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Subject: Displays | August 13, 2007 - 05:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
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Subject: Displays | August 2, 2007 - 01:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | July 27, 2007 - 02:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | June 27, 2007 - 03:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | June 13, 2007 - 04:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Displays | May 28, 2007 - 02:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | May 17, 2007 - 02:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | May 7, 2007 - 05:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Displays | April 24, 2007 - 01:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | April 16, 2007 - 05:34 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | April 3, 2007 - 07:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | March 29, 2007 - 02:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | March 16, 2007 - 01:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Displays | February 27, 2007 - 02:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | February 19, 2007 - 06:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | February 6, 2007 - 06:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | January 26, 2007 - 01:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Displays | January 10, 2007 - 02:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | December 21, 2006 - 01:21 AM | Ryan Shrout
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