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-- Envision EN-5100 15" TFT LCD Monitor
-- Price: ~ $379.00 USD
-- 8.07.2001
-- By: GideonX
-- Page: 1 2 3

   When you hear LCD (liquid crystal display), you see a lot of numbers following a dollar sign.  Big names like Samsung, Viewsonic and numerous other manufacturers are beginning to roll out flat LCD based monitors to the masses.  One manufacturer who has been dealing with a lot of OEM and now retail monitor solutions is EPI.  We got a chance to take a look at one of their 15 inch models, the EN-5100.

   The EN-5100 is an active matrix thin film transistor (TFT).  Thin film transistor was pioneered by Peter Brody back in the 70's.  To break it down into layman's terms, here is how most common LCDs differ from CRTs.  Each individual pixel on an LCD screen receives an individual voltage as opposed to a 'sweeping' method utilized by a CRT.  This results in a sharper and vibrant image on an LCD screen.  Hope I got that right, if not someone enlighten me : ) It has come a long way to being an affordable solution in comparison to conventional CRT displays.

   Here are some specs on the EN-5100 (taken from EPI's Website):

Panel  TFT LCD
  VIS: 15 (38.1cm), Diagonal
  Hard Coating (3H), Anti-glare Treatment
Pixel Pitch  0.30mm x 0.30mm
Display Area  304mm x 228mm
Brightness  200nits (cd/m2) (typical)
Contrast Ratio  200 : 1 (typical)
Viewing Angle  Horizontal: 120 Degree
  Vertical: 90 Degree
Frequency  Horizontal: 30K~60KHz
  Vertical: 55~75 Hz
Pixel rate  100MHz
Resolution  1024 x 768 @60Hz (recommended)
Color  16.7M (Max.)
Signal Input  Video Input: Analog RGB (0.714 Vp-p)
  Sync. Type: Separate Sync., TTL Level
Video Signal Connector  15 Pin Mini D-sub Male
Plug & Play  DDC1/2B
Power Source  100~240VAC, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption  37Watts (Max.)
User Control  Power On/Off Key, Menu Key, Auto Key
  Left/Right/Up/Down Arrow Key
  OSD Function:
  Contrast, Brightness, H-Center, V-Center
  Language, Clock, Focus, Auto-Center
  6500K, 7800K, RGB Color, Recall, Exit
Regulations  UL, CSA, FCC, TUV/GS, CE
Temperature  Operation: 0~50 Degree Centigrade
  Storage: -25~60 Degree Centigrade
(WxHxD mm) 
Monitor: 398x397x190; Carton: 494x470x230
(WxHxD inches) 
Monitor: 15.7x15.6x7.5; Carton: 19.5x18.5x9
Weight  9.9Lbs (4.5Kg) Net
  11Lbs (5Kg) Gross
Loading Quantity w/pallet  40 HQ = 1248 pcs
Warranty  Three Year Parts & Labor
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