Do The New 19" LCDs Pass Muster?

Hyundai B90A

The B90A is its entry-level version of Hyundai's L90D+ , and is based on the same active-matrix panel. The monitor's shell leaves no room for doubt about that, yet the use of a Samsung 8 ms LCD panel promises better performance.

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Diagonal measurement19 inches
Native resolution1280x1024
Brightness300 nits
Latency8 ms
Colors16.7 M
H/V viewing angles160 / 150
Average price$315


When we saw this monitor at the CeBit show, we loved its lines and well-chosen materials. But Hyundai seems to have revised it; heavy budget cuts have been made, and the monitor's build quality naturally reflects this. The white / gloss black plastics are out, and basic, grainy dark gray is in. It's a shame, but understandable.


Here again, cost cutting has taken a toll. The screen has only a tilt adjustment, and the molded-plastic base lacks stability.