The Selection Of The Day
ADI is making a comeback, AOpen has gone back to using a Chungwa panel, QDI is smashing prices, Philips and LG are slashing prices, and Samsung has launched the best monitor of the summer. So even though the summer vacation is over, there's plenty of good news. LCD prices are down again and the new monitors are even better than before. Here are some details:ADI , long absent from center stage, has made a comeback in the form of two 15" screens. You can forget the first one, the S500, but the S600s is a very good value for the money. AOpen made no mistake in its choice of screen. The F50LS uses the Chungwa panel already adopted by Belinea and Solarism. No surprises here - this low-cost monitor stands out from the crowd. LG made a big impression last year with its Flatron 563LE. This model has now been replaced in Europe by the L1510S, a screen that won't disappoint fans of this brand. Americans will have to wait a while longer, however, because for the moment the 563LE remains the entry-level monitor in the US version of the LG catalog. Philips has broken with tradition. It normally offers expensive products with carefully designed ergonomics, but not necessarily the best screen image. The new 150S3F is as handsome as usual but it is also inexpensive and good. QDI Europe has broken away from the parent company and has decided on its own initiative to market flat screens that are not yet available elsewhere in the world. This screen may well be one of the least expensive in the autumn season at 460 Euros including VAT! Samsung is offering a product that is slightly more expensive than average. The SyncMaster 152T was launched at a price close to that of the 17" LCD monitors, but the price has just dropped by 25%. It's plain, very light, and takes up very little space - the best screen of the season.
We performed all of our usual tests: office work, games, photos, patterns, etc., which are described in detail here
The 15" models previously tested are :Apple Studio 15" displays ADI i612 Belinea 10 15 35 Compaq TFT5030 Continental Edison LCD 15 Cornea MP503 CTX PV520 Eizo L365 Hercules ProphetView 720 HP L1520 Iiyama AX3816U LG 575LM Nec LCD1550X NEC MultiSync LCD1550V Neovo F-15 Philips 150 P2 Samsung SyncMaster 151MP Solarism LM 1503 Sony S51 Sony SDM-M51D Viewsonic VX500