updated 11:05 am EDT, Tue June 2, 2009
ViewSonic VG2x27 LCDs
ViewSonic this morning released three Graphics Series displays that all share a 16:9 aspect ratio and a particularly thin bezel tailored to multi-display setups. The 20-inch VG2027wm, 22-inch VG2227wm and the 24-inch VG2427wm have contrast ratios as high as 20,000:1 as well as an Eco Mode that drops power use by about 40 percent. DVI, VGA and two USB ports provide video input and peripherals.
The models are separated mostly by contrast and resolution. ViewSonic's newest 20-inch panel has a 1600x900 resolution but the full 20,000:1 contrast ratio; the 22-inch screen has the full 1920x1080 output with 10,000:1 contrast, while the 24-inch display receives both the full 1920x1080 resolution as well as the 20,000:1 contrast. Every model ships today with prices reaching $319, $399 and $499 with increasing size.