Dell SX2210 Details Released
February 28th 2009
Dell have released details of their new 1080p 22" screen. The SX2210 offers a
full 1920 x 1080 resolution, 2ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 300
cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The screen is clearly TN Film
based as you might expect, and follows in the footsteps of all the other 1080p
22" models being released at the moment.
The SX2210 does offer an integrated 2.0MP webcam with microphone, and comes
with VGA, DVI-D and HDMI interfaces. There is also a built in USB hub and a
basic tilt adjustment from the stand. No word on release date or price yet,
but can't imagine it will be long.
LG Announce 21.5" 1080p W2261VG Screen
February 26th 2009
Since every other manufacturer seems to be doing it, LG
have also announced the release of their new 21.5" sized W2261VG. The screen
offers a full 1920 x 1080 resolution (1080p), along with a 2ms G2G response
time, 1000:1 contrast ratio and 300 cd/m2 brightness. There's a VGA, DVI (HDCP
supported) and HDMI interface offered for connectivity and the screen is set
to retail for around $225 USD.
Samsung Release 2243BWT
February 26th 2009
Nothing spectacular, but Samsung have recently added a
new 22" model to their monitor range. The 2243BWT offers a "slim and compact
design" and a few 'headline' features such as integrated USB ports, 8000:1
dynamic contrast ratio and a 4-way adjustable stand. The screen offers the
usual 1680 x 1050 resolution, 5ms response time, 1000:1 static contrast ratio,
300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles. The model is obviously TN
Film based as well, but does come with D-sub and DVI interfaces (with HDCP).
Dell G2410 Released
February 26th 2009
We talked about them
back in January, but Dell have now released the details for their 24"
G2410 monitor on their
website. The new 24" screen offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 5ms response
time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles.
The screen is TN Film based, and oddly on Dell's website there isn't mention
of the LED backlighting which was talked about in their previous
I can only assume the model is still using LED
backlighting as part of its energy saving measures, which seems to be the main
focal point of the G2410. Dell's blurb states: "Bringing to you various green
features like PowerNap and Dynamic Dimming that cut energy use, and packaged
with materials that focus to dramatically reduce environmental impact. The
monitor comes with Dell EPEAT Gold rating, that reduce environmental impact by
using halogen-free laminates in circuit boards and chassis plastics that
contains 25% post-consumers recycled plastics."
The screen does come with a basic tilt adjustment, and
both VGA and DVI-D interfaces (no mention of HDCP oddly). The screen is listed
on Dell's website at a price of $349 USD as expected
Dell 2209WA - Confirmed e-IPS Panel Part!
February 10th 2009
Eizo Release CG242W Graphics Screen
February 8th 2009
Eizo have recently announced details of their new 24"
screen in their CG series of monitors. The CG242W offers a 97% Adobe RGB
gamut, along with a 3D Look-Up Table for precise
signal-hue allocation. As a result, the CG242W should demonstrate a perfect
simulation of CMYK print output.
A 3D Look-Up Table (LUT) with
12-Bit bit-length per colour channel as well as 16-Bit colour processing
ensure a smooth gradation and a grey axis without deviations in hue. The
visible result is a highly differentiated colour reproduction without losses
of hue or stripe formation. With the display of almost invisible tints, the
screen itself should go beyond even the most extreme expectations of
professional image and video production. Automatic calibration with an
additional measuring device for the USB connection rounds off the monitor’s
image processing. This allows for hardware LUT calibration via the packaged
The CG242W offers a 1920 x
1200 resolution, 6ms G2G response time (12ms ISO), 1100:1 contrast ratio, 270
cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. The screen can display 16.77
million colours from a palette of 68 billion, and offers a 12-bit LUT and
16-bit internal processing.
The screen comes with a
DisplayPort and DVI-I interface (HDCP supported), and offers a comprehensive
range of height, tilt swivel and pivot ergonomic adjustments. The screen
should be available in Europe in March for ~2000 Euro.
BenQ G2220HD - 21.5" 1080p Monitor Released
January 24th 2009
BenQ have followed in
the footsteps of many other manufacturers and released a new 21.5" monitor in
their range. The new G2220HD / G2220HDA offers a full 1080p 1920 x 1080
resolution, along with a 5ms response time, 40,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
(1000:1 static), 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing angles.
