Date: December 12th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product Submitted by: Samsung Canada
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For around the approximate price of US$700-$750 you will receive the following.
As usual, you will receive the normal warranty and registration paperwork, a software and driver CD and a quick setup guide. There is no user's manual included with this monitor. It honestly doesn't even need one, it will set everything up by itself.
The hardware consists of a external 14.5v power supply and wall plug cord and a DVI and analog video signal cable. The external power supply is a must because as you will see, it greatly cuts down on the over all dimensions of the monitor and helps keep the monitor profile down to a minimum. With respect to the video cables, I have to hand it to Samsung for including both cables to allow a personal with a analog or digital capable videocard to hook their new purchase up without having to go to the electronics store. With most other monitors, that would be the extent of the included hardware, but with the 193P, it includes one more component to save you even more space on your desktop.
Also included is a full hardware kit which allows you to attach this monitor to a wall if desktop real estate is hard to come by. This is also great for companies that want to use the monitor as a display which won't be used for desktop computing. It is there if you need it, but as you will see, you probably won't.
I won't go into too much detail here on this monitor seeing the next section is where I will dive into more detail, but as an introduction, you can see just how simple and stylish this monitor really is. It looks this good and it isn't even plugged in yet.