BenQ FP241VW 24in Widescreen LCD MonitorFormer staff writer - July 4, 2007
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One little, two little, three little Indians, four little, five little...Actually, I’m not referring to Indians, I’m referring to bits. Is there a difference between 6 bit and 8 bit color depth when using an LCD monitor? Technically yes, 24 bit true color, which is comprised of three colors 8 bits each, will yield 16.7 million colors, while 6 bit will yield a total of 262,144. This difference in color is noticeable by the human eye, so a 6 bit monitor uses dithering (an effect where nearby pixels use slightly varying shades or color). Dithering will trick the human eye into seeing the full amount of color, even though it isn’t truly there.
The BenQ FP241VW 24 inch LCD Monitor is 8 bit, and also comes with a number of features, including two on board USB ports and the BenQ senseye and AMA Z technology, which I will explain later in this article.
“BenQ consists of three main business groups — Digital Media, Integrated Manufacturing Services and Mobile Communications. These business groups encompass a broad range of products and each retains a focus on providing consumer-oriented solutions designed especially for the networked digital lifestyle.”
The BenQ FP241VW comes packaged in a black box with the BenQ logo and an image of the monitor in silver. This was truly eye catching since the package is really big.
Unlike other monitors I have used in the past the box opens from the top, where the monitor and the rest of the contents can be pulled out easily.