I bought a new monitor at Costco. LG IPS monitor MP56.

The specifications:

  • Screen Size  23.8″
  • Panel Type AH-IPS
  • Color Depth 16.7M colors
  • Aspect Ratio 16:9
  • Screen resolution 1920X1080
  • Brightness 250cd/m2
  • Response Time 5ms
  • Contrast Ratio- DFC  5M:1
  • Viewing Angle 178
  • Surface Treatment Anti-Glare, 3H

Two Inputs: D-Sub and HDMI



Open the box.


It is my first IPS monitor.

What is IPS? I heard a lot of times on hardware forum.

IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology enhances the performance of liquid crystal displays. Response times are shortened, color reproduction is improved, and users can now view the screen at virtually any angle.

What is LED Backlighting? It is also my first LED Monitor.

LG’s LED backlighitng delivers exceptional brightness and amazing image clarity. You’ll see richer colors and deeper blacks too, and LEDs offer greater energy efficiency compared to conventional LCD monitors.


It took me $148.99 plus Eco fee $9.00, and Tax $18.96. Total is $176.95.

I have two monitor. The other one is Acer X223w. So, I downloaded and installed LG Dual Smart Solution software to config my two monitors.

Download Dual Smart Solution for MP56, v2.7

Download LG 24MP56HQ – P windows Driver LG_24MP56_Win8_Driver


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