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LG 38WR50MS

LG 38WR50MSB PC Monitor

38" LCD 972.81mm Dec 2012
Screen Size Display Type Built-In Speaker Width Release Date
Display has a built-in temperature control that adjusts to light and heat eliminating dark or blackened areas. Color changes and distortion are eliminated from any viewing angle. Color change... More
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8 Reasons For

LG LCD Screens Have Good Reviews

On average LG medium monitors have good ratings as do all LCD screens produced by LG.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The 38WR50MS has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and type to the 38WR50MS do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus PQ321[plb_1584790_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

At 178 degrees, the LG 38WR50MS has a fairly wide vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a similar age to the 38WR50MS. The average vertical viewing angle of flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the 38WR50MS is 170°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 50° to 180°.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angles of PC screens of this age and spec range from 60° to 1,800°. The 38WR50MS has one of the wider horizontal viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power

When compared to other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 38WR50MS, the RMS rated audio power of the 38WR50MS of 20 Watts is one of the highest. The lowest RMS rated audio power of PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to the 38WR50MS is 0.5W, the highest is 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.2W.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The 38WR50MS has one of the brightest display brightness (500 candellas per square meter) amongst medium monitors of this age. Medium monitors that came out more than two years ago have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m².

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Has One Cable Included

The number of cables included found on the 38WR50MS is more than most LCD screens of this spec and age. This PC monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PC screens of this type and age.

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Short

The heights of medium monitors that are a comparable age to the 38WR50MS range from 41mm to 4,800mm, and the average height is 380mm. When compared to other PC displays that came out around the same time as the 38WR50MS that we have assessed, the height of the 38WR50MS of only 287.02 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port

Most PC screens of a similar spec and age to the 38WR50MS have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the LG 38WR50MS which has one USB Type-A downstream port.

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Not Cheap

The cheapeast flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age that we found costs £51 and the most expensive costs £5,421. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive for a PC screen of a similar spec and age.

Not 3D Compatible

Most LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to the 38WR50MS are not 3D compatible. The 38WR50MS is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most medium monitors that have been available for more than two years do not have a built-in camera. The 38WR50MS is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the 38WR50MS do not have an integrated card reader. The 38WR50MS is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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High Running Costs

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 38WR50MS will cost £151 over 5 years to run, which is in the most expensive 5% of all 998 LCD screens of this age and spec.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC displays of this age and spec.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to the 38WR50MS have between one and five USB 2.0 ports, including the LG 38WR50MS which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Fairly High Power Consumption When Off

The power consumptions when off of medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 38WR50MS range from 0.005W to 45W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.57W. The 38WR50MS has a quite high power consumption when off (0.5 Watts) compared to most of the other PC displays of this age and spec.

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Heavy

The weights of flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the 38WR50MS range from 3g to 39kg. The weight of the LG 38WR50MS of 12.5 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the 38WR50MS.

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Very High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

At 80 Watts, the 38WR50MS has a very high power consumption when in PowerSave mode compared to most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 38WR50MS. PC screens that have been around for around the same time as the 38WR50MS have power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of between 0.14W and 80W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 38WR50MS

Released Over Four Years Ago

LG released the 38WR50MS over four years ago.

LCD Display Type

The 38WR50MS has an LCD display type which is better than the LED display type found on most medium monitors that were released around the same time as it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other LCD screens that have an LCD Display currently available including the NEC Spectraview 271[plb_1448455_price], or the Eizo ColorEdge CG246-BK[plb_1717195_price] which has better reviews.

If the display type of this flatpanel monitor is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the NEC MultiSync PA302[plb_1618904_price] (LED and cheaper); or the Asus PQ321[plb_1584790_price] (LED and higher rated), or the Eizo ColorEdge CG277[plb_2222633_price] (LED and higher rated).

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Specification

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Display Resolution
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3D Compatible
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HD Type
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Ports & Interfaces
PC Audio in
RS-232 Port
DisplayPort
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Subwoofer
Design
Case Colour
Networking
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Ethernet LAN Port
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Picture-in-Picture Mode
VESA Mount Interface
Child Lock
Power
Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
Power Consumption When Off
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Safety Certification
Compliance Industry Standard
Energy Star Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Bezel Width At Bottom
Bezel Width At Top
Bezel Width On Side
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Manual Included
Handheld Remote Control

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £144.22
Electricity cost when on standby £6.09
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Total running cost over 5 years £150.31
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 38WR50MSuses 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 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00719192191792, 04053162879812, 07191921917928, 08806084170330

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