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Lcd Monitors Buying Guide 2008

Buying Guide LCD monitors in June 2008

A product whose technology and prices are still evolving rapidly today, is LCD monitors. At a time when CRTs have no place in our offices, LCD monitors gradually fill gaps that made the sceptics unconditional FPS for example. However, if the technologies are evolving rapidly, these screens are not free from reproach, and choose a good compromise between price and performance required for your use (more or less thrust) is not something obvious.

That is why we offer this guide in purchasing the monitors that we deem the most relevant in view of their characteristics of course, but also their prices. Four proposals that are made:
  • Screens whose prices are less than 250 euros for sizes from 19 to 22 inches;
  • Models between between 250 and 500 euros for sizes from 22 to 24 inches;
  • For the most wealthy, screens 500 to 750 euros for the best 24 inches;
  • Finally, for those who do not have a budget limit, a selection of screens the most advanced and also the largest, up to 30 inches.

At the end of each page, you can find a table showing the technical specifications of all models.

In preparing our selection, we take into account the different suggestions from our readers, advice found in our price comparison or other sites online purchases, you can find on other sites.


Lcd Monitors less than 250 euros

What are the best screens for a budget of 250 euros? We offer here a selection of screens that we seem to have, between monitor 19, 20 or 22 inches.

Laptop Monitors 19 inches to less than 250 euros

Belinea o.display 3_19
This screen Belinea ranks among the best 19-inch screens. Admittedly, the price is close to our limit of 250 euros, but the quality of materials used and the color rendering seem convincing. Moreover, it is a perfect screen for players since its slab TN displays a response time of 2 ms, which promises a persistence almost non-existent. Its format will appeal to those that probably widescreen put off, because you find a definition of "classic" 1280 x 1024. The angles of vision remains the weak point of this screen that owns, it must be pointed out, a DVI connector compatible HDCP.

As for the design, white hull will be appreciated or not, but you can not remove a Belinea the desire to innovate. The contrast and brightness of the slab to form a screen capable of competing with 19-inch monitors, Samsung, as the 931BW that we will present shortly after.

Belinea o.display 3_19

Essential:
  • Technical specifications suitable, without further
  • No compatibility HDCP
  • A value for money very correct
  • Prices of Hanns-G HW191D (from 149.91 ?)


Samsung SyncMaster 931BW
Those who do not wish to screen larger than 19 inches (due to congestion or because their graphics card could not support a higher resolution) will probably find this screen in their happiness. Indeed, does not suffer any major drawback, aside from perhaps angles of vision slightly reduced and its format 16/10 which are some refractory. For the rest is impeccable: an image that contrasts of light and delight movie buffs (although some may find a few needles, especially in travellings), and a response time very short whose players are fond. With a VGA input and a DVI HDCP compatible, this monitor is for the rest lacked equipment such as a USB hub or a webcam.

Samsung SyncMaster 931BW

Essential:
  • One of the best 19 inches
  • A versatile model
  • Quality vs. price unbeatable?
  • Prices of Samsung SyncMaster 931BW (from 162.29 ?)


Hanns-G HX191DP
The mark Hanns-G did you say maybe nothing, but this does not mean that its monitors are not taken into consideration. The proof with this 19-inch model which seems to delight its owners happy. Even if it is the only model of our buying guide that does not have HDCP compatible, its technical data nevertheless interesting contrast of 700:1, which is sufficient for most, a brightness in Standard and a DVI input of course. The slab TN, however, is not faster and angles of vision here are really reduced. But less than 150 euros, this screen 4 / 3 (they are rare) remains a very good deal for those who are not looking on the quality of the slab.

Hanns-G HX191DP

Essential:
  • Technical specifications suitable, without further
  • No compatibility HDCP
  • A value for money very correct
  • Prices of Hanns-G HW191D (from 149.91 ?)


ViewSonic VX1940w
Before all things, VX1940w was noticed by a high resolution (1680 x 1050 pixels) for a monitor of this size, knowing that the other 19-inch market more generally adopt resolutions of 1 440 x 900 or 1 280 x 1 024 pixels. Its resolution without achieving the requirements of Full HD, is identical to that of most 22 inches today. Another strong feature: a dynamic contrast ratio (DCR), which adjusts black levels depending on the subject and that improves the visibility angle, which is useful when you see how the display s'affadit normally when you look at the monitor side. The VX1940w also holds attention for its response rate of 2 ms that will allow players to enjoy a display refreshed without delay.

ViewSonic VX1940w

Essential:
  • A high resolution for a 19-inch
  • A slab very fast
  • A price a little high?
  • Prices of ViewSonic VX1940w (from 214.00 ?)


