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Acer, Dell, LG, And Samsung: Four 23" LCD Monitors, Rounded-Up

Four-Way 23" LCD Round-Up

Despite all of the exciting display technology we saw at CES, it's going to be a while before OLED and autostereoscopic displays make their way to your desktop in any meaningful way.

As a result, we're in a bit of a lull when it comes to combining "new and exciting" with practicality in our monitor round-ups. But that doesn't mean there is any shortage of screens we still haven't reviewed. And that's why we have four more screens to add to our display analysis.

Until new technologies become more affordable, we're living in a display world where nearly everything employs LED backlighting. Even if you prefer CCFL-based monitors for their color accuracy, it's hard to ignore the power consumption- and form factor-oriented benefits of LED technology. Those positive attributes are reflected in today’s 23” LCD round-up.

Although all four of the screens we're reviewing sport the same dimensions and backlighting technology, there's a relatively large $100 spread between the most- and least-expensive models, and the benchmarks truly demonstrate some divergence between what these monitors can do. In the end, paying more for a display doesn't mean you're necessarily getting a better product.

BrandAcerDellLGSamsung
Price$150$180$250$200
ModelS231HL BidS2330MXIPS236VS23A550H
Panel TypeTNTNS-IPSTN
Screen Size23"23"23"23"
Max Resolution1980x10801980x10801980x10801980x1080
Aspect Ratio16:916:916:916:9
Response Time (GTG)5 ms2 ms5 ms2 ms
Brightness cd/m^2250250250250
SpeakersNoNoNoNo
VGA1111
DVI111-
DisplayPort----
HDMI1-11
Energy Star QualifiedYesYesYesYes
Refresh Rate60 Hz60 Hz60 Hz60 Hz
WarrantyThree-yearOne-YearOne-YearThree-Year