Don't-Miss Display Stories

NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX

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.

Samsung SyncMaster 204T

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.

Dell UltraSharp 2405FPW

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.

Westinghouse LCM-17w7

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.

Sony SDM-HS75P

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.

NEC MultiSync LCD1970NX

The NEC MultiSync LCD1970UX is a good fit for users who don’t mind tinkering with monitor settings a bit in order to get a good, moderately priced, general purpose display.

Sony SDM-HS95P/S

Although this display lacks some of the extra features found on other displays, the HS95P/S is a bright and shiny, well designed, and good performing display.

NEC MultiSync LCD2070NX

The NEC MultiSync LCD2070UX is a great choice for people looking for a moderately priced monitor with the ability to display bright, accurate colors.

NEC MultiSync LCD1770NX

Although it required a little tweaking to correctly calibrate its colors, the LCD1770NX, with its reasonable price and good performance, is a very good, general-purpose LCD display.

LaCie 321 LCD Monitor

The 321 LCD Monitor from LaCie is a bright, beautiful 21.3-inch LCD aimed at professionals willing to pay the price for accurate color.

AG Neovo M-17

The USB ports on the front of the AG Neovo M-17 are a nice touch, but the noisy speakers and color-uniformity problems at the top and bottom of the screen make it difficult to recommend.

LG Flatron L1780U

The LG L1780U’s small and stylish design is very flexible. Once calibrated, it performed well as a general-purpose display and would be a good fit for users with limited desktop space.

Monitor Color Calibrators

Monitor-calibration systems—which include a hardware colorimeter and its accompanying software—take you beyond the accuracy readings of the built-in Apple ColorSync Utility. ColorVision’s Spyder2Pro Studio bests the Eye-One Display 2 and Monaco OptixXR Pro in our tests.