Get a wider perspective

Subject: Displays | October 11, 2007 - 01:14 PM |
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The Acer AL2216W 22" monitor isn't really aimed at those looking for perfection, but rather those looking at getting a 22" widescreen monitor for less than $300.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with the monitor, as you would expect from an Acer product, but 3dGameMan felt that there was something missing in some of the games they played.  For casual gamers or just for anyone whose eyes are getting

Source: 3dGameMan

22" LCD roundup

Subject: Displays | October 2, 2007 - 02:35 PM |
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If you are in the market to get a mid sized LCD monitor, then give a little time to ExtremeTech and get some shopping ideas in return.  The monitors range in price from $200 to $400, and the quality is widely varied as well, one monitor managed 8/10 while another struggled to hit 4/10.  Don't just assume that their rating scale matches yours though, extras like an iPod dock may be a negative in your opinion.

Source: Extremetech

Playing on the big screen

Subject: Displays | September 25, 2007 - 01:26 PM |
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One of the biggest displays at the CEDIA expo would be the new 1080p digital projectors, and Digital Trends spent a good amount of time checking out the offerings.  The extremely bright Panasonic PT-AE2000 for the home can produce a full 1500 lumens, which allows viewing without needing a blacked out room, and will display a 10' image from 11' away.  For those with a bit more to spend, Sony introduced the $15,000 VPL-VW200 with Carl Ziess lenses and a BRAVIA signal processing engine which will allow up to a 35,000:1 contrast ratio.  There is also a ~$3000 Sanyo LP-Z2000 which may provide some competition to those thinking of buying large LCD or plasma TV.

"With all of the high-def projectors cropping up at this year's CEDIA expo, it's easy for even the most die-hard home theater buffs to get blinded by the light. And with prices starting to plunge below $4,000 USD, 1080p projectors are starting to catch the attention of more mainstream buyers as well. If your home cinema is a little short on screen acreage, an HD projector is an ideal way to make the jump to the big time, but you'll need to familiarize yourself with all the new options first. Here are four new HD projectors that should be on your big-screen radar."

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Even more monitors

Subject: Displays | September 10, 2007 - 02:40 PM |
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X-Bit Labs is on a roll. In their latst batch of monitor reviews, number 4 in a long series, they compare 20" 13 LCD monitors, covering widescreen and regular sized, cheap entry level and the more expensive side.  You can see just how important Response Time Compensation is, and differences between VA, TN, S-IPS and the other matrices that LCDs are built with now.

Source: X-Bit Labs

Easy on the eyes, and on the back

Subject: Displays | August 24, 2007 - 02:50 PM |
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Sharp has been showing off a 52" LCD display that only weighs 60lb.  You won't be able to learn much more about it on Sharp's webpage, but you can drool over the pictures on [H]ard|OCP.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

When your response rate isn't your response rate

Subject: Displays | August 13, 2007 - 05:00 PM |
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22" screens sit at about the $300 price mark, and tend not to have some of the features you see on higher end LCDs, like response time compensation.  This tends to mean that the published response rate tends to be much lower than what you will actually experience, even to the point of ghosting in games and action movies.  X-bit Labs has done some homework on this size of monitor, and give a complete break down on seven TN matrix monitors and their various strengths and weaknesses.

"This roundup is all

Source: X-Bit Labs

Putting form too far before function

Subject: Displays | August 2, 2007 - 01:45 PM |
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The HP w2207 is a 22" monitor with a native 1680x1050 resolution and HDCP compatible DVI connections as well as VGA.  AnandTech found that the extra money this monitor costs has been put into the construction of the frame and stand, which are well constructed, and offer a better range of angles than most cheaper 22" LCDs.  Unfortunately, the review went downhill from there.

Source: AnandTech

Getting the right size

Subject: Displays | July 27, 2007 - 02:28 PM |
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The Planar PX2611W offers an 26" alternative to the huge 30" widescreens for those with smaller desks, or pocketbooks.  Benchmark Reviews found this 1920 x 1200 wide gamut monitor to be perfect for gaming.  You can find out just how good it is by reading the full review.

Getting what you paid for

Subject: Displays | July 9, 2007 - 01:59 PM |
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Samsung's 226BW is a very cheap 22" monitor, and a very nice one ...

Source: BCCHardware

The V7 group puts on a good display

Subject: Displays | June 27, 2007 - 03:00 PM |
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The V7 group has put out a very attractively priced 22" widescreen LCD, the D22W12.  A 1680x1050 monitor with a 5ms response rate and a 700:1 contrast ratio, they certainly didn't skimp on the quality, and they even included integral speakers. Motherboards.org was so impressed, they gave it their Hot Product Award.

