19-inch monitoren zijn wel lachen, maar 21-inch is nog veel cooler . 32BitsOnline heeft daarom voor ons de Sony GDM-F500 eens getest. De maximale resolutie van 2046 x 1536 @ 60Hz en een dot pich van .22 mm zijn verantwoordelijk voor een perfecte beeldkwaliteit:
The F500 has incredibly brilliant color reproduction. Until the reviewer used this monitor, the only other monitor that compared was the Iiyama VisionMaster Pro 17", but most trinitron/diamondtron colors have great colors and are famous for it. In addition to the great colors, the screen is very bright, and it is one of the few monitors that I've not had to turn the brightness up to maximum to reach the level I desired. Text is very readable, even at high resolutions (this review is being done at 1600x1200 resolution). In terms of geometry, I never once experienced a resolution and refresh rate where the corners weren't perfect or that the sides weren't straight, so there are no complaints about geometry.
The published specs on the F500 (listed on page 1) do not do the monitor justice. The top two resolutions are not even listed in the monitor manual, but are the best I could get on a Voodoo3 3000 - a better 2D card like a Matrox G400 should give you better rates. Also, the Hz are also not the maximum - I was able to get 160Hz at 800x600 and 640x480, 120Hz at 1024x768, and 100Hz at 1280x1024, so anyone should be able to make their eyes happy. When using some of the higher resolutions, a BNC cable results in a slightly better picture, for those who want to get the best picture possible.