LG’s L226WT is a 22″ LCD monitor with a resolution of 1680 x 1050. Brightness is 300 cd/m2, contrast ratio 3000:1 and a response time of 5ms. I’m not sure if that’s a typo, but a contrast ratio of 3000:1 is very high. The response time of 5ms is on the fast side. Viewing angles are 170 degrees, which tells me the panel seems to be of a TN+film type stead of the better IPS type. The casing is just as boring as many of the others.
The big sticker on the bottom right corner of the L226WT is one telling this monitor is Vista-ready. I’m not sure who cooked up this marketing campaign at Microsoft, but it’s one of the silliest I’ve seen in a while. Is Microsoft telling us that a non-wide monitor is not going to be Vista friendly?
Most 22″ LCD monitors have a resolution of 1680 x 1050. There are 20.1″ 4:3 LCD monitors that are not wide that have a resolution of 1600 x 1200. Just as wide (80 pixels short) and 150 pixels taller. All in all, the 4:3 1600 x 1200 has more pixels. Ah, I forget: I’m probably talking to the marketing department at Microsoft.