Samsung LapFit D190S: 18.5″ LCD Monitor

Samsung LapFit D190S Specifications

Display: 18.5″ TN (Twisted Nematic) TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio:  16:9
Pixel Format: 1366 x 768
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (static), 20,000:1 (dynamic)
Connectivity: VGA 
Power Consumption: 22W (max)
Pricing: £99.99 

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Samsung’s LapFit LCD monitors come in two sizes: 18.5″ and 21.5″. I’ll focus on the smaller 18.5″ in this post. I’ve covered the 21.5″ version in another post. The D190S connects using a VGA connection. The D190SU adds the ability to connect via USB or in Samsung speak UbiSync, a DisplayLink implementation. There is another version, the LD190X, that adds a wireless video connection. Trusted Reviews scrutinized the D190S and came away less than impressed. The simple design, touch-sensitive controls especially the power button, and an easy-to-use OSD were liked by TR.

There were some things Ardjuna Seghers, the author of the review, didn’t like: noticeable banding of color gradiants, very poor greyscale performance, lost tones, less-than-sharp text probably due to the analog connection. Viewing angles were standard fair for a TN panel while the anti-glare coating was effective in reducing reflections. For folks that require high color fidelity the D190S will not be a good solution but for average office work it gets the job done, especially if you have a netbook or notebook PC. And for just £99.99 it is worth trying out.

Source: Trusted Reviews

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