Sony today introduced its new X series of liquid-crystal displays, including their first 20-inch SDM-X202 (20.1-inch viewable image size) flat panel computer display. The X series displays have an Eco Mode that purportedly lets you reduce energy consumption up to 20 percent by adjusting the screen’s brightness.
The new line of computer displays includes the 15-inch SDM-X52 (15.0-inch viewable image size), 17-inch SDM-X72 (17.0-inch viewable image size), and 18-inch SDM-X82 (18.1-inch viewable image size) displays. All include built-in stereo speakers, a bundled DVI-D cable, and an internal power supply. If you want a zero footprint, the displays are also arm- or wall-mountable. All models, except the X202 display, are available in black or two-toned grey; the X202 model is available in black or silver.
And each X series display adjusts to several different positions. They can tilt up to 80 degrees (20 degrees on the X202), and the X52, X72 and the X82 displays have up to two inches of height adjustment. What’s more, the X82 and the X202 displays can swivel up to 45 degrees.
If you’re preparing to go digital, but still want to keep your analog connection, all four of the X series models have both digital and analog inputs that can run both formats at the push of a button. The displays also provide multiple platform support for users who want the ability to toggle between a Mac and Windows-based personal computer.
The X52 and the X82 displays, available for about US$550 and $1,100, respectively, will ship this month. The X72 model, expected to sell for about $900, will ship in August, and the $2,000 X202 will arrive in September. More info and specifications are available at the
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