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  Product:     Samsung SyncMaster 710N TFT-LCD Monitor  
  Price:     $480 (CAN) / $402 (U.S) 
  Supplied By:     Samsung Canada
  Author:     Hi-TEK
  Date:     November 13th, 2004
  Rating:     star star star star star star star star

MODTHEBOX would like to thank Eileen from Samsung Canada for sending the SyncMaster 710N TFT-LCD Monitor for review.

Samsung Canada

Introduction:

LCD Displays have introduced a rapid change in our computing environments by providing consumers the opportunity to migrate away from bulky CRT's. Part of the reason why conventional CRT's are still widely used is the low cost factor and affordability. It has only been in the last few years that analog and digital based LCD monitors have reduced in price and gained wide acceptance as the new alternative. As part of its ever expanding product line, Samsung Canada has developed a series of stylish LCD displays specifically designed for the home environment. The displays are designed to meet two goals, providing great functionality balanced with useful onboard features. Today in the MTB Labs, we will be evaluating the new SyncMaster 710N TFT-LCD Monitor, a stylish mid-range monitor that features a 12ms refresh rate.

Specifications:

The 710N 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 is a mid-range monitor with support for standard VGA. Here are some features and specifications taken directly from the Samsung Canada website:

Samsung SyncMaster 710N TFT-LCD Monitor - Features
Viewable Image Size: 17" Brightness (Typical): 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 600:1 Viewing Angle (H/V): 160/140 (degrees)
Interface: 15-pin d-sub Horiz. Frequency: 30-81 kHz
Max/Native Resolution: 1280 x 1024 Emissions Standard: TCO '99
Available Color(s): Black Special Features: NTSC, VGA

Samsung SyncMaster 710N TFT-LCD Monitor - Key Specifications
Panel Type: a-si TFT/TN
Size: 17"
Pixel Pitch (mm): .0264mm
Brightness (cd/m2): 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 600:1
Viewing Angle: 160 / 140
Interface: 15-pin d-sub
Frequency Horiz. Rate (Analog): 30-81 kHz
Horiz. Rate (Digital): n/a
Vertical Rate: 56-75 Hz
Bandwidth: 135 MHz
Response Time: 12 ms
Resolution Maximum (Analog): 1280 x 1024
Maximum (Digital): n/a
Native: 1280 x 1024
Color Maximum: 16.2 M
Signal Input Input Video Signal: Analog RGB
Video Level (Analog): 0.7VP-P
Video Level (Digital): n/a
Sync Type: Separate H/V, Composite H/V, SOG
Input Connectors: 15pin D-sub
Plug & Play DDC: DDC 2B
Power On/Working: 34 Watts (Max)
Wall Mount Available
Regulations Safety: CE, CSA, DDC-2B, IEC950, NEMKO, Plug and Play, TCO '95, UL 1950
EMI/Emissions: FCC, DOC-B, CISPR22, VCCI, CE
Emission Standard: TCO '95
Cabinet Color Front/Back: Silver
Dimensions Physical: 14.6" (height) x 15.0" (width) x 6.9" (depth)
Weight Net(Physical): 9.6 lbs.
Gross (packaging): 13.2 lbs.
Features Narrow bezel, built-in power supply, MagicTuneTM, MagicBrightTM
Warranty Parts/Labor/Backlight: 3 / 3 / 3
Compatability Operating Systems: Windows, Macintosh, Sun Microsystems, UNIX

SyncMaster 710N TFT-LCD Monitor
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SyncMaster 710N TFT-LCD Monitor
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The Samsung SyncMaster 710N 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 710N was packed between two formed pieces of polystyrene and enclosed in a sealed protective plastic bag.

SyncMaster 710N TFT-LCD Monitor
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SyncMaster 710N TFT-LCD Monitor
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The SyncMaster 710N TFT-LCD Monitor also includes a smaller plastic bag which contains an assortment of items including video and power cables. The packaged CD contains the TFT-LCD monitor user guide, installation drivers and two software applications called Magic Tune and Natural Colour. Magic Tune and Natural Colour allows you to manual adjust display optimization, colour adjustment and colour preference settings all from your desktop. This software has been designed to work specifically with LCD-TFT based monitors who use Samsung's new Magic Bright feature. The bundled 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.
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