November 4, 2006 After it's release in Asia earlier in the year, BenQ has launched their impressive 24-inch LCD to the rest of the world. Not only managing the title of the world's first LCD with an HDMI input (and the ability to playback 1080p HD video without conversion), the FP241W boasts specifications that wouldn't be out of place in an expensive flat panel TV.

The widescreen aspect ratio and 1920 x 1200 resolution gives a massive amount of screen real estate to play with (does anyone really need a scientist to tell them this has productivity benefits?) - two A4 documents can be displayed side by side with room to move.

There's plenty of choice in terms of inputs - HDMI, D-Sub, DVI-D, S-Video, Composite and Component ports ready to connect to everything from an old PC to an HD-DVD player - and a Picture-in-Picture function allows you to view video from any two sources simultaneously.

The included stand allows the free adjustment of the height and orientation of the screen, a must for making the most out of an ergonomically unsound work environment (and the most realistic Galaga experience possible).

The BenQ FP241 is available now, with street prices of under US$1000.

via Engadget