Date: January 27th, 2005
Article by: Ryan Hoffman (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product Made By: CTX International
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CTX INTERNATIONAL X701A INTRODUCTION
When upgrading to a new monitor for your computer setup. The idea of switching to an LCD monitor does come up. There are the obvious advantages of owning an LCD such as, they require much less desk space, they have a crisp vibrant picture, they are more energy efficient opposed to a standard CRT monitor, and the best reason yet they are only a few inches thick! A couple of the major factors still holding people back from making the liquid crystal plunge is the cost and the gaming ability.
Today I will be reviewing the CTX X701A 17" inch LCD monitor. Throughout the review you will be learning the ups and downs of the features that this monitor has to offer.
To keep you interested, how about a 17 inch gaming LCD with speakers for under US$250? Sound good?........thought it did.
CTX CORPORATE PROFILE
CTX has been a true leader in high-quality display technology, carrying products ranging from CRT monitors, LCD monitors, flat panel displays, multimedia displays, to a complete line of LCD TVs. CTX products are used in a variety of corporate, professional and consumers markets including desktop publishing, imaging, graphics and content creation, multimedia, presentation, educational and general computing applications. The strong competition inherent in the computer industry requires companies to understand the demands of users more than ever before. Consumers and professional users demand outstanding levels of performance, reliability, and value. CTX has risen to this challenge by continually offering a range of display solutions for today's emerging applications. With a broad network of international distributors and channel partners, CTX products are available globally.
What can TFT LCD Technology do for me?
Below is just a small list of what TFT LCD technology can do for your small business or home environment.
1.) Radiation - TFT LCD technology virtually eliminates radiation which is emitted from normal CRT monitor and can promote a healthier computing environment for your children at home and/or your work environment.
2.) Low Power Consumption - LCD monitors have a power consumption of about half of the equivalent CRT monitors.
3.) Color - Colors on LCD's are much more vibrant that CRT monitors.
4.) Physical Size - One of the main advantages is the size difference. LCD monitors cover about 30% of the desk area than a standard CRT.
5.) Viewable Area - Now here is the kicker, if you buy a 17" CRT monitor, it's safe to say that you will have an actual viewing area of about ~16". Now, when a TFT LCD is said to be 17", the viewable area IS 17", which is a far more honest approach to marketing.