Summary: For some incomprehensible reason this monitor just decided to stop working today entirely. It was working fine and then I had to rearrange some things on my workstation. I shut the computer down and unplugged the monitor. When I plugged it back in, it won't even power up. NOTHING happened to it in the interim! Just decided to stop wotking. I babied this monitor. It was never dropped or otherwise mishandled. I'm really peeved.
Summary: Good: no dead pixels Bad: * the same resolution (1680 x 1050) is shared by 19", 20" and 22" LCD panel. You can imagine the grainy display for your photos. Dot Pitch of 0.282 mm is really stretching the limit. To get some sense of the dot pitch: I have a 15" LCD with pitch size 0.25 mm, and a 17" LCD of size 0.264 mm. So don't be fooled by the size of LCD monitors!! * Another big problem: some areas are always biased to red, especially for some human faces in photos.
Summary: I'm a firm believer that for any serious graphics work, 1680 x 1050 is the minimum resolution that one can get away with. With that in mind, how does the budget LG stack up against more esoteric models? Firstly, I feel that 22" is really stretching the boundaries of what a 1680 x 1050 display can get away with - I prefer to see such resolutions confined to a 20" workspace - maximum!