Of the many types of flat panel displays
entering the market place there would seem to be one distinct separation. That
dividing line revolves around the bases. Some panels can be removed from their
bases and others are steadfastly attached. Of course, there are pros and cons to
Typically the displays which are permanently
attached have the power supply hidden within the display's base. This saves room
on the electrical outlet, which can get clogged with lots of AC Adapters taking
up valuable plug room. Display's which have removable bases offer the added
advantage that the display can be wall mounted (with the appropriate mounting
fixtures) to save even more desk real-estate. In the case of the Samsung
SyncMaster flat panel series, alternate bases can be had to accommodate different
tastes, and user requirements.
The 570V TFT comes with a very simple base
that allows the newer, lower power consuming TFT display to only tilt backwards
or forwards. Other display stands, like the one on the SyncMaster 570B, offer
integrated audio functionality and portrait/landscape viewing angles. For most
of us, these features are superfluous to our daily needs - 90% of the time, our
displays will sit perfectly level on our desktop.
The 570V shows a nod towards the impending
power crisis which is gripping areas like California with rolling black outs and
power shortages. In contrast to earlier TFT displays the 570V TFT uses only 25W
of power to operate. The panel itself is 0.297 dot pitch and operates at 1024 x
768 pixel resolution.
SyncMaster 570V TFT:
SyncMaster 570V 15" TFT
15.0" diagonal, a-si TFT active
matrix LCD screen
Dot pitch of 0.297mm
75 Hz Preset Refresh Rate, consumes
1024x768 pixel resolution
Plug and play compatible
3 year parts and labor
LCD panel Dimensions: 9" high x 12"
wide (15.0" diag.)
Screen Dimensions: 2.5" thick, 15"
wide, 12" high (incl. bezel)
Weighs approx. 6.6Kg
External universal power supply
(90-264 Volt AC)
Comes with: 6 foot power cord,
drivers, manual, and bundled software
Important info about buying a TFT
We always suggest you test any flat panel display
you are considering getting in the store before you pay for it .
LCD panels are very complex components and most
manufactures only guarantee a display to be 99.9% free from defect. That means
there can be up to 3 or 5 broken pixels before the display is
considered "broken." Broken pixels are individual pixels in the display panel
which are stuck on a certain colour, are constantly dim, or are always off.
Depending on the location and intensity of a broken pixel they can be next to
invisible, or glaringly obvious. While the Samsung 570V we tested had a flawless
panel, we have in the past encountered broken pixels with other manufacturers
displays. Bottom line, it pays to check the display first
, regardless of who makes it.