Wednesday, September 15, 2010

the world's first VA LED monitors to India

 

BenQ today announced the launch of what it calls the world’s first Vertical Alignment (VA) LED monitors – the EW and VW series. The impressive lineup of 16:9 Full HD VA-panel LED monitors include: EW2420 (24”); VW2420 (H) (24”) and VW2220 (H) (21.5”). Incorporating a wider viewing angle at 178º/178º, True 3,000:1 native contrast ratio and BenQ’s proprietary Senseye Human Vision Technology all on a true 8-bit panel, these VA LED monitors will supposedly significantly enhance viewing pleasure for all. As of now, BenQ has released the price of only two of the three monitors, and they are: Rs. 19,990 for the 24-inch VW2420, and Rs. 21,990 for the 24-inch EW2420.

VA LED-based panels claim to offer better colour reproduction, an ultra high contrast ratio, and can also display blacks more accurately due to its capability to produce true black with zero bright dot (ZBD) and its ability to minimize light leakage. VA panels are also known to have a wider viewing angle compared to a regular Twisted Nematic (TN) panel before notable brightness and colour shifts, so your monitor can be shared across the room with more people, with more angles, more fun.

Targetted at consumers with a distinct taste and those who yearn for a stylish lifestyle, the VW series is said to adopt the same design from BenQ’s award winning V Series monitors (2010 iF Design Award) with the change of a gold metal ring at base, carrying forth the smooth contours and clean lines complemented by the lacquer finish. On the other hand, the EW series is expected to appeal more to digital video enthusiasts as it comes equipped with a wide range of ports, enhancing the enjoyment of user’s video viewing without interruption. Users are encouraged to keep an array of digital devices permanently plugged-in simultaneously and switch between gaming console, DVD player, webcam, PC, iPod, and others without the need for plugging, unplugging and switching cables. Complementing this, the EW series is said to incorporate a considerate design of headphone hanger on the back of the monitor to conveniently help users store their headsets.

The VW/EW Series are further enhanced by BenQ’s proprietary Senseye Human Vision Technology, apparently producing fuller, richer, clearer and more detailed images, even for the darkest scenes. Senseye 3’s six preset modes reportedly give users the luxury of one-touch optimization for the most popular applications: Game, Movie, sRGB, Standard, Photo, and Eco modes. Today’s on-demand consumer could appreciate the VW/EW Series’ ability to instantly display content when powered up, another benefit of LED over CCFL technology. Moreover, BenQ’s sRGB colour consistency on a true 8-bit panel (16.7M colour panel) is expected to allow users to have a convenient way to get consistent colours.

DVI and D-Sub are purportedly equipped on all VW series, while HDMI 1.3 and headphone jack are reportedly available on models designated with an “H”; whereas the EW series apparently ships with DVI-D; HDMI x2; D-Sub; USB x4; Line-in; headphone jack and 1.5W x2 audio speakers – offering diverse connectivity options as per consumer's demand.