According to MarketNews.ca, ViewSonic, who are known for their leading range of LCD monitors for desktop PCs, are introducing a range of new models that offer wide screen, High Definition viewing, to make then just as useful as small TVs.
MarketNews also reports that more and more consumers are using their PCs to watch video content; and according to a recent IDC study, 40 per cent reported they’d likely watch TV on their PC monitor. Called the Diamani DUO, the new Series consists of the 19” NX1932w and the 22” NX2232w, both available for sub-$420.
ViewSonic’s general manager Colleen Browne said: “The ways in which consumers are integrating displays into the home are as varied as the households themselves, the Diamani DUO line allows consumers to save money and gain more features by purchasing a single, dual-purpose display that brings high quality video or computer viewing to any room.”
The LCDs offer 5ms response time, 2,400:1 dynamic contrast, and wide viewing angles. Each model has six inputs, including HDMI and VGA.
The N1932w and NX2232w offer 1,440 x 900 and 1,680 x 1,050 pixel resolution, respectively, and come housed in a high-gloss cabinet. They can be placed atop a flat surface via the integrated stand; or wall-mounted.
ViewSonic’s Diamani DUO NX1932w and NX2232w are currently available for ESPs of $339 and $419, respectively. They come backed by a one-year limited warranty on parts and labour; while optional two- or three-year extended warranties are also available.