Summary: Had this monitor now for a month. Upgraded from a 19inch CRT. Thus far it lives up to the rave reviews. Seemed huge when I first put it on the desk, but actually takes up less room than my old CRT monster. I use monitor for both professional tasks (spreadsheets, writing, photoshop, etc.), and gaming. Handles both equally well. In business apps Text and images are sharp and accurate.
Summary: I purchased this monitor to use with my computer. I was surprised to see the screen intermittenly black out and reappear. This occurred using the monitor at 1920 x 1200 resolution. I tried two different video cards, namely an ATI Radeon X1950 Pro and an eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS. Both are very good video cards that work fine with my Dell 20.1" LCD monitor. But the blackout problem occurred with both video cards.
Benq FP241W: Quality can cost but in this case it's worth it
9 June 2009
Summary: I bought this monitor to replace a slightly faulty 20.1" Viewsonic TFT. I was pretty happy with my old Viewsonic but in many ways I'm glad it failed me because now I have this beauty sitting infront of me. All the specs for this monitor are in the item description so I won't go too deep into them. First thing to say is that this monitor is BIG. 24" widescreen is I think the best size for a multipurpose computer monitor.
Pros: Excellent picture quality, Minimal but pleasing design, adjustability
Summary: I purchased this monitor about 6 months ago, mainly for the use of its HDMI port for my xbox 360. The thing that attracted me about this monitor was not only the HDMI incorporation, but that this was HDCP compliant aswell, allowing you to hook up blu-ray players and play liscenced through your pc. The monitor looks great, with a medium sized base which surprisingly hides itself quite well.
Summary: A friend of mine bought one on my recommendation having read reviews, I saw it and instantly decided to upgrade from my 21. It was worth it, neither of us have had any problems with them, the range of inputs is incredibly useful as is the 1:1 1080p pixel mapping - 360, Blu Ray, PS3, HD-DVD have all been put through our monitors and all look beautiful.
Pros: Beautiful picture, range of inputs
Cons: Not the sleekest dispaly out there, but hardly ugly. Lacks some of the latest HDTV features such as 100hz, but hey, its a monitor not a TV
Excerpt: "I got this monitor for christmas and have been using it for my PC and PS3. It's FullHD (1080p) and has 6 video inputs. (HDMI, DVI-D, D-Sub (or VGA), S-Video, and Composite and Component). It has a very nice stand and comes with a number of cables. It has two USBs at the side and one of the top for webcams. In use, I've loved it. Perfect if you want 1080p HD and don't have the budget for a 42" plasma. Some people may but put off by the low ...
Summary: Pin-Sharp, great colours, minimal back-light bleeding, the range of inputs is [i]incredible[/i]. The only downside is the lack of 1:1 scaling, but that's just because I was too impatient to wait for the FP241WZ. A big price jump from 22" screens, but all 24" cost a proverbial arm and a leg, so it's normal I s'pose.
Excerpt: "...hardware I was given 2 BenQ FP241W TFT monitors for use with my personal computers. After receiving confirmation of the order I was puzzled as to why they had made a purchase of a brand I had never heard of before so expected a pair of low-quality cheap monitors to appear. On delivery day I had the surprise of my life as they were unpacked and attached to my new base unit. They look so sophisticated and sexy in comparison to the monitors that were ...
Pros: looks amazing, dazzling clear picture quality, easy to install, bright display, huge amount of colour