CES: BenQ offer new LCD displays, peripherals

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BenQ this week took the wraps off several new flat-panel LCD displays, as well as other accessories that work with the Mac, including cameras, a digital projector, mice and a keyboard.

Billed as “the world’s fastest 19-inch LCD monitor,” BenQ announced that its FP93GX is now shipping. The display features a 2 millisecond (ms) gray-to-gray (GTG) response time and a 13mm bezel design. The PF93GX can be mounted on a wall using a VESA bracket, and features D-sub analog and DVI input support. It has 1280 x 1024 pixel resolution, 700:1 contrast ratio and 300 cd/m2 brightness. It’s available now for $429.

BenQ is also shipping the FP93V, a 19-inch LCD display featuring an all-white design. The monitor feature 8ms response time, 550:1 contrast ratio, 1280 x 1024 resolution, and D-sub analog and DVI inputs. The base stand can accommodate stationery, external drives, media players and other devices, and it features integrated cable management and adjustable screen positioning. It’s available for $419.

Also shipping is BenQ’s FP202W LCD display — a widescreen 20-inch LCD monitor with 1680 x 1050 resolution, 8ms response time and 600:1 contrast ratio. It also touts D-sub and DVI inputs. The FP202W costs $649.

The M310 Plus is a wireless optical mouse that can recharge its batteries using a USB connection. It works with Macs and PCs and requires no drivers. The $39 mouse features an 800 dot per inch (DPI) optical sensor, three buttons and a scroll wheel. It uses 27MHz Radio Frequency (RF) wireless technology.

The $49.99 Desksaver Companion is coming in the first calendar quarter of 2006. It’s a wired keyboard and mini mouse combo that’s molded in “Apple White,” and designed to match the size and style of the Mac mini. It’s a scaled down system designed to work in cramped spaces like network operating centers.

The CP120 is a portable digital projector that features built-in wireless networking capabilities. It weighs 2.9 pounds. The projector touts XGA-native resolution (1024 x 768 pixels), 2000:1 contrast ratio and 1500 lumens brightness. Compatible with HDTV sources, the CP120 also works with analog D-sub, component video, S-Video and composite video sources.

BenQ also introduces three new digital still cameras - the six-megapixel X600, the five-megapixel E521 and the eight-megapixel C800. Coming this month for $399, $299 and $229 respectively, the cameras all feature built-in memory, MPEG-4 movie recording capability and 3x optical zoom.

BenQ’s Web site had not been updated with information about some of the new peripherals as Macworld posted this article.

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