19" LCD Monitors: The Spring 2006 Collection


The shell hasn't changed since the days of the FP71V+, which we tested a year and a half ago! To say it's showing its age would be an understatement. Still it's a good way to keep prices down. The plastics are just as unattractive as ever. The only notable change is that the blue pilot diode doesn't blind viewers during movie screenings. We appreciate the effort.


Again, this is not a very ergonomic monitor. There's only a tilt adjustment with a fairly limited range. The OSD is nondescript.

Connectivity And Equipment

The unit has a built-in transformer and a dual VGA/DVI connector. There are two built-in speakers, but as usual they're just there for form.

BenQ FP91V+: High Colour

The BenQ FP91V+'s colour rendering was very close to the NEC 90GX2's. It showed the chronic difficulty LCD monitors have with dark colours.

Here again, the filter makes a significant contribution to the final result. To the eye, the image is agreeable, with nicely saturated colours, but the rendering isn't faithful to reality.

Black spot White spot Contrast
0.58 301 519: 1

The filter is effective, but you can't fool the calibrator. To the eye, the contrast looked higher, but the actual black level was too high. The brightness was also excessive.

The best calibration results were at 81% brightness, which more or less corresponds to the maximum contrast we recorded.

The monitor's colour gamut was a little off standard. As you can see, the range of colours is richer in the greens, whereas the reds are short of the standard.

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