CRT Displays to TFT Displays
Apart from never having to look at a curved screen ever again, there are a couple quantitative reasons for
moving towards flat panel displays. The most concrete of which is the power savings which can be
had. At only 25watts during normal operation, and 3 watts during
standby, the 570V TFT is power-sensitive, and produces drastically less heat than a similarly
sized CRT. While this factor may not matter much to an individual person in the
home environment, on the large office scale this could translate into lowered power and air conditioning bills.
The next reason why flat panels are considered
better than CRT displays is size. A 15" TFT display has about the
same screen area as a 17" CRT, but the screen is only about 3" thick.
Desk space has always been a commodity, and freeing up more of it is always beneficial.
Lastly, we have screen clarity. Flat panel displays offer a very sharp image in comparison to their
CRT fellows, especially for text. Personally speaking, I also find them a
lot easier on the eyes when working for long hours. Text is very
sharp, and they display panels have progressed to a point where 16.7million colours are supported.
Radiation issues, however slight they might be with CRT displays are also completely negated with LCD displays.
As flat panels become more
and more popular their high cost will
hopefully begin to come down much further. For most people, paying almost a thousand dollars for a
display is a difficult decision to justify. In a way the gradual
movement towards flat panel displays parallels that of the transition from 56k modems
to cable for internet access. As someone around here once said to me, "once you
go cable you never go back." I would have to say the same thing about TFT displays.
Now, lets move on and check out the features of the SyncMaster 570V TFT display.
The Full Specs:
|Size (or Panel
||15 inches |
||0.297 mm |
||55° / 55° / 60° / 60° |
|Horizontal Max (KHz)
||61 kHz |
|Vertical Max (Hz)
||75 Hz |
||80 MHz |
||1024 x 768 |
||16.7 M |
|Input Signal Type
||Analog RGB (15 pin D-Sub) |
||Multi-language supported |
||External (user option) |
|Plug & Play
||DDC 1/2B |
||ENERGY STAR / NUTEK |
||Hub (user option) |
||UL, CSA, CB, NEMKO, TUV |
||FCC, CE, C-TICK, VCCI, BSMI |
||TCO 99 |
||385.4 x 366.7 x 168 mm |
||5.7 kg |
||3 years on parts and labor