updated 05:10 pm EDT, Fri August 14, 2009
BenQ intros V-series LEDs
Electronics maker BenQ has recently introduced two new LED-backlit monitors, the 24-inch V2400 Eco and 21.5-inch V2200 Eco. The V2200 Eco is said to be the world's first widescreen LED monitor of its size. Either has a 1080p resolution, and BenQ claims zero light leakage for both, helping them to achieve a very high 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. The Eco in the name comes from an eco mode that reduces power consumption by 30 percent by managing brightness, power and contrast settings as well as totally mercury-free LED-lit panels.
BenQ also stresses that their thinner and lighter design saves on packaging, which itself has been revised to include recycled paper rather than styrofoam. Soy ink is used on the carton, with a set-up guide printed right on the shipping carton rather than a separate page. The user's manual, meantime, can only be found online.
The two new displays will begin shipping in China in mid-August, though pricing has not been revealed. If or when they will arrive in North American stores is not known.