It seems like computer monitors, especially LCD monitors are finally starting to move over to the 16:9 aspect ratio. When we first started seeing widescreen models they were all 16:10 aspect ratio, so you would have resolutions like 1680 x 1050 and 1920 x 1200. Now the 16:9 models are starting to come out offering full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. Today we will be looking at one such monitor the Samsung SyncMaster 2233SW, which is a 22-inch display that features a 5ms response time, 15000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and a very sleek design.
Sometimes the best things in life are unmarked or unbranded: Federal Reserve notes, police records, white bags of food at the grocery store, and cheap, generic medicines. Like those, this 22″ widescreen LCD monitor lacks markings or branding, but my keen eye, and Geeks.com’s product page, tell me this is an HP TS-22W7H monitor with HDMI and VGA input. It has speakers, too! Does this monitor shine? Does it display excellently? ThinkComputers finds out.
LED backlit LCD’s are something that we are just starting to see come into the consumer market. A lot of new notebook LCD’s are LED backlit, but you really do not see that many desktop LCD’s that are LED backlit. Mainly because producing a LED backlit LCD is 2-2x as expensive as producing the normal CCFL backlit LCD’s. Today we will be looking at the VLED221wm 22-inch display from ViewSonic, which is the world’s first sub $1000 LED backlit LCD, which will allow for most people to get their hands on it. It features an impressive 12000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and ability to represent 118% of the NTSC color gamut, which will provide great color reproduction. Let’s see what the VLED221wm is all about.