updated 08:15 am EST, Thu December 28, 2006
Mitsubishi 22-inch LCDs
Mitsubishi today entered the growing ranks of 22-inch computer LCD manufacturers with its new RDT221WM line. The screen shares the 1680x1050 resolution, 5ms response time, and 800:1 contrast ratio of its peers but also includes a pair of one-watt, chin-mounted speakers for sound. DVI and VGA ports give the choice of digital or analog connections. Mitsubishi intends to launch the displays in black and silver colors for the Japanese market first on January 26th, just before the official launch of Windows Vista; the display's wide screen is ideal for the gadget sidebar in the new OS, the company claims. Pricing is set at $506. An American introduction is possible but has not been announced.