Subject: Displays | December 8, 2008 - 03:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | November 24, 2008 - 12:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | November 14, 2008 - 04:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Displays | November 4, 2008 - 02:44 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Displays | October 28, 2008 - 02:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Displays | October 2, 2008 - 02:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | September 16, 2008 - 03:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Displays | August 21, 2008 - 03:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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,
Subject: Displays | July 28, 2008 - 02:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | July 18, 2008 - 12:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.