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LG LCD monitors are the result of integrating LG's many technological competencies. A world leader in the development and manufacturing of active-matr...

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Review of "LG L1710B 17 in"

published 09/05/2004 | badamson
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"L1710B - The panel for gamers."

The title may strike you as somewhat odd. An LCD monitor which is great for games? That's right!

It used to be said that LCD monitors were poor for applications that had objects moving around rather quickly on the screen (action games mainly). The monitor could not keep up with movement of the game and produced a "ghosting" effect. When the previous position of the game remained on the screen for a split second after the next frame had been displayed.

This problem is noticable most on displays with a refresh rate of 25ms or greater. Some users may detect ghosting on 20ms monitors.

However since this flat panel display has a refresh rate of 16ms the ghosting is practically undetectable (although a very small percentage of people still may see it).

The brightness of the monitor is also very good and can be used in bright locations.

This monitor supports both Digital (DVI) input (which is a white and rectangular port) and VGA input (which all graphics cards have and it's a blue colour) and works best with digital input giving greater image clarity. The analogue input (VGA) is also excellent.

There is also a USB hub with 2 USB 1.1 connections on the right hand side. This is however not very strong as it only gives the devices a max of 100mA and will not be able to power two devices concurrently by itself. It may work with two devices which have their own power supply.

Now we come to the disadvantages and thankfully they are few.

Firstly the panel can only be moved up and down and cannot be moved from side to side. For that you have to move the whole monitor. Including the base! This monitor also does not have the pivot function where the monitor is rotatable. Although the screen looks square anyway...You cannot change its height but this did not bother me as I changed my position instead.

This "disadvantage" is down to personal taste. Black is all the rage these days and LG do not provide this monitor with a black surround. Although the silver is quite nice with plastic at the sides measuring around 1cm in width there is not much of it!

LCD panels have a native resolution. A resolution which it displays best. Deviation from this resolution can distort pictures. This panel's native resolution is 1280*1024. This is excellent for the internet and other applications as there is plenty of room to work. In games however you will need to have a good graphics card to be able to output games at this resolution.

Also LCD panels are notorious for having poor viewing angles. Look at the panel from an incorrect angle and the colours go all wild. This panel does not suffer much from this unless you go to the right extremes of the monitor when it will have a urine yellow tint to the screen!

I wholeheartedly recommend this monitor for any purpose!

Technical Specs:
  1. Contrast Ratio: 450:1
  2. Response Time: 16 ms
  3. Resolution: 1280 x 1024
  4. Brightness: 250 cd/m2
  5. Viewing Angle: H:160, V:140
  6. Backlight: 4 CCFL Lamps
  7. Pixel Pitch: 0.264 x 0.264 mm

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  • soulredeemer published 10/12/2004
    I have one of these as well. Never looked back! I can't seem to buy another one as I want similar dual screen(two monitors for one computer). If someone knows where I can actually get this specific model, please let me know. Thanks!!
  • ChrisWar666 published 02/10/2004
    Urine yellow? Sounds wonderful, did you hope a black surround wouldn't reflect that colour? Hehe, nice review :) - CW666
  • MAFARRIMOND published 10/05/2004
    Welcome to Ciao. Sounds a good all round monitor. Maureen
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Product Information : LG L1710B 17 in

Manufacturer's product description

LG LCD monitors are the result of integrating LG's many technological competencies. A world leader in the development and manufacturing of active-matrix TFT-LCD panels, LG is at the heart of new, larger display technologies. As one of the world's largest manufacturers of monitors, LG is able to bring these technologies to the market with the ultimate efficiencies in design, performance, reliability and value. LG's award winning LCD monitors meet the need of the most dynamic visual applications, combining versatility, multiple inputs and superior image quality. Wide viewing angles, sharp contrast levels, high brightness and a vivid range of colors ensure that they are perfect in the office or at home.

Product Details

Product Description: LG L1710B - LCD monitor - 17", LG L1710M - LCD monitor - 17", LG L1710P - LCD monitor - 17", LG L1710S - LCD monitor - 17", LG L1710SS - LCD monitor - 17"

Device Type: LCD monitor - 17"

Built-in Devices: USB HUB, Stereo speakers

Native Resolution: 1280 x 1024 at 75 Hz

Pixel Pitch: 0.26 mm, 0.264 mm

Brightness: 250 cd/m2

Contrast Ratio: 450:1, 550:1

Response Time: 16 ms

Colour Support: 16.7 million colours, 16.2 million colours

Input Connectors: DVI-I, VGA

Screen Coating: Anti-glare, hard coating

Colour: Silver

Dimensions (WxDxH): 42.1 cm x 22.3 cm x 37 cm, 37.6 cm x 22.3 cm x 42.7 cm, 42.5 cm x 24 cm x 37 cm, 37 cm x 22.3 cm x 42.1 cm

Weight: 6.6 kg, 7.8 kg, 6.8 kg, 6 kg

Microsoft Certification: Compatible with Windows 7

Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified

Compliant Standards: MPR II, DDC-2B, TCO '99, VESA FPMPMI

Speakers: Integrated

Display Position Adjustments: Pivot (rotation), Tilt

General

MPN: L1710B, L1710M, L1710P, L1710S, L1710SS

Display Type: LCD monitor / TFT active matrix

Diagonal Size: 17"

Viewable Size: 17"

Built-in Devices: USB HUB, Stereo speakers

Native Resolution: 1280 x 1024 at 75 Hz

Pixel Pitch: 0.26 mm, 0.264 mm

Brightness: 250 cd/m2

Contrast Ratio: 450:1, 550:1

Colour Support: 16.7 million colours, 16.2 million colours

Response Time: 16 ms

Vertical Refresh Rate: 75 Hz

Horizontal Refresh Rate: 83 kHz, 80 kHz

Horizontal Viewing Angle: 160, 150

Vertical Viewing Angle: 140, 160

Screen Coating: Anti-glare, hard coating

Colour: Silver

Dimensions (WxDxH): 42.1 cm x 22.3 cm x 37 cm, 37.6 cm x 22.3 cm x 42.7 cm, 42.5 cm x 24 cm x 37 cm, 37 cm x 22.3 cm x 42.1 cm

Weight: 6.6 kg, 7.8 kg, 6.8 kg, 6 kg

Features: LightView

Controls & Adjustments: Brightness, contrast, H/V position, H/V size, gamma correction, phase, clock

Video Bandwidth: 135 MHz

Connectivity

Interfaces: 1 x VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x DVI-I - 29 pin combined DVI ¦ 2 x USB downstream ¦ 1 x USB upstream

Mechanical

Flat Panel Mount Interface: 100 x 100 mm

Display Position Adjustments: Pivot (rotation), Tilt

Miscellaneous

Compatible with Windows 7: "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.

Compliant Standards: MPR II, DDC-2B, TCO '99, VESA FPMPMI

Features: Wall mountable

Cables Included: 1 x display cable - 1.8 m

Backlight Life: 50,000 hours

MTBF: 50,000 hour(s)

Power

Power Supply: Internal

Power Consumption Operational: 40 Watt, 45 Watt

Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep: 3 Watt, 5 Watt

Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Audio

Output Power / Channel: 1 Watt

Type: Speakers - integrated

Software / System Requirements

Included Software: Drivers & Utilities, Colorific

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