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REVIEW: LG Flatron W2442PA-SF

Warranty LCD/Backlight (Years): 3 incl. Pickup Service (Premium Service)
Max. pixel faults (according to ISO 13406-2): Class II
Panel size [inch]: 24
Pixel size [mm]: 0,276
Native resolution: 1.920 x 1.080 (16:9)
Visible screen size/diagonal [mm]: 542 x 314 / 602
Video-In, connector: 1 x D-Sub (analogue), 1 x DVI-D (digital), 1 x HDMI (digital), 1 x Sound In, 1 x Sound Out
Vertical frequency [Hz]: 56 - 75
Max. horizontal frequency/ video bandwidth [kHz/MHz]: 30 - 83 /-
Color mode preset/user: 5 / 1
LCD pivotable / portrait mode: Yes / Yes
LCD display arm option: Yes
Features: D-Sub VGA cable, DVI cable, audio cable, driver CD, software CD, quickstart guide, guarantee card
Dimensions (W x H x D) [mm]: 582 x 437 x 270 (with feet)
Weight [kg]: 6,2
Compliance: TCO 03, ISO 13406-2
Power consumption On/Stand-by/Off [Watt]: 45,6 / 0,7 / 0,6
Test date: 10.07.2009
Picture stability: ++ (digital) ++ (analogue)
Viewing angle dependency: +/-
Contrast: +
Color space: +
Subjective impression of image quality: +
Shades of gray resolution: +/-
Brightness allocation: ++
Interpolation image quality: +/-
Fabrication of case/frame, mechanics: +
Operating, OSD: +
Suitable for occasional gamer: ++
Suitable for hardcore gamer: +
Suitable for DVD/Video: ++
Price [incl. VAT. in Euros]: 230,00

++ very good, + good, +/- satisfactory, - bad, -- very bad


With the W2442PA, LG is presenting an attractively-priced beginner model which would like to score points in the video and multimedia sectors with 16:9 format and a HDMI connection. The model also boasts very low power consumption.

The large number of connectors directly shows that the W2442PA is a multimedia display. However, there is also an enormously extensive colour space. The model is available in two colour variants: The W2442PA-SF has a silver frame and the W2442PA-BF has a black frame. Otherwise, there is no difference between the two models.

LG W2442PA from the front

In the course of the test, the display will therefore have to show what it can do in the respective areas and whether it may be a secret tip in terms of price/performance. All results published in the test were obtained via the digital output of an ASUS 8600 GTS. A Sony Playstation 3 was used for checking the video functions.

Scope of supply

The LG W2442PA is delivered in a box that seems small considering the panel size. When the monitor arrives, the base is not attached. Mounting the base is simple and is confirmed with a locking sound once complete.

Scope of supply

A D-Sub VGA cable and a DVI cable are provided for connecting the monitor with the PC. However, no HDMI cable has been provided. This will need to be purchased separately. The internal switching power supply is fed via an included power cable with external device ports. A sound cable is also included.

There is a getting started guide in printed format, but this is not in German. The complete version of the manual in German can be found on the CD provided in the form of a PDF document. The CD also contains the colour profile and screen driver, but because of communication via DDC, these are unnecessary. Screen-manager software for controlling the pivot function is also included.

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