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Closer Look at 19" Monitor Features. Part V.
[04/11/07 | by Oleg Artamonov]

A new roundup continuing the series of 19-inch monitor reviews is ready! This article is devoted to LCD monitors with 5:4 aspect ratio and a native resolution of 1280x1024 pixels. We will discuss their color reproduction quality (and the color gamut), response time (and the RTC error value), brightness and contrast. Today we will introduce to you ten solutions from Acer, Asus, LG, Dell and Samsung.

XXL Monitors in Action: LCD Giants from Dell and Samsung Reviewed
[04/06/07 | by Oleg Artamonov]

Today we are going to look at three solutions from Dell and Samsung with 27” and 30” diagonal. 27” monitors may be interesting for people who often watch movies on their PC and who need a large screen with a resolution sufficient for HDTV. 30” models may make a good work monitor for people who process complex design drawings and schematics or have to work with multiple documents at once. So, let’s see how good out today’s testing participants are!

Professional LCD Monitors: NEC LCD2190UX and Samsung XL20
[01/29/07 | by Oleg Artamonov]

Incorrect correct color reproduction is an issue with a lot of consumer LCD panels. Today we are going to take a look at professional LCD monitors that have been specifically optimized for work with colors. Please meet the three professional models from NEC and Samsung in our new detailed review!

Contemporary LCD Monitor Parameters: Objective and Subjective Analysis
[01/23/07 | by Oleg Artamonov]

In this article we will cover some specified parameters of monitors (how they are measured by the manufacturers, how relevant they are for practical uses, etc.) and some issues pertaining to the peculiarities of the human vision (this mainly refers to the response time parameter).

Closer Look at 20" and 21" LCD Monitor Features. Part III
[10/25/06 | by Oleg Artamonov]

We continue our yesterday’s discussion of 20" and 21" monitors and their features. Today we will add another 8 models to the batch. These will be solutions from Samsung, Sony and Viewsonic. Find out what solution is the best out of 19 models tested!

Closer Look at 20" and 21" LCD Monitor Features. Part II
[10/24/06 | by Oleg Artamonov]

This is another article in our series of LCD monitor roundups. Over the next two days we would like to introduce to you 17 monitor models with the 20” and 21” screen targeted for different application fields and hence belonging to different price segments. Today we will look at 9 solutions from Acer, BenQ and NEC.

Closer Look at 19" Monitor Features. Part IV.
[07/07/06 | by Oleg Artamonov]

We continue the good tradition of testing 19-inch LCD monitors. Today we are going to introduce to you 15 models from Acer, ASUS, BenQ, EIZO, NEC, Philips, Samsung and Viewsonic. We will look at a few widescreen models and discuss the monitors’ response time and RTC errors for all RTC-enabled monitors. Read more in our detailed roundup now!

Closer Look at 17" LCD Monitor Features. Part VII
[02/09/06 | by Oleg Artamonov]

Today we are going to continue our series of articles devoted to the features and performance of 17” LCD monitors. We will look at 12 monitors from BenQ, LG, Philips, Samsung, Sony and Viewsonic.

LCD Panels with Response Time Compensation: 7 Monitors Reviewed
[12/20/05 | by Oleg Artamonov]

The ISO 13406-2 method to measure the monitor’s response time as the total time necessary to change the state of a pixel from pure black to pure white and back again brings but very little information about the real performance of the monitor and easily misleads the user. Today we are going to reveal all secrets about this parameter and discuss the response time compensation that affects the quality of dynamic images on the screen of 7 monitors from ViewSonic and Samsung.

Closer Look at 17" LCD Monitor Features. Part VI
[08/16/05 | by Oleg Artamonov]

We continue our detailed roundups of 17" flat-panel monitors. Today we will look at 16 solutions from LG, Samsung, Sony, Viewsonic, Mitsubishi, NEC, and a few others. For the first time in our lab we are proud to introduce to you a monitor from ASUS.

