[X]   Directory of
Guides & Reviews

Beginners Guides
Motherboards by Brand
Weekly Newsletter
Archived Newsletters

AOC LM-500 15" TFT Flatscreen Display
AOC LM-500 15
The lure of the flatscreen monitor is a strong one. After growing up with large and bulky Cathode Ray Tubes, the slim flatscreens stick out like candy for the taking.
 90% Rating:   
Filed under: Monitors Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: EPI Mar 06 2001   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Monitors > EPI LM-500

Is it really that great?

Just before we get to that, there is one more thing that you can do with this flat screen display that the CRT cannot compete with. Side to side adjustments are accomplished by rotating the entire display. Up and down adjustments are accomplished by means of a hinged. The display panel can rotate forward 5 degrees, or backwards 45 degrees. The high level of backwards rotation makes this monitor ideal for situations where you would be standing up and looking down towards the display.

Conclusions on the LM-500

There are a lot of reasons to move from the world of a Cathode Ray- based monitor into the world of the LCD flatscreen. The flatscreen is smaller, more portable, and can fit in places that no CRT would be able to. They tend to generate less heat, and consume less energy - less than 5W in standby mode - about 37W when on.

The 15.1" colour TFT screen is clear, and displays characters beautifully at a resolution of 1024x768, and although the range of colours is limited to about 250,000 shades, provides good clarity and depth. Users who have never worked on a LCD screen may find it a bit odd at first, especially if moving between CRT and TFT, but the differences soon disappear. The pixel pitch is 0.3mm (vertical and horizontal), which is slightly more visible than a comparable quality CRT, but not offensive in the least.

As far as the manufacturer is concerned, EPI (www.epius.com ) have targeted the low cost sector of the flatscreen market and managed to offer a very capable product for a very competitive price. At around $800, you will be hard pressed to find a 15" TFT display for less. Due to the costs of manufacturing the LCD, flat panels have until now, been in the range of the high-end buyer. Flat panels are by no means at the ready to take on the CRT, but as price points continue to drop, more and more of them will make it onto peoples desks.

We really like this display and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking or a good 15" flatscreen display. The quality is there and looking at the competition, the price is hard to argue with. In fact, we're so pleased with the LM-500 we've awarded it the PCstats.com Editor's Choice Award for its' excellent value, and great picture quality.

< Previous Page © 2023 PCSTATS.com Monitors Reviews...»


Contents of Article: EPI LM-500
 Pg 1.  AOC LM-500 15" TFT Flatscreen Display
 Pg 2.  The Little Details
 Pg 3.  On screen display:
 Pg 4.  — Is it really that great?

Hardware Sections 

PCSTATS Network Features Information About Us Contact
PCSTATS Newsletter
Tech Glossary
Technology WebSite Listings
News Archives
(Review RSS Feed)
Site Map
PCstats Wallpaper
About Us
Privacy Policy
Advertise on PCSTATS

How's Our Driving?
© Copyright 1999-2023 www.pcstats.com All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.