1 Price recommended retail in February 2006.
2 Performance (70% of Overall) a combination of the results of the technical tests (50%) and expert viewing panel (50%). The technical tests evaluate aspects such as picture and colour quality, brightness, contrast, focus, readability and pixel persistence.
3 Ease of use (30%) how easy it is to attach and detach the base; swivel, tilt and height adjustments; stability; button size and placement; driver file installation; menu; viewing angle; user manual.
(b) Model discontinued but may still be in stores.
|Brand/model (in rank order)
|| Power consumption
|| Brightness (cd/m2)
|| Contrast ratio
|| Response time
|| Zero dead pixel
| Viewing panel
||No irregularities or flaws.
|Hyundai Imagequest L90D+ (b)
||Natural even tones when viewing images.
||A little too warm when viewing images;
not as sharp as some others when viewing DVD.
||A little too warm, but good definition
when viewing images; good skin tones when viewing DVD.
|Samsung SyncMaster 940B
|Diamond Digital DV197SB
||A little too warm and too much contrast
when viewing images.
95+ Power PC G3+, OS 8.6-9.2
|Washed out when viewing images and DVD;
not good for viewing documents.
- Power consumption how much it would cost to run the monitor for a year with the power on.
- Brightness average maximum brightness measured.
- Contrast ratio the measured ratio.
- Response time provided by the manufacturer.
(a) Limited to first 14 days
(b) Model discontinued but may still be in stores
(c) Limited to first 7 days
(d) Limited to three years
(e) Limited to first 90 days