Viewsonic didn't quite hit the mark with its recent attempt at a $500 projector, but it looks like it's fared considerably better with its nearly $500 26-inch VA2626WM LCD monitor, which packs most of the features you'd expect from a pricier model. That includes the requisite 1920 x 1200 resolution, along with a 6,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, HDMI, DVI, and VGA ports, and even some 2.5 watt speakers, which can thankfully be removed. No word on specs like brightness or refresh rate, unfortunately, but those details should be cleared up by the time the monitor lands sometime next month for $529.

[Via Electronista]