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(April 2010) posted on Tue May 04, 2010

A sourcelist of LCD monitors

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By Paula Yoho Weis

AG Neovo
The company’s X Series monitors are designed for professional work environments. The largest in the series is the X-W22, a 22-in. widescreen that features 1680 x 1050 resolution, 3000:1 contrast ratio, and 300 cd/m² brightness. It also features a “hot key” for preferred video mode (User, Text, Movie, Game, and Graphic) and Auto-adjustment for optimal settings. Other sizes in the series: 20, 19, 17, and 15 inches, plus a widescreen 19-in. version. AG Neovo offers more than a dozen series of monitors.

The V2400Eco LED is a 24-in. display that provides 1920 x 1080 resolution, 250 cd/m² brightness, and a contrast ratio of 1000:1. The company’s Senseye Technology and six calibration techniques display colors via six pre-set modes: Standard, Movie, Game, Photo, sRGB, and Eco (the last designed to save power). MSRP: $349. Also available in a 22-in. version.

The Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC features the company’s TrueColor technology. Standard performance includes 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles, 300 cd/m² optical luminance, and 1000:1 contrast ratio. When used in conjunction with a high-end, dual-link DVI graphics card, it offers a maximum native resolution of 2560 x 1600. MSRP: $1399.

The ColorEdge CG243W color-calibration LCD monitor for prepress, digital photography, video editing, and post-production offers a 24.1-in. widescreen monitor, a native resolution of 1920 x 1200 (16:10 aspect ratio), and a gray-to-gray response time of 5 ms. The panel has a maximum brightness of 270 cd/m² and contrast ratio of 850:1. Its gamut reproduces 98% of the Adobe RGB color space and 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles. Seven preset color modes (including sRGB, Rec709, EBU, SMPTE-C, DCI) are provided, and the bundled ColorNavigator software corrects color drift by offering a reset function for returning the preset modes to factory settings. The monitor can simulate two types of red-green color vision deficiency (protanopia and deuteranopia) for verification of how color schemes appear to those with color blindness. DisplayPort and dual digital/analog DVI-I inputs are included for connection to three PCs, as is a color hood. Eizo offers 10 models in its ColorEdge series.