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 ...

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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

Making sense of display connectors

Subject: Displays | February 19, 2007 - 06:13 PM |
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The days of the 15 pin VGA connector are numbered.  DVI is the choice of many users of LCD screens, HDMI is becoming less rare and UDI and DisplayPort are getting ready to make an appearance.  If you don't want to end up buying the perfect monitor, and have it be incompatible with your perfect video card, give this article at ExtremeTech a thorough read.

Source: Extremetech

Hire a professional

Subject: Displays | February 6, 2007 - 06:28 PM |
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When you are buying an LCD monitor for gaming, response time and contrast ratio rule, because not too many are terribly worried about 100% accurate colour representation.  When doing graphic design, the exact opposite is true.  In some applications, in order to get a realistic looking model, you need to use a palette of colours that differ in only the most minute way and if you can't see the difference in shades you cannot do it.

Source: X-Bit Labs

First 720p and 1080i, now 1080p

Subject: Displays | January 26, 2007 - 01:45 PM |
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Arguments about whether a progressive 720 or an interleaved 1080 is the better HD standard are kind of moot with the appearance of 1080p, but the argument about whether investing a lot of money in an HD system right now are still going strong.  With this new display type, if you are really utilizing it, you have a resolution above 1920*1200 or higher, which translates to about 1MB per second if you are trying to stream it.  TweakTown looks at what this tech can do

Source: TweakTown

Look at all the pretty colours

Subject: Displays | January 10, 2007 - 02:49 PM |
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ExtremeTech has posted a review of the HP LP3065, a nice 30" widescreen display.  It boasts a lot of unique features, but runs about the same price as a pair of 24" displays, so you may want to think carefully before you run out to buy it.

Source: Extremetech

Dell 3007WFP-HC: A new 30" Monitor

Subject: Displays | December 21, 2006 - 01:21 AM |
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So why does this new model of the Dell 30" monitor deserve a review seperate from the original? 


Though we still feel Dell could have offered a few more connectivity options, as well and a bit more range of motion with its stand, it's safe to say that this gorgeous new 30" panel lives up to the rather lofty goal of refinement of the already impressive standard 3007WFP.  The UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC is what
Source: HotHardware

Well, isn't that special

Subject: Displays | December 12, 2006 - 12:44 PM |
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There is a bit of trouble in the world of displays and TVs.  It starts with

Source: Digitimes