Construction (continued)

  Samsung SyncMaster 193P
LCD 19.0" SXGA LCD (Active Matrix)
pixel pitch: 0.294mm
Anti-glare coating
Scanning Frequency Horizontal: 30-81kHz
Vertical: 56-75Hz
Response Time 20ms (Typical)
Contrast Ratio 800:1 (Typical)
Compatibility 1280 x 1024 (Native)
Brightness 250 cd/m2
Dimensions (WxHxD) 16.7"x 16.2" x 9.3"
Power Working: 40W
Standby/Off: 5W
Warranty 3 years parts and labor

As we have seen with other LCDs from Samsung, the PVA display mode is a key giveaway that the panel in the 193P is manufactured by Samsung. PVA is proprietary to Samsung.

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We were slightly suspicious of the 800:1 contrast ratio. This seems fairly high for any LCD of this size, particularly with a 250cd/m2 brightness. There are no Samsung LCD panels with 800:1 contrast ratios on the Samsung website as of March 2004. As we will see in later parts of the review, the contrast ratio does seem improved over previous models that we have seen in the past.

Recently, we have criticized a few LCDs for their approach to cooling (particularly the Samsung 213T and Dell 2001FP). Too little ventilation, and the monitor runs the risk of overheating. Too much ventilation, and the monitor components are exposed (as well as any and all effects of EMI shielding are negated). Our SyncMaster 193P demonstrates the best of both worlds. The bulk of LCD heat comes from the AC-DC inverter and the panel backlights. In the case of the 193P, Samsung uses an AC-DC brick adaptor. Panel temperatures are low enough to seal completely the components in a plastic sheath. The result is a very sleek design.

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Our 193P did not have any pixel defects. We spotted one dead subpixel in the upper right quadrant of the monitor, but it was, otherwise, flawless. This was expected; our 193P sample uses a 1280x1024 SXGA LCD panel. Our last reviews were based on UXGA panels with significantly more pixels.

Construction Wallmount, Swivel, Pivot & Cable Management
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  • miomao - Sunday, April 18, 2004 - link

    ehm... I've found it with Google. :)

    I think the LTM190E4 can be the 193p and next Eizo L768 panel.

    If I can suggest a great source for LCD things is also the free german forum
    (I'm not related to site).
  • KristopherKubicki - Sunday, April 18, 2004 - link

    Miomao, thanks for the link! how did you find that?

  • miomao - Sunday, April 18, 2004 - link

    gaurav in this PDF document there are the new Samsung LCD panels.

    Seems the panels to make 203P and 213p are already here.
  • KristopherKubicki - Saturday, April 17, 2004 - link

    12: advertised, yes it does (800:1 contrast ratio on 250 nits). In practicality, no not really.

  • DrumBum - Saturday, April 17, 2004 - link

    Does the 193p have a darker black level than the 213t or are they the same?
  • gauravsharma311 - Friday, April 16, 2004 - link

    Any chance of getting the Sony S204 in for comparison? It's supposedly based on Fujitsu MVA panel, would be interesting to see how that fares. Also, you seem to be neglecting 213T's bigger brother, 243T, which does 1900x1200. In my experience Samsung T-series have tacky build, whereas the P ones are nicer. I wonder if there'll be a 213P (since 193P and below have cheaper tackier "T" analogues).
  • KristopherKubicki - Friday, April 16, 2004 - link

    The new sharp 19" 16ms LCD is next :)

    I would say the 213T or the 2001FP would be the best since they can do 1600x1200. I think even adobe's color manager will allow you to correct the color issues if you know enough about curves - so yes the problem is almost always correctable if you have a level of knowledge to know what you are doing.

  • DrumBum - Friday, April 16, 2004 - link

    Can the blue-green tint be eliminated by raising brightness on the red or with professional calibration? On the color vision spyder page, it looks like the 193P did a whole lot better than the 213t. Out of these three monitors, which one would you say would be best for graphic design? I would think the 2001fp would because it doesn't have the blue-green tint and has accurate colors. Is this correct?
  • Hardtarget - Friday, April 16, 2004 - link

    I'd love to see anandtech do a review of the samsung 173T.
  • miomao - Friday, April 16, 2004 - link

    Kristopher you was right about NEC and LG cooperation.

    At CeBit NEC show the new 1980SXi that much probably will use the LG.Philips LM190E02 16ms S-IPS panel.

    Surely, I prefered that NEC would make his own panel, so we would have had a better choice... :(

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