Mag Innovision GML2427 review: Mag Innovision GML2427

We looked at "Kill Bill, Vol. 1" on DVD and a number of 1080p movie files from Microsoft's WMV HD Showcase. Movies on the GML2427 had an overall cloudy look to them and their color was muted, especially compared with watching the content on the XL2370.

Looking at Unreal Tournament 3 and World of Warcraft on the Mag, its colors didn't have the kind of pop we like to see in games running at a 1,920x1,080-pixel resolution, but the display showed no signs of ghosting or input lag. Thanks to the display's low brightness, the colors looked somewhat muted when we played games with the monitor's Game preset engaged. Compared with the Xl237's colors, the GML2427 just weren't as vibrant or full.

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 made to be viewed only at that angle. Depending on its panel type, picture quality at nonoptimal angles varies. The Mag GML2427 was made with an TN panel and when it is viewed from the sides or bottom, we perceived the screen to darken about 4 inches off from center and we noticed that from the left, right, and top, the display darkened and colors shifted quicker than the SyncMaster XL2370. Of course, when viewing from the optimal angle, we had no problems.

Juice box
Mag GML2427 Average watts per hour
On (default luminance) 21.9
On (max luminance) 25.86
On (min luminance) 7.45
Sleep 0.72
Calibrated (200 cd/m2) 25.86
Annual power consumption cost $7.03
Score Good

In the power consumption tests, the Mag GML2427 drew 21.9 watts in its Default/On mode--less than the XL2370's consumption of 30.09 watts. Based on our formula, the GML2427 would cost $7.03 per year to operate--compared with the XL2370's $9.96 per year cost.

Brightness (in cd/m2)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)

Contrast ratio
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Gateway FHD2402
792:1 
Mag GML2427
672:1 
Dell SP2309W
648:1 

DisplayMate performance
(Longer bars indicate better performance)

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Service and support
Mag Innovision backs the GML2427 with a three-year parts-and-labor warranty that only covers the backlight for one year. It also offers support through a toll-free number and via e-mail. Documentation and support software for the GML2427 were easily accessible on Mag's Web site, but its toll-free support number (888-283-1311) was not listed.

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Mag Innovision GML2427

Part Number: GML2427

MSRP: $200.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Display Type LED-backlit LCD monitor
  • Interface VGA (HD-15)
  • Diagonal Size 23.6 in
  • Image Contrast Ratio 1000:1
  • Image Aspect Ratio 16:9