updated 03:00 pm EST, Wed February 6, 2008
Envision G917 and G2219
Envision today took a different approach to its normally minimal displays by adding both the 19-inch G917w1 and 22-inch G2219w1 to its roster of Professional Series LCDs. Instead of a matte finish, the new screens are given a glossy black shell that fits more neatly alongside more stylized desktop PCs or as a miniature home theater when detached and mounted on a wall with a VESA attachment. Both also support HDCP encryption on their DVI ports to guarantee playback of certain protected HD videos when a computer's video card supports the secure video path.
The 19-inch display is the most vivid of the two and pushes the contrast ratio up to 3,000:1 while maintaining a 5ms pixel response time. The 22-inch display has a more conventional 1,000:1 ratio but the same performance, Envision says. Both G-series displays are due to ship by April and will sell for $200 and $270 respectively.