Don't-Miss Display Stories
The ViewSonic PJ258D is a good all-around projector. Its size, weight, and feature set make it easy to move from the office to your living room and back. Unfortunately, it lacks some of the key features necessary to make it a star performer in either setting.
Though this big, bright 26-inch display costs a pretty penny, its color calibration features—as well as for managing backlight and color consistency over time—make the LCD2690WUXiSV a tool all serious color geeks should consider.
If you think big is beautiful, then check out the LP3065 wide-screen LCD from Hewlett-Packard. The LP3065 is a solid all-around performer that will make you the envy of all who see you using it.
Though the HP LP2465’s connection options aren’t quite as plentiful as some monitors we’ve seen recently, and we’ve seen brighter and more vivid LCDs, it is a good choice if you’re looking for a large, affordable wide-screen LCD.
The idea of an affordable, multifunction display that includes built-in speakers, an iPod dock, a camera card reader, and a USB hub is very appealing. Unfortunately, the ViewSonic VX2245wm’s method of integrating these devices is clumsy, and the display suffers from a limited viewing angle.
Pantone’s huey is a good product for photography hobbyists who are just getting started in color management. It is affordable, easy to use, and fast. Its ability to continually adjust a monitor for changes in room lighting make it even more attractive.
The MultiSync 2190UXi doesn't come cheap, but graphics pros will love the vivid and accurate colors of this 21-inch LCD.
The SyncMaster 940BF is a very good, all-around display. Despite its limited viewing angle and inflexible ergonomic design, its MagicTune software lets you split the screen into specific zones and tweak the settings based on content.
Budget-conscious display shoppers won’t be disappointed with this highly flexible 17-inch monitor. With its built-in USB hub, and very good text and color performance, you’ll be staying too close to the screen to notice the limited viewing angle.
The Envision EN7450 17-inch LCD monitor is fine for an inexpensive 17-inch display. Consider it if you’re, looking for a bargain-priced monitor to complement your Mac mini.
The NEC LCD 1970VX is a decent monitor with some nice features. But unless your eye is focused solely on the bottom line, you can find displays with better viewing angles and cleaner text for a few dollars more.
Though the picture looked a touch blue out of the box, just a bit of tweaking helped this display earn high marks on both color and text-quality tests. If you’re looking for a highly adjustable, mid-sized LCD, you should definitely consider the SyncMaster 204T.
Overall, the UltraSharp 2405FPW performed well. With its vast amount of screen space, plethora of connection options, built-in camera card reader, and 4-port USB hub, Dell’s display offers a ton of features at a very good value.
The Westinghouse LCM-17w7 is a wide-screen, 17-inch LCD display that has an attractive silver and white design and built-in speakers. But despite such impressive-sounding features, our review found this inexpensive display to be less than a gem.
Although it is short on bells and whistles, the HS75P/S is a good choice for people with limited desk space who are looking for a bright and shiny, well designed, and good performing display.