Laptop Monitors 20 inches to less than 250 euros

Samsung SyncMaster 206BW
Even if the screen starts to date and if Samsung has experienced some setbacks on its policy of slab, the 206BW of the mark remains one of the best 20-inch marketed at the moment. Besides these problems, therefore, home screens, the model developed by Samsung deserves its reputation: a contrast outside standard response time grey-grey among the best and according to opinion number of users, an image of exceptional quality, especially for the quality of color rendering, even if it suffers a few needles on video. But if you're looking for a monitor richly equipped, go your way, the 206BW having nothing to seduce you, not even a swivel base or foot adjustable height.

Samsung SyncMaster 206BW

Essential:
  • An exceptional picture
  • The problem of the origin of the slab
  • Ergonomics and connections at withdrawal
  • Prices of Samsung SyncMaster 206BW (from 203.50 ?)


LG L204WT
Given its characteristics, this model from LG does not seem to make waves: a definition of "classic" 1 680 x 1 050, a brightness in the standard, a very simple connectors (compatible HDCP still) and a response time to be a bit high. the contrast seems to exceed the current standards, with a value of 2 000:1. In reality, this screen conceals his game, because it provides a very nice image, notably through the quality of blacks. The color also appears in good quality and, right out of cardboard, which is not negligible. Obviously, the slab TN involve some tingling in the videos and viewing angles are very improved, but the overall impression left by this screen seems to suit most users.

LG L204WT

Essential:
  • A screen consistent with its technical specifications
  • A picture of very good quality
  • Again, equipment indented
  • Prices of LG L204WT (from 206.90 ?)


Laptop Monitors 22 inches to less than 250 euros

LG L226WTQ-SF
LG proposes a 22 inches very good value for money. Indeed, the technical characteristics are quite suitable, the slab TN offering excellent responsiveness (2 ms gray to gray), capable of eliminating most of the effects of persistence. The brightness and contrast are good, even very good for contrast. The color rendering him is more problematic: in factory output, they seem a bit bland, but it is clearly possible to correct this defect by appropriate tweaks.

At the ergonomics of the unit, you can not blame the finish, quite adequate, but can regret that the foot is not rotating and the screen is not adjustable height. Note however that the proposed DVI connectors is compatible HDCP. Finally, be aware that there is a very similar model with a YUV connections (for connecting a game console for example) at a price slightly higher (but under 300 euros on some sites).

LG L226WTQ-SF

Essential:
  • A slab very fast
  • Colors excellent after adjustments
  • A ergonomics behind, but is it more important?
  • Prices of LG L226WTQ-SF (from 239.90 ?)


Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW
Released at the end of last year and waited as the new 22-inch screen reference Samsung, the SyncMaster 2232BW abandons the design of its predecessors as the 226BW towards the television of the mark. result is pleasing, even if the foot is not fixed and adjustable height. In terms of connections, nothing very spectacular, since you will not find this model on a VGA input and a DVI, HDCP compatible, however.

If these aspects can not guarantee it a real success, its technical specifications make it much more attractive: its response time of 2 ms actually a very reactive screen, ideal for games in particular. Brightness and contrast the most satisfied. Note that recurring problems slabs Samsung seem to fade with this screen, which provides a satisfactory quality, even with models that are, originally.

Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW

Essential:
  • A screen reagent, with the careful design
  • A fairly, the colors just
  • A non-existent equipment
  • Prices of Samsung SyncMaster 2232BW (from 237.90 ?)

Specifications models to less than 250 euros:

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Lcd Monitors of 250 euros to 500 euros

Lcd Monitors of 250 euros to 500 euros

Lcd Monitors of 22 inches between 250 and 500 euros

Hewlett-Packard W2207H
HP offers a model here very homogeneous, capable of meeting a large number of users. Indeed, this 22-inch screen has the technical characteristics quite correct (brightness of 300 cd / m 2, contrasting with 1 000:1) combined with a design more successful. But what makes the strong point of this monitor is its equipment that leaves no marble, two USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI input, one foot tilted, rotating and allowing the portrait mode ... This promises a large number of different movements, especially since it is also adjustable height.

Its defects: a slab TN which is not among the fastest and offers angles visions fairly low (160 ? announced) and a glossy whose propensity to attract reflections hamper some of you. It also lacks a DVI connectors most widespread at the moment. Please note that finally it has a number of text, photo, video that you will quickly resolve the colors according to your tastes.

Hewlett-Packard W2207H

Essential:
  • One of the most successful design
  • A good level of equipment
  • Very good value for money
  • Prices of Hewlett-Packard W2207H (from 284.00 ?)


ViewSonic VX2255WM
Alternate of ViewSonic VX2245WM, this model is also looking to multimedia as evidenced by the inclusion of a webcam of 1.3 million pixels at the top of the screen, a microphone and a pair of speakers. The DVI HDCP compatible, the foot rotary screen adjustable height will also watch movies in HD comfort, however, restricted by the angles of vision offered by this relatively small slab TN. The brightness and contrast are not among the best and seem to require some adjustments, and this slab is not one of the fastest, although 5 ms raised enough to most of you.

