Date: March 9th, 2003
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Samsung Canada
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Even though this monitor is priced US$200-$300 less than it's bigger brother, the 191N is no slouch in the feature department.
Take for instance a simple item like the power supply, the 191T had a bulky external unit to transmit power to the monitor. But, the 191N has refinements like a built in power supply which will free up some space underneath your desk. Seems minor, but this is definitely a refinement.
Another refinement is the very small footprint.
This type of TFT LCD from Samsung has "THE" thinnest bezel I personally have reviewed. Now when I say thin, I mean really thin, to the tune of 3/4 of an inch. This gives the monitor its trim, finished look and also makes the screen seem to appear larger than its measurements. Also, with a small bezel, multiple monitor setups look better when the screens are closer together as you will see below in a couple of photos.
Installed within the lower side of the bezel is a simple, yet effective control panel which will allow you to adjust and fine-tune the display size, orientation, contrast and brightness.
Not only is the bezel thin, but check out the profile. Very slim, very sleek and takes up nothing on your desktop when compared to a normal equivalent CRT monitor. Be aware that you will have to buy a beastly 20inch CRT to get the equivalent screen area as a 19in TFT LCD. Now looking back at the latest picture above, I was wondering if you could point out which one is the more expensive 191T and which one is the economical 191N. Can't distinguish them can you. Now you are getting to see my point.
Well here, maybe this will help you.
There, does this photo help you distinguish between the two? You mean you can't see the US$200-$300 difference?
How about now? One is running in digital mode and the other is running in analog. This is the main point I'm trying to drive through in this review. You get all the features, sharpness and contrast for a much better price. Drop me an email HERE and see if you can pick out the digital one.