The panel is clearly TN
Film based as you might expect, and the screen comes with an HDCP supported
DVI-D and a VGA interface for connecting up. The G2220HD comes in an
attractive glossy all-black design, and offers only a basic tilt function.
Price and release date are not known yet.
NEC Launch Popular 2490WUXi in Europe
January 24th 2009
The NEC LCD2490WUXi has been a very popular monitor in
the United States. It's one of those rare 24" IPS based screens, and has
received a lot of attention in the market place there. However, the screen has
never been readily available over in Europe or the UK....until now!
NEC have recently told us about the upcoming launch of
this screen in Europe, expected to happen in February. We are currently
waiting for a review sample to put it through its paces, but in the mean time,
here is the information about the new model:
The 2490WUXi is H-IPS based and features an Advanced
True-White Polarizor as well. The screen offers a 1920 x 1200 resolution, 8ms
G2G response time (16ms ISO), 800:1 contrast ratio, 400 cd/m2 brightness and
178/178 viewing angles. While there have been a couple of other IPS based
screens released recently (e.g.
HP LP2475W), the NEC 2490WUXi actually uses standard gamut backlighting,
which covers the normal 72% of the NTSC gamut. For those who are not fans of
the extended gamut displays, and want to work within the normal sRGB colour
space, the NEC has proved popular.
We will hopefully feature a full review of the screen
soon, but it is expected to be launched in Europe this February, retail price
to be confirmed.
Samsung Showcase 23" LED Backlit P2370L
January 20th 2009
At this years CES event, Samsung have been showing off
their new LED backlit 23" screen, the P2370L. This new model uses LED
backlighting rather than traditional CCFL backlighting which allows the
manufacturer to extend the colour space (gamut), as well as potentially
improve uniformity of the screen. The new model is also very thin, at only
The P2370L offers a 23"WS screen size, 1920 x 1080
resolution, 2ms G2G response time, 2,000,000:1 (yes, 2 million to 1) dynamic
contrast ratio and looks to feature only a single DVI-I interface for
connecting the screen up. The P2370L should retail for around $399 USD which
is pretty reasonable.
Dell 2209WA - Is This a New 22" IPS Panel?
January 20th 2009
We discussed the launch of this new 22" screen from Dell recently, and
there's been a lot of dicussion about it online so far. The spec is
interesting since the Canadian Dell website lists the screen with a 5ms
response time (suggesting probably TN Film) but with 178/178 viewing angles
(suggesting VA/IPS technology).
CNET Australia have
reviewed the screen and the reviewer, Craig Simms, has been in touch with us
to discuss the new screen. Their review praises the 2209WA, but also discusses
the fact that Dell have listed this as being an "e-IPS" panel in some of their
The PDF from Dell
(screen shot above) mentions this as the panel technology being used,
presumably standing for "enhanced IPS", and the reviewer has commented that
viewing angles are excellent on the 2009WA. Their same spec sheet also
mentions a response time of 6ms G2G, which is certainly more indicative of
VA/IPS than the 5ms (ISO) quoted on the Canadian website. It is very possible
this is the first mainstream 22" screen to use an IPS panel, although I am not
aware of any modules from LG.Display which fit this spec or technology. It
might also be a VA panel, and the spec certainly matches Samsung's S-PVA
panel. We await further conformation, but it certainly sounds like it isn't TN
The 2209WA is apparently
being released in Australia this week at a retail price of $459 Australian
Eizo Launch New FlexScan S2242W-H 22" Screen
January 20th 2009
The screen offers a full
1920 x 1200 resolution, higher than the normal 1680 x 1050 resolution of most
22" models. The S2242W-H also offers a 6ms G2G response time (12ms ISO),
1200:1 contrast ratio, 350 cd/m2 brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. The
screen covers 92% of the NTSC colour gamut, and comes with VGA and DVI (HDCP
supported) interfaces. There are pivot, tilt and height adjustments and
integrated USB ports.
The Eizo website lists
the panel technology as being VA, so the screen must be using a slightly
updated or tweaked version of Samsung's S-PVA panel. The screen is due to be
released in Japan on 5th Feb and will retail for
¥69,800 (about $780 USD)
Eizo Spec Japan
LG.Display Release New Panel Modules
January 20th 2009
LG.Display have updated
their digital catalogue to include some of their new panels. All the new
panels are TN Film based, but they are of course still listing some of their
IPS based modules which are still in production. The new panels include sizes
of 19", 20", 21.5", 23" and 27", all in widescreen format. The 27" is a new
venture for LG.Display, who had previously not filled the gap between 26" and
30" panels. The new 27" TN Film module offers a 2ms G2G response time amongst
other things, so I would expect to see this utlised in the near future in some
new 27" monitors.
