Envision G218a1 22 in. Widescreen Monitor
Author: Rutledge Feman
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 12-07-2008
Provided by: Geeks

30 may be the new 20, but 22” is definitely the new 19”. When LCD monitors first started rolling into the mainstream market just a few years ago, 15” was the standard size. Since then, the average size of the LCD monitor has steadily risen—from 15” to 17”, then to 19” wide, and recently 22” widescreen has become the size to get.

We have for review today Envision's G218a1 Professional Series 22” widescreen display. At just over $160 at Geeks.com, the G218a1 definitely comes in friendly on your wallet and hopes to be a choice pick for the budget rig. Quick specifications are:

• 22-inch (55.9cm) TFT Widescreen LCD
• Resolution: 1680 x 1050
• .28 Pixel Pitch
• HDCP Supported DVI-D
• Response time: 5ms
• Brightness: 300 nit
• Contrast ratio: 700:1
• Built-in Stereo Speakers 3W

As you can see, the G218a1 runs about average for most of its specifications: 300 nit brightness and a 5ms response time, which isn't exceedingly fast but should be fast enough. But, does it perform on par with its “professional” name? Continue on as we find out.

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