NEC-Mitsubishi MultiSync LCD1830

Bargain-priced 18-inch LCD monitor delivers fine image quality but few extras

WHAT'S HOT: At $899, the MultiSync LCD1830 is the lowest-priced 18-inch flat panel we've tested to date--and the price is dropping. After we went to press, NEC-Mitsubishi notified us that the company had lowered the price of this monitor to $849. The LCD1830 comes with LiquidView software, which makes it easy to increase the size of icons and type--minimizing the one potential disadvantage of its 1280 by 1024 native resolution. Judges rated this monitor highly for its uniform brightness across the entire screen, as well as for the steady clarity of its image when it displayed a screen of vertical black-and-white bars.

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