Digital devices company BenQ came to CES 2006 last week ready to go with a slew of new products for the coming year. This line up includes three new digital cameras, several HDTV compatible LCD TVs and some extremely fast 19â€ and 20â€ LCD monitors.
BenQ’s 2006 digital cameras include the very small six megapixel X600 ($399 â€“ currently available), the five megapixel E521 ($299 â€“ available this month) and the compact eight mexapixel C800 ($229 â€“ available this month). Features of the X600 include a 2.5â€ color LCD, 30fps of video recording, a smart photo editing function and a thickness of 1.9cm. The E521’s feature set includes 3x optical zoom and a 2â€ OLED display, while the C800 also offers up 3x optical zoom and a burst mode that enables up to four shots to be taken per snap.
BenQ’s HDTV compatible LCD TVs are a diverse lot this year. At the high end of the line is the new Prestige Line Series 42â€ PL4271 ($2,999 â€“ available in February). This model offers up features like 16:9 aspect ratio, 8ms response time, 1920 x 1080 native resolution, a 1000:1 contrast ratio and up to 1080i high definition. From the Value Line Series comes the entry level 32â€ VL3231 ($1,299 â€“ available in March) and 37â€ VL3731 ($1,799 â€“ available in April). Common features on these two models include a contrast ratio of 800:1, 8ms response time, 16:9 aspect ratio, up to 1080i high definition and a brightness of 500 nits.
On the computer side of LCD monitors, BenQ introduced what they are calling the world’s fastest 19â€ and 20â€ displays. The 19â€ FP93GX ($429 â€“ currently available) has a 2ms gray to gray response time and a 13mm bezel design. Features include traditional D-Sub and next generation DVI input support and a 700:1 contrast ratio. The 20â€ FP202W meanwhile sports an 8ms response time, 1680 x 1050 resolution, 600:1 contrast ratio and a wide screen design of 43cm in screen width.