At IFA 2010, LG announced 4 new very interesting monitors with IPS and LED backlighting. The monitors are called IPS2062T, IPS226V, IPS236V and IPS231P. Three of then are targeting the consumer market, while the IPS231P is a professional model. Besides the two Apple displays, LED backlighting has not yet made it to IPS monitors.
The LED backlighting has helped LG to reduce the depth to only 19.5 mm and the energy consumption is also down by 27%. There has been no mention yet whether it is edge or backlight, but the exceptionally slim profile may indicate that it’s edge LED, where the diodes sits at the edges of the panel.
The different models; IPS2062T, IPS226V, IPS236V and IPS231P come in 20 “, 21.5”, 23 “and 23” sizes respectively. All of them except the 20-inch IPS2062T has 1920×1080 resolution and an impressively low (for IPS) 6 ms response time. The screens also have a 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles.
The design is mainly black, glossy plastic, and only the professional model IPS231P offers height, tilt, swivel and pivot adjustments. The remaining models are apparently fixed as far as the specifications show. The professional model also features built-in speakers. IPS226V and IPS236V both come with HDMI, while all screens have D-SUB (VGA) and DVI connectors.