Based on 2,826 user and expert reviews, LG has good ratings for its PC screens. LG also has good ratings specifically for its small monitors compared to other manufacturers.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC monitors of a similar type and age to it.
We compared all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display to this PC display and we think the Samsung S19C200 ($235.59) which has a better Rating; or the V7 L18500WS-9N ($77.99) which is cheaper are also worth considering.
Quite Fast Response Time
When compared to other small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 20M37D-B that we have checked, the response time of the 20M37D-B of only 5 milliseconds is one of the fastest. The average response time of small monitors that are a comparable age to the 20M37D-B is 7.6ms, and the response times range from 5ms to 30ms.
1600 X 900 Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution of the 20M37D-B is 1600 x 900. That's 13% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA). The best resolution of all PC screens of a comparable age and type to the 20M37D-B is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and the worst is 720 x 400.
The weights of PC monitors of a comparable type and age to the 20M37D-B range from 140g to 5.8kg. With a weight of only 2 kilograms, the LG 20M37D-B is one of the lighter small monitors that are a comparable age to the 20M37D-B amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.
8 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as the 20M37D-B, the 20M37D-B does not have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think the Viewsonic VA2055SM ($94.99), or the Acer V176L ($94.99); or the AOC M2060SWDA2 are also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
Most small monitors that have been available for more than a year are not 3D compatible. The 20M37D-B is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The 20M37D-B does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other small monitors that are a similar age to the 20M37D-B also do not have a built-in camera.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The LG 20M37D-B does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 20M37D-B also do not have an integrated card reader.
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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of small monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 20M37D-B is 90°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 150°. The LG 20M37D-B has one of the narrower horizontal viewing angles (only 90 degrees) amongst small monitors of this age.
Very Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The narrowest vertical viewing angle of comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for more than a year is 50°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 140°. With a vertical viewing angle of only 65 degrees, the LG 20M37D-B has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other small monitors that were launched around the same time as the 20M37D-B.
Very Dim Display Brightness
At only 200 candellas per square meter, the LG 20M37D-B has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other PC screens of this spec and age. The average display brightness of PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the 20M37D-B is 240 cd/m².
Only Has One Cable Included
The 20M37D-B has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to it. The most frequently found cable included is VGA, but this cable included is not found on this flatpanel monitor. The cables included AC|VGA are also found on this LCD screen.
3 Other reasons to consider the LG 20M37D-B
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this LCD screen was released.
5000000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The highest contrast ratio of the 20M37D-B is 5000000:1. That's 75% less contrast ratio than a 20000000:1 flatpanel monitor, which is the most common contrast ratio.
We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC displays that have a 5000000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and we think a cheaper PC screen such as the LG 20M37 or you might consider a better rated PC screen such as the EliteDisplay E201, and the V193 ($117.99) both from HP are also worth considering.
If the contrast ratio of this LG PC screen is too low for you then you might also want to look at the Philips 203V5LSB (10000000:1 and cheaper); or the Acer V176L ($94.99) (10000000:1 and higher rated).
With a width of 462 millimeters, the LG 20M37D-B has a fairly standard width compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to the 20M37D-B.
If you would consider a LCD screen with a wider width then you might want to look at the LG 20M37 (463mm and cheaper).
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I've had a few budget monitors in my time but the viewing angle for this is very narrow. If you're not sitting in the same position each time you'll find yourself constantly adjusting the tilt and try
Good view angel
Everything seems fine on this monitor
Horrible viewing angle, bad contrast, excessive light bleed, washed out colors, did not include DVI cable, power cord is a bit short
Nothing that bothers me
Visual quality is poor
Monitors require a fairly direct line of sight before you lose the viewing angle. In other words, if you move your head up or down, left to right, the monitors act like they have a built-in privacy sc
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