NEC has realised a 17-inch LCD monitor for both the professional and home markets. The LCD1700V provides a flicker-free, bright and detailed image with an active picture area of 338 x 270 mm. Weighing 6.2kg, the monitor also features sleep mode for efficient power consumption - 4 Watts versus 41 Watts in operation. It also features a maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024 at 75Hz and a viewing angle of 140-degrees horizontally and 125-degrees vertically at a contrast ratio of 10:1. Additional features include colour temperature controls, a Kensington lock and VESA mounting arms. It is compatible with IBM, Apple Macintosh, Power Macintosh, Microsoft Windows and high-resolution third-party graphics standards. The MultiSync LCD1700V is available mid-July in both black and white cabinet options. The recommended retail price is $1995.www.nec.com.au.