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BenQ FP781 17-inch TFT LCD Monitor
By Robin Ang
Category : Monitor
Published by Jimmy Tang on Monday, 28th October, 2002
Rating : 4 out of 5 stars  


The BenQ FP781 Limited Edition

BenQ used to be known as Acer Communications and Multimedia group. It leverages on the strengths of Acer Communications and Multimedia (a US$2 billion company) to become a powerhouse in the PC industry with products such as monitors and engineering workstations. With labs in California, Taiwan and China, they have amassed more than 400 global patents covering display and imaging, communications and storage devices.

We now come to the introduction of the FP781 by BenQ. It is one of their latest LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) monitor with a viewable screen size of 17-inches.

So how does an LCD panel work? The functionality of LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) is based on the special physical properties of liquid crystals. Their rod shaped molecules arranges themselves similarly to the molecules of crystals. This, together with the aid of several components (two polarizing filters, a control layer, the respective color filters and the liquid crystal layer) and the manipulation of electric voltages, the related pixel will either light up or darken in intensity to form an image on the screen. During production, the whole panel unit will be discarded if too many pixel cells fail to operate.

We can appreciate the complexity involved in making a LCD panel. To surpass the competition is tricky. Is BenQ able to accomplish this in the pursuit of the consumer dollar?

Let's first take a look at the specifications of the product in the table below:-

Specifications for the BenQ FP781 TFT LCD Monitor
Model
  • FP781
  • Display
  • 17-inch (43.18cm) Flat Panel Active Matrix TFT LCD  
  • 0.264mm pixel pitch
  • Color
  • 16.7 Million
  • Screen Size
  • 338.0 (H) x 270 (V) mm
  • Resolution
  • Max: VESA 1280 x 1024 @ 76Hz
  • Recommended: VESA 1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz
  • Response Time
  • 35ms
  • Contrast Ratio
  • 350:1 (typ.)
  • Brightness
  • 200cd/m²
  • Supported Resolutions
  • 640 X 350 @ 70Hz
  • 720 X 400 @ 70Hz
  • 640 X 480 @ 60Hz
  • 640 X 480 @ 67Hz
  • 640 X 480 @ 73Hz
  • 640 X 480 @ 75Hz
  • 800 X 600 @ 60Hz
  • 800 X 600 @ 72Hz
  • 800 X 600 @ 75Hz
  • 832 X 624 @ 75Hz
  • 1024 X 768 @ 60Hz
  • 1024 X 768 @ 70Hz
  • 1024 X 768 @ 75Hz
  • 1152 X 864 @ 75Hz
  • 1152 X 870 @ 75Hz
  • 1152 X 900 @ 66Hz
  • 1152 X 900 @ 76Hz
  • 1280 X 1024 @ 60Hz
  • 1280 X 1024 @ 72Hz
  • 1280 X 1024 @ 75Hz
  • 1280 X 1024 @ 76Hz
  • Sync Input
  • Synchronization: TTL separate signal connection 15-pin mini D-sub cable
  • Video Input
  • Analog: 15 pin D-Sub Connector
  • RGB Analog (0.7 Vp-p/75 ohm)
  • Digital: DVI (Digital Visual Interface Standard Rev. 1.0) compliance
  • Digital: 24 pin DVI cable
  • Viewing Angle (L/R; U/D)
  • 80/80; 80/80
  • Power Management
  • VESA Standard, DPMS, EPA
  • Power Input
  • Automatic switched mode power supply, 90-264 V, 47-63Hz
  • Power Consumption
  • Operating: 50 watts max.
  • Stand-by/Suspend:  <3 watts max.
  • Power Saving Mode: 3 watts
  • Temperature
  • Operating: 5 degrees celsius ~ 40 degrees celsius
  • Humidity
  • Operating: 20% ~ 80 %
  • Image checks
  • Digital, Screen OSD Technology, iKey (automatic image setting)
  • Controls
  • iKey, Input, Exit, "<", ">", Enter
  • iScreen functions
  • Contrast, brightness, vert. & hor. image position, phase, pixel clock, color balance, color palette, choice of language, Input Select, Image Size, OSD Setting, Status Indicator.
  • Mechanical Tilt
  • Up: 30 degrees/ Down: 5 degrees
  • Dimensions
  • 404.6 mm (W) x 449.6 mm (H) x 202.1 mm (D)
  • Weight with Tilt Stand
  • 4.7 kg
  • Power Cord
  • Wall-Outlet type or PC-Outlet type
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