Samsung SyncMaster 2033SW: 20″ Wide LCD Monitor

Samsung SyncMaster 2033SW Specifications:

  • Display: 20″ Wide TFT LCD
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Pixel Format: 1600 x 900
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (static), 15000:1 (dynamic)
  • Response Time: 5ms
  • Viewing Angle: 170/160
  • Connectivity: DVI-D with HDCP, VGA
  • Power Consumption: 40W (operational)
  • Dimensions: 485.8 x 373.5 x 200 mm (w/stand)
  • Weight: 4.4kg (w/stand)

Samsung SyncMaster 2033SW: 20

AV Watch (translated from Japanese): Samsung’s SyncMaster 2033SW is an interesting LCD monitor. The size is 20″ and has a 16:9 aspect ratio. Traditionally that would meant that it had a 1366×768 pixel format. Well, the 2033SW throws that tradition out the window and instead has a pixel format of 1600 x 900. Nice and simple. For watching 16:9 HD content. But what about work? If more pixels mean more productivity, the 2033SW delivers. A 1366×768 pixel format yields 1.049 million pixels while the 1600×900 format gives you 1.44 million pixels. Who is Samsung targeting?

I thought Samsung was laser focusing this interesting 16:9 20″ LCD monitor to the crowd that would like to watch HDTV on it. But maybe not. If you have a look at the connectivity options there are DVI-D with HDCP and VGA. No HDMI, which is, IMO, the de facto digital standard when it comes to connecting external video sources like Tivo, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Blu-ray players, Apple TV, etc. Maybe Samsung is thinking that users will get all of their 16:9 HD content from a PC instead. Regardless, Samsung is entering unchartered territory with an unique 16:9 20″ LCD monitor in the 2033SW. Kudos to them for thinking outside of the box.

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