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Displays of Strength

(March 2012) posted on Wed Mar 14, 2012

A sourcelist of monitors for graphics work.

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The 27-in. Apple LED Cinema Display offers LED backlighting, 2560 x 1440 resolution, 178° viewing angles, a 16:9 aspect ratio, 375 cd/m² brightness, 12-ms response time, and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. Other features include: USB hub, a built-in iSight camera, and a 49-watt speaker system. Price: $999.
Also available is the 27-in. Thunderbolt Display, which features Intel’s Thunderbolt I/O technology (including two channels of 10-Gbps throughput in both directions) and allows for connecting of up to six devices through a single port. The Thunderbolt Display features in-plane switching, a 16:9 aspect ratio, 2560 x 1440 resolution, 178° viewing angles, 375 cd/m² brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio, and an ambient light sensor. It also includes a built-in speaker system and a FaceTime HD camera. Price: $999.

AG Neovo Technology
The company’s L-W27 is a 27-in. LED backlit display that offers 1920 x 1080 HD resolution, 300 cd/m² brightness, 170°/160° viewing angles, 3-ms response time, and a 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The L-W27 also provides HDMI input and built-in 2W x 2 speakers. AG Neovo also features a 22- and 24-in. version of this monitor.

The Dell UltraSharp U3011, a 30-in. monitor designed for graphics work, features in-plane switching to minimize color deviation across viewing angles and 117% (CIE) color gamut with AdobeRGB and sRGB coverage. The display also offers: 2560 x 1600 resolution; 16:10 aspect ratio; 370 cd/m² brightness; 7-ms response time; and a static contrast ratio of 1000:1, and it features a CustomColor mode to adjust color values to personal preferences as well as a height-adjustable and tile/swivel stand; four USB ports; and more. Price: $1299. Dell also offers seven monitors in its UltraSharp line, starting at 21.5 in.

DoubleSight Displays
DoubleSight’s DS2200WA Dual Monitor Solution includes two 21.5-in. LCD displays, a Dual Monitor Flex desktop stand, and cabling. The DS2200WA features a 170°/160° viewing angle, 1920 x 1080 resolution, 250 cd/m² brightness, response time of 5-ms, and a contrast ratio of 1000:1. The monitor stand is height-, pivot-, tilt-, and swivel-adjustable. Also available in a 19-in. version.