Philips Electronics has kick-started its latest line of business-class monitors with the unveiling of a new 23-inch widescreen LCD designed specifically with professional applications in mind. The monitor's combination of picture quality, widescreen, and innovative features bolsters user productivity while enhancing front-of-screen performance.
The Philips Brilliance 230WP7NS LCD monitor features a widescreen WUXGA 1920x1200 resolution, allowing for the viewing two full-size (A4 or letter) pages side by side. The monitor has a viewing angle of up to 178 degrees. Its 12ms response rate (8ms gray-to-gray) improves picture quality, delivering seamless imaging with no noticeable ghost images and will help those who are working with video or motion graphics applications.
The design of the 230WP7NS focuses on user comfort and performance. The monitor leverages Philips' Super Ergo base, which allows the user to adjust the height, swivel, and tilt of the monitor and can be used in either the traditional landscape or a portrait view.
The 230WP7NS includes a four-port USB 2.0 hub integrated into the monitor's bezel. All necessary cables, including a USB cable and both analog VGA and digital DVI connections cables, are standard with the monitor. The 230WP7NS also features several image-enhancing technologies. SmartControl empowers users to fine-tune display performance by easily adjusting the various display settings in a familiar way. The picture quality of the 230WP7NS translates onto the physical page as well. The monitor is sRGB-enabled, calibrating color settings with any sRGB-equipped printer.
The monitor is equipped with SmartManage technology, which allows administrators to include monitors in their asset management system. Administrators can track usage hours, adjust monitor settings, reset factory settings, verify monitor locations, power monitors on and off, provide technical support, communicate with end-users and set security policies to prevent theft and loss. Manual tasks, such as costly desk-side support and inventory audits, are virtually eliminated, according to Philips.
Gartner, a technology industry analyst firm, estimates that companies that begin an asset management program can experience up to a 30 percent reduction in cost per asset in the first year and continued savings of up to 10 percent annually over the next five years. In this way, SmartManage significantly lowers the total cost of ownership for each Philips LCD employed, Philips claims.
Philips LCDs also already comply with the stringent European Community RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive that mandates restrictions on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. The directive's goal is to virtually eliminate toxic substances like lead from displays. Lead-free displays help to eliminate issues connected with the disposal of hazardous waste from Philips monitors.
Philips Brilliance 230WP7NS LCD monitor is currently available at a suggested retail price of $1,499. Philips professional monitors are available for purchase through Philips-approved distributors, resellers, and system integrators.