The design of the whole is neat and this screen has a good quality / price ratio, as the most remarkable being the color rendering which seems to be excellent.lease note finally that this model is available in black (for the model WMB) and white (for WMH).

ViewSonic VX2255WM

Essential:
  • Some interesting multimedia equipment
  • A slab 2 ms would have been a more
  • A color rendering exceptional
  • Prices of ViewSonic VX2255WM (from 276.90 ?)



Lcd Monitors of 24 inches between 250 and 500 euros

Belinea o.display 4_24
First screen 24 inches in our selection, Belinea o.display 4_24 is a screen that calls on its hull completely white. With a pivot foot and mounted on adjustable height, this slab TN presents a response time of 2 ms, a contrast despite a high brightness contained (which indicates good depth of black) and angles of vision rather limited.

This small flat is quickly forgotten when one seeks to detail the image, whose colors are just and whose brightness is uniform across the slab. The program equipment, note the presence of two pregnant 2 W and a connector including a VGA and HDMI socket, to benefit from high definition content on the screen whose resolution respects the standard Full HD.

Belinea o.display 4_24

Essential:
  • A set design / convincing performance
  • A slight lack of equipment (USB hub)
  • Prices of Belinea o.display 4_24 (from 419.89 ?)


Hewlett-Packard W2408H
With a slab TN displaying a latency of 5 ms where other manufacturers are also good with slabs PVA offering a viewing angle much higher, HP offers a 24-inch screen whose technical characteristics are below those of competitors screens. Yes, but it has a certain advantage: that of being able to position themselves in portrait mode, that little 24 inches are at that price there (the LG L246WH-BN or BenQ FP241W are part). The ergonomics of this screen is also remarkable (the screen can tilt, rotate on its axis and adjust in height, with an amplitude of 12 cm), materials inspire confidence. Also note the presence of two speakers and a USB hub.

As we detail, the slab TN offers viewing angles very low for this price range (160 ? vertically as horizontally), but the contrast and brightness of the screen remains a good level, although the latter could be better distributed over the slab. Finally, the HDMI to supplement conventional VGA connector, you can watch movies in high definition without concern. The small addition to this screen: a sensor that analyzes the intensity of ambient light and adjusts the screen as a feature! The black spot: the use of a slab a little too bright, which may hinder a user back to the window.

Hewlett-Packard W2408H

Essential:
  • Ergonomics and finishing remarkable
  • Technical specifications acceptable
  • Prices of Hewlett-Packard W2408H (from 416.00 ?)


Hyundai W240D
Present in our configuration "Upscale" reference, this screen brand Hyundai is undoubtedly an excellent product which is missing - let us be difficult - a USB hub and possibly a webcam. For the rest, see yourself: up with fashion hub, adjustable height and rotary connections VGA, DVI, YUV, HDMI and composite, high contrast to a brightness in the standard (350 cd / m 2) ... Moreover, the slab, such as TN, is particularly reactive (2 ms gray-gray).

Among the regrets, eternal angles of vision limited slabs TN and speakers who do not seem to arrivals. Note also that according to several testimonies collected in our price comparison, it would appear that version 2 of this screen benefits from many improvements over the first models.

Hyundai W240D

Essential:
  • An ultra-complete connections for this price range
  • A model reaction
  • A finish and a flawed ergonomics
  • Prices of Hyundai W240D (from 355.00 ?)


Iiyama ProLite B2403WS
The Japanese Iiyama proposes is a screen while the first choice. This is not the design, very sober, you will buy this screen, but rather the technical characteristics above the lot: a high-contrast, brightness and above all a satisfactory response excellent, probably one of the best for a screen 24 inches. A small concern, however: while the color rendering is not very correct settings, it is however the responsiveness of the screen that you will have to adjust, and that is sufficiently unusual to report. Once done, you'll find yourself facing a screen very responsive and accurate colors.

The ergonomics gets in tune to give you a screen quality foot rotary screen adjustable height, portrait mode, HDMI input ... Very little to complain that this screen, therefore, except perhaps the lack of USB hub, or even a webcam, which would have finished us to forget the angles of vision fairly low this slab TN.

Iiyama ProLite B2403WS

Essential:
  • Once the settings, it is one of the most 24 inches reagents
  • Colors very fair
  • A very good choice for players demanding
  • Prices of Iiyama ProLite B2403WS (from 364.95 ?)


Specifications models between 250 and 500 euros:


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Lcd Monitors for 500 to 750 euros

Lcd Monitors for 500 to 750 euros

The 24-inch models exceeding 500 euros are very successful, both in terms of ergonomics as technical specifications, not to mention that they have many options. In this price range, we chose this diagonal screens only, good models larger than being more expensive.

