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  Product:     Samsung SyncMaster 192T TFT-LCD Monitor  
  Price:     $978 (CAN) / $732 (U.S) 
  Supplied By:     Samsung Canada
  Author:     Hi-TEK
  Date:     December 21st, 2003
  Rating:     star star star star star star star star star

MODTHEBOX would like to thank Sugmin from Samsung Canada for sending the SyncMaster 192T TFT-LCD Monitor for review.

Samsung Canada

Introduction:

The popularity of LCD-TFT based monitors has been fueled by the wide selection and price reductions offered by a variety of manufacturers. In the past, where a CRT monitor would be a standard component of a complete computer system, consumers now have the option of selecting from analog and digital LCD-TFT alternatives. Samsung Canada has been at the forefront of the digital convergence revolution offering a wide selection of LCD-TFT monitors marketed under the popular SyncMaster series. The company has been busy expanding their product line with a series of new models to cater to small business, office, and computer users. Today in the MTB Labs, we will be evaluating the new SyncMaster 192T LCD Monitor, a high-end LCD solution that offers sleek looks and an abundance of features.

Specifications:

The 192T TFT-LCD Monitor is one of many available LCD based monitors available from Samsung Canada. This product is part of the popular SyncMaster series and being marketed as a high-end solution for business, SOHO and high-end graphics users. Here are some features and specifications taken directly from the Samsung Canada website:

Samsung SyncMaster 192T TFT-LCD Monitor - Features
Viewable Image Size: 19" Brightness (Typical): 250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 750:1 Viewing Angle (H/V): 170/170 (degrees)
Interface: Analog RGB and DVI Digital Link Horiz. Frequency: 30-81
Max/Native Resolution: 1280 x 1024 Emissions Standard: CE, CSA, TUV, VCCI, CISPR 22 Class B, DDC-2B, EN50081-1, IEC950, NEMKO, TCO '99, UL 1950
Available Color(s): Silver/Black Special Features: Integrated Speakers with volume control and narrow bezel design

Samsung SyncMaster 192T TFT-LCD Monitor - Key Specifications
Panel Type: a-si TFT/TN
Size: 19"
Pixel Pitch (mm): 0.3
Brightness (cd/m2): 250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 750:1
Viewing Angle: 170 / 170
Interface: Analog RGB and DVI Digital Link
Frequency Horiz. Rate (Analog): 30-81
Horiz. Rate (Digital): 30-63
Vertical Rate: 56-75
Bandwidth: 135 MHz
Resolution Maximum (Analog): 1280 x 1024
Maximum (Digital): 1280 x 1024
Native: 1280 x 1024
Color Maximum: 16.2 M
Signal Input Input Video Signal: Analog RGB and DVI Digital Link
Video Level (Analog): 0.7VP-P
Video Level (Digital): n/a
Sync Type: Separate H/V, Composite H/V
Input Connectors : 15pin D-sub, DVI
Plug & Play DDC: DDC 2B
Power On/Working: 45 Watts (Max)
Wall Mount VESAŽ: 100mm
Regulations Safety: UL, CE, CSA, TUV, IEC950, DHHS, PTB
EMI/Emissions: FCC, DOC-B, CISPR22, VCCI, CE
Emission Standard: TCO '99
Cabinet Color Front/Back: Silver / Black
Dimensions Physical (WxHxD): 17" x 8.7" x 17.6"
Weight Net(Physical): 12.0 lbs.
Gross (packaging): 17.0 lbs.
Features Integrated Speaker with volume control and narrow bezel
Included VESA wall mount bracket
Optional N/A
Warranty Parts/Labor/Backlight: 3 / 3 / 3
Compatability Operating Systems: Windows, Macintosh, Sun Microsystems

SyncMaster 192T TFT-LCD Monitor
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SyncMaster 192T TFT-LCD Monitor
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The Samsung SyncMaster 192T TFT-LCD Monitor ships in a double wall cardboard box with a plastic carry-on handle positioned on the top. A product shot is showcased on the top and side panels, along with a complete list of specifications and features. Inside the package the SyncMaster 192T was packed between two formed pieces of polystyrene and enclosed in a sealed protective plastic bag.

SyncMaster 192T TFT-LCD Monitor
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SyncMaster 192T TFT-LCD Monitor
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The SyncMaster 192T TFT-LCD Monitor also includes a smaller plastic bag which contains an assortment of items. The included CD contains the TFT-LCD monitor user guide, installation drivers and a software application called Natural Colour. The Natural Colour application software allows you to manual adjust display optimization, colour adjustment and colour preference settings all from your desktop. An eight page user guide covers the driver installation for different O/S platforms ranging from all flavours of Windows to Linux. A secondary manual covers the hardware installation and recommended safety procedures.

SyncMaster 192T TFT-LCD Monitor
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SyncMaster 192T TFT-LCD Monitor
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The Samsung SyncMaster 192T TFT-LCD Monitor is bundled two sets of cables which include a standard 15-pin D-sub VGA cable and a DVI cable. Both cables extend at least 3 to 4 feet and provide ample room to connect one end of the cable to your video card and the opposite end to the base of the LCD-TFT. As an alternative, consumers interested in wall mounting this unit will be happy to know that Samsung has included a VESA mounting bracket along with an assortment of mounting screws.

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