LG's shows new (to the U.S.) S-IPS monitor

LG shows its new professional monitor, the W2420R.

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The W2420R was released in Europe in 2008. Eric Franklin/CNET

LAS VEGAS--I'm kind of a sucker for a good viewing angle. There's just something about being able to lay back in my chair, with my eyeline below the middle of the screen, and still be able to see image details without the slightest bit of color or gamma distortion.

This is why I love in-plane switching (IPS) panels. They usually deliver on viewing angle and despite what some say, I still find many of them great for games. Perhaps I'm just weird like that.

Anyway, at CES this week, LG showed off the 24-inch Super (S)-IPS monitor, the W2420R. Previously released in Europe, the monitor has a 135 percent color gamut based on NTSC standards, 16-bit internal color processing, a 12-bit lookup table, and a RGB LED backlight.

Here are a few more specs of the 24-incher.

  • 16:10 aspect ratio
  • 1,920x1,200 resolution
  • 250 cd/M2 brightness
  • 1,000:1 contrast ratio
  • 6ms response time
  • Four-way ergonomic support (height, swivel, tilt, and pivot)
  • VGA, DVI-I, DVI-D, and HDMI connections
  • Five USB ports
  • Headphone jack

LG has yet to release price and availability in the U.S.