LG announces one 22" and two 24" IPS monitors

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  1. Whoisthisreally

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    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/news_archive/17.htm#lg_ips_screens

    I've just found this item at tftcentral. Inside, LG announces 3 new IPS models, two 24", and one 22" named W2420R, W2420P and W2220P respectively.

    The W2420R is your usual deal, 12-bit LUT, wide gamut, priced to compete with NEC and Eizo.

    Now, what interests me is the W2420P. Lacking said colour management features, and priced at a mere 400 euro, this could be an sRGB screen to complement its big brother. The press release doesn't appear to explain what gamut it uses. Though, this was said:

    I find this quite interesting. In fact, i was surprised to find no results when i searched this forum for related threads.
     
  2. rogue_jedi

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    I wonder if we'll see these in the US... the W2420P especially.
     
  3. silent hero

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    So is the W2420P 16:9 or 16:10? The description contradicts itself saying it is has a resolution of 1920x1200 and that it's a 1080p IPS.

    edit - Nvm, I think it's referring to the W2220P.
     
  4. wkn

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    Even that makes no sense, because the W2220P is apparently 1920*1200 as well.
     
  5. Yikes2000

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    1920x1200 can display 1080p fully because 1200 > 1080, where as 1680x1050 cannot.
     
  6. Armatoste

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    So there's a strong possibility that the W2420P and the W2220P might be e-IPS? The msrp is pretty affordable.

    I hope they also come to NA.
     
  7. jcvjcvjcvjcv

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    That's for the dumb mass that believes "1080P" is better than 1920x1200 :rolleyes:

    1200>1080, so they should call it 1080P+ or something like that :p

    EDIT: There are more errors...

    :rolleyes:

    Reading the orignal German text now..
     
  8. nomu

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    I like the sound of that 22". Hopefully that 300nits backlight signifies sRGB gamut.

    The LED-backlit one sounds like the HP Dreamcolor, with a price tag to match.
     
  9. jcvjcvjcvjcv

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    All
    1920x1200 (WUXGA)
    16:10
    178 / 178 viewing angles
    Two HDMI inputs
    DVD-D with HDCP
    D-Sub
    Height ajustable stand
    Pivot

    W2420P
    400 cd/m^2
    5ms
    Silver design
    €400
    Available from July

    W220P
    300 dc/m^2
    5ms
    Silver design
    €260
    Available from July

    W2420R
    250 cd/m^2
    S-IPS
    LED backlight
    Wide Color Gamut (135%)
    USB 2.0 hub
    6ms
    €1630
    Matte black design
    Available from May

    In the original German text 1080P isn't mentioned.
     
  10. Whoisthisreally

    Whoisthisreally [H]ard|Gawd

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    I can confirm that the W2420P is a standard gamut IPS monitor, thanks to this kind response from LG Germany:

     
  11. rogue_jedi

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    Now it just needs to be released in NA for ~$500 USD and I'll probably be in for one or two... I just wish the W2420P was black like my L246WP :(
     
  12. MentatYP

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    Affordable IPS? Is there a blizzard going on in hell right now? Here's hoping the cheaper ones make it to the States.
     
  13. Whoisthisreally

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    I'd be more worried about Australia... we don't get some of the higher end monitors that the U.S receives.
     
  14. jcvjcvjcvjcv

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    €400 in EU means $400 in US
     
  15. Whoisthisreally

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    eh?

    the W2420P is reported to cost between €370 and €400.

    Right now this equates to $500 U.S plus or minus $20, or around $750 Australian.
     
  16. dev

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    us europeans always get ripped off and pay prices 1:1 to the dollar price.

    maybe thats what he means.:p
     
  17. jcvjcvjcvjcv

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    Yes, in Europe we get ripped off and B): That 400 euros is probably inclusive the 19% sales tax common in a lot of European countries, so €370-400 inclusive tax becomes just around $400-430 without tax.
     
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    I wonder how they found that out. :D
     
  20. Falling Anvil

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    In other words probably E-IPS monitors. :)
     
  21. MentatYP

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    Cheap, IPS, AND standard gamut. This is getting better and better.

    What's E-IPS? They need to stop coming up with new variants. I can't keep up!
     
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    I read that E-IPS lets more light through the panel (ie, more "E"fficient light transmission). Apparently IPS monitors have been more expensive in part because they require a brighter back light unit (BLU). But that's just what I read.
     
  23. Armatoste

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    The W2420P looks like a bigger NEC 20WMGX2-BK.

    I didn't read about the finish on the screen whether if it's glossy or matte.

    [​IMG]

    This pic of the new LG looks suspiciously glossy. It has that deep black appearance that glossy lcds have when turned off.
     
  24. jcvjcvjcvjcv

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    That's good. I hate glossy screens.

    But why the ugly grey casing? :confused:
     
  25. Armatoste

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    Only LG can answer that.
     
  26. jcvjcvjcvjcv

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    But they probably won't.

    Just like the Sony Ericson is only available in silver at the providers in my country while 2/3 prefer the black one.

    :mad:
     
  27. Whoisthisreally

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    I think they're all '3H' anti-glare.
     
  28. kmetek

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    W2420P is my next LCD monitor.
     
  29. Armatoste

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    So far it seems great. 24", IPS, good number of inputs, adjustable stand, standard color gamut, affordable price. Low input lag and it'll be a winner.
     
  30. Omegaslast

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    the damn thing just needs to come out...
     
  31. SH1

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    I agree. Where are they...
     
  32. myren

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    6ms GTG; is that usable for gaming?
     
  33. Forceman

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    Depends on what the input lag ends up being. 6ms is pretty good panel response time though.
     
  34. mistar

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    If the Overdrive is controlled correctly, 6 ms on IPS panels is fine for most gamers.
     
  35. Whoisthisreally

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    A discussion about response time? Welcome to 2003!

    When it comes to skill-based first-person shooters, I understand that input lag should be your concern. If I were proficient and active enough to care, I would incline toward the inexpensive Dell P992 eyed in the local paper.

    Gamer, Gaming... What unpleasant words.
     
  36. 10e

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    If the 2209WA from Dell is any indication of the newer eIPS panels in these monitors, then it should be good for gaming.

    But anyways, response time is a lie and there are 2ms monitors worse than 5 or 6ms monitors so take the number with a grain of salt.
     
  37. goodCat

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    omg, can hardly w8 for it. W2420P looks like the perfect monitor to me.
     
  38. j3ff86

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    I would take the pictures with a grain of salt. The monitor below is actually matte for example:

    [​IMG]
     
  39. goodCat

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    this will definitely have a mate screen. click

    I talked to LG support here in Romania and they told me that this monitor will be available from june, not july. this is getting better and better. I wish they would have a version with black casing though.
     
  40. Chriz78

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    Any idea when they are available in the US?