Closer Look at 20" and 21" LCD Monitor Features
[07/11/05 | by Oleg Artamonov]

Today we are beginning a series of articles devoted to 20" and 21" LCD panels. We will look in detail at the most important user parameters of these solutions, such as response time, color reproduction, ergonomics, etc. This time we will introduce to you solutions from Acer, NEC, Samsung, Mitsubishi and EIZO.

Closer Look at the 19" Monitor Features. Part III
[03/30/05 | by Oleg Artamonov]

We continue our roundups of 19-inch LCD panels . Today we are going to test 13 new models from Acer, NEC, Samsung, LG, Iiyama and Philips. Besides examining each monitor in particular, we will also compare the newly released TN+Film models against the old-timers of this market, i.e. monitors on S-IPS, MVA and PVA matrices.

Closer Look at 17” LCD Monitor Features. Part V
[11/12/04 | by Oleg Artamonov]

Today we are going to introduce to you another bunch of eleven 17" LCD panels including very interesting and popular solutions from such manufacturers as LG, NEC, Philips, Samsung and Viewsonic. If you are looking for a 17” LCD monitor then check out our latest coverage alongside with the previous articles to make the right choice now!

X-bit’s Guide: Contemporary LCD Monitor Parameters and Characteristics
[10/26/04 | by Oleg Artamonov]

This guide is offering you a detailed description of various LCD monitor parameters, which are essential for comparative analysis, as well as the measuring techniques used for each of them. Besides, since the majority of LCD monitor parameters are determined by the type of the matrix the monitor is based on, we will also introduce to you the major four types of contemporary matrices. They are: TN+Film, S-IPS, MVA and PVA.

Closer Look at 17” LCD Monitor Features. Part IV
[07/21/04 | by Oleg Artamonov]

Today we are going to introduce to you another bunch of ten 17" LCD panels including very interesting and popular solutions from such manufacturers as Acer, BenQ, e-Yama, Gigabyte, Hansol, LG and MacroView. If you are looking for a 17” LCD monitor then check out our latest coverage alongside with the previous articles to make the right choice now!

New LCD Monitors from Samsung. Part II
[06/18/04 | by Oleg Artamonov]

Today we would like to continue talking about the latest LCD monitors from Samsung. WE will introduce to you the new SyncMaster 173T and 174T models, make a lot of things clear about the already reviewed SyncMaster 172X, and take a really close look at an outstanding SyncMaster 173P model – the first solution with no control buttons. Make the right choice today with the help of our detailed reviews!

New LCD Monitors from Samsung: Roundup of 5 New Models
[03/04/04 | by Oleg Artamonov]

Today we will review 5 new monitors from Samsung, which have either recently appeared in shops or haven’t yet become available at all. One of them boasts pixel response time of 12msec. You will also see three monitors with an integrated TV-tuner, and more!

Closer Look at 17” LCD Monitor Features. Part III
[02/03/04 | by Oleg Artamonov]

We tested another bunch of 17-inch LCD monitors. This time we would like to take a closer look at the features, response time, color temperatures and performance of 14 LCD monitors from such well-known makers as Acer, NEC, CTX, Samsung (we tested 8 models!), Sony and Hansol. If you haven’t yet made up your mind about the monitor, then you have to check this article first!

Closer Look at 17” LCD Monitors Features. Part II
[12/26/03 | by Oleg Artamonov]

Today we are going to discuss the features and performance of another bunch of 17-inch LCD panels from the leading manufacturers, such as Iiyama, LG, NEC, Samsung, Prestigio and Sony. Also note that it was the first time we measured the response time characteristic both on black-to-white and on black-to-gray transitions.

Closer Look at the 19" LCD Monitors Features. Part II
[11/19/03 | by Oleg Artamonov]

Another bunch of 19-inch LCD panels has been reviewed at X-bit labs. Check out our new roundup for the detailed indepth tests of 10 LCD monitors including the solutions from Samsung, NEC, Acer, BenQ, Sony and Prestigio.