Date: December 12th, 2004
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product Submitted by: Samsung Canada
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PRODUCT WALKTHROUGH & PICTORIAL (cont'd)
The monitor base allows the monitor to remain perfectly stable and just as a test I used my hand to push on the side of the monitor screen to see if the product would lose its' composure and fall over. Even with moderate pressure, the monitor base actually slid across the desktop rather than letting the display topple onto its' side. The base also incorporates a rotational mechanism that allows the monitor to rotate freely with little effort.
The rear of the base has the power and video connections. Everything is straight forward, plug in the power, plug in the DVI or Analog VGA connection and power up the monitor. The monitor will find the appropriate connection once the computer is turned on.
While on the topic of power, I was a little confused as to where all the menu and display option buttons were on the 193P. Through a little research, I found that the only external button is for the power. All the rest of the display changes can be through your videocard properties if you are utilizing the DVI connection, or through the included display software if you are using the analog VGA. Remember to always set your LCD monitor to the maximum resolution and refresh rate for optimal clarity and picture quality. The monitor drivers are included on the installation CD so make sure you install them.
The rear of the monitor is equally as simple as the front with its glossy white finish that for some reason had me thinking along the lines of a Mac product. The center of the monitor houses a rotational mechanism which allows you to change to landscape viewing if you are in need of viewing longer documents such as long webpages and legal documents. It more or less allows you to view these documents without the constant scrolling.
All that needs to be done is to tip the monitor back a bit, rotate the monitor 90 degrees to the right and tip the monitor forward again. Then all you have to do it open the Pivot Pro software in the taskbar and set it to rotate the picture for you. Perfectly seamless and take all of about 30 seconds.