Samsung has announced a new addition to its family of large-screen LCD monitors, the SyncMaster 204t. The SyncMaster 204t features Samsung's proprietary MagicTune¢â technology and MagicRotation software, provides a 20.1-inch viewing area, a height-adjustable stand, built-in power supply, analog and digital inputs, and a narrow bezel design. The SyncMaster 204t is currently available at retail and through Samsung¡¯s distribution channel across the U.S. with an estimated street price of $599.
The SyncMaster 204t employs Samsung's MagicTune and new MagicRotation technologies. MagicTune allows users the ability to adjust the monitor's settings with just a click of the mouse. Individuals have full control over all display features and the capability of saving various personalized display profiles for any environment or mode they are using. MagicRotation, an automatic pivot feature, allows users to change the orientation of the display and the video will automatically track the display's new orientation. MagicRotation provides users the automatic rotation capability to switch between landscape and portrait modes, for greater visibility of documents, Web pages and email communications.
The MagicRotation software gives users a rotation feature (0 to 90 orientation) facilitating optimum utilization of the computer display screen, better viewing and improved user productivity, according to Samsung. The 204t incorporates a response time of just 16ms allowing for smooth, sharp, and fast transitions of motion video, Samsung reports. AThe 204t offers a pixel pitch of 0.255mm and a maximum resolution of 1600x1200.
The vertically aligned-LCD monitor delivers crisp, clean text and bright, vivid colors with a 700:1 contrast ratio, a brightness of 250 cd/m2 and horizontal/vertical viewing angle of 170¡/170¡. The SyncMaster 204t also gives users the option of using either a digital or analog interface for viewing images and text delivering a maximum of 16.7 million colors.
The Digital Video Interface (DVI) guarantees a cleaner, crisper image and a more accurate representation of the original video information. When used with an analog input, the 204t automatically adjusts the display parameters for optimum front screen performance. In addition, the 204t features an easily accessible one-button auto calibration system for control over the on-screen image allowing for accurate proportioning of screen geometry, and clock /clock-phase. The On Screen Display system features a comprehensive menu of controls for an accurate image reproduction.
Available in both silver and black cabinet colors, the picturesque Samsung SyncMaster 204t is endlessly accommodating. Featuring a narrow bezel design, a removable base, and height adjustability, it is designed for a crowded office or for the home user wanting to maximize space. It features a built-in power supply for added space savings and is compatible with a VESA wall mount.
Samsung backs the SyncMaster 204t with a three-year, parts and labor warranty, including the backlight as well as toll-free technical support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition, Samsung offers a three-year Advanced Replacement Program, three-year Repair and Return or Exchange and three-year Shuttle Exchange for hassle-free repairs.