It's difficult to get excited about monitors with standard aspect ratios. For the last three years or so, we've been inundated almost exclusively with wide-screen monitors. Nowadays, seeing a 4:3 aspect ratio monitor might give you the feeling that you just stepped through a time portal )a time portal leading back only four or five years, but still).
I guess NEC doesn't mind bucking expectations, as the company just introduced the 17-inch AccuSync AS171, replacing the ASLCD73VX-BK display and fitting in with the rest of the AccuSync line.
According to NEC, the 17-inch AS171 display consumes 21 percent less power than its predecessor. The monitor's two-step ECO ModeT technology allows users to maneuver between two energy-savings modes, and its ergonomic tilt function brings users flexibility and enhanced comfort.
Here's a list of the AS171's other features:
- 1,280x1,024-pixel native resolution
- VGA and DVI connectivity
- 900:1 contrast ratio
- 5ms fast response time
- Tilt adjustability
- Consumes 21 percent less power than its predecessor, according to NEC
- 50 percent less mercury content than its predecessor, according to NEC
- Two-step ECO Mode for power consumption savings
- Carbon footprint meter for tracking of carbon savings
The AS171 will begin shipping this month, with an estimated street price of $159. It ships with a standard three-year parts and labor warranty, including for the backlight.