For a generation, TVs have been in the background – in more ways than one – of household entertainment.
- Cost, features both digital and analog connections
- Poor for colour accuracy, No stand adjustments
Likely to be popular with IT managers looking to save money on a multi-seat installation, but not ideal for individual home users - unless you're on a really tight budget.
Price$ 399.00 (AUD)
Chi Mei is building a reputation as a producer of inexpensive, entry-level displays. The CMV938D is no exception, though you should give careful thought to what you're sacrificing for the price.
The monitor offers a native resolution of 1440x900 pixels, which is typical for current 19in widescreen models. This makes it better suited to movie and TV playback, but can be a disadvantage for tasks like word processing or photo editing due to the reduced vertical resolution (12 per cent less than a conventional 4:3 19in display). The quoted pixel response time is a respectable 5ms (tr/tf) -- which should be alright for games or video playback - but this is achieved at the expense of colour handling, with the CMV938D only capable of 16.2M colours (instead of 16.7M) and only with the use of colour dithering. This makes it unsuitable for anything that requires colour accuracy.
At 330cd/m2, the CMV938D is bright, though it's unlikely you'll get the quoted contrast ratio of 600:1 without turning it right down (and even then you'll see shallow tonal changes being lost). But our biggest complaint is the shallow vertical viewing angle (140-degree quoted), which can produce colour inversion and distortion from relatively small changes in viewing position.
On top of this, the screen uniformity is poor, the stand feels cheap and has no height adjustment (nor any cable management), but it offers digital and analog connections and a Kensington lock socket.
Join the newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Oppo A5X review: A winning blend of long battery, solid performance and low-price
- 2 Huawei FreeBuds review: Solid as a value-add, less so standalone
- 3 HP Omen 15 (2018): Full, in-depth review
- 4 HP Envy x360 13 (Ryzen): Full, in-depth review
- 5 Oppo Find X review: Damn.
Latest News Articles
- MSI teams up with Sony for the upcoming Venom movie
- IFA 2018: Samsung announce new Thunderbolt 3 curved QLED monitor
- Philips introduces Momentum 32-inch curved monitor
- Sharp renews Huddle Board offering
- MSI and SteelSeries team up on curved gaming monitors
PCW Evaluation Team
I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.
If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.
If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.
Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category
The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use
I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Full, in-depth, Australian review
- Oppo Find X: Full, in-depth review
- Hands on with Huawei's Mate 20 Pro
- Everything you need to know about Smart TVs
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?