A few years ago, LCD
TVs were the "in" thing. Much like tablets are
today, in fact. HDTVs were coming out of every pore in the consumer
electronics universe, with most companies fighting to see who could
produce one thinner and lighter than the next. That race has slowed
dramatically since, with most companies shifting focus to 3D and other
advanced features. But LG is still in the thin-and-light race, and the
new E90 monitor
is one of the slimmest ever.
This is LG's slimmest LED monitor yet, with just 7.2mm of depth. It has a
fast 2ms response time, great for fast-action content or gaming, and
the slim design utilizes some interesting design cues. LG has placed the
power supply and socket connecting the monitor with the PC on the back
of the stand (called EZ-cabling), and it also uses 40% less energy than
competing monitors. Exact specifications are not being released, nor is a
price. This is mostly a concept monitor designed to draw attention to
LG's innovations, and hopefully more will be revealed at CES 2011. A
video below is about as close as we'll get until then.
LG Unveils E90, An Unbeatably Slim LED Monitor
(SEOUL=Korea Newswire) December 13, 2010 -- LG Electronics (LG) today
unveiled its new E90 monitor, the company's slimmest LED monitor to date
at just 7.2 mm in depth.
With more and more consumers watching movies and videos on their desktop
PCs, the quality of the monitor is more important than ever before. The
E90 is easily the best choice for watching action movies or sporting
matches because with a response time of just 2 milliseconds, the
monitor's display remains clear and bright even during fast-moving
action sequences. And LG's Image Booster software, blurry streaming
content from video sites such as YouTube are significantly enhanced so
they look terrific on the E90's vivid display.
"The E90 is the result of advanced technology and beautiful design
coming together in perfect alignment," said Si-hwan Park, Vice President
of LG's monitor division. "With its revolutionary features in terms of
design and picture quality, the E90 is the leading example of the
company's "SUPER LED" monitor line that is setting new benchmarks for
style and performance."
In keeping with its ultra slim design, the LG E90 places the power
supply and the socket connecting the monitor with the PC on the back of
the stand, an innovation called EZ-cabling. In addition to the reduced
footprint offered by its light weight and slim size, the E90 manages to
reduce both energy consumption – as much as 40 percent less than
conventional CCFL-backlit LCD monitors – and use of hazardous materials
such as halogen and mercury in its manufacturing.
LG's newest monitor will be on display at the 2011 CES Innovations
Awards, where it will be recognized as an "Honoree" product in the
computer peripherals category.
The E90 will be available starting this month in select markets.