Low cost 19-inch LCD displays such as AG Neovo AGM A-19, BenQ FP93G X, Rosewill R913J, Samsung 940BF and ViewSonic VX922 are all has fixed and nonadjustable vertical height and cost around US$250, which is an attractive price caused by continuing dropping price of LCD. InformationWeek reviews and tests these 5 low cost 19″ LCD panels with an Intel Pentium D 955 Extreme Edition processor, a Radeon X800 GTO graphics card, and a Hauppauge WinTV PVR-150 TVl tuner card.

By looking at the refresh rate, aspect ration, resolution, brightness, contrast, dead pixels and color, InformationWeek concludes that AG Neovo AGM A-19 is an analog monitor that would fill its niche, except that there are competing models that cost the same or less and also offer digital output. For BenQ’s FP93G X LCD, it worked well straight from the box, but not quite well enough to satisfy as there was just a dab too much green in everything at its default settings. “BenQ’s FP93G X wouldn’t be my first choice from among these five monitors. However, if I could find it at the low end of the price range with the $30 rebate that seemed to be floating around, I wouldn’t eliminate it from consideration either.”

InformationWeek also concludes that “Rosewill R913J has all of the performance of higher-priced models but it just won’t win any beauty contests in device design. Considering the price this can be found at, I don’t think most people will mind. SyncMaster 940BF is one of the least assuming monitors you’re likely to encounter, and is a bargain if you find it at the low end of its price range, more so if you happen to stumble upon the $55 rebate. ViewSonic VX922 has one of the highest price tags of any of our five LCD monitors. But with 19-inch “Value Line” displays selling in consumer club outlets for around $290, the VX922 is a bargain at the low end of its price range. And for what you get, it’s worth the few extra dollars.”

In the end after comparison, InformationWeek concludes that which LCD you decide to buy will depend on its features, its ergonomics, and the size of your pocketbook as all of the parameters that make a display worth its price are typically subjective.

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