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BenQ LED M G922HDL
The winner in the 18.5″ category was this LED monitor unit that we received from BenQ. It was also the highest scoring monitor as per our tests along with the Samsung P2250. It was also the lowest priced monitor, and coming with a good 3 years warranty, which really adds value to it. The On screen display (OSD) of this monitor is relatively convenient to use with buttons at the bottom for easy access.

The maximum resolution supported by this monitor is 1366×768, with an above average response time of 5 ms that reduces ghosting effects. The response time is good enough for regular office work and is the general standard with most office use monitors. The typical contrast ratio for this monitor is also 1000:1 which is standard and decent. The monitor scored well in the build quality and ergonomics as the monitor is quite sturdy and robust enough to last the distance. In Displaymate benchmarks, performance of BenQ LED M G922HDL was excellent making it a good buy. This monitor gives a viewing angle of 170 degrees which gives the viewer more room to maneuver.
The typical brightness provided by this unit was 250 candelas per square meters which is again very good. The monitor consumed a mere 10 watts running at full brightness, which is the least of all monitors tested. This can really help you reduce your energy bills.

Bottomline: An excellent overall performer with the most enticing price, making it apt for regular office usage.

Samsung P2250

The 21.5″ LCD monitor unit that we received from Samsung was a close winner in its category. The Samsung monitor received the highest points for its features and quality as compared to some other monitors in its competition. It flaunts touch controls as opposed to the standard button variants in other models. The touch panel is backed up by excellent On screen display (OSD), which is fairly easy to use and navigate through. The maximum resolution supported by this monitor is 1920×1080. The Samsung monitor displays the best response time of 2ms. The response time is good enough for any office work and even designers would relish the offering.
The typical contrast ratio for this monitor is 1000:1 which was standard across all monitors received for testing. In Displaymate benchmarks, performance of Samsung P2250 was a perfect score. This monitor gives a viewing angle of 170 degrees which is excellent for any LCD. Typical brightness provided by this unit was 300 candelas per square meters which is again very good, but it revs up power consumption of the monitor to about 50 watts on full brightness. The monitor can be described as a bundle of interesting and useful features with a good all round performance at a justifiable price point.

Bottomline: A premium monitor at an affordable price
and with an excellent response time. Quite useful for
designers.

Dell IN2020M
The 20″ LCD monitor unit we received from Dell was the winner in the 20″ category as it was a decent performer all throughout.

On screen display (OSD) was simple to use with buttons provided at bottom for easy access. The maximum resolution supported by this monitor is 1600×900, with an excellent response time of 5 ms that reduces ghosting effect. The response time is good enough for regular office work.

The typical contrast ratio for this monitor is 1000:1 which was standard across all monitors received for testing. In Displaymate benchmark, performance of Dell IN2020M was excellent making it a good buy.
This monitor gives a viewing angle of 160 degrees which is quite decent. Typical brightness provided by this unit was 250 candelas per square meters which is again very good. The monitor scored well in almost all parameters and these scores were further boosted by its cost, and the fact it comes with a 3 year warranty.

It is important to note that a higher warranty negates higher operational costs for the enterprise. The monitor consumed 21 watts running at full brightness with less than 1 watt consumed during standby.

Bottomline: A good performer, 20″ LCD monitor at an enticing price of Rs 7000. The all important 3 year warranty makes it a worthy buy.

 

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