We’ve covered almost each and every existing diagonal in our LCD monitor roundups, from now-obsolete 15” models to newest 27” and 30” giants, but 23-24-inchers have remained out of our focus for some reason. The price of such monitors has been steadily declining while the number of available models and their popularity among the consumers has been growing up. Now we want to make amends to you for this omission and offer you the results of our tests of eight 23” and 24” monitors, some new and some that have been selling for a while already.
Click the following link for a description of our testing methodology, the equipment we use, and a brief explanation of what the specified and tested parameters of LCD monitors mean: the article is called Xbit Labs Presents: LCD Monitors Testing Methodology Indepth. If you feel overwhelmed with the numbers and terms this article abounds in, check out an appropriate section of the mentioned Description for an explanation.
New in our reviews is the objective measurement of the uniformity of the monitor’s brightness. This uniformity is measured with a photo-sensor on both white and black backgrounds because it may differ between these two cases. For each monitor we draw a picture that shows the qualitative character of the irregularity and also publish two quantitative marks: the average and the maximum deflection of brightness. You can refer to the appropriate section of the mentioned article for a detailed explanation of the measurement method.
Unfortunately, most monitors in this review were tested before the introduction of the brightness uniformity test, and we didn’t perform this test for them, but we promise to measure the brightness uniformity for every monitor in our future reviews.