updated 07:35 am EST, Tue January 20, 2009
BenQ G Series 16 9 LCDs
BenQ has quietly added to its G series LCDs with several new 16:9 aspect ratio computer displays that are said to lower prices and complement the 16:10 models that form the bulk of the line. The refresh starts off with the G2410HD and G2411HD/HDA, a round of 23.6- and 24-inch 1080p displays that tout an Advanced Motion Accelerator feature which the company claims improves both response time as well as brightness. Their input also ranges from just VGA on the G2411HDA to the addition of DVI on the G2410HD; these plus HDMI and stereo speakers are included on the G2411HD.
An extra pair of displays, the G2220HD and G2220HDA, are BenQ's smallest 1080p models and come with either DVI and VGA (HD) or VGA only (HDA).
Multiple 720p (1366x768) displays are launching at the same time and start from the analog-only, 15.6-inch G610HDA and move up through the 18.5-inch G910HD and HDA models as well as the 20-inch G2020HD and HDA. While lower resolution, the entry displays are focused on green tech and in the two smallest sizes have a dual lamp system that can scale back to lower-power lighting in dark rooms and save energy in the process.
Dynamic contrast ratios across the newer G series ranges between 10,000:1 and 40,000:1 with pixel refresh rates sitting at either 2ms or 5ms depending on the panel.
BenQ is vague on its release and says it plans to launch the displays in China by the end of this month, but with a "worldwide" release later this year. Prices haven't been mentioned.