Prefer your monitor to come with extras?

Subject: Displays | March 31, 2009 - 04:12 PM |
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If you are looking for a high quality monitor that comes with a load of extras, like audio, USB, and a webcam, take a look at Samsung's SyncMaster 2263UW.  If space is an issue, then having almost all your common peripherals built into your monitor is a real life saver.  Also worth mentioning is that the TFT display is of high quality, you will not end up with something that can do a lot of things poorly, this monitor excels at everythign it does.  Drop in to Tweaknews for more information

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This monitor proudly displays a PCPer Gold Award

Subject: Displays | March 13, 2009 - 11:46 AM |
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The ASUS VW266H looks perfectly normal at first glance, a 25.5" LCD that runs at 1920X1200 and has a 2ms grey to grey response rate is a common sight now; the $350 price tag is unique.  You aren't limited to using this as a PC monitor either, with HDMI plugs and S/PDIF out, it is perfect for gaming consoles or even attached to an HD cable box or PVR.  The only caveat that Ryan found is present on all TN matric LCDs; the viewing angle sucks and you had better plan on sitting directly in front of the monitor.  Check out his full review at the top of the page.

"The ASUS VW266H and VK266H offer an outstanding combination of features, screen size and price to really put a stamp on the LCD monitor market. If you are a gamer on a budget or just a PC user looking for a display that can also be used for your console gaming or DVR set top box, then definitely give this ASUS monitor a shot!"

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Grow six more heads in one easy step

Subject: Displays | March 5, 2009 - 02:02 PM |
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Check out the HIS Multi-View DVI, maybe the easiest way to set up multiple monitors for those who haven't switched to a 64bit OS.  It supports up to 1600 x 1200 or 1680 x 1050 if you use widescreen monitors and you can send that signal to 6 different monitors if you are so inclined.  Bjorn3D loved it for extending desktops and allowing huge amounts of space for windows and menus, it was not so impressive for gaming or for watching movies.&nbs

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The new big thing from ASUS

Subject: Displays | February 24, 2009 - 02:44 PM |
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ASUS may have been focusing on small things recently with the continuing development of the Eee lineup, but that doesn't preclude them from thinking big as well.  The new ASUS VW266H is a 25.5" TN LCD with a 1920x1200 resolution and a 2ms grey to grey response time.  Techgage couldn't resist trying it out and loved it while gaming as the high resolution and quick r

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Shallow and narrow, but still likeable

Subject: Displays | February 11, 2009 - 05:44 PM |
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If you have been putting off upgrading to a 22" monitor because of price, the Samsung Syncmaster 2243BW might be right up your alley.

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An expert panel on LCDs

Subject: Displays | January 23, 2009 - 12:30 PM |
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Displaying off their expertise, X-bit Labs has created a brief overview of the current LCD market.  Having published numerous roundups of various sized monitors over the past year, they have several recommendations for sizes ranging from 17" to 30".  Having monitored the performance of more than a few dozen LCDs, with the ones in this article being their favourites.

Source: X-Bit Labs

Lucky number 13

Subject: Displays | January 16, 2009 - 02:48 PM |
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X-bit Labs has hit the thirteenth iteration of their series of comparisons of 19" monitors, this time with seven models from four different companies.  Thanks to the popularity of larger sized monitors, and general reduction in the price of LCDs, you can get a 19" display for very little money.  Perhaps even better is that for a little more money, you can get very nice features on that 19" monitor.  Those same features on a 22" or larger display make the cost prohibitive.

"In our today’s article we are going to discuss another seven displays with 19-inch diagonal from Acer, Asus, Samsung and ViewSonic. Among them are a couple of pretty unusual solutions: one based on PVA matrix and another one with a built-in web-cam."

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A different way to think about your display

Subject: Displays | December 16, 2008 - 04:50 PM |
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As much as you may want a 100" high def display, the space it takes up can really put a damper on your plans.  That doesn't mean you have to stop dreaming, you just have to dream of a different box.  For $1000 you can get your hands on a 720p projector, or for $2000 you can get 1080p quality.  If that sounds like something you could use in your life drop by Digital Trends to see all 10 models.

22" widescreens are the new entry level monitor

Subject: Displays | December 8, 2008 - 03:57 PM |
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Envision isn't a big name in monitor, but that didn't stop OCIA from trying out their Envision G218a1 22" professional monitor.  The stats look good, 1680 x 1050, a response time of 5ms, brightness of 300 nit and the contrast ratio is 700:1.  In testing, it did offer enough quality that it would pass for most gamers wanting more screen for less money, but make sure you find it at the $160 price that OCIA did.

