Good screen picture
After using this product for almost two years, I can give a fair review. The price point at the time of purchase was the main driving factor in choosing this monitor. Overall, the image quality is good for general purpose use.
The pedestal stand is a little flimsey for a monitor this wide. Too wobbly.
I have found the touch-illuminated controls to be a frustrating gimmick because you cannot see the printed labels in a dimly lit environment. Moreover, cruising over the different controls to see what their pop-up menu has can lead to inadvertently changing/activating some setting.
The forteManager software has never worked...it will not even open. Running Vista with all current updates. Have tried to check for and download forteManager updates from LG website, but that proved to be an exercise in futility.
Not sure if it was forteManager, or just the basic drivers for this monitor, but for the longest time the monitor would occassionally freeze up my computer after a long period of inactivity. I would have to hard reboot my PC.
I realize this model number has been discontinued, but if LG have carried over much of the same functionality and UI features in their current models, you may want to thoroughly test these aspects on the demo unit to ensure you completely understand them and are completely enamored with them.
January 9, 2012
Inexpensive and Reliable
I've had this monitor for over 2 years w/ no problems thus far. No issues w/ pixels. Was inexpensive at the time I bought it - $130
October 25, 2011
Great Monitor at a Great Price
I bought this for myself last year for a birthday present and it has exceeded my expectations. I have always liked LG products.
October 24, 2011
Nice and sharp picture
I've owned this monitor for over a year now and I love it. Great sharp picture, excellent color.
October 17, 2011