Subject: Displays | January 23, 2009 - 12:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Displays | January 16, 2009 - 02:48 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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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Subject: Displays | December 16, 2008 - 04:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
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