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LCD's 17" and Larger Reviewed

Conclusion

ModelFP7832001FPE481SE511SL1920P
ManufacturerBenQDellIiyamaIiyamaLG
Price US $$839$1,050$615$1,020$750
Price699 €1,280 €837 €1,424 €849 €
TechnologyTN+FilmIPSIPSA-IPSS-IPS
Panel manufacturerAU OptronicsLG-PhilipsLG-PhilipsLG-PhilipsLG-Philips
Response time12 ms16 ms25 ms16 ms25 ms
Resolution1280 x 10241600 x 12001280 x 10241600 x 12001280 x 1024
Contrast500 : 1400 : 1400 : 1400 : 1700 : 1
Luminosity300 cd/m²250 cd/m²250 cd/m²250 cd/m²300 cd/m²
Viewing angle, vertical140°176°176°176°170°
Viewing angle, horizontal140°176°176°176°170°
Colors16.2 M16.7 M16.7 M16.7 M16.7 M
Diagonal17"20"19"20"19"
ConnectivityD-SubD-Sub + DVID-Sub + DVID-Sub + DVID-Sub + DVI
USB hubnoyesnonoyes
Pivot functionnoyesnonono
ErgonomicsXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
ColorsXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
InterpolationXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
GamesXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
MoviesXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

In sum, the overall quality of all of the monitors we tested is correct, which will be good enough for many users. At the same time, none is perfect. Whether you are bothered by ergonomics, color rendering or pixel latency, you will always have to compromise. It's up to you to figure out what is the right tradeoff.