LG unveils W53 series of HD PC monitorsLCDs aim to minimise eyestrain
16 April 2009
LG has unveiled the W53 series of LCD monitors, which features 'eyestrain minimising' technology.
The monitors will be launched in May 2009, and will be available in screen sizes ranging from 18.5 to 27 inches.
The LG W53 monitors feature Auto Brightness, a technology that LG claims enables the screens to 'automatically optimise the picture settings and brightness of the screen based on the light in the room and the content being viewed'.
Similar ambient light sensors are now prevalent on many LCD and plasma TVs, and Which? research has shown that the technology effectively cuts the power consumption, something that LG also claims is true of the W53 monitors.
Further features designed to reduce eyestrain include a timer that reminds users to take regular breaks.
Soyeon Shin, LG marketing manager, said: 'LG has conducted extensive research around monitor usage in Europe and found one of the main complaints people had was eyestrain. To address this, LG has incorporated the world's first full suite of features that optimises the brightness of the screen in its new W53 series.'
The W53 series also features a Cinema Mode, which blacks out anything on the screen apart from the film being viewed. The monitors measuring 21.5 inches or more provide full HD (1920x1080) resolution and a widescreen aspect ratio.
All of the models in the range also have a proximity sensor beneath the screen. This detects when a hand is reaching towards the monitor and then illuminates the buttons beneath the screen, which are otherwise dark to improve the look.
Which? RSS news feed
For daily consumer news, subscribe to the here. If you have an older web browser you may need to copy and paste this link into your newsreader: http://www.which.co.uk/feeds/reviews/news.xml . Find out more about RSS in the Which? guide to news feeds.
Sign up to the Which? technology email
Keep your finger on the pulse of digital technology with the weekly email from the Which? Technology team.
Every Tuesday we'll send you the latest news and reviews of MP3 players, mobile phones, cameras, high-definition TVs and other gadgets.
Packed with the latest product launches, First Look reviews, expert advice and some incredible deals - can you afford not to be the first to find out?
Plus there are regular prize draws - we've already given away a 32GB iPod Touch and a Sony PS3.