LG launches WE5 – the UK's first anti-eyestrain monitor

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It’s 1.30 in the afternoon and already I’m getting dryballs. My contact lenses want to leap off my corneas, I feel like it’s 3am in a smoky bar and I’m having to remind myself to blink as often as I can. LG reckons they’ve got an answer to this problem in the form of the LG WE5 eyestrain-minimizing monitor – the first of its kind the in the UK.

They come in a range of sizes between 18.5″ to 27″ (with all over 21″ offering 1080p HD displays) and seem to have borrowed a version of the LG ambient light sensor technology we’ve seen in LG TVs.

The idea is that the screen auto-adjusts to ambient lighting to give you enough LCD backlighting to be able to see what you’re doing without blinding you, but, just in case you don’t get the idea, it’ll actually remind you every once in a while that you probably ought to take a break from whatever it is you’re doing. A tenner says that gets ignored and switched off in 95% of WE5s.

They all come in 16:9 size with a digital contrast ratio of 50,000:1 and are available from May.

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MSI's Windbox officially announced, available soon

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The MSI Windbox isn’t a playground name for part of your anatomy, it’s a nettop – one of those curious machines that is to the desktop what the netbook is to the notebook. The idea, and it’s a good one, is that it’s mounted to the back of your monitor using the VESA mount.

The specs aren’t whopping – an Atom CPU, capacity for 1GB of RAM, VGA-out, 3 USB ports, a card reader, Ethernet and Wi-Fi, and space for a 2.5″ hard drive. You’ll need to add your own RAM and storage to the proceedings, as well as an operating system of some sort. It’s rumoured to cost $250, which is £182 or so in real money.

Press Release (via CrunchGear)

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