As the battle for high definition begins to move away from choosing an LCD or plasma, a new category of self-worth begins to emerge....resolution.
Crowning itself king of hi-res somewhat prematurely is NEC.
Claiming that it has created the world's highest resolution 21.3 inch a-SI (amorphous silicon) TFT LCD monitor with a resolution of 2,800 x 2,100, NEC pats itself on the back for beating its very own previous model that only accomplished 2,560 x 2,048. Don't get me wrong, it is still an unbelievable resolution that also boasts NEC's "super-fine TFT (SA-SFT)" technology, which lets this thing shine at a brightness of 1000 cd/m2 and blow out your contrast with a 1000:1 ratio.
Despite the stats, I'm still not sure if you would call this a crowning achievement just yet as the LCD can only produce images in monochrome and realistically, its application is more for medicine than us HD junkies looking for bragging rights.
Oh, and this thing is damn expensive. So expensive that if you truly are interested in having a monochrome, 21-inch LCD, you should be wiping your ass with greenbacks and flushing 'em down the toilet.