Unlike some monitor manufacturers, who joined the LCD market when it became popular, Sony has been involved in flat panel production from the start. The company was also among the first to consider the aesthetic appeal as well as the performance of its LCD monitors, and the results are evident in products like the SDM-HS73.
This uses a 17in. panel with a 0.264mm pixel pitch to provide a native resolution of 1,280 by 1,024. It's an analogue-only product, the only ports at the rear being for power and a 15-pin VGA cable, hidden behind a large and easily removable cable-tidy panel.