Amazon Review by Christopher D.
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VESA 200x100 / Power Brick / Gloss (aka reflective) Screen
I bought this as a third screen to complement two older LG Flatron IPS231s, which I love. I'm a little disappointed with the new monitor. It's a great value but I would have paid more to not have these issues:
VESA mounting is 200x100 so it won’t work out of the box with a most multi-monitor arm systems. Amazon sells an adapter plate (for 100x100 mounting) for $10 and I just ordered it.
It comes with an external power brick. I probably should have looked at the monitor specs more closely but I guess I was just accustomed to having the power supply integrated. It makes for a cleaner installation.
The biggest disappointment is that the screen is very reflective (i.e. “gloss” finish), which might be fine for a TV but it is difficult for a workstation monitor. My IPS231s are not reflective (“matte” finish) at all and my eye strain is minimized. I can see my reflection like a mirror in this 32" monitor all day long. I wish manufacturers did a better job specifying / advertising the screen finish so that consumers could make a more informed decision. A lot of people will probably love the gloss finish; I’m just not one of them. Here is a good article if you are interested in learning more:
I hope this helps. I’m going to keep it and give it to my wife for her monitor.