LG Flatron LCD Monitors
Geeks like us also appreciate great computer display technology and LG Electronics announced a new lineup of top-quality LCD monitors with new functionalities and capabilities.
Leading the new class of LCDs is the Flatron L1730S, which was honored with this year's 'Best Of' Innovations Award for Computer Components. At the core of LG's high-end LCD displays is its proprietary f-ENGINE technology - the world's first picture-enhancing chip for a production LCD designed to adjust brightness and contrast independently of each other. f-ENGINE is an integrated digital high-quality picture system fueled by LG Electronics' Digital Adaptive Fine Image (DAFI) technology, that separates the relationship between brightness and color so that each can be adjusted without negatively affecting the other.
New to LG's lineup of stylish and space-saving LCDs are the thinnest monitors available in the world, the FLATRON 80-series. Offered in 17- and 19-inch sizes, these units are as appropriate for the business professional as they are for the gamer looking for a sleek display. Its revolutionary design enables the LCD to rotate 180 degrees and bend backwards, allowing the image to be viewed in either landscape or portrait format. With the installation of the included software, the unit has the ability to recognize and adapt the image on the screen to rotate and reformat to fit the angle of the monitor, ideal for business presentations and meetings. Units in this series can literally fold flat and are equally appropriate for desktop or wall mounting. Both models have a narrow bezel design and a smooth pivoting stand.
The first in the series is the 17-inch display, which is both PC and MAC compatible and is the world's slimmest monitor folding flat to an incredible 66mm. The unit incorporates f-ENGINE, and offers Forte manager for convenient brightness control, as well as AutoPivot and AutoMirror features. The 17-inch model also offers dual input signals (DVI/Analog), input ports for D-sub, DVI-D, super-fast 8ms response time, native resolutions of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 250 cd/m2 luminance, contrast ratio of 500:1, 160-degree viewing angle and is TCO'99 low-emission compliant.
The 19-inch version offers similar attributes as the 17-inch including a 8ms response time. With a bezel measuring only 22 millimeters, the 80 series can gracefully adapt to a multitude of situations, work spaces or computing needs. Each monitor also features touch-sensitive buttons.
The FLATRON 40 series takes a more artistic design approach, with a smooth, sloped monitor backside in high-gloss white. The arched designed 17-inch model is PC and MAC compatible, packed with many great features, including f-ENGINE, dual input signals (DVI/Analog) and input ports for D-sub and DVI-D. It also includes LightView for convenient brightness control, super-fast 8ms response time for the ultimate gaming experience, native resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 300 cd/m2 luminance, contrast ratio of 550:1, 160-degree/160-degree viewing angle and is TCO'99 low-emission compliant. It will be available in February 2005.
The 19-inch version offers many of the same attributes as its 17-inch counterpart, with a slightly wider 170-degree/170-degree viewing angle, boasting a contrast ratio of 700:1 and a response time of 25ms. It will be available in February 2005.
For more information, visit www.lgusa.com .