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Sony CPDG520 Monitor Review - Testing and Conclusion

We've all heard of it and likely drooled over the idea of having one for ourselves as well. What is this you ask? Come join Aaron "FragMan" Clegg as he takes a look at the Sony CPDG520 Monitor. With 21 inches of real estate, it manages to give enough room for even the greediest among us. But can it live up to the hype that has been circulating lately? Let's find out!

| Monitors in Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jun 20, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: Sony

Testing

 

The G520 has a maximum resolution of 2048x1536@60Hz. At that resolution it performed admirably, but even at 21" the desktop was too small. Running at lower resolutions results in a more usable image and also much higher refresh rates. 1600x1200 runs at 85Hz without any problems. As I mentioned earlier, I found the image to be a little on the dark side (no Star Wars reference intended) compared to monitors I normally use, but this is probably just a personal thing.

 

Conclusion

 

Anyone looking for a good workstation level monitor will be happy with the G520. The sheer weight and size of this screen makes moving it a chore, so I probably wouldn't suggest getting this monitor if you are planning on taking it to lots of LAN parties... unless you really want to impress your fellow gamers with a sexy screen, in which case you'll be very happy with it.

 

- Pros

 

Large screen size

 

High screen resolutions and refresh rates

 

USB hub built in

 

Dual inputs

 

Flat screen

 

- Cons

 

Big and heavy

 

Auto-Size screen adjust doesn't work well

 

Rating - 9/10

 

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