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.
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...
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.