Tech Extreme heeft een review geschreven over de NEC FE700 Flat-faced Monitor. Dit kijkkastje kan slechts een resolutie aan van 1280*1024. Geen high-end model dus. De geometrie en scherpte van de monitor zijn echter zeer goed te noemen. Ook is er geen sprake van vervorming, hoewel de convergentie aan de randen wat te wensen over laat:
After running a series of tests, including MadOnion’s 3dmark, we can see the capabilities of this particular monitor. It is difficult to give this test a measurement, but a visual scan of the monitor during 3dmark’s geometric trials will give you a good idea of the monitor’s abilities. The FE700 preformed exceptionally. No inconsistencies were detected at all.
From 16bit to 32bit, most monitors are basically the same in their ability to handle colors. It really depends on the video card, but the monitor must be able to handle itself as well. What’s important is actually something called “misconvergence.” It essentially means that there is a misalignment between the red, green and blue electron beams. Typically, this occurs towards the edge of the screen. I found almost no misonvergence with the FE 700 – probably due to its Flat-Face feature.
I’m almost neutral when it comes to a reccomendation on this particular monitor. Its primary disadvantages are its price tag, which hovers around 280 dollars, and its limited resolution abilities (although still a industry standard, as gamers we must look to set that standard higher). Its basic advantage is its Flat-Panel and grill pitch, which leads to stunning sharpness during gameplay. Overall, I would give a hesitant thumbs up. It isn’t something you should rush out to buy, but it will certainly serve your needs. If I were you, I would take the FE700 into serious consideration, but only after weighing your options with regard to 19” and larger monitors.