Like other Xerox LCDs, the XL-795D has an oval solid-metal base attached to a curved, hinged neck. Unfortunately, this configuration makes it much less adjustable than most of the 19-inch LCDs we've tested. You can tilt the XL-795D's panel about 40 degrees backward, and it will work with a VESA swing-arm or wall mount--but that's it. If you want your monitor to swivel from side to side, pivot between Landscape and Portrait modes, or let you adjust the height of the panel, keep looking; we recommend Dell's significantly less expensive 1901FP.
The XL-795D has one analog and one DVI input, and Xerox includes cables for both. Because you can't adjust the neck from its position two inches above the desktop, you won't see much unsightly dangle--fortunate, as there's no cable-feed system. You may need a phone book, however, to raise the display to eye level.
The XL-795D boasts a slick antiglare glass cover dubbed the XShield, which makes for a smooth-panel surface reminiscent of the infinity pools you see on MTV Cribs. While the cover cuts down on glare when using a program such as Microsoft Word, it's maddeningly reflective--to the point of distraction--when viewing darker screens.
The XL-795D's stylish image-adjustment buttons are tucked into a narrow, silver strip that runs along the bottom edge of the display. The onscreen menus are fairly easy to navigate and offer colorful icons. You can adjust all the usual settings such as brightness, contrast, and sharpness.
For those whose needs start and end with basic productivity work and Web surfing, the XL-795D's image quality will satisfy. Where whites and grays appear bluish or pinkish on many LCDs, the XL-795D renders very pure, neutral tones. It also delivers crisp, sharp text and vibrant colors. However, uneven backlighting made for some bright patches in our tests, especially along the left side of our display. Further, our DVD tests showed considerable noise and blurriness in moving images.
The XL-795D comes with a standard three-year warranty, but like other Xerox LCDs, the backlight is covered for two years only--a bit chintzy. Lifetime phone tech support is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT. Xerox's Web site offers driver downloads, FAQs, and an online support-request feature.
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- Release date01/8/04
- Display Type LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
- Diagonal size 19.0 in
- Display interface DVI VGA (HD-15)
- Dot pitch 0.294 mm
- Aspect ratio 5:4
- Contrast ratio 600:1