LG W2042TQ-BF: 20.1″ LCD Monitor for $117

LG W2042TQ-BF Specifications

Display: 20.1″ TN Wide TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Pixel Format: 1680 x 1050
Response Time: 2ms
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 8000:1 (dynamic)
Viewing Angles: 170/170
Connectivity: DVI-D, VGA
Dimensions: 18.7 x 15.4 x 7.9″
Weight: 9.9lbs
Price: US$129.99 ($117 with coupon code: 1Z829VM32T983V)

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Dell has an awesome deal on LG‘s 20.1″ wide LCD monitor: W2042TQ-BF. The price at Dell is $129.99 but with the coupon code (1Z829VM32T983V) you can bring that down to just $117. With free shipping. Nice!

The W2042TQ-BF sports a 1680 x 1050 pixel format (same thing as ‘resolution’) and has a decently bright display at 300 cd/m2 (or ‘nits’). Don’t bother about the 8000:1 dynamic contrast ratio because that’s only kind of important when you’re watching movies on it. And even if you were since the entire backlight is being dimmed or brightened the contrast doesn’t improve all that much: a bit, but not a whole lot. Viewing angles are decent at 170/170–what this means is that you can still view stuff on the LCD with a contrast ratio of 10:1 or larger at that angle. So it’s pretty good. Response time is an ultra-quick 2ms so it’ll be good for you guys that play a lot of games.

Source: Dell

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