only disparaging thing I can see about this excellent panel is that its built
in speakers must have been an afterthought. The sound produced by them is
very tinny and thin and I wouldn't recommend listening to music or using other
sound intensive software with them. I assume they must have not been a priority
as the volume control for them is accessed through the setup on-screen display
area and there is no built-in volume knob or slider. I wouldn't make a purchase
decision based solely on these speakers but I highly recommend you stick to
a high quality set of speakers if you have high sound requirements.
a couple of weeks of web browsing, word processing, and playing games I am
very impressed with the LM 1503. We have seen several CRTs and flat panels
come through our lab. Without a doubt the display of the Solarism LM1503 is
simply the brightest and crispest display we have come across.
At 1024 x 768 we enjoyed tremendous quality improvements in our software applications
and games. With a planned release of a 17" unit that should handle higher
resolutions the possibilities for Solarism look very good. At $649 the LM
1503 offers outstanding performance at a very reasonable price and I don't
hesitate to recommend it to users who require a large improvement in display
quality. Just bring your sunglasses!
Oshiro September 22, 2001