Westinghouse L2410NM 24-Inch Wide-Screen LCD Monitor
Monday, June 9, 2008; 12:19 AM
Westinghouse's L2410NM outperformed the competition in our most recent round of 24-inch monitor testing, earning first place in performance--by an eyelash. The display is well designed and it carries a price tag of about $500. On the downside it lacks physical adjustments other than tilt.
Like most other current 24-inch wide-screen displays, the L2410NM has a native resolution of 1920 by 1200. It comes with inputs for VGA, HDMI, component, composite and S-Video; but it lacks a DVI input, so you'll need to buy an HDMI-to-DVI cable or converter separately. Also lacking is USB connectivity, a headphone port, and a digital copy of the user's manual.
The well-labeled on-screen display menu is easy to understand and has many advanced options. The button placement on the side of the monitor, however, makes navigating within the OSD frustratingly hard. The built-in down-firing speakers sound great and don't distort, but they aren't very loud even at maximum volume.
Overall, the L2410NM has a good price, great image quality, and an admirable physical design, but it lacks a full complement of connection and adjustment options. As a performer, this display led the pack in our tests. But if you need more versatility from your display, considerthe Gateway FHD2400, which has it all for just $50 more.