CNET First Look
LG Flatron E2260The LG Flatron E2260's price is too high and its performance too lacking compared to other similar monitors.
-Hey guys, this is Erik Franklin on CNET.com and today and we're taking a first look at the LG Flatron E2260. The 22-inch LG has one of the slightest profiles we've seen on any monitor. It has a translucent neck, similar to those seen on the Samsung monitors like the PX2370 if not quite as sleek. The foot stand is really wide and does a decent job of preventing wobbling. The 22-inch monitor includes a 10-degree back tilt as its sole ergonomic option. Connection options include DVI, VGA, HDMI, and a headphone jack, all located on the back middle of the panel. The onscreen display (OSD) array includes controls for brightness, contrast, and sharpness as well as color preset options, color temperature options, and the ability to control the red, green, and blue values individually. In movies, LG performed well, not crushing dark blacks; however, in the cinema preset mode, the blacks look more like grays. Colors are not as vibrant or saturated as on the saturated as on the Samsung PX2370 and as a result, the picture looks slightly washed out. In games, we saw a similar luck of color saturation and vibrancy. During general use, watching movies and playing games, we found a normal preset with the contrast set to 53, to be LGs optimal picture setting. The 22-inch LG looks somewhat like a smaller version of Samsung's X LED series and particularly. The PX2370 display scored well in our DisplayMate-based color and uniformity test; however, in movies and games, we found that colors were not as vibrant compared to the PX2370. So, is the LG worth is $320 price tag. Well, not one better performing monitors like the PX2370 available for around the same price. Unfortunately, the LG offers little the PX2370 doesn't do better. Once again, this is Eric Franklin, and this has been the first look at the LG Flatron E2260.