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BenQ FP767-12

At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder FP767-12 Black/Silver 17

BenQ FP767-12

The BenQ FP767-12 is one of the first two LCD monitors specified to have a 12-millisecond response rate that we've tested. (The other is the Samsung SyncMaster 172X, also tested for the July 2004 issue.) Most 17-inch LCDs offer a 16- or 25-ms response rate. In our informal tests, the FP767-12 showed slightly smoother graphics than the Dell 1703FP did on Star Wars: Episode II, but even the most serious gamer involved in our tests observed very little difference between the two monitors in our Return to Castle Wolfenstein gaming test. Unfortunately, the FP767-12's image quality is unimpressive. Although it earned a Good score in our graphics tests, its poor results in our Microsoft Word, Excel, and multisized fonts screens earned it only a Fair score in our text tests, resulting in the lowest overall performance score among the monitors tested for the July 2004 issue. One plus: An extensive 56-page PDF-format manual illustrates every step of setup and adjustment.

The BenQ FP767-12 may have some impressive specs, but its image quality disappoints.

BenQ FP767-12


17-inch screen, 1280 by 1024 native resolution, 9.9 pounds, vendor does not disclose panel type, analog input. Three-year warranty (including backlight); 8-hour weekday tech support
$529
800/452-2237
www.benq.com

Laura Blackwell

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At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder FP767-12 Black/Silver 17

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