When it comes to having the world’s slimmest display, competition is fierce, and technicalities abound. One manufacturer in particular makes that class-leading claim more often than others, however, so it was no surprise when LG decided to show off a “world slimmest monitor” at its enormous IFA hall this year. The E2391VR is, as expected, incredibly thin. At 7.2mm, it’s noticeably skinnier than the 9.3mm iPhone 4, so if you actually spend time looking at the side of your display, you’ll probably really like this one. But — and this, as with other models, can be a very big but for some users — all of the ports, and most of the critical components, are in the TV’s base. The 23-inch model we saw is rather small to wall-mount, so that base shouldn’t be an issue for most. It offers 1080p video, a 2ms response time, HDMI, D-sub, headphone out, and a “10,000,000:1 contrast ratio” — and, well, it looks great too, though reflections were a glaring issue in the bright exhibit hall. No word on pricing or availability just yet, but jump past the break for some PR magic.
Gallery: LG E2391VR LED LCD Monitor hands-on