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BenQ FP72V 17-inch TFT LCD Monitor
By Zachary Chan
Category : Monitor
Published by Jimmy Tang on Monday, 25th July, 2005
Rating : 4.5 out of 5 stars   (Most Innovative Product Award)


Introduction

BenQ's latest LCD monitor, the FP72V is a testament to their renewed focus on the rest of the user base, branching out from a gamer-centric strategy. While gaming has traditionally driven most of computing innovations, the broader scope of a networked home and home entertainment is moving into center stage. BenQ unloaded a whole set of new displays during the latest Computex 2005 in Taipei and while they finally rose to the 4ms challenge, the FP72V posed a much more interesting and unique product for perusal.

The FP72V was being marketed by BenQ as a total home entertainment system and the first thing BenQ did was use a full 8-bit panel to ensure that the display can produce the full 16.7 million color spectrum. Of course, this smells of a speed trade off and as expected, the FP72V has a rated response time of 25ms. Slow, yes, but for its intended purpose, it would still be sufficient. Next, BenQ slapped on as many features that they believe an all-in-one monitor should have. Speakers, webcam with mic, USB hub, automatic light sensor, digital and analog input and a whopping 1000:1 contrast ratio. The list piqued our interest for sure and we wanted to see if a 17-inch LCD panel can carry such a big burden. However, before we begin, do take some time to scan through the technical specifications below.

Front view of the BenQ FP72V, LCD monitor or widescreen TV?

The FP72V packaging comes with the following items:-
  • BenQ FP72V 17-inch TFT LCD with side speakers
  • BenQ Webcam
  • Analog D-SUB display cable
  • Digital DVI-D display cable
  • Stereo audio cable
  • USB cable
  • Power cord and adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Driver CD

    BenQ FP72V 17-inch TFT LCD Monitor Technical Specifications
    LCD
    • Type : 17-inch active panel TFT display
    • Native Resolution : 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
    • Active Display Area : 43.2cm diagonal
    • Brightness :  280cd/m² typical
    • Contrast Ratio :  1000:1 typical
    • Response Time :  25ms typical
    • Dot Pitch :  0.294mm
    • Viewing Angle : 178° (V) x 178° (H)
    • Special Feature: Auto panel brightness light sensor
    Preset Timing Modes
    • 640 x 480 @ 60, 72, 75Hz
    • 720 x 400 @ 70Hz
    • 800 x 600 @ 60, 72, 75Hz
    • 1024 x 768 @ 60, 70, 75Hz
    • 1152 x 864 @ 75Hz
    • 1280 x 1024 @ 60, 75Hz
    Input
    • Analog : D-Sub
    • Digital : DVI-D
    • USB 2.0 3-port hub
    • Horizontal Frequency : 31~81kHz
    • Vertical Frequency : 56~76Hz
    Control
    • Basic : iKey, Mode, Menu Exit, Left, Right, Menu Enter, Power
    • OSD : Contrast, brightness, vertical & horizontal image position, phase, pixel clock, color balance, color palette, choice of language (8 language OSD), OSD position, status indicator, display-mode availability, mode, light sensor, timer
    Multimedia
    • 2 x 2W stereo speakers (optional)
    • BenQ USB Webcam (optional)
    Operating Conditions
    • Power Consumption : 60W (max)
    • Power Saving : <2W
    • Voltage : AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz (auto switch)
    • Operating Temperature : 0° - 40°
    • Humidity : 10% - 90%
    Physical
    • Dimensions : 502(W) x 345.2(H) x 230(D) mm
    • Net Weight : 6kg
    Safety & EMI
    • FCC Class B, ISO 13406-2, VCCI, CSA, CB Report, CE, C-Tick, BSMI, Fimko, GOST, PSB, CCC
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