What's new from: BenQ, Philips, LG, Viewsonic, Acer, iStar, Samsung

What's new from: BenQ, Philips, LG, Viewsonic, Acer, iStar, Samsung

BenQ FP711E+

Designed for gamers and professionals, the BenQ FP711E+ is a 17-inch (43cm) flat-panel LCD monitor, offering 1280 x 1024 resolution, and an 8 millisecond response time. According to BenQ, the FP711E+ provides a 500:1 contrast ratio and a brightness of 300 cd/m2. The monitor features integrated speakers, and dual imput sockets (D-Sub & DVI) and senseye technology which offers preset modes of Movie, Photo or Standard designed to provide high-quality results when viewing images. This monitor incorporates cord management and a Kensington anti-theft lock, and comes in silver or black. The BenQ FP711E+ is distributed by Bluechip Infotech, Tech Pacific, MMT and Westan. RRP: $669

Philips 170B5

The Philips 170B5 is designed to offer energy savings and ergonomic usage. It features Zero Bright Dot technology designed to eliminate LCD bright dot defects, 1280 x 1024 resolution, dual input which accepts both analog VGA and digital DVI signals and sRGB technology to assist colour matching between display and printouts. In terms of ergonomics, the Philips 170B5 features built-in speakers, adjustable screen height, screen tilt and swivel adjustment to create an appropriate viewing angle, and cable management for a tidy work space. It also offers up to 20 per cent lower power consumption than the industry average, a Kensington anti-theft lock, embedded power supply, VESA mounting pattern for wall mounting of display, and a FlexiHolder to hold notes, cards, or photos. The monitor is distributed by Tech Pacific and Synnex. RRP: $849


The LG L172WT enables users to watch TV and work on the computer at the same time featuring multi-window picture-in-picture technology. Designed with multimedia functions in mind the LG L172WT has a wide screen 15:9 aspect ratio, and a range of audio-visual functions come with a remote control, and built-in multimedia speakers. The LG L172WT has a resolution of 1280 x 768, 550 cd/m² brightness, a contrast ratio of 500:1, a wide 176-degree horizontal, and 176-degree vertical viewing angle and a response time of 16 milliseconds. It is distributed by Galas, TodayTech, Bluechip Infotech, BCN, Leaders and Omega. RRP: $999

Viewsonic VP912

The first Viewsonic VP912 is a 19-inch LCD display with 12 millisecond response time. Aimed at multimedia users and computer gamers the VP912 is designed to provide flicker free smooth imaging. According to Viewsonic, the VP912b uses an ultra clear display panel which presents a higher grade of true colours than normal display panels. It supports both analogue and DVI digital signal input and has a special ventilation design to prevent overheating and prolong the lifespan of the liquid crystal display. This monitor also features a 720p HDTV for greater visuals. The Viewsonic VP912 includes a 3-year warranty and free delivery service is distributed by Ingram Micro and Synnex. RRP: About $1000.

Acer AL1721h

The Acer AL1721h is a 17-inch LCD monitor offering an adjustable display, featuring both vertical and horizontal tilt, thus complying with Australian occupational health and safety requirements. The monitor display features 260cd/m2 of brightness and a 450:1 contrast ratio. Unlike other LCDs, the Acer AL1721h automatically adjusts to full-screen images, no matter what resolution is set. It accepts analog input, and offers a resolution of 1280x1024. The monitor also features built-in stereo speakers, and a brushed silver case. The Acer AL1721h is distributed by Ingram Micro, IT Wholesale, and Bluechip Infotech. RRP: $879

iStar 17VSSBK

The iStar 17VSSBK 17-inch LCD monitor features glass protection with an anti-glare coating, and a range of features aimed at ergonomic long-term usage. The monitor offers 300cd/m2 brightness, a contrast ratio of 500:1, a 4:3 aspect ratio, a 12ms response time and accepts analogue RGB and 15pin Dsub inputs. iStar has designed the 17VSSBK to reduce eyestrain, with Active Matrix TFT's technology, vibrant colours and sharper images. It also has built-in stereo speakers and an aluminium base. The iStar 17VSSBK is distributed by BAX IT Services. RRP: $649

Samsung 172X

The 172X TFT monitor has a fast 12ms response time, is designed to deliver viewing from any angle and is a mere 18mm thick to fit neatly into any space. It is also designed to be extremely light and has a flexible double joint stand for folding up or height adjustments. The monitor has a 17-inch LCD ultra narrow bezel, 1280 x 1024 resolution, 270cd/m2 brightness, a wide 160-degree horizontal, and 140-degree verticle viewing angle. It accepts both analog RGB and DVI Digital Link inputs via a duel 15pin D-sub and DVI-D input connector. It is also TCO99 and Energy Star compliant, and features a VESA Wall/Arm mount and a dual hinge stand. The Samsung 172X is distributed by Ingram Micro, Tech Pacific, Westan, Altech and IT Wholesale. RRP: $1099

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