Picture Perfect

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ViewSonic's VPD150 Digital ViewPanel supports new digital standards so there's no traditional analog-to-digital signal conversion, which commonly results in a degradation of image quality. The VPD150 multimedia LCD monitor offers a 1,024 x 768 native resolution, a wide 140-degree horizontal viewing angle and a 15-inch viewable screen. PerfectPortrait software (included) allows for easy viewing when the monitor is rotated 180 degrees, making it ideal for users working on legal or word processing documents.

VPD150 Digital Viewpanel
LCD Monitor
http://www.viewsonic.com
$1,149 (street)

A 1,280 x 1,024 native resolution and large 18.1-inch screen make NEC Technologies' MultiSync LCD1810 an impressive option for those who don't want to compromise on viewing size or quality. A pivot capability allows for viewing in either portrait or landscape mode; one keystroke quickly toggles the screen image from landscape to portrait. Additional features include a universal security slot and wall or arm mounting options.

Multisync LCD1810
LCD Monitor
http://www.nectech.com
$3,599 (street)

Optiquest's V73 17-inch CRT monitor delivers good performance in typical small-business computing environments. It has a maximum resolution of 1,280 x 1,024, a .26 mm dot pitch and a 87Hz refresh rate (in 1,024 x 768 resolution). The V73 includes a SuperContrast screen treatment for more precise colors as well as antireflection and antiglare screen treatments. Easy color and screen adjustment controls round out this very affordable solution.

V73 CRT Monitor
Optiquest
http://www.optiquest.com

$359 (street)

If you're looking for an affordable, no-frills LCD monitor, consider Samsung's 13.3-inch SyncMaster 330 TFT model. Its ultra-sleek, space-saving design takes up only one-third of the desk space that traditional CRT monitors do. It has an adequate 1,024 x 768 native resolution (at 75Hz) and a .26 mm dot pitch. Additional features include a zoom control to expand screen images up to eight times their normal size, a multimedia stand with built-in stereo speakers and a microphone for true audio/video performance, and a functional design for quickly and easily detaching the monitor from the base for wall mounting.

Syncmaster 330 TFT LCD Monitor
Samsung
http://www.sosimple.com
$799 (street)

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This article was originally published in the May 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Picture Perfect.

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