The Envision EN7410 is one of the most stripped-down, basic 17-inch LCDs we've seen, and it's also one of the most affordable. But this is a case of getting what you pay for. While other low-cost 17-inch LCDs, such as the , have at least one special feature, for example, built-in speakers, the EN7410 relies completely on the twin pillars of simplicity and affordability. This approach will be satisfactory only for shoppers with a low bottom line who can live with some image-quality problems and no extra features.
The Envision EN7410's neat, uncluttered appearance makes for a nice-looking design. Unfortunately, its elliptical base is a bit wobbly. The display's bezel has a narrow 0.75-inch band of silver plastic on the top and the sides and is about 1.5 inches wide at the bottom to accommodate the row of seven, tiny bar-style buttons. The bottom of the panel stands 4 inches above the desktop, making the EN7410 on the tall side, but it can't be raised or lowered. Unlike its sibling, the, the EN7410 doesn't swivel or pivot, though it slides easily on the rubber pads underneath the base, as long as your desktop is slick. You can tilt the panel forward 5 degrees and back 20 degrees. The EN7410 is also VESA-compatible.
A solitary analog signal port keeps the power port company at the back of the display (and both cables are included). With all the empty space, you'd think it would be easy to connect the analog signal cord, but it's not--you have to tilt the panel way over (or place it face down on a desk) to get the head of the connector into the port securely. There isn't a cable management system to speak of, although with only two cords, clutter is minimal. The display comes with a user manual on CD-ROM and one of the smallest setup guides we've ever seen, which is fitting, because once you get the cables connected, it's ready to go. The buttons on the bezel include an autoadjust for the image, but if you'd rather make changes manually, the buttons are clearly labeled and the onscreen menus are easy to navigate.