LCD MONITORS

Published Date
09 - May - 2007
| Last Updated
09 - May - 2007
 
LCD MONITORS
17-Inch LCD Monitors

Samsung 740N

Specifications
Viewable area: 17 inches; resolution: 1280 x 1024, aspect ratio: normal; pixel pitch: 0.264 mm; brightness: 300 cd/m2; contrast ratio: 600:1; interface: D-Sub; dimensions: 36.6 x 39.1 x 20 cm; power consumption: 34 W



Our Verdict
The Samsung 740N's response time of just 8 ms means it is good for gaming and movies. It can be adjusted vertically, and the VESA mounting option lets you hang it on a wall. Brightness and contrast ratio are good, the colours are vivid, the image is crisp, the viewing angle is wide. A power consumption of 34 W means considerable power savings.

Runner-Up: NU QL-711V
19-Inch LCD Monitors

NU L921G

Specifications

Viewable area: 19 inches; resolution: 1280 x 1024, aspect ratio: normal; pixel pitch: 0.294 mm, brightness: 320 cd/m2; contrast Ratio: 600:1; interface: D-Sub/DVI-D; dimensions: 44.8 x 44.7 x 19.3 cm; power consumption: 50 W

Our Verdict
"Good things come at a price." Not so in the case of the NU L921G. This 19-inch LCD is sturdy and weigh just 5.3 kg, less than most others in its category. It also has the smallest dimensions and footprint. It can be swivelled vertically but not horizontally. It has inbuilt speakers, just in case. D-Sub as well as DVI-D connectors are provided for digital video signal transmission.



The brightness and the contrast ratio make viewing on this monitor a delight. A low response time of 8 ms and large viewing angles make it suitable for gaming as well as movies. Power consumption is 50 W, which again is quite low. In the end, it was the price tag that was the deciding factor in the NU L921G winning the Zero1 Award for 19-inch LCD monitors this year.

Runner-Up: Asus PW191


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