X-bit Labs checked out 12 LCD displays: BenQ FP72V, BenQ FP737s-D, LG Flatron L1717S, LG Flatron L1750SQ, LG Flatron L1750U, LG Flatron M173WA, Philips Brilliance 170S6, Philips Brilliance 170X5, Samsung SyncMaster 720NA, Sony SDM-S75A, Sony SDM-S75F and the ViewSonic VG712s:
My previous article was entirely dedicated to the newly-born class of LCD monitors with response time compensation. This technology is indeed a new word on the market as it helps to dramatically improve the response time of a monitor in reality rather than only on paper (as it was the case with 8ms and 12ms monitors which could not be told apart without special tools because the speed of 8 milliseconds was only achieved on a very limited range of matrix state transitions).
Although I have no doubt that the new technology will sooner or later be implemented in the absolute majority of LCD monitors, the older RTC-less models still dominate the market today. Some manufacturers haven’t even yet produced their monitors with RTC. So, this review is all about 17” LCD monitors without response time compensation.