| A large 19" LCD screen is great for office work and
takes up much less room than a comparable CRT monitor. LCD's can only display 16.7 million shades of colour however.
Cornea face a lot of
competition in the LCD marketplace these days. As companies like Viewsonic, Samsung, and LG
compete for our shopping dollars, Cornea Systems has opted to price their products very
competitively to compete.
Retailing for under $700USD, the Cornea CT1904 is priced like a value-oriented monitor,
but doesn't quite have
that feel to it. The display is nice and clear, and our test unit showed
virtually no visible defects whatsoever. The general appearance of the monitor, and front bezel were
quite nice also.
With a native resolution of 1280x1024, a contrast
of 500:1 and a brightness value of 250 nits, the CT1904 has a lot
going for it.
Gamers will appreciate the 25ms pixel
response time which is good for an LCD
in this price range, but not above the typical standard. I would have
expected a response time of around 30-35ms given the price class of the CT1904,
but Cornea seem to understand that such pixel response time can put off gamers
who dread "ghosting".
Brightness and colour saturation were also
nice on the display, there was no uneven colouration that we could detect on the solid colour test
screens. A quick test conducted by quickly moving a webpage of text up and down quickly also
confirmed that there was no visible blurring or streaking of the display. LCD's
with a slow pixel response will often fail
this test by showing a reddish blur, or after effect around text as the screen
is moved up and down and pixels rapidly switch on and off.
While it would have been more useful to have the headphone jack located on
the side or bottom of the display panel where it would have been more accessible, and
speakers which were actually directed forward, the Cornea CT1904 has still
came out well. It did so largely because of the screen quality,
which tested well, and remained visually appealing. More refined 19" LCD
display are certainly available on the marketplace, but for this units price
range it is more than well suited to desktop use in the office or at