The full specs of the
new parts are listed below, as well as being added to our full
panel parts database
Dell Launch 22" 2209WA In Canada
January 12th 2009
Already detailed on Dell's official Canadian website is a
new 22" model in their popular UltraSharp range. The 2209WA offers a 1680 x
1050 resolution, 5ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio and 300 cd/m2
brightness. Being 22" and with those specs, one would guess this screen was
using TN Film panel technology. Confusingly though, Dell have listed the
viewing angles as 178/178, which would normally indicate a VA/IPS panel.
I don't want to get people's hopes up though. The rest of the specs are really
indicative of TN Film, and being a 22" model, i'd be very surprised if Dell
have moved away from this technology. The quoted viewing angles could be a
simple typo, or possibly an exagerated spec based on lose measurement
techniques and some 'adventurous' marketing. More info as we hear about it of
What we do know is that the screen features 4x USB connections, along with a
DVI-D (HDCP supported) and VGA interface. The Dell website suggests it should
be shipping in 1-2 weeks, but there is no price or even an image available
Dell Preview G-Series of LED Monitors
January 9th 2009
Dell have recently been
talking about the release of their new G-series models, featureling LED
backlighting and reduced power consumption as a result. The press releases are
very much aimed at the "green" aspects of the screens, with energy saving and
eco friendly materials being talked about. There are two models being
released. Both offer dynamic contrast ratios of 1,000,000:1 (static 1000:1),
5ms response times, 250 cd/m2 brightness and come with VGA and DVI (with HDCP)
interfaces. They also feature an intergrated ambient light sensor for
automatic control of the backlight and brightness of the screen.
22" widescreen G2210
offering 1680 x 1050 resolution, retailing for $279
24" widescreen G2410
offering 1920 x 1200 resolution, retailing for $359
Both screens are planned
for release in February. More details as we get them.
LG Announce W2486L LED BLU 24" Display
January 9th 2009
LG have recently
announced the forthcoming release of a new 24" LED BLU model in their range.
The W2486L will reportedly offer a 2ms G2G response time, 1,000,000:1 dynamic
contrast ratio, and offers the ability to regulate the backlight
automatically. This is a nice feature we recently tested in the
NEC 24WMGX3 and proved useful. Hopefully more manufacturers will adopt
this feature. It looks as if the screen will be TN Film based, but further
details are not known at this time.
The new screen will use
LED backlighting and so will presumably offer a colour gamut of >100% of the
NTSC space. The screen is greener than other comparable models as LG estimates
it consumes 50 percent less power. The monitor has a black, glossy frame and
has a depth of just 20 mm. The stand has a small dint at the center which is
lit by a diode. In the right side of the frame there is a touch-sensitive
No word on price or
release date yet
ViewSonic FuHzion VX2265wm 3D Monitor
January 9th 2009
Viewsonic have shown off
their new 3D monitor at this years CES 2009 event, under the rather odd name
of the "FuHzion" VX2265wm. Viewsonic are touting this as the "ultimate gaming
monitor" which I'm sure is a claim we have seen from them, and every other
manufacturer, in the past! The new VX2265wm offers a 1680 x 1050 resolution,
3ms G2G response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/150
The panel is TN Film
based, but does support 120 Hz refresh and is ready for 3D stereoscopic
gaming. In order to game in 3D you’ll need a NVIDIA GeForce 3D Vision kit and
one of the following GPUs: GeForce 8800 GT or higher, 9600 GT or higher, all
GTX 200 series and Windows Vista 32-bit or 64-bit. There is a dual-link DVI-D
interface with HDCP support, and integrated SRS WOW HD sound and high-quality
The FuHzion VX2265wm
should be released very soon and is expected to retail for $399 USD
Samsung Release New PCoIP, DisplayLink and 3D
January 9th 2009
Samsung have shown on
all kinds of things at this years CES event, but of interest to us are some of
their new PCoIP and 3D monitors. The SyncMaster 930ND is a 19-inch
PC-over-IP-enabled display developed with Teradici Corporation. The screen
offers 4 USB connectors, 2-way audio, and a DVI-out for connection of a
Their new 22" 2233RZ
screen is aimed at gamers and supports NVIDIA's GeForce 3D vision hardware.
