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Wide, Flat, and Hi-Def

(April 2010) posted on Tue May 04, 2010

A sourcelist of LCD monitors

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By Paula Yoho Weis

The Gallery 1900 Platinum Xtreme-3 is a 19-in. display designed for graphics and video professionals. It features 24-bit MVA Active Matrix technology and offers a native resolution of 1280 x 1024, a contrast ratio of 13,000:1, an ultra-wide viewing angle of 178° horizontal and vertical, and a 300 cd/m2 brightness. Also available in black.

Gateway offers two flat-screen 24-in. LCD monitors. The FHD2401 features a 1920 x 1200 resolution, 2000:1 static contrast ratio, 400 cd/m2 brightness, and viewing angles of 160° left/right and up/down. MSRP: $399. Its FHD2402 model also has 24-in. of viewable screen real estate and includes 1920 x 1080 native and maximum resolution, contrast ratio of 40,000:1, and a brightness of 300 cd/m2. MSRP: $259.99. Gateway is a division of Acer.

HP’s DreamColor LP2480zx Professional Display is a 24-in., color-critical monitor based on the company’s DreamColor Engine technology. It offers 1920 x 1200 resolution, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, a viewing angle of 178°, and a 250 cd/m² maximum brightness. Features include: a tri-color LED backlight; 30-bit LCD panel technology; seven customizable color-space presets for luminance, gamma, gamut, and white point; customizable user- and color-calibration settings with on-screen display; enhanced connectivity; and more. A DreamColor Advanced Profiling Solution is optional. Price: $2499.  The company’s LP3065 30-in., widescreen LCD is geared toward designers and content creators, features a 2560 x 1600 resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 178° viewing angle, and a 370 cd/m² maximum brightness. The display also has a built-in USB hub. Price: $1217.

At 27 in., the new Prolite B2712HDS-1 LCD display is the largest screen offered by iiyama. It features a high-definition 1920 x 1080 resolution, 50,000:1 advanced contrast ratio, 400 cd/m² brightness, and horizontal/vertical viewing angles of 170°/160°. MSRP: $455. The company’s Prolite E2710HDSD model offers the same resolution and brightness as well as 20,000:1 contrast ratio and a 24-80 KHz horizontal sync (vs. the 31-80 KHz available on the newer model).