I have purchased the SM750S about 6 months ago and I can only have good words towards it. The principle reason I went for this monitor was the very low price in comparison with it's overall standings. I have also found some good and very good classifications regarding this model in various benchmarks. The main strong points of this model are: First of all the 0.24dp(!) which is unique at this price. And one more thing, it seems at many places you'll find the dp anywhere between 0.26-0.28. Don't get fooled, the prospect is in my hand and as far as i know the distance remains stable in time;) The 17" diagonal, which makes life so much easier Nice, simple design and a smooth good looking image with natural colors. Very easy OSD, with all you could ever need. Other characteristics Resolution: 1280x1024@60Hz (max) 1024x768@85Hz (recommended) Multilayer coating (anti-static & anti-reflection) Consumption: 90W (max) Weight: 15kg(just!) Certifications: TC0'99, MPRII, aso. Weak points: Perhaps the small 60Hz refresh rate at 1280x1024, but you probably won't need to work at this resolution anyway. Conclusion: You've had the best performance at this price some months ago. And now the good news: Samsung has recently released improved models at even lower prices. Take a look at SM753s (0.23 dp, 1280x1024@65Hz), the folower of the presented model, and 753DFX, 755DFX (with 0.20 dp, flat display and improved resolution).
My first computer came with a 15" monitor, when I got a new computer, I gave my 'old' one to my Sisters. I also gave them the monitor which gave me the perfect opportunity to buy a new one. Having looked everywhere trying to buy a Hansol 710 which I couldn't get (from a high street store). I went into PCWorld.. I shudder when mentioning that place, as I dislike it intensely. Having said that they do offer a wide range of products - usually vastly overpriced though... back on track to the review: Specs of the monitor ******************** 17"inch screen (16" Viewable) 0.27 Dot pitch A nonglare multilayered surface coating on the monitor helps to make this monitor easier on the eye than some 1280x1024@60Hz Maximum Resolution Displays a maximum resolution of 1280x1024; 1024x768@85Hz without any flicker. Plug & Play Compatibility TCO '99 certified (SyncMaster 750s complies with the most restrictive standards for low heat and low power consumption). What does all that mean then? ***************************** Dot pitch - --------- The lower the dot pitch the sharper the image will look. The dot pitch for this Monitor is slightly above average and thus looks very good. Non Glare coated screen ----------------------- Most monitors come with this nowadays, simply put it will lessen eye strain due to lights not so readily reflecting off it. Resolution ********** The higher the Res the smaller things will look on your Monitor. The bonus of this is it helps the look of things. Though this monitor can handle 1280x1024@60hz (respectable refresh rate). I would advise against running the monitor at that resolution, as simply put it will hurt your eyes. A 19" monitor is needed for that resolution, in my opinion. At 1024x768 though this Monitor looks simply stunning. No fli
cker whatsoever is present making it incredibly sharp and easy on the eyes. TCO'99 ------ A standard that was passed for low power consumption and low heat production. This is a definate boon to the monitor, and enables it to be run for long periods easily. So why would I recommend this? ****************************** Apart from the price which was an amazingly cheap £150 - I would recommend this monitor for it's wonderful clarity. Coming from a 15" monitor it was a shock to the system when using this that all the colours on the screen seemed so much more vivid than on my old monitor. The display settings of the monitor accessible from pressing one button allow a plethora of options. It first of all has the standard Brightness, Contrast, Colour, and size orientation modes that most monitors have. It also has options for you to zoom the monitor screen in - handy if you have or someone who uses it has a visual impairment. This makes everything on the screen bigger, and thus much easier to use. Other options include a degauss option (to expel magnetic energy from the monitor) Various settings to change the Geometry of the screen The list of features is wonderful. I would definately recommend this monitor to those who are thinking of upgrading from a 15". Kev
What a big difference this new 17 inch monitor has made to my eyes! It's so much easier to see and read text on he monitor now. I have never been a fan of PC World and I must admit that I only went there because it was Sunday and there wasn't another shop open that stocked monitors. However I'm glad I did go in. These Samsung 750s monitors had previously been on offer at £149 which is very cheap but they had reduced them again to £139. That is an excellent price for a 17 inch monitor. The monitor doesn't weight a lot which pleased me (15 kgs.) The monitor was also simple to install and all it needed was the floppy disc included. You don't have to use this but to get the best out of your new monitor you will need to. Standby ans sleep facilities can be accessed on the monitor. It simply does what it says on the box and in the manual which, I have to admit is not always the way with computer hardware. There is an on screen menu that you use to set up your screen size, contrast, brightness, etc. All very simple. WHAT YOU GET: 17 inch (43cm) screen with 40.6cm of viewable screen. (The rest is covered by the plastic surround. 0.24mm (H) dot pitch 0.14mm (V) Silica coated screen with anti static properties Unlimited number of display colours Maximum resolution of 1280 dots and 1024 lines. Power consumption 80w maximum Dimension: 16.22X 16.54X 16.36 inch All in all I think that you will agree that this is an excellent price for what you actually get. I installed mine first time in about five minutes.
I have now been using one of these for about a month, and see no reason to regret the purchase. My original thought when replacing my NEC 15” monitor was to wait for flat-screen LCD monitors to come down in price, and whilst this has happened to a certain extent, it hasn’t to the extent that would entice me to part with my money yet. The latter are usually 15.1” monitors, which, because of the way they are measured have very little less viewable screen than a 17” CRT model, which has about 1” of its diagonal measurement masked off by plastic framework. So, a 17” CRT it had to be, if it’s going to seem any larger than what I’ve got. PC World’s sale was looming large on the horizon, and although I have “slagged-off” their prices elsewhere, £149 for the Samsung SyncMaster 750s seemed to be a bargain, although it’s not something I’ve researched. It was certainly a lot less than I had budgeted. I was pleasantly surprised to find that, weight-wise, it was also lighter than expected. My previous experience with monitors this size had forewarned me to take all the usual precautions when lifting, (benzerneez) but I needn’t have worried. It was easy to install being Plug-and-Pray* and having only one floppy disk of drivers, and even then, you don’t HAVE to use it. However, you won’t be able to take full advantage of its range of refresh rates if your PC only logs it on as a generic SVGA monitor. * Yes, you did read that right! Its refresh rates go high enough to avoid visible flicker at all definition settings – how high you go depends partly on your graphics card’s RAM capacity, e.g. you can only have “Full Colour”, 1024*768 AND a high refresh rate if there is enough RAM – if not, something needing “down-adjusting”. If you insist on the latter two, specify a lower colour quality. Don
217;t forget, JPEG files are a good example of what can be achieved with only 256 colours anyway, and they always seem OK to me. It also has the usual rash of power-saving facilities, utilising your PC’s standby, sleep and shut-down signals. It’s very difficult to get very excited about something in regulation beige that simply does “what it says on the packet” but the Samsung seems a good combination of quality and price. Verdict – a good entry-level 17” screen with no obvious vices (yet) Tip – By a Samsung 17” and a pair of reading glasses to save the expense of an upgrade to 21”!