There are two
constants in the world of computers. The first is that the fellow with the
fastest processor has the best bragging rights, and the second is that the
person with the largest monitor is the most envied. It all comes down to
the bigger the display, the better.
With that in mind the CM810 should stand out quite well. At 21" it is
one of the largest sizes currently available in the display market. On top of
that, the CM810 retails for only about $690USD, which is
phenomenal lest you forget that we're talking about a twenty-one
inch display here.
With its' 21" display and
0.22mm dot pitch the CM810 comes packed with an Invar shadow mask and antireflective coatings to
reduce glare from the large (20" viewable) display glass as well as dual
15-pin video inputs and an optional USB hub. On top of that, it has
a footprint comparable to most 19" displays.
Hitachi CM810 CRT:
Dot pitch of
Dual 15-pin D-sub analog video
Processor-based design and digital
Comes with: 6
foot power cord, 6
foot video cable, drivers, manual.
There are a couple features
on this display we found very unique, and quite useful to say the least. Given that large monitors generally take up a large chunk of desk space it was interesting to see that Hitachi had made room for an optional USB hub in the rear of the cabinet. The hub is an optional feature and was not included with our unit.
While the inclusion of a USB hub is a nice
amenity, the addition of a dual 15-pin video inputs is a excellent feature on
any monitor. The dual inputs allow this monitor to be used on to computer
systems, simply jumping between the two by the press of a button - no restarting