This screen will offer support for 3D stereoscopic gaming along with a 120Hz
refresh rate, and should be released around April at a price of ~$349 USD.
This model will feature a 1680 x 1050 resolution, 3ms G2G response time,
20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing
Finally there are also
three new DisplayLink compatible monitors, the SyncMaster D190SU (19-inch) and
D220SU (22-inch). No word on release dates and prices for these yet. There's
also the 22" 2243QW screen with a 1680 x 1050 resolution, 5ms response time,
1000:1 contrast ratio, and offering VGA, DVI and USB connections. The 2243QW
is shipping to Europe and the US now.
LG Display To Launch 120Hz 27" Monitor Panel
January 7th 2009
LG Display have
showcased a new 27" monitor panel at this years CES 2009 event. The new panel
will feature a 1920 x 1080 resolution, but will also incorporate a high
refresh 120Hz technology, similar to that already used in LCD TV ranges.
There's not really much information about this new panel, it's specs, or how
this 120Hz technology will work. Will it be an interpolation technique that we
see on LCD TV's or something else? At the moment, only Samsung really make 27"
panels, so this could see the arrival of IPS matrices into the 27" monitor
market as well. More info as we get it.
Dell Release New S2209W 1080p Monitor
January 7th 2009
Dell have followed in the footsteps of several other manufacturers recently,
and released a new 21.5" screen in their range, featuring high 1080p
resolution support. The new S2209W offers a full 1920 x 1080 resolution, 5ms
response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 170/160 viewing
angles. The screen is a standard 72% gamut display, and features a DVI-D (HDCP
supported) and D-sub interface. There is no HDMI connection here which is a
shame, and the screen only offers a basic tilt function. The S2209W is TN Film
based as you might expect, and comes with a sleek black frame designed to
match the new Dell Inspiron systems.
The S2209W retails for
$239 USD and £175 GBP
NEC Launch LCD2690W2-BK-SV and LCD3090W-BK-SV
January 7th 2009
Earlier this month at
the Macworld event, NEC showed off two new models in their SpectraView range
of screens. The MultiSync LCD2690W2-BK-SV (26-inch) and LCD3090W-BK-SV
(30-inch) display both come with the SpectraView colour calibration sensor and
software, which has also been launched separately as the SVII-PRO-KIT,
retailing for $329 USD. The colorimeter itself is actually based on the X-Rite
i1 Display 2, which is used and rebranded in many forms. The software analyzes
these measurements and sends color adjustment commands directly to the display
monitor, allowing the full color resolution and fidelity of the system to be
maintained. The new sensor is custom manufactured and matched for wide color
gamut displays, like the recently introduced MultiSync LCD2690WUXi² and
LCD3090WQXi, in order to provide the most precise measurements possible with a
colorimeter device. The sensor is also compatible with standard gamut LCD
displays. The software offers calibrated display information, which shows the
results of the calibration, including the measured color gamut, grayscale
color tracking, Delta-E and luminance values.
LCD2690W2-BK-SV, LCD3090W-BK-SV and SVII-PRO-KIT are designed for users in the
graphic design, digital animation, photography, print production, image
analysis and CAD/CAM industries, as well as soft-copy clinical viewing in the
medical field. The models offer three internal 12-bit look-up tables (LUTs),
which allow precise adjustments to be made to the display’s tone response
curve with minimal reduction to the number of displayable colors.
The 26" model covers
97.8% of the AdobeRGB colour space, and offers a 1920 x 1200 resolution, 8ms
G2G response time (16ms ISO), 1000:1 contrast ratio, 320 cd/m2 brightness and
178/178 viewing angles. There are DVI-I, DVI-D and D-sub interfaces, and the
panel is IPS based. It's bacially the same as the
2690WUXi2 we discussed recently, just with the SpectraView calibration
The 30" model offers
97.8% coverage of the AdobeRGB colour space as well, along with a 2560 x 1600
resolution, 6ms G2G response time (12ms ISO), 1000:1 contrast ratio, 350 cd/m2
brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. The screen is also IPS based, and comes
with a DVI-D and DVI-I interface.
The two new models
retail for $1,449 (26") and $2,449 (30")
NEC (26") and