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Down Flat

With prices falling fast, you may want to examine the latest generation of flat-panel monitors.

This story appears in the December 2000 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

Plunging prices for flat-panel monitors are quickly making them affordable alternatives to clunky CRT monitors. But how do you know which one's best for you? Things to look for include resolution and dot pitch, which tell you how clear the images will be. We focused on 15-inch LCDs because they're large enough for you to appreciate quality graphics but not too harsh on your budget. Another thing to look for in LCDs is whether they have digital or analog reception-or both, in the case of certain hybrids. The displays we looked at were strictly analog, except for two hybrids. Regular analog flat panels cost less than $1,000; the hybrids are a little more, but they're worth it because they'll be compatible with future PCs and Macs. We recommend going hybrid if you can afford it.

Eizo Nanao Flexscan l371

Flexscan l371

  • Manufacturer: Eizo Nanao

  • Pixel Pitch: .297mm

  • Contrast Ratio: 350:1

  • (800) 800-5202


  • Street price: $1,239

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