What's new from: Sony, Philips, Optima, Samsung, CMV, HP

What's new from: Sony, Philips, Optima, Samsung, CMV, HP

Sony SDMS74

Sony has launched the SDMS74 17-inch model as part of the Office Series of LCD computer monitors. Offering 1280 x 1024 resolution, 450:1 maximum contrast ratio and a brightness of 250cd/m, the S74 is both PC and Mac compatible. It incorporates a stand control-system allowing 160 degrees vertical/ horizontal maximum viewing angle. The S74 is available in black or silver. The product is distributed in Australia by Tech Pacific, ITWholesale, Global, MMT, Bluechip Infotech, Electronic Concepts, J.Mills and Edsys. RRP: $949

Philips 170B5

Targeted at business, SMBs, corporate and institutional, Philips has launched the 170B5 LCD monitor with SXGA 1280 x 1024 resolution. According to the company, the monitor delivers front of screen performance that makes work applications more productive and multimedia computing richer. The screen swivels, and screen height and tilt can be adjusted. The product also features onboard speakers; and accepts both VGA and digital DVI signals. The product is targeted at business-to-business. Platforms supported include Windows and Mac. Technical specifications include brightness (250nits), contrast (450:1), viewing angle (150 degrees horizontal; 140 degrees vertical), and 15ms response time. The product is distributed in Australia by Tech Pacific and Synnex. RRP: $999

Optima CM704M

Optima has unveiled a 17-inch TFT colour multimedia LCD. With a resolution of 1280 x 1024 and 16.7 million display colours, the monitor delivers sharp images, perfect for watching DVDs and viewing multimedia presentations, according to the company. The colour multimedia LCD comes with a space saving design, weighing 5.1kg and measuring under 2cm in width. It also comes with a fold down base, allowing customisation into a wall-mountable monitor. A security slot, provided by Kingston, is also provided. The product is available from Retravision stores in NSW and through Optima’s value-added resellers located around Australia. RRP: $799

Samsung 172X

The 172X TFT Samsung monitor features enhanced image quality and a 12ms response time. The LCD delivers viewing from any angle and is 18mm thick to fit neatly into any space, according to the company. This extremely light unit has a flexible double joint stand for folding up or height adjustments. Key features include: 17-inch TFT-LCD ultra narrow bezel; 1280 x 1024 @ 80Hz (vertical) 1280 x 1024 @ 75Hz (horizontal); 270cd/m2; wide viewing angle 160º(H) /140º(V); and input video signal: analog RGB, DVI Digital Link. RRP: $1099


Impact Systems has launched the CMV CM-926D 19-inch LCD monitor. The silver monitor comes with both D-sub and DVI-D connections. The product offers a 21ms pixel response time, vivid brightness and a contrast ratio of 600:1. The product also features inbuilt multimedia stereo speakers on the bezel and a wide viewing angle of 170 degrees. It has Vesa mounting capabilities. The CM-926D is distributed in Australia by Digiland; Hitech Distribution; Cassa/IT Wholesale and Esys. RRP: $1150

HP L1920

The L1920 is a 19-inch active matrix thin film transistor (TFT) screen featuring a diagonal viewing image area of 48.25 cm. This unit features up to 140 degree horizontal and 140 degree vertical viewing angle. The L1920 has a typical brightness of up to 250 nits (cd/m squared) and a typical contrast ratio of up to 500:1. A pixel pitch of 0.294mm and colour depth support of over 16 million colours; this monitor offers prime quality for the discerning eye. The unit has a vertical tilt range of between -5 degrees and +25 degrees and a detachable base. The L1920 is compatible with platforms using the VESA standard video modes and HP Compaq Business Desktops d500, d300 and d200 Series, Compaq Evo Desktops, HP Business Desktops d300 series, Compaq Evo Thin Clients and HP Compaq Thin Client t5000 Series. The product is distributed in Australia by Ingram Micro, Dicker Data and Tech Pacific. RRP: $1100

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