The NEC AccuSync LCD9V marries a simple and stable design with a pleasant appearance--a combination of virtues rarely found in LCDs. The display features a clean, 3/4-inch bezel; an extra inch tacked onto the bottom edge holds five inconspicuous buttons that command the intuitively designed onscreen menu.
Unlike the ViewSonic VP191b or the HP L1925, the LCD9V won't let you pivot the screen between Portrait and Landscape modes. Our only other gripe: The LCD9V lacks a cable-feed system. When you plug in the AC adapter and the included signal cable to the analog input (there's no digital input, but a cable is provided), the cords just dangle down from the back panel in front of the pedestal like two unsightly pigtails.
The LCD9VÃ‚'s image quality is quite good. CNET LabsÃ‚' tests revealed some pixel fusion in fonts sized 6.8 point and smaller, but thatÃ‚'s par for the course with LCDs. Other than that, the monitor offers sharp focus and vibrant colors, and it easily distinguishes the slight nuances within extreme dark and light grays, something lesser-quality LCDs have trouble with. NEC backs the LCD9V with a standard three-year parts-and-labor warranty.