The LCD1720M is a 17-inch screen that incorporates front-firing stereo speakers. The display features a 3.4-inch deep construction and weighs about 16.1 pounds on its stand. It sports a 160-degree viewing angle both horizontally and vertically.
The LCD1850E is an 18.1-inch display that emphasizes a small form factor and large screen. The LCD1850E features a thin-frame design using a bezel that measures 18.5 mm. It’s even thinner than its 17-inch counterpart at 3.1 inches deep, and weighs about 18.5 pounds.
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Both displays feature native resolutions of 1280 x 1024, and both incorporate internal power supplies to help reduce the amount of desktop space they consume. Both displays are analog and use VGA inputs. The backlights on both monitors are rated at 200 cd/m2. The LCD1720M features a contrast ratio of 350:1, while the LCD1850E is rated at 300:1. NEC Mitsubishi said the monitors are compatible with various flavors of Windows and Mac OS.
The LCD1720M is now available, and the LCD1850E will be available later this month in either black or white cabinet options. The new displays carry estimated street prices of US$799 and $899 respectively.