What's new from: Philips, LG, Samsung, Impact Systems, Vibrant,

What's new from: Philips, LG, Samsung, Impact Systems, Vibrant,


With its integrated TV functionality the Philips 15-inch LCD monitor/TV offers constant access to TV viewing in addition to its full-featured computer monitor functions. The Philips 150MT20P’s key highlights include digital picture-in-picture — a TV window on top of your PC screen which allows you watch TV while working on your PC — 310 cd/m2 brightness and 500:1 contrast ratio for sharper pictures and Digital Nicam Stereo for superior sound quality. It offers 1024 x 768 pixel resolution and 2.5 watt RMS speakers. 12volt DC power consumption means this LCD Monitor-TV is ideal for use in boats, cabins and other settings running from battery or solar power sources. The 150MT20P has a light sensor that automatically adjusts the brightness according to the environment lighting condition. It is distributed in Australia by Tech Pacific and Synnex.

RRP: $1499.


The 1510T from LG is a 15-inch LCD monitor with built-in optional TV tuner that features 300 cd/m2 brightness and 350:1 contrast ratio, a 25 millisecond response time and a resolution of 1024 x 768 at 75 Hz. It comes with an RGB Analog video input, 15 Pin-D sub user interface. One Wx2ea stereo speakers The L1510T is distributed in Australia by BBF, BCN, ESPCO, Galas, Leader, Omega, Today Tech. RRP: $899 (ex. GST).


Samsung SyncMaster 150MP+ is a TFT-LCD monitor that takes the concept of multi-tasking to an entirely new level. This 15-inch flat-panel display functions as a computer monitor, a TV and a video monitor -- all in one. The 150M+ delivers next-generation TV with its built-in TV tuner plus PIP (Picture in Picture) capability. The 150MP+ features a 330:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness, 1024 x 768 resolution, 0.297 pixel pitch and a viewing angle of 140/120 degrees. It also includes a remote control, RCA video and audio, S-Video and a built-in antenna connector to accommodate RGB analog input and PAL. The 150MP+’s slim, sleek design and wall-mount capability helps users to maintain a clutter-free desktop. The 150MP+ is backed by a three-year parts and labour warranty, including the backlight. Contact Samsung to locate your nearest distributor.

RRP: $999 (inc. GST).

Impact Systems

Impact Systems has released the new CT-722A, a 17-inch monitor that is designed to make a significant impact on the LCD market. Its specs include a 16ms (millisecond) pixel response time, which Impact Systems claims is one of the fastest on the market. With a brightness of 400-cdm and a contrast ratio of 450:1, it delivers a crisp image. Stereo speakers are mounted on the bezel and it features a wide viewing angle of 170 degrees and anti-glare screen. The 722A features Vesa mounting capabilities and comes with a three-year national on-site warranty that covers the complete unit, including the back light. It also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee offer. The CMV CT-722A comes in a two-tone black and silver colour and is also available with the DVI option. The CMV CT-722A is distributed in Australia by Digiland, Hitech Distribution, Protac International, Harris Technology and Impact Systems Technology.

RRP: $ 849.95.

Impact Systems: (02) 9621 2999.


ADO Electronic Industrial Australia has announced the arrival of the newest addition to the Vibrant LCD family, the 15-inch VL5A9PD. The VL5A9PD has its own unique landscape design. Standard features include a silver/black bezel, height adjustable stand, two multimedia speakers, wall mountable capabilities, line in and headphone jacks. For the security conscious it also comes standard with a Kensington lock. The most attractive feature is the panel. Boasting a 16ms response time, 400:1 contrast ratio and brightness of 250cd/m2 the VL5A9PD was designed to easily handle the latest in today’s games and DVD technology. The VL5A9PD is backed by Vibrant’s three-year on-site warranty including backlight and is distributed by ADO Electronic Industrial.

RRP: $499 (inc. GST).


Philips’ entry-level 15-inch LCD monitor, the 150S, features a slim 17mm frame, an embedded universal AC power supply, and automatic adjustment of the monitor’s settings for the optimum picture quality. It offers an XGA resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 400:1 contrast. With 150 degree horizontal and 110 degree vertical viewing angles, the 150S offers a wide viewing area. It has a response time of 30 milliseconds which is a little on the slow side but understandable for the price. It uses 18 watts of power under normal operation and less than 1W in sleep mode. It is available in beige, black and silver. The Philips 150S is distributed in Australia by Tech Pacific and Synnex.

RRP: $649.

LG LG’s latest 15-inch LCD monitor, LG 1510S, offers 1024 x 768 pixel resolution at 75Hz, a brightness of 250 cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 300:1. It features a wide viewing angle of 90 degrees (horizontal) by 120 degrees (vertical), Vesa mounting capabilities, a separate RGB Analog video signal and a 15 Pin-D sub input connector. The 1510S is TCO99, ISO 13406-2 and EPA Energy Star compliant. The L1510S is distributed in Australia by BBF, BCN, ESPCO, Galas, Leader, Omega and Today Tech.

RRP: $699 (ex. GST).


The SyncMaster 153v from Samsung is a 15-inch TFT LCD monitor certified by TCO, ensuring the unit meets industry environmental standards. The monitor saves power by operating on a 32W power supply and when in standby mode, a Digital Power Management System (DPMS) is applied to utilise minimal power. The 153v features built-in-power, removing the need for a power adaptor, giving users more space on their desktop. Contact Samsung to locate your nearest distributor.

RRP: $649 (inc. GST).

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