LG Flatron E2350V review:

LG Flatron E2350V

We looked at World of Warcraft and Unreal Tournament 3 and noticed no signs of input lag or any streaking or ghosting during fast movement. We found that the LG Flatron E2350V, PX2370, and XL2370 displayed games in a virtually identical manner, with vibrant colors and a clear, solid image, as long as we were viewing the screen straight on. Thanks to its "Magic Angle" feature, the PX2370 has a performance advantage when viewing the screen from off angles.

The optimal viewing angle for a monitor is usually directly in front, about a quarter of the screen's distance down from the top. At this angle, you're viewing the colors and gamma correction as they were intended. Most monitors are not made to be viewed at any other angle. Depending on its panel type, picture quality at nonoptimal angles varies. Most monitors use TN panels, which get overly bright or overly dark in parts of the screen when viewed from nonoptimal angles. The LG Flatron E2350V uses a TN panel, and when it is viewed from the sides or below, we perceived the screen to darken about 6 inches off from center.

In our power consumption tests, the LG Flatron E2350V had an on/default power draw of 26.3 watts; only slightly more than the PX2370's 25.01 and 5 watts lower than the XL2370's 30.09 watts. With a calibrated center brightness of 200 cd/m2, the E2350V draws about 24.2 watts; the PX2370 draws 20 watts, and the XL2370 draws 21 watts. Standby power is where these contests are won, however, and the E2350V's standby power was a fairly high 1.07 watts, compared with the XL2370's even higher 1.42 watts and the PX2370's very low 0.27 watt. Based on our formula, the LG Flatron E2350V would cost $8.57 per year to run, compared with the PX2370's $7.65 and the XL2370's $9.96 per year.

Brightness (in cd/m2
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LG Flatron W2386L
LG Flatron E2350V

Contrast ratio
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LG Flatron W2386L
Acer S243HL

DisplayMate test
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LG Flatron E2350V
LG Flatron W2386L

Juice box
LG Flatron E2350V Average watts per hour
On (default luminance) 26.3
On (max luminance) 26.3
On (min luminance) 14.1
Sleep 1.04
Calibrated (200 cd/m2) 24.2
Annual power consumption cost $8.57
Score Good

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Service and support
LG backs the Flatron E2350V with a three-year parts and labor warranty, which also covers the backlight for only one year. That's a bit less than other vendors, such as Dell, that usually offer backlight coverage for three years. The company offers repair service in two working days and pays freight shipping both ways for one year. During the second and third year of the warranty, customers pay to ship it to LG and it pays the return freight to the customer. Live Web and e-mail chat are also support options, as is toll-free phone support.

What you'll pay

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