Acer, Panasonic, Hewlett-Packard, NEC
Acer's x221Wsd 22-inch widescreen LCD monitor offers 1680x1050 native resolution and 300 cd/m2 typical brightness. It also sports an 800:1 contrast ratio, five-millisecond response time and 160-degree horizontal x 160-degree vertical viewing angles. The widescreen active matrix TFT display provides digital DVI and VGA ports. The wall-mountable monitor measures 8 inches deep.
Printer as Decor
The colorful Panasonic C3 multifunctional product copies, prints, scans, faxes and e-mails. The printer provides maximum print/copy speeds of 26 color pages per minute and 35 monochrome pages per minute at 1200 dpi resolution. A dedicated button attaches JPEG and PDF files from an SD card to scanned documents for PC-free scanning to e-mail. The unit is available in red, blue, yellow or black.
The NEC NP4000 projector offers single or dual lamp operation and 5,000 ANSI lumens. Its optional lenses feature power horizontal and vertical lens shift for flexible placement anywhere from 2.6 feet to 283 feet from the screen. Its RJ45 connection quickly links to a local area network (10/100 base-T capability), and users can monitor and adjust the projector via the network from a remote location.
Hewlett-Packard's TouchSmart, envisioned as a family media center, features an AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core TL-52 processor, 2048 MB DDR2 SDRAM system memory, a 320 GB hard drive and a touch-enabled 19-inch widescreen BrightView LCD. The unit also includes an integrated 1.3-megapixel Webcam with built-in array microphone, and an NTSC TV tuner and over-the-air ATSC high-definition TV tuner. The TouchSmart also includes a wireless keyboard and mouse, stylus and media center remote control.