Excerpt: I bought this monitor a couple of months back for £150 and I use it with my laptop at home as a secondary monitor. LG had a good reputation in my opinion at producing good quality electrical products and in particular TV's and Monitor's. This was one of the main catalysts behind me purchasing this particular product. The monitor is black in colour and I think it has been designed well and looks good.
Pros: Stylish, Easy to Install, Good Picture Quality
Summary: I already had one of these monitors, but couldn't stand not having a dual monitor setup anymore. The monitor is a great one, especially for the price. It's not the best IPS monitor out there, but again, the price is right. The monitor itself is 4 stars. I am not one to buy used for some reason, but I did here. And the only reason I did is because of Amazon's great customer service. I bought it used through Amazon from Better Choice Online.
Summary: I mated this with an existing LG IPS236V and this "refirb" is as good as the original product that I purchased from Best Buy and not near the cost. We all know "refirbs" can be a hit and miss thing but this one hit the mark. Has been in service for several months and is working as desired.
Good image quality at good price, poor stand, indicators and controls
Tp Mayne, Amazon
1 January 2013
Summary: Was a good price when I bought it. Quality of picture was good and viewing angles fantastic. Perhaps the anti glare coating was too strong which gave slightly blurry text. Horribly stand - mine fell over with a small bump and broke. Very bright on/off indicator LED alternates between on and off which I found to be a problem when I was sleeping. Touch controls are difficult to use.
Summary: I bought one at walmart last year. The on/off switch has always been intermittent. Now it's off and I can't get it back on. I'm not sure how wide-spread this problem is. If you're thinking about buying one, do a little research. But other than that, it's got a good-looking image; I wouldn't complain.
Summary: I guess I bought the discontinued item because it's not here, but I bet a lot of this applies to other LG LED monitors. I did a little research but not much and knew I needed an LCD that could be seen easily by my boss if he is sitting next to me. I've always had swivel monitors. I went to my local Costco where I have bought things from Robert and I trust him. He chose this monitor for me. It was on sale (manufacturer rebate) so I figured it's last year's model.
Summary: LG IPS236V 23" 1080p HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor is vertually identical to the LG IPS235* MONITOR with one major exception...THE STAND. All the bad reviews on the 235's don't seem to be technical but stand related. This heavier stand fixes those concerns. We have another 236 from a different vendor that we got about a year ago. Why we didn't get 2 at that time is only due to the fact that the CRT was still kicking.
Summary: I recently finished a new desktop and wanted to go with a 3 monitor setup. I researched for about 2 weeks. It was narrowed down to about 6 choices. From there it was price to performance that the LG Flatron IPS236V-PN 23" was my choice. I purchased 3 of these monitors used on eBay. The color, clarity, sharpness, and response time was even better than I anticipated. Plus I saved a lot of money. An absolutely great product.
Summary: To be sure, the IPS panel in the IPS234 series monitors is good quality. The LCD backlight is overly bright, even at the lowest settings, but the color and images are wonderful. What destroys the value here is the monitor pedestal, which is around an inch wide. The simple act of typing on my keyboard set the whole monitor to shaking.
Summary: I got a deal on this monitor, I did not pay more than $150, including shipping. So, for that price, it's pretty decent. It's good a good picture quality, though I expected IPS to be way sharper images than normal LED's...The IPS improvements are not that discernible. Now, the WORSE part about this monitor is the stand..It is so flimsy that the A/C blowing across the room was able to make the monitor tremble!