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  1. LG Flatron L206WU review

    LG Flatron L206WU review

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    Laptop manufacturers have toyed with the idea of screens larger than 17 inches but, for the most part, if you want a larger display, the most convenient answer is not a bigger laptop but an external monitor.

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    ViewSonic VX2255wmh review

    ViewSonic VX2255wmh review

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    Of all the features to be impressed by, an exceptionally smooth rotation mechanism doesn’t, perhaps, rank very highly in terms of excitement. However, the ease with which the ViewSonic’s stand swivelled the screen around was worthy of note. In fact, the whole unit has a real feel of quality to it.

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    Samsung Syncmaster 225UW review

    Samsung Syncmaster 225UW review

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    With a bulky bezel and glossy black finish, it wouldn’t be entirely accurate to claim that Samsung’s group test entry was understated. Although it’s by no means an unattractive unit with subtle silver touches, it does have a sizable amount of desk presence.

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    Philips 200WS8 review

    Philips 200WS8 review

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    Like the similarly inexpensive Iiyama, the Philips 200WS8 leans towards the functional and rather unexciting end of the scale. Unlike its rival 20-inch display, however, the Philips display doesn’t do a particularly good job of masking its low price.

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    Iiyama ProLite E2003WS review

    Iiyama ProLite E2003WS review

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    With a simple, matte-black design, standard front-mounted menu buttons and a square plastic stand, the E2003WS is a business-like monitor that appears to be targeting the price-conscious end of the market. Indeed, like the Philips, this is something of a low-frills affair.

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    HP v220 review

    HP v220 review

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    Contrasting sharply with the more flashy monitors on test, HP’s entrant represents the lower end of the 22-inch market. A decidedly cheap-to-the-touch matte black and silver plastic finish means that it won’t be gracing the desks of many fashion-savvy users in the near future.

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    HANNSpree XM-S Verona review

    HANNSpree XM-S Verona review

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    Uniquely among the monitors on test, HANNSpree’s entrant includes an HDMI input. This makes it possible to connect an HDMI-equipped PC or games console without the need for a converter. Given the fact that even the most recent graphics cards are still sporting dual-DVI ports, the combination of HDMI and VGA inputs seems a little unwieldy for PC use.

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    Asus PG221 review

    Asus PG221 review

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    The Asus PG221 is a hefty display that weighs in at a startling 10.7kg. It houses a 15W sub-woofer that supplements the 5W stereo speakers, so this display packs considerably more audio than you'll find in many of its rivals.

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    Viewsonic VX2255wmb review

    Viewsonic VX2255wmb review

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    The Viewsonic VX2255wmb is a 22-inch display with a 1680 x 1050-pixel resolution and a choice of VGA and DVI-D inputs. The 1.3-Megapixel webcam in the top bezel is similar to those found in some of its rivals, but after some hunting around we found a feature that makes the Viewsonic stand out.

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    Hyundai W241D review

    Hyundai W241D review

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    Do not let the brand put you off, the Hyundai W241D is an extremely polished and technically accomplished unit. Its key feature is an up-to-the-second S-PVA panel. The scuttlebutt suggests it is the very same Samsung produced panel as found in a number of premium 24-inchers, including Samsung's own 245T model, naturally enough.

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    Samsung SM226CW review

    Samsung SM226CW review

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    The Samsung SM226CW got off to a good start as soon as it came out of the box as it looks great. The shiny black bezel contrasts with the matt-silver strip running across the bottom of the display and the aluminium power button looks very smart.

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    BenQ X2000W review

    BenQ X2000W review

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    The BenQ X2000W should be in the shops by the time you read this review, as our sample was the first in the country. It measures in at 20 inches and you get a resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels. We weren't enthused by the basic and ugly base that snaps on to the X2000W, but the rest of the cosmetics are a great success.

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    LG Flatron L226WTQ review

    LG Flatron L226WTQ review

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    Owning a laptop frees you from having a large monitor permanently on display in your living room or home office. However, if you have a machine with a small screen, or simply like to have extra space when working at a desk, adding something like the LG Flatron L226WTQ (£210 inc. VAT) can often be appealing.

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    Chimei CMV-223D review

    Chimei CMV-223D review

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    Our spirits dropped a notch or two on our excite-o-meter when we unpacked this 22-inch widescreen monitor. But Chimei has a few tricks up its sleeve to ensure that the 223D isn't just another run-of-the-mill widescreen affair.

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    AG Neovo E-W22 review

    AG Neovo E-W22 review

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    The saving grace of this new widescreen 22-inch monitor is the picture quality, but there are problems with positioning the monitor that reduce its viability.

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    Zalman Trimon ZM-M220W review

    Zalman Trimon ZM-M220W review

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    True 3D in your home, on your PC; what kind of fresh madness is this? We've got our greasy paws on Zalman's 3D monitor (mussing up the shiny display with mucky fingerprints and sophomoric drool); a technology that promises enhanced 3D gaming and mind-blowing video.

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    Samsung XL20 review

    Samsung XL20 review

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    At £800, the XL20 is the best value LED currently available, and while Samsung has opted for an AU-Optronics A-MVA 20in panel instead of its own, the build quality, chassis and matte screen are to Samsung's customary high standard

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    HANNS-G 19-inch NW191DP review

    HANNS-G 19-inch NW191DP review

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    There appears to be more manufacturers of monitors than of any other piece of computer hardware. Buy a PC today and you're likely to get it bundled with a screen from a company you've never heard of.

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    Iiyama B2403WS review

    Iiyama B2403WS review

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    Despite its low price tag, Iiyama's Prolite B2403WS does not mean compromising on quality. Like other 24in screens, its native resolution is full WUXGA (1,920x1,200). This is more than capable of displaying full 1080p HD video in widescreen

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    LG L245W review

    LG L245W review

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    At both ends of the price scale, monitors are getting bigger. It's tricky to find screens smaller than 17in being offered on the high street, while prices continue to tumble. This is a good thing

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    Viewsonic VX2435wm review

    Viewsonic VX2435wm review

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    For a mighty 26-inch widescreen monitor, ViewSonic's latest is deceptively sleek and immaculate in piano black. It's big on connections, too, with Composite, Component and S-Video inputs, and an HDMI port for hooking up life's luxuries

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