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REVIEW: LG Flatron W2600HP Part 4


If you lower the screen, it stops at a minimum height of 5,4 cm. In between, there is a scope of 10,5 cm for the user. Lowering the monitor proves considerably stiffer than the other adjustments, which is caused by the fact that clip which makes it easy to remove the monitor has to be countered.

The W2600HP in the lowest (left) and highest (right) position.

If you would like to use a wall bracket or other monitor arm in spite of the well-equipped base, you can change the base without a fuss thanks to the VESA100 fixture.

The ventilation slots of the LG W2600HP are located in the top edge of the back. Although these are not especially large, the inside of the monitor can be seen clearly. Fear of insects making their way inside the monitor is not entirely unfounded, since in the darkness, some of the backlight also shines through. Thus, depending on where you live, you should take precautions.

The energy consumption of the 26-inch model is not particularly modest: the LG model sucks up 105,3 watts at maximum brightness. At a lower average brightness of 200 cd/m² (level 25), the power consumption is still rather high at 75 watts.

Power consumption

  Manufacturer Measured
110 W / 130W 105,3 W
- 75,0 W
- 60,0 W
< 1W 1,0 W
< 1W 1,0 W

In the lowest brightness setting, the S-IPS panel still uses around 60 watts, which is acceptable. In standby mode and when the monitor is switched off, power consumption is 1 watt; if you attach a few USB devices to the monitor (mouse, mp3 player, etc.), about 2 to 2,6 watts are consumed, since the devices still need to be supplied with power.

The 26-inch model does not function entirely silently: at maximum brightness, a slight buzzing and a humming tone can be heard at the back of the monitor. The volume of the (deep frequency) humming sound increases at brightness of between 10 and 90 audible from one to 50 cm distance from a silent or very quiet computer. Sensitive ears may perceive this as an annoyance.

The design and mechanics on the LG W2600HP is close to perfect overall. The only point of criticism is the noise development we have already mentioned, which causes the monitor to miss out on a very good here. At the moment, Dell is showing with the 2709W that it is not only possible for a monitor to function quietly, but also completely silently and has set the bar accordingly high.

Connectors

Apart from two USB ports, which are located on the left hand side of the monitor, all connectors are located on the lower edge of the monitor. Here, unfortunately, the W2600HP is rather sparsely equipped: only the two obligatory video inputs D-Sub and DVI can be used to transmit images. To the left of these is the power connection.

The connection options here leave a little to be desired: the selection on offer limits use of the monitor mainly to the PC.

On the very right is the input for the USB cable supplied. Thus, the monitor can be used as a USB hub and offers four USB connections in total (two on the back and two on the side).

On the left, the sample rate on the LG, on the right, on the mainboard.

The USB sample rate on the screen is 80Hz, which is lower than directly on the main board. Mice or keyboards should therefore not be slotted into the monitor, but the hub is suitable for USB sticks or mobile phone data cables.

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