Flat is Where It's At

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AcerView 79g
Manufacturer: Acer
Phone: (800) 379-2237
Maximum Resolution: 1,600 x 1,200
Refresh Rate: 160Hz (76Hz at max resolution)
Input/Output Ports: Standard, optional USB
Special Features: On-screen menu, setting saver, auto-sizing, optional external speakers
Street Price: $429

Apple Studio Display
Manufacturer: Apple
Phone: (800) 538-9696
Maximum Resolution: 1,600 x 1,200
Refresh Rate: 85Hz (60Hz at max resolution)
Input/Output Ports: Standard
Special Features: Multilingual on-screen menu, tilt/swivel base, translucent casing
Street Price: $499

Compaq P700
Manufacturer: Compaq
Phone: (800) 345-1518
Maximum Resolution: 1,600 x 1,200
Refresh Rate: 120Hz (70Hz at max resolution)
Input/Output Ports: Standard, optional USB
Special Features: Multilingual on-screen menu, tilt/swivel base, zoom function
Street Price: $459

IBM E74
Manufacturer: IBM
Phone: (800) 722-2227
Maximum Resolution: 1,024 x 768
Refresh Rate: 85Hz
Input/Output Ports: Standard
Special Features: Multilingual on-screen menu, tilt/swivel base, lockable controls
Street Price: $299

Diamond Pro 710
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi
Phone: (800) 843-2515
Maximum Resolution: 1,600 x 1,200
Refresh Rate: 1,600 x 1,200
Input/Output Ports: 75Hz
Special Features: On-screen menu, PC- and Mac-compatible
Street Price: $399

NEC MultiSync FE700
Manufacturer: NEC
Phone: (888) 632-6215
Maximum Resolution: 1,280 x 1,024
Refresh Rate: 120Hz (66Hz at max resolution)
Input/Output Ports: Standard
Special Features: Optional multimedia capabilities
Street Price: $299

PanaSync SL75
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Phone: (800) PANA-SYS
Maximum Resolution: 1,280 x 1,024
Refresh Rate: 180Hz (85Hz at max resolution)
Input/Output Ports: Standard
Special Features: Multilingual on-screen menu, tilt/swivel base
Street Price: $379

Princeton Graphics AGX740
Manufacturer: Princeton Graphics
Phone: (800) 747-6249
Maximum Resolution: 1,600 x 1,200
Refresh Rate: 85Hz
Input/ Output Ports: Standard
Special Features: On-screen menu, PC-, Unix-, and Mac-compatible
Street Price: $299

SyncMaster 700IFT
Manufacturer: Samsung
Phone: (800) SAMSUNG
Maximum Resolution: 1,600 x 1,200
Refresh Rate: 85Hz (76Hz at max resolution)
Input/Output Ports: Standard, Plug and Play
Special Features: On-screen menu, shortneck design, PC-compatible, free Mac adaptor
Street Price: $299

MultiScan CPD-E200
Manufacturer: Sony
Phone: (888) 315-SONY
Maximum Resolution: 1,600 x 1,200
Refresh Rate: 85Hz (60Hz at max resolution)
Input/Output Ports: Standard, Plug and Play
Special Features: Multilingual on-screen/help menu, zoom function, PC- and Mac-compatible
Street Price: $380

ViewSonic M70
Manufacturer: ViewSonic
Phone: (800) 888-8583
Maximum Resolution: 1,280 x 1,024
Refresh Rate: 87Hz (66Hz at max resolution)
Input/Output Ports: Standard, Plug and Play
Special Features: On-screen menu, multimedia, speakers, mic/headphone jack, PC- & Mac compatible
Street Price: $299


Jill Amadio is a freelance writer in Newport Beach, California, who has covered technology for 10 years.

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