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Touch of inconsistency

Subject: Displays | November 24, 2008 - 12:18 PM |
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Samsung's new Touch of Colour series of LCD displays received a mixed review from X-bit Labs.  Even though these monitors are all part of the same series, the differences between the models are quite extreme.  The 19" and 22" models received top marks, with X-Bit Labs describing them as leaders in their classes.  On the other hand, the 20" and 26" suffered various problems, including the need for a lot of work to be done on the colours to get proper reproduction.

Source: X-Bit Labs

Look at the all the pretty colours

Subject: Displays | November 14, 2008 - 04:06 PM |
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If you need perfect colour representation that can show colours other monitors only wish they could display, a backlit LCD might be your best choice.  ViewSonic now offers a VLED221wm, which is a 22-inch 1680x1050 widescreen LED backlit LCD monitor for not too steep a price.  It will certainly set you back a bit more than a regular LCD, but this screen is not really aimed at the casual gamer.  Think Computers were absolutely blown away by this displa

No more partial HD for you

Subject: Displays | November 4, 2008 - 02:44 PM |
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Two 1080p displays from BenQ the 22" E2200HD and the 24" E2400HD are both up for review at AnandTech.  Both models have DVI with HDCP support inputs along with HDMI and analog VGA.  Either will give you a nice crisp display at

Source: AnandTech

2 matrices equals 3 dimensions

Subject: Displays | October 28, 2008 - 02:53 PM |
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Probably the hardest thing about reviewing a 3D monitor is that it is impossible to show in screenshots what the experience is actually like.  Other monitor reviews can contrast the colour levels, saturation, bleed and other easily measurable and displayed data, you can't really do that for the biggest feature in 3D monitors.  X-bit Labs didn't let that stop them from doing a review of the iZ3D Stereoscopic LCD monitor.  The monitor does have advantages o

Source: X-Bit Labs

Soyo's shiny Pearl

Subject: Displays | October 2, 2008 - 02:37 PM |
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The Soyo Pearl Series 24-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor is a 2ms response time, 1920x1200 native resloution with built in speakers and support for both DVI and VGA input.  Think Computers thought it a rather nice choice for gamers, especially those who prefer a glossy screen on their LCD; those who like a matte finish may disagree. 

Go big or go home

Subject: Displays | September 16, 2008 - 03:38 PM |
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If you are setting up a killer gaming rig, with multiple graphics cards and a gig or more of video memory then you won't be getting your moneys worth unless you play at very high resolutions.  If you stay with 1680x1050 you won't be much better off than with a single card.  If you go big, like 2560 x 1600, then you will be using the graphics power to it's utmost.  To be able to run those resolutions you will need a 30" monitor, like the

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Overkill for gamers

Subject: Displays | August 21, 2008 - 03:12 PM |
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Samsung's $4000 SyncMaster XL30 LED Backlit LCDis a little much for your average gamer, as not too many people care to ensure that the blood flying from their opponents is a perfectly accurate shade of red.  On the other hand, those who make their living through graphical design have to have accurate colour depiction.  That is exactly what the XL30 provide,

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Aspect rational

Subject: Displays | July 28, 2008 - 02:54 PM |
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Does keeping up with the recommended refresh in ms on a TFT LCD give you OCD?  Take a quick drop by Hardware Secrets for an overview of the LCD market.  Without delving too deep into the technical aspects, you can get a good idea of what aspect ratios are available as well as other features that are a must for the gamer or movie fan.

Widen your horizons

Subject: Displays | July 18, 2008 - 12:11 PM |
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Are you still stuck on an old CRT or regular ratio LCD screen?  Does the price, quality or just the sheer amount of choice of widescreen monitors
have you holding off on your upgrade?  Check out X-Bit Labs, who have gathered together ten 19" widescreen LCDs from seven different manufacturers.  See if one of these might convince you to take the step and widen your world.

Source: X-Bit Labs

HD so real you can touch it

Subject: Displays | July 10, 2008 - 02:47 PM |
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OrigenAE has come up with a very interesting idea, the T12 Touch Screen.  It is a 12" widescreen display capable of 1920x1080 and as the name implies, it is a touch screen.  TechPowerUp loved everything about the monitor but the price, though inexpensive touchscreens are few and far between.  Take a look at the review, it may give you a lot of ideas as to how this display could be used.

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X-bit Labs ever expanding monitor roundup

Subject: Displays | June 23, 2008 - 03:29 PM |
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X-bit Labs have been doing a yeoman's job at trying to compile a huge list of monitors for you to compare.  They are continually expanding the number of round-ups they have for monitors of various sizes, the newest of which is the sixth installment of their look at 20" monitors.  This installment comes with some rather serious warnings about the models from NEC and ViewSonic.

Source: X-Bit Labs