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-- Samsung 151v 15" LCD Monitor
-- Price: ~$399 USD
-- 08.20.2002
-- By: GideonX
-- Page: 1 2 3

   With the introduction of LCD monitors into the market, there has been some competition to get out a unit that combines picture quality and affordability.  Just a year or so ago, prices for just 15 inch units reached as high as 600+ dollars.  But with demand, prices were due to come down for us consumers.

   I currently use a 17" LCD and have also had the chance to review another 15" inch unit in the past from different vendors.  This gave me a decent grasp on what I would want in an affordable and reliable unit.  So today, we're going to take a test drive on the newest value line 15" LCD unit from Samsung, the 151v.

   Here are some specs on this new unit:

Specifications

Model

151v

Panel

Type

a-si TFT /TN

 

Size

15"

 

Pixel Pitch (mm)

0.297

 

Brightness

250cd/m2

 

Contrast Ratio

330:1

 

Viewing Angle

140o / 120o

 

Interface

Analog

Frequency

Horizontal Rate - (Analog)

30-60

 

Horizontal Rate - (Digital)

N/A

 

Vertical Rate

56-75

 

Bandwidth

80

Resolution

Maximum

1024 x 768

 

Native

1024 x 768

Color

Maximum

16.2M

Signal Input

Input Video Signal

Analog RGB

 

Video Level: Analog

Analog:0.7VP-P

 

Video Level: Digital

N/A

 

Sync Type

Separate H/V

 

Input Connectors

15pin D-sub

Plug & Play

DDC

DDC 1/2B

Power

On / Working

30 Watts (Max)

Wall Mount

VESAź

VESA 75mm

Regulations

Safety

UL, CSA, TuV, IEC950, DHHS, PTB,

 

EMI

FCC, DOC-B, CE, VCCI, Cispr22-B

 

Emission Standard

TCO'95

Cabinet Color

Standard

Black

Dimensions

Physical (WxHxD)

15.4" x 14.5" x 6.8"

 

Packaging (WxHxD)

18.2" x 18.0" x 9.3"

Weight

Net (physical)

8.8 lbs.

 

Gross (packaging)

11.4 lbs.

Warranty

Parts / Labor / Backlight

3 / 3 / 3

Compatible Computer Systems

 

PC / Windows; Macintosh;                          Sun Microsystems

   So what exactly makes an LCD do what it does?  The Samsung 151v 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 simple 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.  It has come a long way to being an affordable solution in comparison to conventional bulky CRT displays.

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