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BenQ Launches First 24" Widescreen Monitor with HDMI Interface and 6ms GTG Response Time.

A Gamer's Delight, FP241W Among First Multi-Function Displays to Achieve TCO (1) (Total Cost of Ownership) The cost of using a computer. It includes the cost of the hardware, software and upgrades as well as the cost of the inhouse staff and/or consultants that provide training and technical support. See ROI.  '06 Certification

IRVINE, Calif. -- BenQ, a leading manufacturer of digital lifestyle devices, today announced the introduction of the industry's first 24" widescreen LCD monitor A flat panel display that uses liquid crystals. Although laptops have used LCDs as their flat panel technology almost exclusively, LCD is also the most popular for flat panel desktop monitors. Toward the end of 2003, sales of LCD displays for desktops overtook CRTs for the first time.  with HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) A digital interface for audio and video signals designed as a single-cable solution for home theater and consumer electronics equipment.  interface and 6ms gray-to-gray response time, the FP241W. The unit, which takes game playing to new heights, is among the first multi-function monitors to achieve the new TCO '06 certification. It also features proprietary BenQ Senseye[R] and Advanced Motion Acceleration[TM] (AMA (Automatic Message Accounting) The recording and reporting of telephone calls within a telephone system. It includes the calling and called parties and start and stop times of the call. ) technologies to further enhance the gaming experience. It has an MSRP MSRP Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
MSRP Message Session Relay Protocol
MSRP Multi-Species Recovery Plan (US Fish & Wildlife Service)
MSRP Member of the Society for Radiological Protection (UK) 
 of $1099.

Its High-Definition Multimedia Interface The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a licensable audio/video connector interface for transmitting uncompressed, encrypted digital streams. HDMI connects DRM-enforcing digital audio/video sources, such as a set-top box, a Blu-ray Disc player, a PC running  (HDMI) enables the FP241W to easily transfer data at the extreme rate of 5GB/second, critical in the playing of today's action-packed video games. It also includes High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is a form of Digital Rights Management (DRM) developed by Intel Corporation to control digital audio and video content as it travels across Digital Visual Interface (DVI) or High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)  (HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) An encryption system for enforcing digital rights management (DRM) over DVI and HDMI interfaces. The copy protection system (DRM) resides in the computer, DVD player or set-top box. ) and eliminates the need for signal conversions, ensuring the best quality video.

Real-world video content, such as that found in today's highly sophisticated digital video games, contains a combination of grayscale In computing, a grayscale or greyscale digital image is an image in which the value of each pixel is a single sample. Displayed images of this sort are typically composed of shades of gray, varying from black at the weakest intensity to white at the strongest, though in  images. It generally takes longer for a pixel to transition to this intermediate level of intensity. Built-in AMA technology greatly reduces gray-to-gray response time so moving parts of an image are clearer, no matter what the image content. Even highly dynamic gaming video is crisp and clean. The FP241W offers a GTG (chat) gtg - Got to go. The user is about to stop chatting.  response time of just 6ms. Additionally, exclusive BenQ Senseye[R] technology along with a 1000:1 contrast ratio ensure that the unit delivers vibrant colors and exquisitely rendered details.

The BenQ FP241W is among the first multifunction displays to be certified to the new international quality standard, TCO '06 Media Displays. This new standard is in response to increased market demands for excellence in the display of moving images such as high-resolution action games. Achieving this certification means BenQ has passed some of the strictest requirements in the world in regards to ergonomics (outstanding picture quality, color reproduction); energy (low consumption in standby mode); emissions (low electric and magnetic fields magnetic fields, the spaces in which magnetic forces are detectable; created by magnetostrictive ultrasonic scalers to cause the tips of instruments such as ultrasonic scalers to vibrate.
); and ecology (meets or surpasses tough environmental criteria).

The unit also has many other outstanding features. 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA (Wide Ultra XGA) A wide screen resolution of 1900x1200 pixels. See PC display modes.

) resolution enables the FP241W to display more content while maintaining crisp details and legible text. Its wide-screen format ensures no image distortion or cropping. Unlike conventional LCD monitors, the FP241W features complete HD support, so viewers can enjoy the most dazzling video possible. It is the perfect way to fully experience the lifelike video presentations as found in the latest game consoles.

With its Windows Vista Premium ready designation, the BenQ FP241W multifunction monitor is capable of displaying many new advanced features such as Aero effects, including translucent windows, Flip 3D, and smooth moving windows.

Bundled with the unit is Pivot[R] Pro software, the industry standard for on-the-fly display rotation to vertical or horizontal viewing. It offers the most comprehensive support for native graphic cards and operating system compatibility, while providing the flexibility to type e-mail, surf the web, and run any applications in either portrait or landscape view. Height and orientation of the screen can be adjusted from -5 degrees to 20 degrees up/down and -45 degrees to 45 degrees left/right to provide the ideal viewing angle and assuring the user of maximum comfort.

Two USB ports are located on the right side of the bezel The front cover of a desktop or tower computer case. The term also refers to the individual drive bay covers, which are removed to install CD-ROMs and other removable drives that require access from the front of the case.  and another on the upper part for easy connection of other peripherals. The FP241W complies with Energy Star[R] v4.0 for computer monitors.

Technical Specifications
LCD 24" widescreen; 20.4" x 12.8" display area
1920 x 1200 resolution (WUXGA)
TCO '06 certification
1000:1 contrast ratio
6ms gray-to-gray response time
16.7-million color palette
178-degrees viewing angle up/down; left/right
Accepts D-Sub, DVI-D, S-Video, composite, component, and HDMI input
HD format support
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) with HDCP
Senseye(R) technology
Advanced Motion Acceleration(TM) (AMA) technology
Full display of two A4-size windows
PIP (Picture-in-Picture) function
Pivot(R) Pro software
USB ports (3)
Vista Premium ready
Energy Star(R) qualified
Black bezel
22.3" (W) x 9.8" (D) x 18.7" (H) unit dimensions
23.4 lbs. weight


The FP241W will be available in November through Ingram Micro at an MSRP of $1099.

About BenQ Corporation

BenQ Corporation consists of three main business groups Co Digital Media Business Group, Integrated Manufacturing Service Business Group, Networking and Communications Business Group. These three business groups encompass a broad range of products and each possesses a focus on providing consumer-oriented solutions designed for the digital lifestyle. 2005 revenues for BenQ Corporation exceeded US$5.07 billion.

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