Comparison: Seven 21" and 22" CRT Monitors

Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 2060u

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Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 2060u
Tube size22 inches
Actual size20 inches
TechnologyDiamondTron NF
Bandwidth360 MHz
Min/Max horizontal rate30 - 121 KHz
Min/Max vertical rate50 - 160 Hz
Recommended max. resolution1920x 1440 at 80 Hz
Dimensions (cm)49.5 x 49.3 x 47.3
Weight29.7 kg
Est Retail Price$950

With its 22" DiamondTron NF tube, the Diamond Pro 2060u is, along with the Sony G520, the other heavyweight in the test. DiamondTron technology is based on the Sony Trinitron, the main difference being that the Sony uses three electron guns for the basic RGB colors and Mitsubishi only uses one. There are still the two horizontal gray wires across the screen to hold the grill in place.

The effective working diagonal of the Diamond Pro 2060u is only 20 inches, so there is practically no space advantage for a 22" when compared to a 21" like the G520. Actually, this is not strictly true because the less you use the edges of the tube, the better the image is likely to be, so a 22" has a quality, not quantity, lead over a 21".

The Diamond Pro 2060u does pretty well for characteristics. It has a bandwidth of 360 MHz and a maximum horizontal refresh rate of 121 kHz, which gives it 1600 x 1200 at 99.940 Hz. Pitch is 0.24mm over the entire screen surface. It has two 15-pin RGB inputs that can be switched with a button on the front, and a four-port USB hub. However, this is on the back, which is not very handy. Still, Mitsubishi has made an effort with the OSD, which is complete and easy to use with its seven control buttons.