LG Flatron L1732P review
Like the Eizo, the LG is flexible in that it can be positioned in almost any way you see fit. The telescopic stand offers 80mm of height adjustment from an already fairly high lowest position. Plus, it swivels, tilts and pivots to portrait mode.
The silver and black livery is nothing new, but the curved power light adds a touch of class. There’s a DVI cable in the box, so you can connect it digitally and get to grips with the bundled Forte Manager software. This is a setup wizard, although we found the default settings didn’t need a great deal of tweaking.
The f-Engine technology allows you to enhance and adjust segments of the screen without changing your global settings. It’s a potentially useful feature, and the fact that you can use a mouse to control it means the poorly positioned buttons won’t be too annoying. A LightView button scrolls through movie and photo modes, but we didn’t find any of them to be vastly superior or more appropriate than the Normal mode.
Overall image quality is great, particularly the colour accuracy for photo editing and the general sharpness of the Desktop. We found a slight lack of detail in dark areas of Far Cry and our test videos, but it’s a small complaint and the only notable area where it falls behind the Philips.
At £177, it’s £34 more than the Philips, which may not pivot but has integrated speakers. Both come with a three-year on-site warranty. Ultimately, the Flatron L1732P is a fine, if expensive, TFT, and a feature-rich alternative to our award winners.