They are related but not the way you think.
When you turn the brightness up contrast goes down and response time goes down too.
If you use the lcd as a computer display you may need a brightness range from 50 to 150 cd/m2. If you use it as a tv display it should have >250.
Response time is a little bit difficult.
The manufacturers give you the time for black to white changes which is faster than grey to grey, especially for TN panels (twisted nematic).
VA panels (vertical...
AMD plans to ship desktop dual core cpus by the end of the year.
They announced (the anouncement of) an Opteron 875 (2,2GHz) for a 4 socket server system. Opteron 275 and 175 will follow later.
2,4GHz planned for 2006.
I'm sooo impressed
Some LCD monitors do not have buttons anymore, all adjustments are done via a windows program and you can't change the factory preset on a mac.
So last year I bought a Samsung SyncMaster 910T for my office instead of a SyncMaster 193P