It is not exactly true that LCD monitors with matrixes other than TN+Film are dying out. They just live a strange sort of life. Although almost unavailable from retailers, new models are announced from time to time. And each time users who are interested in high-quality monitors are waiting for even more new products to come – there must be new models if such matrixes are still being manufactured! – but don’t see them.
For instance, last year I reviewed the Lenovo L220x. Although not without downsides, it was quite an interesting product thanks to its PVA matrix as well as high native resolution. But where are any other 22-inch PVA-based monitors with a resolution of 1920x1200? There are none of them on the market, and the L220x is not easily available, either. Instead, there have appeared 22-inch TN-based monitors with native resolutions of 1920x1200 and 1920x1080.
Anyway, I’ve got a 22-inch PVA matrix for you today. This time the monitor has a native resolution of 1680x1050 which is standard for its screen diagonal.
Use the following link for a description of our testing methodology and the equipment we use, and for a brief explanation of what the specified and tested parameters of LCD monitors mean: X-bit Labs Presents: LCD Monitors Testing Methodology In Depth. If you feel overwhelmed with the numbers and terms this article abounds in, check out an appropriate section of the mentioned article for an explanation.
You can also check out the Monitors section of our site if this review doesn’t cover the model you are interested in.