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Can a film overlay reduce the glare on a new unibody MacBook Pro to the point where it’s acceptable to someone who dislikes glossy screens? Rob Griffiths attempts to find out with Power Support’s anti-glare offering for laptops.
The LED Cinema Display represents many firsts for Apple, including the company’s first LED backlit stand-alone display and the first external display designed specifically for Apple laptops. Its lack of compatibility with other Macs is disappointing, but it’s a good fit for its limited target audience.
NEC’s MultiSync 3090WQXi is a 30-inch wide-screen LCD monitor aimed at professionals whose work requires color accuracy.
The V7 D24W33 is a pretty average display when it comes to performance. But with a below-average price and some nice features, this monitor will appeal to budget-conscious shoppers looking for a display that shows more than just spreadsheets and Web pages.
ViewSonic's VP2250wb is a fine, affordable multimedia and general-purpose display. But color professionals and those who often collaborate with co-workers may want to look elsewhere for a display with better viewing angles,
The Ergotron Neo-Flex Combo Lift places your MacBook right next to your display when you're working at a desk.
The LaCie 324 LCD monitor is a 24-inch display targeted at creative pros who demand a large color gamut and color accuracy; but with two HDMI inputs for consumer entertainment electronics and support for picture-in-picture technology, the monitor aims to be both a multimedia display and art director’s tool.
The Epson MovieMate 72 is a cool, all-in-one, home-theater projector that features high-definition 720p resolution, high-quality integrated speakers, and a built-in up-converting DVD player.
The ViewSonic VA2026w isn’t a bad display, but other models in its category offer better viewing angles and lower price tags.
If you’re looking for a wide-screen LCD display, but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg, the NEC 205WXM should be at the top of your list.
The Dell E207WFP is a good, bare-bones, 20-inch wide-screen display. And though it’s short on extra features, it performed well in our tests against other displays in its class. You should consider it if you’re looking for an inexpensive wide-screen monitor.
The BenQ FP202W V3 is a decent, affordable, 20-inch wide-screen LCD. But with its oversharpened text, limited viewing angle, and frustrating-to-use on-screen menu system, you’d be better off with the Dell E207WFP, which costs less and looks better.
The Envision is a fine, inexpensive, 20-inch wide-screen LCD. Colors looked better than average right out of the box, but onscreen text was a bit fuzzy. If you’re in the market for an affordable LCD, the Dell E207WFP costs just a few dollars more and performed better in our tests.
The Samsung SyncMaster 206BW is a very good wide-screen desktop display. It is competitively priced and, once calibrated, performed very well in our text and color tests. But, of course, you get what you pay for.
Hewlett-Packard's w2007 20-inch display is a good all-around wide-screen monitor with interesting features like built-in speakers and a shiny, high-gloss screen.