X-bit Labs published another LCD display roundup, this time they've tested ten inexpensive 19" LCD displays from Acer, ASUS, BenQ, LG, Samsung and ViewSonic.
We have tested ten inexpensive 19-inch LCD monitors, both widescreen and with the classic aspect ratio of 5:4, for this review. It may seem that 19-inchers should have already given way to but slightly more expensive models with a diagonal of 20 inches, but that is not yet the case. 19-inch monitors are still demanded in the office where a larger screen is not called for while the cost of the whole PC is so low that even ten dollars make a difference. 19-inchers are also popular among gamers because the smaller native resolution allows running modern video games at highest graphics quality settings even on mainstream graphics cards.
On the other hand, gamers also prefer monitors with response time compensation which are somewhat more expensive but better at displaying dynamic images such as in 3D shooters or arcades. For quests and real-time strategies many people will find RTC-less TN-based monitors sufficiently fast, though. Therefore we are continuing our series of reviews of 19-inch LCD monitors.