LG has sent us one of their latest gaming monitors to review, the LG W2486L. TheW2486L is designed to be used for PC gaming and it features a large 24 inch LED backlit display with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080, which means it is capable of displaying Full HD videos, it also has a 16:9 aspect ratio.
The LG W86L features a contrast ratio of 2,000,00:1 and a 2ms response time. There are two HDMI ports, which means you can hook it up to your Xbox 360 or PS3, there is also a D-Sub port and a DVI-D, plus a headphone out jack.
As the W2486L is LED backlit, this makes the monitor pretty thin, measuring just 20.5mm at its thickest point. It will also use less power than standard LCD monitors.
Design wise the W2486L is very nice, it features a sleek and stylish design that would look great in any geeks office or apartment, and it features a nice gloss black exterior, and the stand features some red accents which give it a nice look.
On the front of the monitor there are a range of various control key and a power button, all of which are touch sensitive, this is a nice feature and adds to the sleek design.
The LG W2486lL is designed as a gaming monitor, and we tested in on one of our PCs with a variety of different games using the DVI connection and it performed very well. The colors are bright and the picture is clear and sharp.
We also tested it with a HD movie on our PC and this also looked great on the monitor, again the colors were bright and the picture was crystal clear and sharp.
Having two HDMI ports also means that you can use the LGw2486L with a range of games consoles, and we tested the monitor with our Xbox 360, which looks great on it, and if you are looking for a monitor to use solely with a gaming console I would definitely recommend the LG W2486L.
The only downside to the monitor is the combination of the the black glossy finish, and the touch sensitive controls which means that it shows up finger marks pretty easily when you use the menu, although this is a small price to pay for the picture quality.
Overall the LG W2486L is a great gaming monitor, it is incredibly thin, and the design is very nice. The colors are sharp and the picture is clear and crisp, and HD content looks great on it. If you are looking for a gaming monitor, with a HD resolution then I would definitely recommend you check out the LG W2486L.
Pricing on the LG W2486L is pretty reasonable, we found it available on a number of US retailers including Amazon for around $330, whilst in the UK we found it available for around £245.
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