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Adafruit 946
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Adafruit 946 PC Monitor

4.3" LCD 105.48mm Sep 2014
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Yes, this is an adorable small television! The visible display measures only 4.3" (11cm) diagonal, the TFT comes with a NTSC/PAL driver board, enclosure and stand. The display is very easy to use... More
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6 Reasons For

Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The Adafruit 946 has a fairly bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the 946. Comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the 946 have display brightness of between 180 cd/m² and 450 cd/m².

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Not Supported HD Type

This PC display has a Not supported HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on LCD screens of a comparable age and type to it.

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Short

At only 67.33 millimeters, the Adafruit 946 is very short compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to the 946. The heights of small monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 946 range from 5mm to 560mm, and the average height is 310mm.

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Light

The weight of the Adafruit 946 of only 148.64 grams is one of the lightest amongst PC displays that have been available for more than two years. Similar spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 2.9g and 19kg.

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Shallow

The depths of similar spec PC monitors that are a comparable age to the 946 range from 2.7mm to 460mm, and the average depth is 96mm. When compared to other small monitors that have been available for around the same time as the 946 that we have checked, the depth of the Adafruit 946 of only 2.76 millimeters is one of the shallowest.

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Narrow

Across all the flatpanel monitors of this spec and age the widths range from 100mm to 640mm, and the average width is 420mm. When compared to other small monitors that have been around for a similar time to the 946, the Adafruit 946's width of only 105.48 millimeters is one of the narrowest.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most LCD screens of this spec and age do not have a built-in speaker. The Adafruit 946 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most PC screens of a similar type and age to the 946 are not 3D compatible. The Adafruit 946 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

PC screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Neovo C-17[plb_2287203_price], or the Samsung SMT-1934[plb_1414675_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Adafruit 946 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other LCD screens with a built-in camera and we think the Asus VK207[plb_1488454_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Adafruit 946 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been available for a similar time to the 946 also do not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 11 centimeters, the Adafruit 946 has a very small display diagonal compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the 946. The average display diagonal of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the 946 is 48cm, and the screen sizes range from 8.9cm to 440cm.

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Only 480 X 272 Graphics Resolution

The Adafruit 946 has a maximum resolution of 480 x 272. That's 49% less resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 400. The worst resolution of all flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the 946 is 320 x 240 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Adafruit 946

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this PC screen was released.

LCD Display Type

The Adafruit 946 has an LCD display type which is better than most PC screens of this age and spec. Most small monitors that have been around for a similar time to it have an LED display type.

If you want a flatpanel monitor with a better display type then you might want to consider the iiyama E1780SD[plb_2236816_price] (LED) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display Type
3D Compatible
Graphics Resolution
HD Type
Aspect Ratio
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Native Aspect Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Audio Input Port
Composite Video in Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 946bpssc12998, adafruit industries 14r946, adafruit industries 14r946i
Barcodes 00616268661794

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