Page 1:A Question Of Backlighting
Page 2:How We Tested
Page 3:The Monitors: Asus And BenQ
Page 4:The Monitors: Dell, Samsung, And Viewsonic
Page 5:Asus Power Draw
Page 6:BenQ And Dell Power Draw
Page 7:Samsung And Viewsonic Power Draw
Page 8:Quality Tests: Asus MS238H
Page 9:Quality Tests: Asus MS246H
Page 10:Quality Tests: Asus VW246 And Analysis
Page 11:Quality Tests: BenQ EW2420
Page 12:Quality Tests: Dell ST2310F
Page 13:Quality Results: Dell ST2320L And Analysis
Page 14:Quality Tests: Samsung BX2350
Page 15:Quality Tests: Samsung P2350
Page 16:Quality Tests: Viewsonic VG2428wm And Final Analysis
Quality Tests: Asus MS246H
Now over to the CCFL-based MS246H. Out of the box, we have settings of 100 brightness, 80 contrast, and R/G/B levels set to a “normal” profile. This yields a 6900K color temperature, 221.4 cd/m2 luminance, and a 0.2 cd/m2 black level. So, on first viewing, the CCFL display is actually much closer than the LED model to our desired output. Despite the promise of LED, the MS246H measures a slightly deeper black, the color is more natural, and you get even lower minimum luminance.
After using Eye-One Match Advanced, we had calibrated values of 91 contrast, 52 brightness, and color values of R80/G78/B86. Note the trade-off here in higher color values for lower brightness. This yielded a 6500K temperature and 120.2 center luminance.
Quite a difference in those luminance values, huh? The bottom seems to fall right out of the center, if you will. If we look at the raw data from Eye-One you can see the slight bend in the color channels, particularly toward the top:
The cool thing is that our minimum luminance dropped to 0.1 cd/m2 in every location. The blacks on this display are really black, and we sure didn’t notice a gamma difference between 2.2 and 2.3.
Compared to its LED cousin, the MS246H does a worse job with deep blues and violets. On the other hand, this display exceeds our standard profile throughout most other shades. ColorThink Pro notes a total gamut for the MS246H of 878 155.
Delta-E averages 2.64 and tops out at 5.25. This is noticeably higher than the equivalent Asus LED display. In particular, notice how all but one of the grayscale tests for the MS238H show a sub-1 dE while every one of the MS246H’s grayscale results are over 1 dE, and most exceed 3 dE. This is telling us that, in theory, the MS246H is less accurate in overall color reproduction than its LED counterpart.
- A Question Of Backlighting
- How We Tested
- The Monitors: Asus And BenQ
- The Monitors: Dell, Samsung, And Viewsonic
- Asus Power Draw
- BenQ And Dell Power Draw
- Samsung And Viewsonic Power Draw
- Quality Tests: Asus MS238H
- Quality Tests: Asus MS246H
- Quality Tests: Asus VW246 And Analysis
- Quality Tests: BenQ EW2420
- Quality Tests: Dell ST2310F
- Quality Results: Dell ST2320L And Analysis
- Quality Tests: Samsung BX2350
- Quality Tests: Samsung P2350
- Quality Tests: Viewsonic VG2428wm And Final Analysis