Much like many other important names in the industry, the Hyundai company has diversified its area of operations past that of a car manufacturer. Thus, the firm has also established a pretty successful IT branch, which has managed to come up with some rather interesting products over the past few years, including here several LCD PC monitors. And this is exactly the type of device we’ll talk about as follows, namely the company’s U220W model, a mid-range 22 incher with a few surprises under the hood.
The LCD monitor is built around a 22-inch A-Si TFT Active Matrix display, capable of supporting maximum resolutions of up to 1680 x 1050 pixels at 60 Hz (however, the device can also go as low as 640 x 480 @ 60/72/75 Hz). Furthermore, the monitor offers an overall display area of around 473.76 x 296.1 mm, 16.7-million colors, a brightness level of around 300 cd/m2, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, as well as a 0.282 mm x 0.282 mm pixel pitch.
Additionally, the viewing angles are also rather normal for this brand of devices (170 degrees horizontal, 160 degrees vertical), while the response time is rather average, of around 5 ms. Furthermore, the monitor provides a native aspect ratio of 4:3.
Much as in the case of the X220W, the connectivity department of the U220W is rather poorly represented, since the device has only been equipped with one D-Sub (VGA) interface. However, the peripheral also includes an audio input, used for the 2W x 2ch built-in audio system.
The U220W requires around 60 W during normal operation and won’t require an exaggerated amount of space on the user’s desk, as it measures just around 524.7 x 415.2 x 216.8, at a weight of 7.6 kg. Furthermore, it supports VESA mounting and also incorporates a Kensington lock, and provides superior adjustment options compared to the X220W (Tilt, Swivel, Elevation and Pivot).
Hyundai’s U220W can be found at several retailers for around 400 US dollars, a bit pricey for this mid-range device.