Decent IPS monitor for the price but don't buy for speakers
1 May 2012
Summary: The image quality doesn't look any different than the standard TN LED monitors I am used to using. At least not for general business use. I didn't even realized these had speakers built in. It is not advertised prominently. Probably because they sound terrible. Tinny and no low end at all. Like listening to sound coming out of a cell phone speaker. I have $5 ext. speakers that sound 10 times better. One nice surprise was the articulating stand.
Summary: When it comes to electronics and certain products I like to wait a while before offering up my review just to make sure I've shaken out as many of the gremlins as I can during regular use. I've had this monitor for just shy of a year and I am actually surprised there weren't *more* gremlins with it.
Summary: This monitor had everything I was looking for when I purchased it. However it is not perfect. Pros Tilt, swivel, and height adjustments IPS display (technically it is E-IPS) 16.7 million color display (it is not 8-bit but technically "6-bit + Hi-FRC" Stands out well, not too extreme or flashy Great price if you shop around Cons I don't really like the LED lighting. It makes all black screens have a bit of a blueish glow to them.
Summary: What's special about this LG IPS231P monitor is its e-IPS technology and yet the price is still the same as the conventional TN type monitors. It's awful to edit photos on a a conventional TN based monitor. The color and contrast shift when my head moves a couple inches from right to left, and I could never be sure what the image really looks like.
Summary: I inserted the CD that comes with the monitor, but the CD will not play and therefore I'm left with a piece of paper with mimimal instuctions. I easily set up the resolutions, etc. for a widescreen monitor. I love the widescreen, the color and the sharpness. However, the brightness of the screen is blinding me, and without instructions I'm trying to figure out how to make adjustments. I would write more but I'm getting a headache from looking at the screen!
Summary: The monitor is bright with good contrast and a wide viewing angle. Adjustments are smooth and easy because the stand is well constructed and allows tilting, rotation, and vertical movement. Controls for setting picture are easy to use and the monitor comes with useful presets for the picture. I've been happy with LG picture quality in the past and this monitor holds up. I'm using it as a workstation, so I haven't tried it with HD video or video games.
Summary: It's own stand is very versatile, and allowed me to fit it in to a very specific and tight spot. I was looking for something with the VESA mounting holes, but its own stand was plenty versatile for me, and is sturdier than many I looked at. Since I have to position the monitor higher than normal, and view at an angle, the IPS technology of this screen REALLY helps keep the screen clear, bright & sharp at less than ideal viewing angles, where TN panels turn dark or washed...
Summary: I say mostly great because the dat given says the monitor works from 60hz to 75 hz but I've learned that this is a function of resolution. To get a faster refresh rate you'd have to lower the less than optimum resolution. 23" is really a premium size IMO. 24" screens have a larger dot pitch at the same 1920x1080 and really aren't much bigger, but 23" is significantly larger than 22" (which are really 21.5").