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Written by Jonathan Jessup - Edited by Olin Coles   
Wednesday, 18 July 2007
Table of Contents: Page Index
Planar PX2611W 26-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor
Closer Look: Planar 26" LCD
PX2611W Hands On
Planar Hardware Analysis
Physical Characteristics
Conclusion

Planar PX2611W 26" Monitor

Making a splash is Planar (PLAY-nar) with the very competitive PX2611W - a 26 inch widescreen LCD monitor that is ideal for most PC use including web, photography work as well as gaming. It features a native resolution of 1920 x 1200 WUXGA with 8 bits of color per pixel (as opposed to six), has two video input ports - Digital DVI-D with HDCP and analog VGA, a wide color gamut, and is using the same internal LCD panel as the high-end NEC 2690WUXi, yet currently sells for $500-$600 less. It retails for $999.

Planar PX2611W 26-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

PX2611W Specifications:

Product Name PX2611W

Planar Part Number 997-3497-00

Viewable Size 26 inch diagonal

Contrast Ratio (Typical) 800:1

Viewing Angle (Typical) 178° Horizontal and Vertical (specified at CR>10:1)

Response Time (Typical) 5ms GTG featuring Planar's RapidVideoTM accelerator, 12 ms (5.5 rise, 6.5 fall)

Brightness (Typical) 500 cd/m²

Display Type LCD Active Matrix Flat Panel Display (TFT)

Display Resolution 1920 x 1200 WUXGA

Tilt Range -5° to +40°

Palette 16.7 million colors

Pixel Pitch 0.2865 mm

Refresh Rate 50 to 76 Hz (60 Hz recommended)

Dimensions (W x H x D) 23.39" x 18" x 10.77" (height is adjustable 2.22" from 15.78" to 18")

Dimensions without Stand 23.39" x 15.27" x 3.74"

Panel Depth 3.74"

Display Weight 24.7 lbs. (net), 29.5 lbs. (shipping), 11.2 kg (net), 13.4 kg (shipping), Weight without stand: 16.4 lbs. (net)

Video Inputs Digital DVI-D with HDCP (DVI-D cable included), Analog (VGA), USB 2.0

External Connections (1) DVI 24-pin connector, (1) Analog VGA D-sub 15-pin video display, (1) USB Hub 4+1

Compatibility PC and Mac (adapter may be required for Mac)

Power Supply Internal

Power Consumption 135 Watt (2 Watt Standby)

Power requirements AC 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

VESA Compatible/Location Built-in 200 x 100mm VESA, back

Product Approvals UL/cUL, CE, FCC-B, TUV/GS

Service and Support 3-Year Customer FirstTM warranty featuring FREE 2-Day Advance Replacement for three full years

Options / Features RapidVideoTM accelerator, QuadstandTM with swivel, tilt and height adjustments, 1-touch auto-adjust, anti-glare coating, 200x100mm VESA mount, Kensington Security slot

This feature list looks very promising. A three year warranty stands out nicely. One thing that you might need are more types of video input ports such as 'component.' There are HDMI to DVI-D converters so that you can use an HDMI device with the display. Spec lists are fine and helpful, but don't give the whole picture, so to speak.

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# Review of 27inch?Bill 2011-04-25 10:42
I just bought a PLANAR PX2710MW Black 27", it looks great and cost $300 on newegg. I would be interested in a review of it.
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