Samsung SyncMaster 305T+ Specifications
Display: 30″ TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Pixel Format: 2560 x 1600
Brightness: 400 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
Response Time: 6ms
Viewing Angle: 178/178
Connectivity: DVI-D (2, Dual Link)
Power Consumption: 130W (operational), <2W (standby), Energy Star
Stand: Height adjustable, swivel, tilt
Dimensions: 27.1 x 19.8 x 11″ (w/stand)
Weight: 26.5lbs (w/stand)
Samsung‘s SyncMaster 305T+ is the company’s latest and largest LCD monitor at 30″. It is the evolved version of the 305T, but I’m not sure what the ‘+’ is about. Anybody know? The overall specifications are on the high side with a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and a response time of 6ms. Of course with all 30″ LCD monitors you get a pixel format of 2560 x 1600. But is it worth the extra EXTRA price?
I was in a dilemma a couple of months back: do I purchase a single 30″ LCD monitor for about $1200 or do I get two decent 24″ LCD monitors for about the same price. Although there is the reasoning that since you’ll be staring at the LCD monitor for a good long while each day the best thing to do is to get the best display you can, I looked at my checking account first and then to the number of pixels per dollar I get. The value that is provided by dual 24″ LCD monitors simply overwhelms a single 30″. You get 3840 x 1200 (4.6MP) versus 2560 x 1600 (4.1MP); I’ll take the extra 500,000 pixels. A wallet-burning 30″ LCD monitor is not for everyone.
Getting back to the 305T+: Most likely Samsung used its most advanced LCD panel using its Super PVA (S-PVA) technology. And if that’s the case, I would expect exception color fidelity and great overall performance from the 305T+. Is it better than Apple‘s 30″ Cinema HD display that uses S-IPS? I hope someone has done a showdown comparing the two, or three if you add in Dell’s 30″ offering.
[tags]Samsung, Samsung SyncMaster, Samsung SyncMaster 305T+, 30″ LCD Monitor, 30″, LCD Monitor, 2560 x 1600[/tags]