Look UltraSharp thanks to Dell

Subject: Displays | June 13, 2007 - 04:13 PM |
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The Tech Lounge has posted a review of a well featured 27" monitor from Dell, the UltraSharp 2707WFP.  Fairly expensive when compared to it's smaller brother, the 2407WP, it offers the same resolution and 20% more screen real estate.  It's back is packed with all the input connections you would expect as well as a four USB 2.0 ports.  The HD quality and response times make this mo

22" display for under $400?

Subject: Displays | May 28, 2007 - 02:22 PM |
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XYZ Computers pick up the 'elegantly styled' Viewsonic VX2235WM 22" LCD.  With 5ms response and a maximum resolution of 1680x1050 it has the stats for a good gaming monitor, and the included speaker will help those missing a good sound system.  However they found the layout of the screen to be a bit odd, almost bottom heavy, and there were some problems with a sticker. 

Is a generic brand LCD worth the investment?

Subject: Displays | May 17, 2007 - 02:21 PM |
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At first glance, a 19" widescreen LCD with 8ms response time, 285 mm pixel pitch and 1440 x 900 max resolution for $170 sounds like a great deal.  Investigating a bit deeper, you start to notice things like a total lack of a native resolution, a base without a height adjustment and poor built in speakers.  Big Bruin was impressed overall, the image quality was very good for an LCD without a DVI input and the price really can't be beat.

Source: Big Bruin

Big is not always beautiful

Subject: Displays | May 7, 2007 - 05:44 PM |
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The Viewsonic VX2435wm is under examination at 3dGameMan.  As the name hints it is a 24" widescreen LCD, with a resolution of 1920x1200 and 8ms gtg and HDCP support for HDMI and DVI.  They found the text to be perfectly sharp but had some problems with the brightness being too high, which is a good thing for some viewers.  Unfortunately, the size slows down the response rate to the point where ghosting is

Source: 3dGameMan

Kitchen sink sold seperately

Subject: Displays | April 24, 2007 - 01:53 PM |
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Viewsonic's 22" Widescreen LCD display and it's integral Viewdock, 2.1 speakers card reader and USB hub are under investigation at Tweaknews.  The Viewdock is a dock for an iPod, allowing you to charge your iPod as well as listen to the music on it.  Read on to find out if they forgot to focus on a good display while adding on all the additional features.

Source: Tweaknews

Supersized monitors

Subject: Displays | April 16, 2007 - 05:34 PM |
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X-bit Labs reviews Samsung's SyncMaster 275T and 305T, as well as Dell's 3007WFP.  All three monitors cost more that $1000, so before you invest that kind of money, you want to make sure you get the best. 

Source: X-Bit Labs

ViewSonic's quick responder

Subject: Displays | April 3, 2007 - 07:05 PM |
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The ViewSonic VX2235wm 22-inch HD Widescreen LCD offers DVI, VGA, and audio connections, with cable management on it's back.  The controls are hidden on the base, which trims up the look of the casing around the monitor, but also means the base is fixed.  Get a better look at this monitor at Think Computers.

Alphabet soup, as it applies to monitors

Subject: Displays | March 29, 2007 - 02:46 PM |
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Buying a TFT LCD (thin film transistor liquid crystal display) will introduce you to a whole set of acronyms you may have never encountered before.  PureOverclock hopes to display their knowledge by monitoring the trends and giving you the chance to view their findings.  Read on to find out what Twisted Nematic + Film, Multi-Domain Vertical Alignment, Patterned Vertical Alignment and In Plane Switching mean to you, and which is better at what you want from a monitor.

A budget professional monitor

Subject: Displays | March 16, 2007 - 01:15 PM |
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The Samsung SyncMaster XL20 undergoes the scrutiny of The Tech Zone, as they find out how well LED technology works as a light source in an LCD monitor.  With much better colour reproduction than is found in most monitors and good brightness, this is less an expensive gaming LCD and more a cheap way to get a professional quality monitor.  It even comes with a hood to let you work w

A bright idea from HP

Subject: Displays | February 27, 2007 - 02:55 PM |
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The HP LP 3065 is a 30 inch monitor that sports a resolution of 2560x1600, or a 16:10 ratio, so it is about 27" wide and 17" tall.  This display passes every test with flying colours, there is no distortion of any type to be found.  HotHardware has the full review of this gigantic monitor, which could easily pass as a HDTV.

Source: HotHardware