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LG Flatron W2284F: Nipple-powered monitor

The Flatron W2284F has the curves of Beyoncé, style like Gok Wan, and -- with a weight of just 4.4kg -- we suspect it may even have one of those trendy eating disorders

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LG sent us a rather lovely 22-inch monitor to test this morning, and it stirred something primal in our loins. You see, the LG Flatron W2284F has the curves of Beyoncé Sasha Fierce, style like Gok Wan, and -- with a weight of just 4.4kg -- we suspect it may even have one of those trendy eating disorders.

Our favourite thing about the screen is the touch-sensitive power button, which one Craver noticed looks like a slightly deformed nipple. Bizarrely, you can actually tweak it to switch the power on, which causes the Perspex button to glow blue, and the clear transparent base to temporarily glow white. Perhaps that look is in this season.

The specs make for good reading. It has a 1,680x1,050-pixel native resolution, 300cd/m2 brightness, 2ms response time and contrast measuring 30,000:1. We'd take that last figure with a pinch of salt, but in our time with it, the contrast was very good -- both movies and games looked great.

There are a few things that suck, obviously. There's no height or pivot adjustment -- only tilt. And the OSD menu buttons are hidden away to the side so you have no idea which serves what purpose. There's a label etched next to each one, but you'll need a torch or knowledge of Braille to read it.

The price is reasonable at around £220. Give it a go if you need a good-looking, good-performing, nipple-equipped 22-incher.

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