updated 02:35 pm EDT, Tue July 10, 2007
HANNSpree XM in Americas
HANNSPree today brought more of its unusual displays to North America through the local release of its recent XM-series LCDs. The HANNSboston (shown) and HANNSnewyork each abandon the conventional plastic look of most LCDs for a more artistic design: the boston includes a simulated woodgrain front to reflect the more colonial look of the Massachusetts city, while the newyork takes its cue from industrialization with a metallic look and a brushed aluminum base. Even buttons and other minor touches change, HANNSpree says.
No matter the design, both XM models use 19-inch panels with a 1440x900 resolution, 350cd/m2, and a 5ms pixel response time. Stereo speakers on both provide immediate sound for those without external speakers. DVI and VGA inputs attach most any computer to the XM displays, which ship now in the US for $250 regardless of style.