Samsung SyncMaster 213T: The Glass Ceiling for Enthusiast LCDby Kristopher Kubicki on February 20, 2004 4:24 AM EST
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Indeed, the SyncMaster 213T and the Dell 2001FP share many similar design qualities. For starters, both monitors use a similar ring shaped stand with counter weighting. Both monitors also use comparable universal joints that allows the screen to pivot, tilt and rotate.
Check out how both LCDs use the same cable management.
However, past aesthetic design, these monitors begin to differ quickly. Each monitor consumes a similar footprint, but the 213T dwarfs the 2001FP in size. Where the 2001FP screen is 16" by 12" exactly, the 213T measures 17" by 12.75". A little bit of simple algebra concludes that the 213T has a screensize that is 11% larger than the 2001FP.
Samsung designed this LCD with modest input design; there are no frills. Below you can see one DVI and one 15 pin D-Sub input, as well as an AC power socket. We have seen many other less expensive units with more input options, so the lack of S-Video or composite options is a slight disappointment. We have mentioned in the past that LCDs with TV signal processing are often subject to much higher "consumer electronics" import duties, as opposed to "computer display" duties. It is probably likely that Samsung has not opted to incorporate TV support to keep this unnecessary cost down.