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Gateway's 16:10 displays show common sense

It's the aspect ratio we like
Fri Jul 16 2010, 17:50

FED UP WITH LETTER BOXES perhaps, Gateway has unveiled its 16:10 ratio MW19 and MW19V LCD monitors designed for professional office use.

Using an aspect ratio of 16:10 resolves the shortfalls that can be seen in the display area and screen height for the same diagonal screen size. For movie editing the extra vertical resolution of the 16:10 display has benefits because things like subtitles and menu buttons can be displayed above and below the video itself, not affecting the picture.

Gateway's 19-inch monitors come with a dynamic contrast ratio of 50,000:1, allowing buyers to view heavy data files or computer-aided design applications with precision and sharply defined lines, the firm claimed.

The displays have a 5ms response time and come with a number of ports, including VGA, DVI and HDCP, to ensure connectivity to a wide range of devices.

All Gateway displays feature a two-lamp system that consumes up to 50 per cent less power, and are PVC and BFR free, according to the vendor. The monitors will be released on 1 August. Pricing has yet to be confirmed. µ


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