First Look: BenQ’s Slim 20.8-inch LCD

Wayne N. Kawamoto
Managing Editor,

According to the company, the new display features an ultra-sleek design and integrates A-Grade panel components with advanced circuitry and triple-speed 25ms response time-all designed to offer viewers vivid, high-definition, photo realistic images. The FP2081 is aimed at CAD/CAM and Graphic Art/Design professionals who demand high resolution, high contrast imagery without the bulk and weight of a traditional CRT monitor.

The FP2081 sports a large 20.8-inch viewable screen and features multiple video inputs for users to hook up high-definition DVI sources, DVD players, VCRs, network boxes, tuner boxes or other components for presentations (analog, DVI, S-video and composite). In addition, the FP2081 has an elegant new black industrial design, improved pixel-pitch and offers 160 viewing angles (both horizontal and vertical).

The LCD will feature BenQ’s iKey technology that automatically calibrates an input signal and adjusts the monitor for an optimum image. BenQ says that iKey accomplishes this by intuitively adjusting display resolution, scanning frequency, H-position, V-position, and color temperature whenever the display mode is changed.

Key Features and Specs
-Resolution (max.): 1600 x 1200
-Pixel-pitch: 0.255mm
-Color: 16.7 million
– H-freq: 80KHz
-V-freq: 75Hz
-BW: 162MHz
-Viewing angle: (L/R/U/D) 80/80/80/80
-Contrast ratio: 350:1
-Brightness: 250 cd/m2
-Response time: 25ms
-Color temperature: 5800 / 6500 / 9300 / User mode
-Video inputs: Analog / DVI-D / S-Video / Composite
-Mounting: VESA wall mounting, swivel, tilt
-Additional Features: auto scaling, energy efficient, true color supported, ultra-realistic display colors, iScreen OSD, high brightness and contrast ratio, wider viewing angle, flicker free, auto calibration, and Kensington lock

Availability and Pricing
The FP2081 will be available at retail in May and have a suggested MSRP of $1,999.

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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