BenQ unveils speedy new monitor

BenQ unveils speedy new monitor

Taiwanese electronics maker BenQ launches speedy 20-inch monitor.

Taiwanese electronics maker BenQ announced on Wednesday what it reckons is one of the speediest 20-inch wide screen LCD (liquid crystal display) monitors around, designed specifically with movie viewers and gamers in mind.

The BenQ FP202W runs at a fast 8 ms (millisecond) black-to-white response time, comparable to similar-sized offerings by companies like Samsung Electronics.

At that speed, some of the ghost images and other ill digital effects that show up on screens when the action on games and movies goes too fast should be eliminated.

The monitor's enhanced image quality also comes from its 1680-pixel by 1050-pixel resolution and its 600:1 contrast ratio, BenQ said. The company also added its "Senseye" digital enhancement technology, which automatically improves and adjusts the image quality and brightness levels, and performs color mapping, reducing jagged edges on images, BenQ said.

At 20 inches (43 centimeters), the screen is wide enough that two pages of text can be displayed side by side, the company said. DVD movies and computer games can be played on the screen without cropping or compression.

The BenQ FP202W also comes with a "hot key" for switching immediately from digital to analog signals and back.

The monitor will be available worldwide in the fourth quarter of this year. Pricing information was not immediately available.

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