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LG Gets ''Personal'' With Slick 27'' IPS Smart TV/Monitor

Last week LG introduced its new "personal" IPS Smart TV, the stylish MT93. Measuring 27-inches, it's ideal for bedrooms and dorm rooms, offering a big room experience (without the big footprint) and a vast range of online content, broadcasts, VoD and apps from global and local providers. It will be launched sometime this month in Europe for an unknown price, followed by other select regions worldwide.

"The MT93 LG IPS Personal Smart TV is a brilliant personal smart entertainment centerpiece, ideally suited for individual spaces," said Il-geun Kwon, Senior Vice President and Head of the LG Home Entertainment Company’s IT Business Unit. "The MT93 is the best in its class and its thin bezel design belies a well-rounded set of features that consumers have come to expect from LG’s large screen Smart TVs."

According to a list of specs, the new Personal Smart TV features an IPS panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), a brightness of 250 nits, a response time of 5ms, and support for Miracast and WiDi connectivity. It's also MHL ready, meaning you can connect a compatible smartphone or tablet to stream media and games while the HDTV actually charges the device (one cord, three lanes).

The personal HDTV also includes two HDMI ports, composite and component inputs, an Ethernet jack and three USB 3.0 ports that support media and peripherals. There are also two built-in 7W speakers that support 3D sound zooming.

"The TV ships with LG’s next generation Magic Remote, which uses voice recognition, gesture, scroll and click controls deliver a smooth and natural way of navigating the LG Smart TV ecosystem," the company said. "The MT93 also offers Picture-in-Picture (PIP) capability allowing users to view two different shows at the same time or browse their Facebook account while watching their favorite prime time sitcom."

The new Smart TV is also 3D-capable, and comes with a set of 3D glasses and access to content offered in LG's 3D World and Game World libraries. Given that the LG IPS Personal Smart TV performs equally well as a high-end monitor, this new addition should make for some interesting if not utterly thrilling 3D PC gaming.

"It’s easy to search and select from LG’s comprehensive content collection on the Smart Home interface with its convenient Premium Content menu," the company said. "This categorized section offers users popular services such as Facebook, Netflix and Hulu Plus. LG’s Smart TV platform is so easy to use that it was recently honored with a coveted 2013 iF communication design award."

As previously stated, pricing and actual availability isn't known, so stay tuned.

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