Date: May 22st, 2002
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: Samsung Canada
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Pictured here is the standard portrait style of viewing documents that we are all accustomed to.
Sick of constantly scrolling through legal documents or webpages, well take advantage of the included PIVOT(r) software included with the driver package and rotate your screen. This orientation decreases the amount of scrolling, and allows you to transfer through your work more efficiently.
With such a large TFT, clarity is paramount. To aid in taking advantage of that clarity, Samsung has given you the option of using a digital connection with this monitor. Seeing that I own a ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon 7500 with a DVI connection, I took advantage of the digital clarity. Which ever connection you use, I recommend removing the other connection.
Clarity you say? Take a look at what cable TV viewing is like at 1280x1024 as your desktop. For bonus points, email me and tell me the name of the song and group that is pictured in this photo. Let me remind you, this is not a still shot, this is ACTUAL TV in progress. Jealous, aren't you >=p.
Now, just how much will this monitor dress up your workstation and make you the envy of your department and/or household, well, take a look..
A basic workstation with a basic CRT monitor, Blah!
Remove the bulky CRT, insert a beautiful 19in TFT and voila, a clutter free modern workstation with style and efficiency.
CONCLUSIONS & AFTERTHOUGHTS
I have been using this monitor for the past month and I have to say, I will miss this monitor when it leaves. I no longer have any headaches, no dry eyes from screen flicker and I have yet to rub my eyes since its installation a month ago(Mind you, I will rub my eyes when it goes back to Samsung. =( ). I never have enjoyed a computer component as much as I have enjoyed this monitor. Yes, I know it costs a considerable amount of money, but if you have the money, it's worth it hands down. The one other drawback is the gaming. Although games do look beautiful on this TFT, ghosting is apparent. I hope soon in the future, Samsung will release a LCD of this size that will have a fast enough response time to wipe out the delay in rendering frames at 100+ fps and allow some of the gamers to take advantage of the new technology.
As you can probably make out, this is yet, another superior TFT LCD monitor from Samsung. Does this company actually make a bad product, I doubt it. So, in conclusion of this review from TweakNews.net, if you are in the market for a amazing LCD monitor, don't hesitate to open your wallet, grab a Samsung!!!
- Digital Connection
- Very Narrow Monitor Bezel
- Exceptional Clarity
- Great Quality
- Good Looks
- Low Power Consumption
- Low workspace Footprint
- Vibrant colours and Contrast
- Low Radiation
- Low Eyestrain
- Exceptional Warranty
- Man, what else could you need, GET THIS MONITOR!!
- Initial Price (US$1200)is a little steep for some people.
- This monitor is not meant for gaming.