Our selection of screens 24 inches between 500 and 750 euros

BenQ FP241VW
This is a very interesting screen, as homogeneous in its technical characteristics or ergonomic. Indeed, the choice of a slab S-PVA allows for BenQ promise of viewing angles of 178 ? while the responsiveness of the screen remains a good level (6 ms). Brightness and contrast are also quite sufficient. As for ergonomics, it is surprising: its design may or may not surprising delight. The impressive connections available to that unit should convince everyone: VGA, DVI-I, HDMI, YUV, S-Video, composite, nothing is missing, not even the USB hub.

At the level of image quality, this screen makes a copy quite appropriate: brightness, although a little big without adjustment, remains in the standard mode and "Normal" will provide a color rendering that will satisfy the Most users. The dynamic contrast however too exaggerated colors and makes the image too dark. The only weakness of this screen is without doubt its response time, probably a little too high for players very demanding.

BenQ FP241VW

Essential:
  • Finishing, ergonomics and equipment of a very good level
  • A true and pleasant Lcd Monitor
  • Prices of BenQ FP241VW (from 634.90 ?)


LG L245WP-BN
If the slab type MVA proposes that this model of LG can offer important angles of vision, however it is relatively slow compared to the number of screens on the market today. In reality, the screen is quite versatile and will probably be for content players, movie buffs and those for whom the photo is not a profession. However, it is very difficult to excel in so many areas at once and this versatility comes with some aspects half hue, the level of brightness for example, a little strong with factory settings, and level contrast, blacks pretended not to be very deep.

At the level of equipment on the other hand, this screen is very interesting hub USB, headphone jack, adjustable foot in height, and HDMI connections YUV ... The slightly brighter aspect of the slab and the care given to the finish make this screen also aesthetically successful.

LG L245WP-BN

Essential:
  • A very versatile model
  • An interesting equipment for this award
  • Its versatility is also its main shortcome
  • Prices of LG L245WP-BN (from 559.90 ?)


ViewSonic VX2435WM
Very close to two screens earlier this model ViewSonic does not really distinguishes itself by the quality of the equipment it proposes: no USB hub, camera, card reader or even a height adjustment of the screen (which does not rotate more elsewhere). Only the connections, rich in an HDMI input, VGA, S-Video and YUV, attracts attention.

It's later use of multimedia and video in particular the need to turn to glimpse the possibilities of this screen capable, thanks to its slab MVA, a very good in films made without needles excessive observed here and there for other screens. The colors it displays, however, are not perfect and the brightness of origin too high, but all these concerns are resolved fairly quickly by a tour in the menus. Last but not least, guarantee zero pixel black and white death, which are guaranteed for all screens brand ViewSonic.

ViewSonic VX2435WM

Essential:
  • Excellent use in a multimedia
  • A withdrawal equipment
  • Prices of ViewSonic VX2435WM (from 615.90 ?)


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Lcd Monitors for more than 750 euros

Lcd Monitors for more than 750 euros

Here don't point price limit, only catch from the eyes, and therefore, believe that the models presented here do not disappoint.

Samsung SyncMaster 245T
First 24-inch screen with a slab S-PVA, this screen is none the less reactive rather, it shows a latency gray-gray 6 ms. The color rendering is also at a good level, the slab is capable of displaying a range of colors. A good contrast, 1500:1, a brightness satisfactory and angles of vision very good help make this screen particularly pleasant and responsive to the video. Connection and ergonomics of the device does not spoil the table: feet rotary and adjustable height, taken VGA, DVI, composite, S-Video and HDMI ... You can all connect to this screen, and this is probably what pushed the price.

Samsung SyncMaster 245T

Essential:
  • Colors fairly faithful, without further
  • A glut connector
  • Prices of Samsung SyncMaster 245T (from 755.90 ?)


Dell UltraSharp 2707WFP
Similar to many points in little brother 2407WFP, this model has a very close ergonomics: cache cables, USB support in the back and front, complete connections (missing just one HDMI socket) and card reader 9-in-1. The brightness of the screen is very good and contrast, 1200: 1, is not less. Regarding aesthetics, it is quite successful (finishing metal), but the choice of the slab (S-PVA) probably involve a few needles and a widening of cuts, more than it should be found on a slab MVA (which is not available beyond 20 inches). The colors will probably be very accurately represented by Wide Gamut used for this model and the response time is acceptable (6 ms). Finally, take good note of the fact that you will not display more information on this screen than on a 24-inch, only the characters you appear larger (coarse even for some, a perfect size for others, everything is case taste and use).

Dell UltraSharp 2707WFP

Essential:
  • The larger 2407
  • An equipment and high-performance
  • 27'', an ideal size?
  • Prices of Dell UltraSharp 2707WFP (from 999.00 ?)


Specifications models to more than 750 euros:


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