There's obviously been a big trend recently towards releasing full 1080p monitors into the market, and Asus are not to be left behind! Their new VH242 24" model offers a full 1920 x 1080 resolution, 5ms response time, 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The screen is TN Film based, and also comes with VGA, DVI and HDMI interface options.
There's integrated speakers, HDCP support and a basic tilt adjustment. No word on price yet but the screen should be available very soon.
Acer have recently announced the launch of a new 22" display in their range, this time featuring DisplayLink technology. This technology allows LCD monitors to be connected via USB, and is something we have seen in the past from other manufacturers. Using DisplayLink’s DL-160 network display chip, you can connect up to six Acer B223 LCD monitors using a standard USB 2.0 connection. It is also plug-and-play compatible for extra ease of use.
The screen itself offers a 22"WS format, 1680 x 1050 resolution, 5ms response time and is TN Film based. The screen is available in Europe now at the not-so-attractive price of €339.
Viewsonic have added a new 22" model to their popular VX range of desktop monitors. The VX2233wm offers a 21.5" viewable area in a 16:9 aspect ratio. The screen offers "elegant style and full HD 1080p performance for your desktop" and offers an impressive range of specs to back this claim up.
The VX2233wm has a full 1920 x 1080 resolution, 5ms response time, 1000:1 static contrast ratio (18,000:1 dynamic control), 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The screen is TN Film based as you have probably gathered. The VX2233wm offers a D-sub and DVI (with HDCP) interface along with integrated stereo speakers and a basic tilt ergonomic adjustment. The screen is also advertised as having aspect ratio control at a hardware level, and an 'Eco-mode' which saves up to 40% in energy use and prolongs lamp life. No word on retail price or date yet.
Office Depot in the US have a very low price on the recently released X183HB 18.5" monitor, retailing for $99 USD at the moment! The screen itself offers a 1366 x 768 resolution, 5ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and is TN Film based. The resolution is the same as smaller range 720p LCD TV's, but gives a suitable pixel pitch for a screen of this size. The screen is normally $149 in store, but online it is available for $99.
Source: Office Depot
Samsung have recently announced the release of a new 23.6" monitor in their popular SyncMaster range, with the SM2494HS offering a 1920 x 1080 resolution, offering true 1080p support. As well as this, the screen offers a 5ms response time, 1000:1 static contrast ratio (50,000:1 dynamic), 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The screen is obviously TN Film based, but it also comes with DVI (HDCP), VGA and HDMI interfaces.
The SM2494HS is expected to be released in Dec 08 in Japan, and will retail for a price around $423 USD.
LG have also released a new 24" 1080p monitor in their range, again offer a 16:9 format and 1920 x 1080 resolution. The W2442PA-BF has a 2ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio (10,000:1 DCR), 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. There are 2x HDMI interfaces and an HDCP supported DVI-D interface. No word on release dates or price yet, but it is listed on LG's Japanese website.
Acer have followed in the recent trend and released their own 1080p screen in a 16:9 aspect ratio. The new P244Wbmii offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 2ms G2G response time, 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The screen is obviously TN Film based, and also offers 2x HDMI and 1x VGA interfaces. It comes in a black colour, but while we are unsure of UK/US release dates, it looks like it will retail for ~£280 GBP.
Samsung have released a new model in their popular 20" SyncMaster range. Breaking from tradition however, the new SM2033SW offers a 1600 x 900 resolution, and a 16:9 format (instead of the usual 1680 x 1050, 16:10 format). The screen also offers a 5ms response time, 1000:1 static contrast ratio (15,000:1 dynamic), 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The screen is obviously TN Film based, and also offers a DVI and VGA interface (HDCP supported).
No news on price or release date yet.
"Experience 'right out of the box' video conferencing solution with excellent functionality and convenience with the SP2309W 23-inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor from Dell. With the integrated 2.0 Megapixel Webcam". This is the blurb from Dell about their new 23" display, the SP2309W. The screen offers some very interesting features and specs as follows: 23" screen size, 16:9 aspect ratio, 2048 x 1152 resolution, 2ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 160/160 viewing angles. The panel is obviously TN Film based, and also offers a 98% coverage of (presumably the NTSC) colour space. This follows in the footsteps of the recently announced Samsung SM2343BW which started the trend towards high resolution 23" screens.
There is an integrated 2.0MP camera, DVI-D, D-sub and HDMI interfaces, tilt and swivel adjustments and the bezel and stand is a glossy black colour. The screen is currently listed on Dell's Canadian website with a retail price from $419
It was a little hard to track down official details, but Samsung have released details of a new 23" sized screen in their SyncMaster range, offering some impressive specifications. Most interestingly of all, Samsung have broken from the usual 1920 x 1200 resolution of 23" models, and the new SM2343BW provides a massive 2048 x 1152 resolution, and 16:9 aspect ratio. The screen also offers a 5ms response time, 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The screen is TN Film based, and uses the latest high-res panel from Samsung themselves (LTM230TT01/02).
There is a D-sub and DVI interface available, and the screen is available on the German Samsung site with a retail price listed as 279.00 € (Euroes)
Today we have added a new section to the website, a result of many requests recently to share ICC profiles we have created during our reviews. The new section contains all the profiles we have saved from our calibration stages of the reviews, along with a table of the OSD settings we used along side them.
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This new section contains information and profiles to help calibrate your monitor and hopefully get things looking better. Below you will find some recommended OSD settings for various models, along with an ICC profile which has been produced, and saved, using a hardware colorimter device. These have been collated from our various reviews, as well as any which have been gathered from various sources and those sent to us by readers.
There are some very important things to consider however, so please take the following as some caveats:
Basically, don't rely on these settings and profiles working magic on your screen! They should hopefully help improve things for many users, but performance will vary as explained above.
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