Date: July 31st, 2002
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Samsung Canada
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So, you are about to lay down 750 american clams for a beautiful monitor. Does it come with everything needed to get it running, let's check it out.
As with all our TFT reviews, I just have to show you what protects your $750USD investment from being damaged, and Samsung never skimps on the packaging.
To complete your monitor hookup, Samsung has included all the necessary hardware like the powercord and the DC adapter and also the warranty cards and the monitor drivers and the special pivot software that allows you to see the monitor in the portrait orientation, but more on that later.
And as always, you get a fine, fine monitor. Man, what a looker!
What makes this monitor different from the rest?
For one, this monitor is engineered to be simple, clean, sharp and modern. No razzle dazzle or unneeded visual noise whatsoever. Now the funny part is that I could not find where the menu controls were until I fired up the unit, but also, more on that is to come.
Even the monitor footprint is sharp and defined. Not one rounded surface other than the back of the monitor and the powerbutton were observed.
Even the back is very simple and clean.
I found the included handle on the back of the monitor to be quite handy in moving the monitor around the room and to adjust the height of the screen without man-handling the monitor bezel. This in my mind should be a feature included with all monitors.
Does this monitor support a digital connection!!?? Well, this photo speak volumes. You have the choice to use whatever connection you would like. Now, if you have a digital connection, USE IT!! If you don't have a digital output card, GO BUY ONE!!! You will be amazed at the difference in visual clarity (Sometimes as much as 10-20% clearer picture.)