Date: May 3rd, 2002
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product were donated by: Samsung Canada
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With such a nice monitor in my presence, I am forced to show you how this monitor will sharpen up your desktop and free up some space.
With the size of my workstation (eg. TINY!!), space is at a premium. As you see in this photo, the 17" CRT monitor takes up a considerable amount of workspace.
Ahh, much better!!! You can see the amount of space this gorgeous monitor frees up.
Now the sharpness and colour contrast is absolutely amazing. The colours are so vibrant, the text is crisp and sharp, and my eyes are at ease while working. No wonder company's are switching to this type of monitor. It saves them money with it's drastic reduction in power cost and employees have a more comfortable visual working environment.
CONCLUSIONS & AFTERTHOUGHTS
Have you had the chance to try an LCD yet? Have you actually ever seen one? Have you ever viewed photos on a LCD? If you have answered yes to any of those questions, you will know just how comfortable these monitors are to use. No eyestrain, lower power bills, more workspace, sharper colours, I just can't see why anyone would WANT a normal monitor. Now, yes I know, if you are a gamer, you will not be impressed with this monitor due to it's delay in rendering 3D games at 100fps or if you have an empty or tight budget. But think, with the cost being absorbed in the actual savings in power consumption, after 3 years when it has virtually paid for itself, the rest is gravy.
Samsung has released a great product onto the market. It has included speakers for the space cramped working / home computing quarters of today. It has an assurance of great quality and they stand by it with a 3 year parts and labour warranty. I have read in some reviews about some LCD's having some problems with smearing of colours, fuzzy lines through the screen and all around bad workmanship. I had the chance to really go through this monitor with a fine toothed cone, but you know what, I just can't find any of these problems. Trust me, I tried.
- Great Quality
- Good Looks
- Low Power Consumption
- Low workspace Footprint
- Great colours and Contrast
- Low Radiation
- Low Eyestrain
- Initial Price (US$575) is a little steep.
- Poor Sounding included speakers.