LaCie has announced the Photon20visionII, an updated version of its 1,600-x-1,200 20-inch LCD monitor. Improvements in the new version include a brighter image, higher contrast ratio and a lower price tag.

The Photon20visionII comes with a tilt and swivel stand for landscape or portrait mode display. Optional extras include a desk clamp with extendable arm and a glare minimizing hood.

The screen boasts a 400:1 contrast ratio, and 250cd/m2 brightness. With VGA, DVI and ADC connectors, the monitor is compatible with all Macs and PCs, LaCie claims.

The Photon20visionII will be available in July in the US and Europe. The UK suggested retail price is £603 plus VAT.