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LG 23CAT42K

LG 23CAT42K PC Monitor

23" 1920 X 1080 5000000:1 LED Feb 2013
Screen Size Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Release Date
LG IPS monitors deliver all-around quality, colors, picture quality and wide viewing angles. The technology was developed to address limitations in these areas among standard LED screens.-... More
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8 Reasons For

Six USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 23CAT42K only have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, however the 23CAT42K has six USB Type-A downstream ports.

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LG PC Monitors Have Good Reviews

On average LG medium monitors have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all PC monitors manufactured by LG.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on LCD screens that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display and we think because of it's better review score, the AOC e2250Swdnk, and the NEC MultiSync EA244 (£306.00) is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The 23CAT42K has a built-in speaker. Most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 23CAT42K do not have a built-in speaker.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The narrowest vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 23CAT42K is 50° and the widest is 180°. The LG 23CAT42K has a quite wide vertical viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other PC screens of this spec and age.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

With a horizontal viewing angle of 178 degrees, the 23CAT42K has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the 23CAT42K. PC screens that have been around for a similar time to the 23CAT42K have horizontal viewing angles of between 60° and 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 23CAT42K only have between one and five USB 2.0 ports, however the 23CAT42K has six USB 2.0 ports.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is the most commonly found graphics resolution on flatpanel monitors of this age and type.

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7 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The 23CAT42K is not 3D compatible. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the 23CAT42K are also not 3D compatible.

LCD screens which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the AOC d2757Ph, or the Asus VG236 (£349.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 23CAT42K does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 23CAT42K also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The 23CAT42K does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 23CAT42K also do not have an integrated card reader.

Alternative flatpanel monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to consider include the U2413 (£279.00), or the U2713H (£371.00) both from DELL or the Acer DA220 (£373.92) which is also higher rated.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

The RMS rated audio powers of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.5W to 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.2W. With an RMS rated audio power of only 2 Watts, the LG 23CAT42K has a quite low RMS rated audio power compared to most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to the 23CAT42K.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The 23CAT42K has a fairly dim display brightness (only 250 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years. The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 30 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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Quite Slow Response Time

At 14 milliseconds, the 23CAT42K has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years. The fastest response time of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 1ms and the slowest is 40ms.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 23CAT42K

Average Running Costs

The 23CAT42K has an average 5 year running cost of £39 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 998 LCD screens of a comparable spec and age.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC display has been on the market for over three years.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

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Specification

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Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
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3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
HD Type
Digital Vertical Frequency
Aspect Ratio
Horizontal Scan Range
Pixel Pitch
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Microphone in Port
Headphone Output
DVI-D Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Thin Client
Internal Memory
Processor Clock Speed
Thin Client Installed
Processor Model
Internal Memory Type
Networking
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Port
Ergonomics
Maximum Height Adjustment
Adjustable Height
Tilt Angle
Tilt Adjustment
Swivelling Base
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mount Interface
VESA Mounting
Pivoting Base
Plug and Play
On Screen Menu Display
LED Indicator
Power
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Typical Power Consumption
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Camera
Technical Details
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certificate
EPEAT Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Content
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operating System/software
Other Features
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Box Width
Box Height
Package Weight
Height
Width
Depth
Power Cord Included

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £38.46
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Total running cost over 5 years £38.46
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the LG 23CAT42Kuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.19 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 19x10, lg 23cat42, lg 23cat42k, lg 23cat42kb
Barcodes 00719192192492, 07191921924926, 08806084225269

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