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Date: March 13th, 2002
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product(s) were purchased at Costco Wholesale
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This review is directed towards every type of computer user, from the normal home user right up to the hardcore gamers and the elite overclockers. We all need one thing, and one thing only, a DECENT monitor. There is nothing worse than to sit, day in, day out, staring at a crappy monitor with bad dot pitch ratios and poor refresh rates. I know that after staring at my crappy 15" monitor, my eyes were getting increasingly stressed and sore as the months rolled by endlessly. I couldn't take it anymore!! My eyes were getting bloodshot and blurry nd headaches were becoming a constant irritant to my everyday life. I did a lot of research on the net as to what would be the cheapest, high quality monitor out there. After a week of comparing and checking out some online reviews, I chose the 17.0" KDS X-Flat. So, crazy that it was, my local Costco(R) Wholesale outlet had a sale on this monitor. I picked up the monitor for a measly $182 US, not a bad deal at all. I brought it home and took some pics of it.






For full details, I thought a trip to www.kdsusa.com would be a good choice and I came up with this:


The 17" XF-70 with Trio Dot Pitch Technology allows the screen to be extremely flat when compared to other standard CRT monitors. The extreme flat screen virtually eliminates all glares making it easier on the eyes. The XF-70 features a maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz and a .25 Trio Dot Pitch perfect for high graphic files or advanced excel sheets. Plus it is backed by KARES, the industry's only lifetime advanced replacement express service.

 

Cathode Ray Tube
Size : 17-inch diagonal measure (16.0" viewable)
Dot Pitch : 0.24 mm (horizontal)
Screen : Anti-reflective coated
Phosphor : P22
 
Video
Input : H/V separate, TTL Compatible
Dot Clock : 110 MHz (max)
Signal Connector : 15 pin D-sub
Transient Response : < 10 ns between 10-90 percent
 
Synchronization
Polarity : TTL pos/neg
Retrace Period : 3.0 µs (max horizontal)300 µs (max vertical)
Frequency : 30-70 kHz (horizontal)50-160 Hz (vertical)
 
Raster Specifications
Maximum Resolution : 1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz
Display Size : 310±4 mm 232±4 mm
Optimal Resolution : 1024 x 768 @ 85 Hz
 
Electrical
Voltage : 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, Auto Switching
Inrush Current : 50 A (max)
Power : On mode: <85W, Standby Mode: <10W, Suspend Mode: < 10W, Off Mode: <5W
 
Physical
Dimensions : Monitor : 18.6"(D) x 16.1"(W) x 13.75(H), Package : 572mm(D) x 508mm(W) x 522mm(H)
Operating Environment : 32-104F (0-40C) / 10-80% Humidity
Weight : 41.73 lbs. gross, 35.88 lbs. net
 
Features
General : On-screen digital controlVESA DDC 2B Plug & PlayManual degauss
Regulatory Approvals : UL 1950, SCA950, EN60950, DHHS, FCC B, CE (EN55022 & CISPR22), MPR II
User Controls : Contrast, Brightness, H-Position, H-Size, V-Position, V-Size, Side-Pincushion, Corner Pincushion, Pin Balance Trapezoid, Parallelogram, Rotation, Degauss, Moire, Multi-Language, Color Control, OSD Position (H-Position, V-Position), Recall
Warranty : Three year limited warranty

 

 


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