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Samsung SyncMaster 710N (12ms)
By Zachary Chan
Category : Monitor
Published by Jimmy Tang on Tuesday, 7th December, 2004
Rating : 4.5 out of 5 stars  


Introduction

The days of 12ms LCDs have been short to say the least. In little less than a year, the double digit response time barrier has already been broken. BenQ has started the ball rolling by releasing their FP71E+ 8ms LCD monitor (read our review here ) and other manufacturers should be following suit soon with their own 8ms line-up. While the speed crown has been passed on to a successor, this does not mean that 12ms is passé. We should still continue seeing a healthy ammount of 12ms products in the mainstream for some time to come. They still offer sufficiently high performance, not to mention that prices of these monitors have been steadily declining.

This time round, we take a look at the Samsung SyncMaster 710N 17-inch TFT LCD. As you might have guessed, the LCD panel has a 12ms response time. If you are looking to purchase an LCD at the moment, should you hold on and wait for the coming slew of 8ms models? Or should you go ahead and purchase a readily available model now? Join us as we take an objective look to see if the 710N is worthy of your hard earned cash.

Samsung SyncMaster 710N.


Rear view of the Samsung SyncMaster 710N.

Before we go further, let's take a look at the package and specifications of the monitor.

  • Samsung SyncMaster 710N 17-inch TFT LCD
  • Analog D-SUB display cable
  • Power cord
  • User's Manual
  • Driver CD

    Samsung SyncMaster 710N 17-inch TFT LCD Technical Specifications
    LCD
    • Type : 17-inch active panel TFT display
    • Native Resolution : 1280x1024
    • Active Display Area : 337.92 x 270.336mm
    • Brightness : 300cd/m²
    • Contrast Ratio : 600:1
    • Response Time : 12ms
    • Dot Pitch : 0.264mm
    • Bandwidth : 135MHz
    • Color Resolution : 16.2 million colors
    • Viewing Angle : 160° (V) x 160° (H)
    Preset Timing Modes
    • 640 x 350@ 70Hz
    • 640 x 480 @ 60, 72, 75Hz
    • 720 x 400 @ 70Hz
    • 800 x 600 @ 56, 60, 72, 75Hz
    • 1024 x 768 @ 60, 70, 75Hz
    • 1152 x 864 @ 75Hz
    • 1280 x 1024 @ 60, 75Hz
    Input
    • Analog : RGB Analog
    • Horizontal Frequency : 30~81kHz
    • Vertical Frequency : 56~75Hz
    Controls
    • Basic : Menu, MagicBright/Menu Down, Brightness/Menu Up, Select, Auto-Calibration, Power
    • OSD : Contrast, Brightness, Color Tone, Color Control, Gamma, Image Coarse, Image Fine, Image Sharpness, H-Position, V-Position, OSD Language, OSD Transparency, OSD Display Time, Image Reset, Color Reset, Information
    Operating Conditions
    • Power Consumption : 34W (max)
    • Power Saving Mode : <1W
    • Operating Temperature : 10° - 40°
    • Humidity : 10% - 80%
    Physical
    • Dimentions : 370(W) x381(H) x175(D) mm
    • Net Weight : 4.35kg
    • Gross Weight : 6kg
    Safety & EMI
    • TCO'99, FCC, VCCI, CSA, CE, C-Tick, Canada ICES-003 Class B, EPA ENERGY STAR, ENERGY2000
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