contrast ratio. It shows how black are blacks compared against the whites on the screen. LG W1943C has a contrast ratio of 50000:1, which is great for fast moving images in a movie or the latest video game!
How long Pixels Take to Respond
LCDs reproduce images by switching pixels on and off. The efficiency depends on how fast pixels can respond to the signal; this is known as the response time of the screen. The industry standard is 20 milliseconds, but to get the best quality output, 5 milliseconds are optimal.
These simple guidelines should be enough to lay your hands on a very good widescreen LCD monitor. With rising energy costs, our efforts have always been to advise buyers to choose environment friendly products, hence LG monitors take the top spot on our list of recommendations.