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LG unveils W53 series of HD PC monitors

LCDs aim to minimise eyestrain

LG 'eyestrain minimising' PC monitor

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’.

Light sensors

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.’

Cinema Mode

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 (1920×1080) 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.

The W53 monitor will be on show at the LG booth at the Gadget Show Live this weekend at Birmingham’s NEC. For further information check out our PC monitor reviews, or visit the LG website.

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