Date: June 28th, 2006
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH
Let's take a virtual walk around Samsung's newest 20 inch monitor.
Starting at the bottom and moving our way up we first encounter the monitor's base which isn't overly large, but yet still provides enough stability to keep your new purchase firmly planted on your desktop. The base incorporates a rotational mechanism which allows the monitor to smoothly rotate a full 360 degrees without sacrificing stability.
The rear of the monitor is simple and has ample venting to keep the monitor backlight cool and ventilated. Also there is a hook to keep your cable tidy behind the monitor.
To adjust the monitor height, the mechanism smoothly slides up and down the main rear support with little effort. The mechanism attached to the monitor itself is able to pivot up and down to orientate the monitor to your situational preferences.
The monitor is also able to rotate in order for you to take advantage of some portrait viewing if you will be working on longer legal documents or if to need to surf larger webpages. The ability is there, but as I have said in earlier reviews, only a fraction of the consumer population will take advantage of this characteristic.
Underneath the rear of the monitor is your cable hookup panel. From left to right you have the main power switch, the AC power connection followed by your DVI and Analog VGA video connection. Connections are fairly straight forward and simple. Just make sure the main switch is off when you hook the AC cord to the wall to stop any sudden power surge during hookup causing any damage to the monitor's circuitry.