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Sony SDM-S94

At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder SDM-S94/B 19IN LCD-1280X1024 75HZ BLK

Sony SDM-S94
Artwork: Rick Rizner, John Goddard

The Sony SDM-S94 took our jury to extremes: It outscored all other recent monitors on text, but turned in one of the lowest graphics scores we've seen recently. It performed adequately on our image of a Web page, but received low scores on its reproductions of our test photos. Some of the small buttons have gray labels that show up well against the black cabinet, but labels on others consist of unpainted, indented text that's difficult to read. It does have user-customizable on-screen settings--very handy. Physical adjustments would be nice, though: The SDM-S94 can only be tilted.

No-frills monitor provides superb text display--but little else.

Sony SDM-S94


19-inch screen, 1280 by 1024 native resolution, 14.5 pounds, LCD panel type not disclosed, analog input. Three-year warranty (including backlight); 24-hour daily tech support
$750
877/865-7669
www.displaysbysony.com

Laura Blackwell

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At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder SDM-S94/B 19IN LCD-1280X1024 75HZ BLK

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