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The 22M38A is a popular choice amongst customers who bought PC monitors in the last 3 months.
A few LG 22M38A reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitors was good value for money. This month Decado Reviews gave it a rating of 99 out of 100 and wrote “Great for the price”. Decado Reviews also mentioned “Good monitor at a great price”.
One LG 22M38A reviewer considered that this PC monitors was lightweight. Decado Reviews mentioned “Slimline and lightweight and comes with the necessary cables”. One LG 22M38A owner who bought it reckoned that it was thin. Amazon Customer gave it a score of 99 out of 100 and said “Great quality, also very thin” in their review of the LG 22M38A.
Good Product Quality
One customer reckoned that it was good quality. This month Amazon Customer wrote in their LG 22M38A review “Great quality, also very thin”.
Only Released Seven Months Ago
LG only released the 22M38A seven months ago. Newer PC screens like this one are likely to use better technology.
LG Has Good PC Screen Reviews
On average LG medium monitors have good ratings compared to other brands as do all flatpanel monitors built by LG.
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Has One Cable Included
The number of cables included found on the LG 22M38A is more than most recently released similar spec LCD screens. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that have been around for the last year.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Off
At only 0.3 Watts, the LG 22M38A has a fairly low power consumption when off compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 22M38A. Across all the PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the 22M38A the power consumptions when off range from 0.005W to 4.3W.
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
This LCD screen has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most frequently found graphics resolution on new medium monitors.
Across all the recently released medium monitors the widths range from 370mm to 960mm. At only 508.5 millimeters, the LG 22M38A is quite narrow compared to most of the other newly released medium monitors.
If you would consider a flatpanel monitor with a wider width then you might want to look at the Benq GW2270 (£74.98) (506mm) which is also cheaper.
New comparable spec PC monitors have heights of between 28mm and 620mm, and the average height is 360mm. With a height of only 315.7 millimeters, the LG 22M38A is one of the shorter recently released comparable spec LCD screens amongst PC monitors of this age.
The average weight of similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched in the last 12 months is 4.8kg, and the weights range from 2.6g to 33kg. When compared to other recently released medium monitors that we have checked the weight of, the LG 22M38A's weight of only 2.1 kilograms is one of the lightest.
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£13.14 Price Increase
The 22M38A has increased in price by £13.14 in the last 54 days.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The LG 22M38A does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for the last year which have a built-in speaker.
It is worth also looking at alternative PC displays which also have a built-in speaker including the Asus VP228TE (£89.22).
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Like most of the other PC screens that were released in the last 12 months, the LG 22M38A does not have a built-in camera.
Not 3D Compatible
Most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 22M38A are not 3D compatible. The LG 22M38A is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The LG 22M38A does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other recently released LCD screens also do not have an integrated card reader.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
When compared to other new LCD screens that we have checked, the horizontal viewing angle of the LG 22M38A of only 90 degrees is one of the narrowest. Recently released comparable spec LCD screens have horizontal viewing angles of between 89° and 180°.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The LG 22M38A has a very narrow vertical viewing angle (only 65 degrees) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that came out in the last year. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 22M38A is 65°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
When compared to other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 22M38A, the display brightness of the LG 22M38A of only 200 candellas per square meter is one of the dimmest. New medium monitors have display brightness of between 200 cd/m² and 800 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².
Only HD HD Type
This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This PC screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to it.
We compared all the other flatpanel monitors that have a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels to this PC display and we think cheaper PC monitors such as the Hannspree HL225DNB (£83.73) is also worth considering.
Very Small Display Diagonal
The smallest display diagonal of medium monitors that came out in the last 12 months is 52cm and the biggest is 690cm. At only 54.6 centimeters, the LG 22M38A has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other recently released similar spec PC displays.
Very Small Color Gamut
With a color gamut of only 72 percent, the LG 22M38A has a quite small color gamut compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the 22M38A. Across all the newly released medium monitors the color gamuts range from 68% to 120%.
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Running Costs Are OK
The 22M38A is typical compared to the other 371 new similar spec LCD screens that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 22M38A will cost £39 over 5 years to run.
LED Display Type
This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on recently released medium monitors.
Other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to look at include the Hannspree HL225DNB (£83.73), or the Benq GW2270 (£74.98) which is cheaper.
5000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the LG 22M38A is 5000000:1. That's 95% less contrast ratio than the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio of 100000000:1.
Flatpanel monitors with a higher contrast ratio that might also be worth looking at include the Benq GW2270 (£74.98) (20000000:1 and cheaper).
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1920 x 1080
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1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Full HD, HD
Digital Vertical Frequency
56 - 75
Digital Horizontal Frequency
30 - 83
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16.78 million colours
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
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Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Education x64, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Home x64, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro x64
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.19 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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