Westinghouse Digital Electronics, one of the top five LCD manufacturers in the U.S.*, today announced its new HD-Grade* 22-inch multifunctional widescreen flat panel monitor, model LCM-22w2, joining the companys growing line of widescreen desktop monitors, which includes market-leading 17 - and 19 -inch wide models.
This sleek, lightweight, multifunctional monitor connects to a variety of video sources including desktop and notebook computers, satellite, HDTV and cable receivers for watching television, DVD players, camcorders and game consoles, and features built-in speakers that deliver superb sound for a complete entertainment experience. The ultra-fast 5ms response time is ideal for playing computer games and viewing action movies and sports.
We have leveraged our success with LCD TVs and wide aspect ratio monitors to offer a display that features both capabilities, said Rey Roque, Vice President of Marketing at Westinghouse Digital Electronics. A price point under $500 is very competitive for a widescreen monitor that functions as a television or computer monitor and we feel 22-inches is an optimal size for either activity.
The LCM-22w2 features a stylish black chassis with detachable stand for wall mounting and delivers a bright, clear display optimized for Wide Super XGA (WSXGA), or 1680x1050 resolution. Widescreen notebook users who prefer a larger monitor can plug their computer into the LCM-22w2, without the need to switch formats between laptop and desktop applications or change the screen resolution.
The LCM-22w2 features an extra wide viewing angle for optimum visibility while looking at the display from the side, top or bottom. Its wide 16:10 aspect ratio is ideal for business applications including large spreadsheets, video editing, publication and graphic design. Consumers can use the wide screen to leave office tool bars open on the side while working on other documents, and wide spreadsheets can be viewed without scrolling side to side.
In addition to computer business applications, this display is ideal for digital entertainment such as viewing watching TV and DVD movies, playing HD-video games, and surfing the Internet.
Featuring plug-and-play capability, the monitor automatically identifies the best display resolution when it is plugged into a PC, eliminating the complicated and time-consuming installation process.
Product specifications include:
Screen size: 22-inches
Native resolution: 1680 x 1050
Aspect ratio: 16:10
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Contrast ratio: 700:1
Viewing angle: 170-degree (horizontal)
Response time: 5 ms
Display Colors: 16.7 million colors
The LCM-22w2 is available at retailers nationwide for an estimated price of $499. To locate a specific retailer, please visit www.westinghousedigital.com.
About Westinghouse Digital Electronics
Westinghouse Digital Electronics, one of the top five LCDTV manufacturers in the U.S.*, provides consumers with a full line of innovative LCD displays and other consumer electronics products, delivering the latest digital content for the ultimate entertainment experience. The company has successfully executed its visionary go-to-market strategy of bringing technologically advanced products to mainstream consumers, including LCD TV/DVD combos featuring Pixel Direct technology, video monitors that deliver 1080p resolution, digital photo frames, and HD-Grade computer monitors in both standard aspect and widescreen formats. Westinghouse Digital is dedicated to providing consumers with stylish, feature-rich and high-quality entertainment devices to meet the needs of every household member. Westinghouse products are available nationwide in more than 4,000 consumer electronics retail stores and other resellers. For more information, please visit http://www.westinghousedigital.com.
*HD-Grade is a trademark of Westinghouse Digital Electronics.
* S&A April 2006 LCD-TV Tracking Study.