Ultra-thin widescreen displays. Short review

The new Dell S2330MLX is one of the smallest monitors we have ever seen and retails for a rather inexpensive price, but does it meet those very basic display requirements, and if so, can it go any farther? We have all come to expect a certain amount of screen size from a laptop or computer monitor. For many this is a compromise, they are willing to make in order to fit the notebook into a smaller space. A full sized laptop is often the largest display you will find on any desk and the extra space dedicated to the display enables the laptop to be placed away from the rest of the room. For others, who want to use a full-sized computer monitor yet are restricted by desk space, this may be an option they are willing to consider.

In order to define what makes a full HD iioned iips panel a better choice than the thinnest iips monitor, we need to look closely at its specifications. The panel specifications state that it offers "true full HD viewing" up to an HD resolution of 1080 pixels. This is significantly higher than the HD resolution of the majority of laptop computers and therefore provides a much greater range of quality imagery to view.

In comparison, the thinnest panel we have seen offers a lower maximum display level (around 1300 pixels) but offers much greater color accuracy, particularly with regards to the s RGB color gamut. This is not an issue with the in RGB color gamut as this feature is not significant on any other laptop or desktop based computer. However, the fact that it is offered on the cheapest iips monitor we have seen, highlights its lack of quality when compared with the pricier competitors. This in turn highlights one of the major differences between these two types of monitors.

Laptop manufacturers have traditionally offered ultra-thin ultra-light laptops which offer very limited capabilities. Many of these thin ultra-light notebooks include screens, which are just as, if not more, undersized compared to thinnest iips panels. An example of a thin ultra Thin notebook is the Sony VAIO A series. The VAIO P series uses an ultra-thin aluminum frame, which provides a striking contrast against its beautiful full HD screen. However, the lack of physical keys along with the use of a touch-pad instead offers only a medium contrast ratio between the laptop's LCD and monitor screen.

An example of thinnest monitors also offers only a widescreen display. In terms of resolution and display size, the thinnest LCD monitor we have seen was the Asus Zenfone Super gaming laptop. Despite offering only a widescreen display, the screen proved to be quite sharp with a crisp color representation and adequate viewing area. Another good example for thin LCD monitors is the ViewSonic Xplod car kit, which has a widescreen display. The screen measured only 160 pixels bytics, making it one of the thinnest LCD monitors to date.

An ultra-thin ultra-light notebook is not without its drawbacks though. One of these is the lack of key areas for input such as a mouse or keyboard, which makes the laptop's touch-pad difficult to use. Another drawback is the response time, which proved to be slow in response for various tests. Response time varied between one and two seconds in certain test cases. However, response time improved as the laptop became used with more usage. Some additional monitors on the market to provide better response times as they are optimized for different input devices such as USB mice.

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