IF YOU fancy watching Blu-ray movies but do not have the space in the bedroom or study room to install a large LCD television, the E2200HD is an ideal companion.
|BenQ E2200HD LCD monitor
|» Price: $259
» Available: from Challenger mega stores and
selected retail outlets in Sim Lim Square and Funan DigitaLife Mall
If you have multiple devices that require a display, this monitor will accommodate up to three inputs.
It has a VGA port for older notebooks and desktops, DVI for newer PCs and HDMI for game consoles, Blu-ray players and digital cameras that come with this interface for high-resolution viewing.
The monitor has a glossy black finish and a silver ledge for its base.
This is where the power button is inconveniently located; it should have been on the right-hand side along with the other control buttons, as is usually the case with other monitors.
With 21.5 inches of diagonal viewing area, it is best not to have more than three or four people viewing images on the monitor at the same time. That is because those at the sides will not be able to see the images clearly.
The monitor allows you to tilt it forward by 5 deg and backwards by 20 deg but does not have a swivel base. It also cannot pivot to a portrait mode.
The highest supported resolution is 1,920 x 1,080 pixels - similar to that of high-definition 1,080p videos found on Blu-ray discs. For a compact screen of this size, that makes for pretty sharp viewing.
This monitor is great for gaming because of its dynamic contrast and fast pixel response time of 2 milliseconds. Fast action sequences are less blurred.
For good audio, it is best to put on a pair of headphones or plug in a high-end audio system to the PC.
A good budget display which supports 1,080p video output. This makes it perfect for connecting to a Sony PS3 or other HDMI-enabled gadgets.
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