Date: January 16th, 2009
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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Buying an LCD monitor in today's market is more like going to a grocery store rather than a specialty purchase only a few short years ago. With a selection that can and will confuse even the most seasoned tech aficionado, where does one start? How to your hone down the choice to the one you want?
First off you are doing the right thing right at this moment by reading online reviews, doing your own research, and figuring out what features, size, price and brand will suit your needs. You would be amazed as to how many LCD monitor purchase decision are delegated to a craps shoot by covering ones eyes and blindly pointing to anywhere on a catalogue and choosing "that one".
To simplify things today, the Syncmaster T240 being reviewed today would not be average consumer's pick as an introductory model. It is larger than most consumer's need, has additional functionality such as full 1920x1200 resolution, HD HDMI connectivity, includes a USB 2.0 hub and does all this while keeping the price very competitively set at about US$350.
But is this monitor worth skipping the introductory smaller LCD monitor step and get a decent large LCD monitor right from the start and not worrying about upgrading later? Does this large monitor game well and how does this monitor perform after extended testing over several months?
You will find that out in the upcoming pages.
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.
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 CRT.
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.
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.