(Considering the LN790? Check out our review of the sibling LN735 which offers many of the same attributes.)
The LG LN740 moves up into the top half of LG’s new GPS lineup. The first thing that distinguishes this model from the entry level models is that it comes with a larger 4″ display. Still small enough to be fairly portable, but the larger screen provides a bigger view of the road ahead.
Like some of the other models, the LN740 comes with a feature that will automatically switch between day and night mode, and includes a photo viewer and MP3 player. What this model adds (other than the bigger display) is an included RDS-TMC traffic receiver.
Text-to-speech comes on this device so it will know to say things like “turn left on highway 15″ rather than simply “turn left in 400 yards”. Like all of the other GPS models the LG LN740 comes with a SiRFstarIII chipset which should help in those GPS “fringe” areas.