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. You might also like the LG 34UM88 – Best Ultrawide Monitor.

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]

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Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."

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