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BenQ ships eco-friendly 16:9 computer monitors

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Aug 2008 11:46 User comments (5)

BenQ ships eco-friendly 16:9 computer monitors BenQ has announced the launch of two new eco-friendly computer monitors, each of which uses 16:9 resolutions equal to the most popular 720p HDTVs.
The E900HD and the simpler G900HD are both 18.5 inches and have 1366x768 720p resolution. In an effort to be more "green", the company says the displays use a unique backlighting system that can "produce the same 300-nit brightness as most displays by using a two-lamp backlight versus the four that would otherwise be necessary." Full power consumption is then reduced to 30W and mercury levels are reduced by over 50 percent.

Each display also sports a nice 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 5ms pixel response time. Both displays also have built-in speakers or headphone jacks for private listening.

Each screen has HDCP encryption support to allow Blu-ray playback and had DVI and VGA ports.

There was no price available yet but BenQ says the displays will hit the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, and South America this month. No word on US launch.

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5 user comments

19.8.2008 12:13

thats nice, a biodegradable monitor. that way if i still have it in 20 years it will be growing mold and decaying./Sarcasm

A Two way backlight should have been in there age's ago, but that would cost R&D money wouldn't it.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Aug 2008 @ 12:16

29.8.2008 17:47

Under the right conditions, anything is biodegradable.

Just say no to the tree worshippers.

310.8.2008 3:36

Originally posted by windsong:
Under the right conditions, anything is biodegradable.

Just say no to the tree worshippers.
haha you'll have to nuke the 26 inch CRT i have, its been dropped 4 times. been interrupted by lighting 7 time's in it's 6 year life and still kicken.

nah, we really do need to save some Ozone for later at least till we figure out how to make a fake Ozone layer. that way when the shit does hit the fan be all good. now excuse me why i go work on my RV-Boat, that way when the ice caps do melt i can laugh at you while sitting in a nice cool RV-watch Tv on Direct-Tv. Noah ain't got nothing on me
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411.8.2008 12:19

It all helps IMO. 20W savings is great. On a much larger scale, it can result in a huge annual electric savings once the technology becomes becomes mainstream. Less power consumption, less burning of coal and oil. Appliances have been enhanced over the years to save energy. It's time to step it up and think of more efficient designes for electronics. Especially since electronics are taking over the home. The electric rate along with the delivery rate is going up again in my area (after a rate increase a couple of years ago). I've taken measures over the last year to reduce my usage. Compared to last year, I've reduced my usage, yet my bill has gone up. I would like to phase in more of these "green" electronic products in my home over the next few years to offset these rising rates.

I'm in no way a tree hugger. I'm a penny pincher :-P but in all seriousness, every little bit helps. Everyone should be thinking of ways to use less. We need "green" electronics to save "green."

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 11 Aug 2008 @ 12:20

515.8.2008 17:06

can anyone comment on "dynamic contrast ratios?" I have never actually seen a monitor that uses this technique, but I have always been skeptical. How does it compare to, say a rear-projection unit which has a true 10,000:1 contrast ratio?

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