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Samsung's First USB Monitor Reviewed!
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Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:19 pm Reply and quote this post
The Samsung SyncMaster 940UX is a 19-inch standard ratio LCD that boasts a feature you probably won't find on most other monitors: it can connect to your computer using USB, without the use of a video card! Read on for the review!

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here's no denying that you have a lot of options when it comes to selecting an LCD monitor to accompany your computer. Some of these monitors are designed to attract your attention with their exceptional refresh rates, contrast ratios, or viewing angles, whereas others attempt to grab their segment of the market by tossing a mediocre panel into the most attractive-looking package possible.


The Samsung SyncMaster 940UX is a 19-inch standard ratio LCD that boasts a feature you probably won't find on most other monitors: it can connect to your computer using USB. This option is in addition to its standard analog (VGA/RGB) and digital (DVI) connection options. This is easily its biggest selling feature and I feel that it is a valuable feature for someone, for example, who owns a laptop without a DVI output. Typically, these consumer-level laptops will only provide an analog (VGA) output and the result of this is usually less than spectacular. Analog signals have gone the way of the dinosaur, after all.


Before we get down into the nitty-gritty of the Samsung SyncMaster 940UX, let's have a look at the official spec sheet:


- Viewable area: 19"
- Pixel Pitch (mm): 0.294
- Brightness (cd/m2): 300
- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (DC 2000:1)
- Viewing angle: 160 degrees vertical and horizontal
- Response time: 5ms
- Maximum Resolution: 1280x1024
- Color Support: 16.7 million
- Input Connectors: 15pin D-sub, DVI-D, USB
- Power Consumption: 42 Watts Max (on mode), < 5 Watt (DPMS mode)
- Multimedia Speakers: None
- Cabinet Color: Silver, Black
- Dimensions: 407.6x408x200mm (with stand)
- Weight (kg): 5.2 (set), 7.6 (packing)
- Special Features: UbiSync Technology, USB Hub (1up, 2 down), Vista Premium Certified MagicColor, MagicBright2, Safe Mode (Down Scaling in UXGA)

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Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:35 am Reply and quote this post
if ti runs off usb is there then like no limit to how many you can plug into your computer, say if you just baught those 4-usb extendy thingies. that'ld be quite funky i enjoy just having the two screens i can use on my laptop so that could make it a lot more fun
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Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:13 pm Reply and quote this post
Noobarmy wrote:
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if ti runs off usb is there then like no limit to how many you can plug into your computer, say if you just baught those 4-usb extendy thingies. that'ld be quite funky


An excerpt from a TechRepublic's article might answer concern above:

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First, the five-hub limit still applies whether the hubs are powered or not. The other limit is that you must still avoid overburdening any one hub with USB devices with excessive power consumption. Finally, external power sources do nothing to provide extra bandwidth. If you were to interconnect five hubs with four devices each, you could connect 20 USB devices to a single USB port, as long as none of the devices had excessive power consumption. At the same time, though, these 20 devices would have to share the 12 Mbps of available bandwidth
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Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:28 am Reply and quote this post
I've built myself a modified USB hub that plugs into the mains and pretty much just manages the power going out into the devices so the computer isn't being wankered for power when I'm charging my phones, and ipod while playing live for speed or lock on with my wheel or flight controls where the forcefeedback seems to munch quite a bit of power.
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