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Wide, Flat, and Hi-Def

(April 2010) posted on Tue May 04, 2010

A sourcelist of LCD monitors


By Paula Yoho Weis

LaCie
lacie.com
The LaCie 730 features RGB-LED backlight technology, 14-bit gamma correction, and is designed to cover 125% and 123% of the NTSC and Adobe RGB gamuts. The 30-in. display features a 2560 x 1600 resolution, 200 cd/m2 brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio, and 178° viewing angles. It’s available packaged with hood and LaCie blue eye pro Proof Edition calibration software ($3600), and in a package with hood, software, and LaCie blue eye colorimeter ($3800). A 24-in. version of this display also is available with the same packages ($2000/$2200), and LaCie offers several other LCD displays for graphics professionals as well.

Lenovo
lenovo.com
Lenovo’s ThinkVision line of LCD monitors come in a variety of sizes and specs, from 17 to 22 in. At the top of the line, the L2251x Wide is Lenovo’s greenest and most ergonomic display, featuring 1680 x 1050 resolution, brightness of 250cd/m2, and a 1000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. MSRP: $300.

LG
lge.com
The LG W3000H is a 30-in. widescreen HD display that offers 2650 x 1600 resolution, 170° viewing angle, and 370 cd/m2 brightness. In addition, it features: a wide color gamut expanding the range of colors to 92% of the NTSC spectrum; a Flatron f-Engine that independently adjusts contrast and brightness; and a fully articulating stand. Price: $1450.

NEC Display Solutions
necdisplay.com
The MultiSync LCD3090W-BK-SV from NEC is a 30-in., widescreen LCD with the company’s SpectraView II color-calibration solution. The monitor achieves coverage of 97% of Adobe RGB color space and features NEC’s X-Light Pro backlight/sensor design and ColorComp technology to compensate for variations in luminance and color uniformity. It offers 2560 x 1600 native resolution, 350 cd/m2 brightness, and a contrast ratio of 1000:1. The SpectraView II solution comprises a color-measurement sensor with software. Price: $2449.  The SpectraView II is available on six other NEC displays as well, in sizes beginning at 19 in.

Philips Electronics
philips.com
The 240S1 24-in. monitor offers 1920 x 1200 resolution, 300 cd/m² brightness, SmartContrast ratio of 25,000:1, and a viewing angle of 178º. A 24-in. 240B1CS version has built-in stereo audio; 22-in. and 19-in. versions are also available, with or without audio.

Planar Systems
planar.com
The 26-in. PX2611W comes with a 1900 x 1200 resolution, 178° viewing angle, 400 cd/m2 brightness, and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. Planar also offers a 27-in. model, the PX2710MY widescreen LCD monitor, which features 1920 x 1080 full high-definition resolution, 1200:1 contrast ratio, and 170° horizontal/160° viewing angle with a tilt range from 0° to 20°. A 24-in. model is also available.

Quato
quato.de
The Quato Intelli Proof 240 Excellence is an Adobe-RGB and ECI-RGB optimized, 102% NTSC Wide Gamut-proof display with 16-bit hardware calibration and uniformity compensation. The 24-in., wide-panel display features a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 400 cd/m2 luminance, and 1920 x 1200-pixel resolution. Built-in iColor Display calibration software adjusts the monitor’s internal calibration processing unity up to 42-bit resolution, enabling the model to show 1024 gray or billions of colors using frame-modulation technology. Similar models are available with 25- (Intelli Proof 262 Excellence) and 22-in. (Intelli Proof 220 Excellence) displays; the company also offers Creative Proof and Proof series of displays. Distributed in the US through GraphixWorld (graphixworldllc.com).

Samsung Electronics USA
samsungusa.com
The XL2370-1 23-in. widescreen LCD monitor features an LED backlight with 250 cd/m² resolution, 1920 x 1080 resolution, and a 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Samsung bills the model as eco-friendly because it contains no halogen, mercury, lead, or VOCs and uses up to 3% less power. MSRP: $1613.

Toshiba
toshibadirect.com
Toshiba’s 21.6-inch PA3768U-1LCH high-performance TFT LCD monitor features full 1080P HD (1920 x 1080 resolution), a contrast ratio up to 1000:1, brightness of 300 cd/m2, and color-depth support for 16.7 million colors. It has dual VGA and DVI video interfaces, port replicator, and USB docking station. Monitors are also available in 22-in and 23.6-in. versions. MSRP: $230.

ViewSonic
viewsonic.com
The 24-in. VG2427wm LCD is designed for graphics professionals. It offers 1920 x 1080 resolution, 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a luminosity of 300 cd/m², and 170°/160° viewing angles. The display features an Eco-mode to reduce power consumption, fully adjustable ergonomic base, and USB ports. ViewSonic offers sizes ranging from 17 to 24 in. in its Graphic Series line.

Westinghouse Digital
westinghousedigital.com
With 1920 x 1200 resolution, a dynamic contrast of 3000:1, and static ratio of 750:1, the L2610NW 26-in. LCD has a color capability of 16.7 million colors, optional wall-mounting capability, and 170° horizontal/160° vertical viewing angles. MSRP: $545.

 


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