Sharp Systems of America
released its largest monitor to date Thursday, a 20.1-inch flat panel LCD (liquid crystal display) monitor designed for high-end applications such as computer-aided design.
The LL-T2010W was released in Japan by Sharp Systems’ parent company, Sharp Corp., in March. It features a true resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels (UXGA, or ultra extended graphics array), the highest resolution offered by Sharp Systems. The monitor is suitable for design engineers, high-end gamers or video editors who need crisp graphics, Sharp said.
Two inputs allow for digital or analog connections, which means a user can connect two computers or a computer and a DVD player, and switch between the two systems. Peripherals can also be connected through a USB (Universal Serial Bus) input.
Sharp’s AGLR (anti-glare low reflection) technology in the LL-T2010W allows the monitor to maintain rich color displays even in a brightly lit environment, such as a fluorescent-lighted office. AGLR cuts the reflectance of the monitor by two-thirds compared to conventional LCD displays, the company said.
Users can lock the one-touch display controls, safeguarding against accidental adjustments or curious co-workers.
Sharp Systems estimates the street prices of the LL-T2010W at US$2,099, and it is available through Sharp’s resellers or the company’s Web site.
NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America Inc. offers the MultiSync LCD2110, a 21.3-inch 1600 x 1200 resolution LCD monitor for an estimated street price of $3,799, according to its Web site. A 20.1-inch LCD model with a lower 1280 x 1024 resolution has an estimated street price of $1,699. Sony Corp.’s largest LCD monitor, the SDM-X82/B, is a 18.1-inch model with 1280 x 1024 resolution and is priced at $1,099, according to Sony’s Web site.
Apple’s Cinema HD (high definition) display, featuring a 23-inch display and 1900 x 1200 resolution sells for $3,499 and the Apple Cinema, a 22-inch 1600 x 1024 display sells for $2,499.