This model is remarkable for a relatively low price and more than high quality. An original design of the monitor allows using it as well as at home and in the office. The screen of the monitor with a diagonal 17-inch has quite traditional rectangular design with narrow borders from the lateral, top and bottom sides. The matrix is quite traditional for monitors of this class and has resolution 1280x1024 with a dot size of 0.264 mm.
For maintenance of more realistic picture while watching quick-change pictures there is a matrix with an average response time of 12 ms in the Samsung 17 monitor that it is twice less than the majority of 17" LCD monitors have. Besides, the matrix has a little higher brightness than most LCDs ¡ª 270 cd/m2. On the other hand, the contrast of Samsung 17 monitor is 450:1 that is a little bit lower than some models with a contrast of 500:1, though actually, while working the user does not see any especial difference. The horizontal viewing angles have a wider swing and don¡¯t cause any discomfort at work.
|Dot size (mm)||0,264|
|Viewing angle (vertical / horizontal)||150¡ã / 120¡ã|
|Average response time (ms)||12|
|Maximum number of colors||16,2|
|Line scanning (kHz)||30¡ª81|
|Frame scanning (Hz)||56¡ª75|
|Maximum output frequency (§®Hz)||135|
|Input signal interface||Analog / Digital|
|Plug & Play Mode|
|Maximum Consumption (Wt)||40|
|Types of video signals||Analog RGB, DVI Digital link|
|Video signals level||Analog: 0.7VP-P, DIGITAL: TMDSTM|
|Synchronization||Separate H/V, Composite H/V, SOG (option)|
|Plug-and-socket||15pin D-sub, DVI-D|
|USB power-shutdown line||VGA cable, DVI cable (option)|
|Speakers||Stand Option, (2W*2Ch)|
|Case color||Silver / Black|
|Additional variants of case colors||Black / Ivory|
|Supplementary abilities||Built-in Power, Pivot technology, Height Adjustable, Narrow Bezel, Mechanical S/W|
|Stands assortment||F-Simple, F-Pivot, M/M|
Technical opportunities, design and features
Except very solid technical features and opportunities, the Samsung 17 monitor is notable for distinguishes strict, currently fashionable black- silvery design peculiar to expensive stylish LCD models as well as a unique design that allows rotating the monitor around the vertical axis, changing the screen height and tilt and turning the screen into the portrait mode.
You will appreciate
As you may see, the Samsung 17 monitor despite rather low cost (less than 500 $) possesses a large amount of opportunities peculiar to more expensive models. In fact, this is one more evidence that price accessibility is not the principal feature of Samsung production.
Among the main features you may want to outline the following:
- Quick response time
- Magnificent quality of a matrix (no damaged dots)
- High brightness (it is possible to work in MagicBright mode)
- Convenient design that allows the screen rotation in three dimensions
- Opportunity of universal connection with the help of analog VGA and digital DVI.
You may dislike
The only thing you may dislike is a low viewing angle in a horizontal plane of the Samsung 17 SyncMaster monitor that, however, does not effect while working in a usual mode, but limits a little possibilities of a portrait mode.