Logic Japan has busted out a couple of new monitors for those who prefer to keep things more modest, announcing matching 19 and 17-inch models set for release later this month. Both feature a 2 mm thick slice of a specialized hardened glass, which supposedly reduces glare and improves contrast, as well as adding an extra layer of protection to prevent damage (though we still wouldn't recommend testing it with a flying Wiimote). The 17-inch model also adds a selectable privacy setting, which apparently reduces the viewing angle of the monitor to prevent passerbys from snooping on what you're doing. Otherwise, the monitors are fairly run-of-the-mill, each boasting a 1280 x 1024 resolution, 300cd/m² brightness, and a 700:1 contrast ratio, with a 6 ms response time on the 19-inch and 5 ms on the 17-inch. The 17-incher also adds a DVI input, while the larger model just gives you plain old VGA.

HDTV Listings for January 10, 2007