Pros Excellent picture quality--very sharp graphics at 1600x900 resolution, decently bright, excellent rendition of colors
Cons Display may be a bit small for some users (graphics in 1600x900 mode can look a tad small), and on-screen display can be tricky to use if you're not used to touch sensitive controls instead of pressing real buttons
Summary For a small desktop space, the W2053TQ is a top-notch monitor, especially the very sharp quality of the graphics at 1600x900 resolution and the excellent color quality. I do agree with CNET's reviewer, especially since the touch-sensitive controls can be a bit tricky to use, especially for people with larger fingers.
Despite the ergonomic issues, the W2053TQ does a great job of playing back movies. I've seen Blu-ray movie playback from a computer with a BD-ROM/DVD burner drive through the DVI-D connection and the sharpness of picture from the Blu-ray disc came through very clearly, even with "The Dark Knight," where the night scenes were rendered very clearly in all its high-definition glory.
Pros The default set up is sufficient enough to where you do not have to play with the settings. The colour is great and text displays perfectly.
Cons The On screen controls are hard to use and it is not as intuituive as it could be. If you could use the keyboard arrow keys it would have made a big differance.
Summary This is overall a good monitor and the default setting are good enough for the average user.
"A Terrible Deal"on by gamer1238
Pros It Looks Nice
Cons Analog Power saving mode says it all
Summary I have had countless problems with this monitor going into analog power saving mode on it's own. It won't change back to normal so you have a black screen and you can't even use your computer. Just use this link. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=lg+flatron+analog+power+saving+mode&aq=0&aqi=g2&aql=&oq=LG+Flatron+ana&gs_rfai=Cd7HV1J9dTOKuJpXggwTHj_j2BQAAAKoEBU_QvLC2
Multiple people have had the same problem I have had and LG admits that it's the way they made it. seriously DON'T BUY IT!!
Pros It could be useful if no other choice was offered.
Cons Bad color reproduction, average resolution, dumb touch controls, bad aesthetics.
Summary Everything on the 2053TQ screams "cheap". Even after careful color calibration, colors still look yellowish and contrast stays low. The monitor's touch sensitive interface can only be qualified of gimmicky, especially since the whole case is made of cheap-looking shiny plastic. Adjusting the display parameters, or simply turning it on/off will leave fingerprints. Definitely not a recommended monitor. It was exchanged for a Samsung 2233SW that was 10$ more expensive, but also was 1.5" larger, featured 1920x1080 resolution (against LG's 1600x900) and had much better image quality.