LCD monitor announcements don’t exactly capture headlines, but LG’s latest has got my head turning. The W53 SMART series incorporates a number of features that might just become a must in other brands monitors to come. Rounding out the top of the list is an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts the screens brightness according to the room, a Cinema Mode that some how blacks out everything but the onscreen video and a gimmicky yet possibly useful timer to let you know when you should take a break. Adding to the W53′s whimsical qualities is also a proximity sensor that illuminates the display’s buttons, a feature that both isn’t necessary and will add cost.
The LG W53 SMART series will available in sizes from 18.5 to 27-inches, include a 2ms response time, 50,000:1 contrast ratio and will ship this April for a yet to be disclosed price.
[LG via Thanks, JR2]