Date: July 31st, 2002
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Samsung Canada
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This review will assume that you know the basics of TFT (Thin- Film Transistor) LCD Displays. If you need more information on the technology behind this monitor, I have found a website that concisely breaks it down for you HERE.
So, you like Porsche eh? Most people do, including myself. Seems like porsche has such a good reputation on building and/or engineering beautiful cars, they decided to take a step into the electronics industry. Fujifilm has also had F.A.Porsche working on some of their digital cameras and they did a splendid job. For an example of there engineering efforts with FujiFilm, go HERE.
Now, merging the quality or Samsung's products with the engineering or F.A. Porsche and I would have to say that you have a pretty good chance at having quite a good product. But that is not for me to comment on right now, but to actually prove to you through this review. Is it going to be a winner? Stay tuned.
SAMSUNG CORPORATE PROFILE
Head Office Corporate Information
Samsung delivers management reform through New Management to maintain high international competitiveness. SAMSUNG is dedicated to contributing to mankind's quality of life. The year 2000 will be declared as the First year of Samsung Digital Management to speed up the digitization of all areas of management with an ultimate objective to become a leader in the digital age of the 21st century. Samsung has continuously improved its financial structure by increasing profits, reducing costs, and enhancing brand image. SAMSUNG's stability and development potential are universally recognized.
Canadian Corporate Information
After only a decade of growth since first entering the Canadian market in 1987, Samsung Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has emerged as the market leader. We are growing in Canada by about 20% per year and continue to build a strong presence in every market we enter. Operating as part of Samsung's Americas group, our Canadian operations gain considerable competitive advantage from Samsung's local Americas R&D, manufacturing, and technical support. Samsung Electronics in Canada focuses on consumer electronics and information systems products. Consumer electronics began in Canada in 1987, followed by IS in 1992. The information sales division has grown 61% since 1992. Samsung has introduced a wide range of IS products into the Canadian market, which include hard disk drives, CD-ROM drives, printers, fax machines and monitors enforcing its leading market position and fast year-over-year growth with a strong local presence and reseller network to serve Canadian consumers from coast to coast. Samsung is building a strong presence in Canada as it has all over the world.
What can TFT LCD Technology do for me?
Below is just a small list of what TFT LCD technology can do for your small business or home environment.
1.) Radiation - TFT LCD technology virtually eliminates radiation which is emitted from normal CRT monitor and can promote a healthier computing environment for your children at home and/or your work environment.
2.) Low Power Consumption - LCD monitors have a power consumption of about half of the equivalent CRT monitors. Imagine having a corporate building with 500 monitors in your business, the savings in power cost is said to pay for the monitor in about three years.
3.) Colour - Colours on LCD's are much more vibrant that CRT monitors.
4.) Physical Size - One of the main advantages is the size difference. LCD monitors cover about 30% of the desk area than a standard LCD.
5.) Viewable Area - Now here is the kicker, if you buy a 17" CRT monitor, it's safe to say that you will have an actual viewing area of about ~16". Now, when a TFT LCD is said to be 17", the viewable area IS 17", which is a far more honest approach to marketing.
Samsung's SyncMaster 151P contains features like:
-15inches of Viewable Area
-1024 x 768 max. resolution @ 75hz
-0.297 Pixel Pitch
-Response time: <25ms
-80 Degrees (H) 80 Degrees (V) Viewing angle
-Digital & Analog Interface
-Separate DC Adapter
-16.7 Million colors supported
-Very Low Electromagnetic Emissions
-Contrast Ratio 350:1
-80 MHz Bandwidth
-Plug & Play
-Sync Type: Separate H/V, Composite H/V & SOG
-Optional USB Hub
-Weight less than 13 lbs
-3 Year Warranty Parts and Labour
-3 Year Warranty Backlit
Some pretty impressive numbers, let's see if it has the looks to back up the excellent specifications....