Refreshing Monitors: Power Savings, Productivity Gains

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Power Savings, Productivity Gains

It’s time for refreshing monitors. Newer flat panels are larger, run cooler and are more efficient than older models and CRTs, and can help keep operating expenses down. Pitch the benefits of input versatility, color accuracy and low prices, and flat-panels will be flying off your shelves. The CRN Test Center looked at new panels from Acer, HP, Lenovo and NEC, judging look and feel, features and display quality using images at

Two LCD technologies were in play: Twisted Nematic, or TN, is a typical choice for gamers for its low cost and fast response time, and In-Plane Switching, or IPS, which is often the choice of creative types for its color accuracy. And there were several nice surprises. Check out our findings.


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