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BenQ unveils Vista-approved LCDs

They need approval?

BenQ has unveiled some new flat-panel monitors that have been qualified to work with Microsoft's forthcoming Windows Vista OS (operating system).

Two of the monitors, due out in early December, have received Microsoft's Works with Windows Vista logo. A third, due out by the end of this month, is expected to be awarded Windows Vista Premium Certification, BenQ said.

The Works with Windows logo indicates that a product will work smoothly with Windows Vista, although it won't necessarily offer the full Vista experience. The premium certification indicates that a product will take advantage of all of Vista's new capabilities, which include a new graphical interface.

The Works with Vista products, called the FP93GX and FP93GS, were designed with video in mind. BenQ said it achieved a crisp moving-image quality by reducing response time across colour scales.

The FP93GX is a 19in monitor with a 700:1 contrast ratio and 2ms response time. It will be launched in the US, Europe and China in early December.


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