Monitors - Acer, ASUS & Dell
Monitors for Work and Play
With IPS-based LCD monitors coming down in price, we're sure that the PC Show 2012 will offer some great deals. And indeed it has. Be it super affordable IPS monitors, monitors with advanced ergonomic options, or those decked with a plethora of connectivity options and designed for professional use, there's bound to be one right for you. Another trend we observed this time round is the increase in number of 3D-capable monitors, from 24 to 27 inches. It seems that most monitor vendors have jumped onto this 3D bandwagon. And don't be mistaken that they're only suitable for gaming purposes, some of them perform pretty decently for movies too. Without further ado, here are some of our top picks.
Acer (Level 4, Hall 403, Booth A2007)
The S240HL is a 24-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 LED monitor. It touts a dynamic contrast ration of 100,000,000:1, and a response time of 5ms. With a brightness of 250cd/m2, this slim monitor also comes with VGA, DVI, and HDMI inputs.
- PC Show Price: $229
- Usual Price: $499
- Promotion: Free HDMI, DVI, and VGA cables worth $59
ASUS (Level 6, Hall 602, Booth B2007; Level 4, Hall 401/402/403, Booth A2028, A2008, A2027, A2004; Level 3, Newstead Booth Concourse)
Looking for a big-screen gaming monitor? How about ASUS' 27-inch VG278H? A full HD 1920 x 1080 panel that boosts a gray-to-gray response time of 2ms, this LED monitor is also NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 ready. Enjoy a bright 3D picture thanks to the NVIDIA 3D LightBoost technology. Connectivity-wise, it has HDMI, D-Sub, and Dual-link DVI-D inputs.
- PC Show Price: $899
- Usual Price: $999
- Promotion: Free HDMI cable worth $39
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Dell (Level 4, Hall 401/402/404, Booth A2029, A2017, A2001; Level 6, Hall 602, Booth B2043; Level 3, Booth 3001)
Dell UltraSharp U2412M
The U2412M remains one of our favorite 24-inch LED monitors, due to its great image quality, good ergonomics, and a decent price. I/Os include DVI-D, DisplayPort, VGA, and even a four-port USB hub. Besides having a height-adjustable stand, you can also tilt, swivel and rotate the panel to your liking. This 1920 x 1200-pixel monitor also sports very wide viewing angles.
- PC Show Price: $389
- Usual Price: $480
- Promotion: Free Targus wireless mouse
- More Information: HWZ Tech Awards 2012