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Four Wide Screen 19" Monitors Compared

Color Fidelity, Contrast, Brightness, Color Gamut, Spatial Uniformity

Color Fidelity

Tested with the calibrator, the Benq monitor showed very good color fidelity.

Contrast And Brightness

The display is a little out of its depth with the darkest colors, but no more than its current competitors. On the other hand, the display's default adjustments are good. The monitor I was sent was set a little warm, but not inordinately so.

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The contrast was excellent, thanks to a very deep black level. The brightness works against the unit's multimedia pretensions, since it's clearly a little too high for office applications. You can always lower it, of course, but the color rendering will suffer.

Color Gamut

The display's color gamut is quite good, even a little better than the standard.

  • V3NOM
    from reading thigns on tomshardware on my 17" CRT i had for years and years to buying my first LCD a couple of months ago :S how embawwassing... anyway it's amazing. the better quality and viewable space on my 19" widescreen is just unbelievable compared to the often blurry writing on CRT's. my dad still uses a 17" CRT and whenever i rarely go over to his computer it's really plain at the difference between them. WIDESCREEN LCD FTW!!!