12 Recommended Displays From 2008


According to Everything Channel's 2009 State of the Market survey, peripherals on the whole are holding steady -- even with some technologies, such as monochrome printers, shown to be somewhat (and predictably) in decline.

Not surprisingly, displays were among the most resilient technologies, and 49 percent of solution providers surveyed for the State of the Market report indicated their focus on selling monitors and displays would stay about the same in the next 12 months. Thirty nine percent suggested their sales focus on monitors and displays would be increasing in 2009, while two percent indicated they expect decline and 10 percent indicated they do not currently sell displays or monitors.

The State of the Market findings fall in line with what the CRN Test Center has been seeing in display technologies for the past year. We asked Test Center reviewers to select the 12 displays that wowed them most over the preceding months -- those displays that if they could choose only a dozen for 2008, they'd be most likely to recommend.

Here's what they handed over, noting that the "sweet spot" for displays now ranges between 19 inches and 22 inches, but that much larger displays are more and more winning Test Center appreciation for their increasingly better performance.