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A 1920 x 1080 PC monitor with average features
23" 1920 X 1080 Pixels 5000000:1 LED Jun 2014
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LG 23CAV42K Review

With low running costs and mediocre features, we have ranked the LG 23CAV42K number 253 across all PC monitors.
Average Features
$51 Over 8 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 30?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better PC screens are available. View the latest PC displays 2017.
This PC monitor has running costs of $51 over 8 years, which are typical compared to the other 2,762 LCD screens that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very wide viewing angle, vertical
Quite wide viewing angle, horizontal
Not Energy Star certified
Quite slow response time

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LG 23CAV42K In-Depth Analysis


Not Energy Star Certified

The 23CAV42K is not Energy Star certified. Most of the other PC screens do are Energy Star certified.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The viewing angles, horizontal of PC screens range from 17° to 180°. At 178 degrees, the 23CAV42K has a quite wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other PC screens.

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Very Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The viewing angles, vertical of PC screens range from 10° to 180°. With a viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees, the 23CAV42K has one of the widest viewing angles, vertical amongst flatpanel monitors of this age.

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Quite Slow Response Time

Across all the flatpanel monitors the response times range from 1ms to 44ms. The 23CAV42K has one of the slowest response times (14 milliseconds) amongst PC screens of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC screens.

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Has a Microphone in

The 23CAV42K has a microphone in. Most of the other PC screens also have a microphone in.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The 23CAV42K has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other LCD screens also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 8 year running cost of the 23CAV42K is $51, which is typical compared to the other 2,762 flatpanel monitors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg electronics 23cav42kbl, lg mdl23cav42kbl, lg 23cav42kblaus, lg mfg23cav42kbl, lg fhd1920x1080, lg 1920x1080, lg 250cdm2
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