Saving power is a good thing but when you can combine tech that saves power and offers better performance it’s a great thing. Such is the case with LED backlit displays for computers. We first saw LED displays in the notebook market where the power savings meant longer battery life. LED displays are now becoming more common in the desktop market as well.
BenQ has unveiled a couple new LED backlit LCDs called the GL2030M and the GL2030AM. The LEDs and Eco mode promises to save 39.3% more power than a normal LCD would. The screens boast a contrast ratio of 12M:1 dynamic and have 5ms response times.
Both screens are 20-inches wide and have 1600 x 900 resolutions. Brightness for both is 250cd/m2 and the standard contrast ratio is 1000:1. The only difference between the two appears to be in connectivity and HDCP. The AM version has D-Sub, headphone jack, and a line in with no HDCP support. The M version adds a DVI-D port and support for HDCP.