Sceptre 20″ 1600×900 75Hz Ultra Thin LED Monitor 2x HDMI VGA Built-in Speakers Review

Rajat Hardy
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In this article we’ll put the spotlight on the Sceptre 20" 1600×900 75Hz Ultra Thin LED Monitor 2x HDMI VGA Built-in Speakers.

It’s been popular on the market ever since it was launched and so we decided to take a closer look at it for you. Here we go:

Our rating: 8 / 10

Cost: $$

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Pros:

  • Great color display
  • Good sound quality
  • Low price

I've been very impressed by Sceptre's Ultra Thin LED monitors from the start. They are marketed at being the thinnest monitors available in the market with their super-thin LED panel.

Best of all, these monitors are actually really good for the price. And the price is great. These monitors are the only LED monitors available that come with a VESA-mountable option.

So what do you get when you buy a 20" LED LCD monitor with an ultra-thin 0.8-inch bezel and VESA wall mount mounting option?

You get a monitor that has a really nice resolution of 1,600 x 900, perfect for 1080p video content, a really thin body thickness of 10 mm (6 mm without stand), excellent viewing angles, and surprisingly good image quality for a sub-16 inch monitor.

And did I mention it has a built-in speaker with a 2.75 watt system? Very nice.

Because of its sub-16 inch size, this monitor is perfect for a desktop or office computer, a media center media PC or a decent HTPC. The monitor supports 1080i and 720p signals, so if you want a camera that can output 1080i and 720p, you'll be in business with this monitor.

I find most people don't really understand how thin an LED monitor's bezel can be. I think that's why most people don't even know what resolution they need to get to. So let me explain that one:

The size of the monitor is measured in inches (diagonal size). The resolution is measured in pixels per inch (or dots). The diagonal size is usually more important than the resolution since a bigger diagonal means you can watch a bigger screen at a single time. And the biggest diagonal you can get in any monitor is 16 inches.

So if you want to watch a 720p stream at a 16-inch diagonal screen, you would need a 24-inch monitor with 720p resolution. That gives you a screen size of 12.5 inches. But you can also get the same resolution in a 16-inch monitor if you use a 20-inch diagonal monitor with 1920 x 1080 resolution. That gives you a screen size of 10.5 inches. The display size of a monitor is always more important than its resolution.

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