updated 03:05 pm EST, Fri January 26, 2007
Princeton 22-inch LCD
Japan's Princeton has just unveiled a new 22-inch LCD, the PTFSAF-22W, as one of its first Vista-ready computer displays. The screen is rare for its size in its use of chin-mounted speakers: two one-watt satellites at the bottom of the bezel deliver stereo sound for the space-conscious. Also unique is the contrast ratio: the firm claims a 1,000:1 contrast level, potentially rendering the display more vivid than the 800:1 models that currently dominate the market.
Response time is measured at the quick 5ms of newer 22-inch screens and is ideal for movies or games, Princeton said. The display is likewise flexible for input and has a DVI-D connector for newer computers as well as a fallback VGA connector for analog video. Models are set to arrive at the end of this month to match Vista's release and should sell for $438 in its native country. North American releases are possible but have not been announced.