Eizo Nanao Technologies, Cypress, Calif., has begun shipping two new flat panel monitorsthe FlexScan L661 and L680geared toward the high-end graphics market. Both monitors offer an 18.1" viewable area and come in black or beige. L680 sports a 170 degree horizontal and vertical viewing angle, while the L661 has a 140 degree viewing angle. Both come with integrated power supplies, 1280 x 1024 resolutions at 75 Hz, adjustable image smoothing, full-screen scaling and VESA compatibility. The active-matrix displays deliver 16 million colors, and the monitors come equipped with a USB hub built in. Other features include:
The company says the monitors will expand to full screen and initiate auto image focusing whenever the resolution is set lower than its native 1280 x 1024.
According to Eizo, Mac users will need a special adapter to run the monitors, but they're otherwise compatible.
The L661 will have an estimated street price of $3,129 (beige) and $3,329 (black). The L680 goes for $3,699 (beige) and $3,799 (black). The company also offers a sound unit for the monitors priced at $89 (beige) and $105 (black). A newly designed protective panel goes for $90.
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