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17" LCD Part IV: Six Panels With 16 And 20 ms
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Model Q17 AS4314U TG LCD
1760V
PS-776D LM-1730 VG
170m
Manufacturer Hyundai Iiyama NEC Proview Solarism Viewsonic
Price (US) $379 $599 $529 $469 $449 $500
Price (Euro) €499 €549 €488 €599 €477 €619
Technology TN + Film TN + Film TN + Film TN + Film TN + Film TN + Film
Panel Manu. Hyundai Hyundai AU Optronics AU Optronics AU Optronics AU Optronics
Response rate 20 ms 20 ms 16 ms 16 ms 16 ms 16 ms
Resolution 1280 x 1024 1280 x 1024 1280 x 1024 1280 x 1024 1280 x 1024 1280 x 1024
Contrast ratio 450:1 500:1 450:1 350:1 450:1 450:1
Luminosity 260 cd/m² 230 cd/m² 260 cd/m² 200 cd/m² 260 cd/m² 280 cd/m²
Viewing angle
vertical
125° 125° 160° 120° 160° 140°
Viewing angle
horizontal
150° 150° 160° 120° 160° 140°
Diagonal 17" 17" 17" 17" 17" 17"
Connectivity D-Sub + DVI D-Sub D-Sub D-Sub + DVI D-Sub D-Sub
Integrated
Speakers
yes no no yes no no
Pivot function no no no no no no
USB hub yes s no no no no

The test turned out to be a duel between the 20-ms monitors built around Hyundai panels and the 16-ms monitors with AU Optronics panels. For color quality in 6500 K and 5000 K as well as afterglow, Hyundai wins. Of the monitors with this panel, we preferred the Q17 for its price (lowest of all), warranty (the best) and ergonomics (the most complete).

But all these qualities are not enough. Check the manufacturer's policy with regard to dead pixels. An attractive monitor may have to be excluded in the end, owing to an inadequate warranty. Though their prices may be falling, these monitors still cost a lot, and at these prices, they should be great.

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