updated 12:00 pm EDT, Fri September 8, 2006
Formac Performance LCDs
Computer display manufacturers rarely publicize the type of LCD panels they use, which can cause serious difficulties for both artists and game players whose choice may hinge upon the choice of faster TN (twisted nematic) or more color-accurate PVA (patterned vertical alignment) panels. The new Gallery TNX Performance displays help buyers make that distinction, Formac says. Available with black, silver, or white bezels, all three displays use the same 19-inch TN LCD panel that trades a slight amount of color reproduction for an extremely low 3ms response time that eliminates ghosting in fast-action games and movies. A single cable to the display provides data to the integrated two-port USB hub, DVI video, and power. Formac is currently shipping the Gallery TNX in the UK for £237.21; North American availability has not yet been announced.