Samsung P2070 Specifications
Display: 20″ TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Pixel Format: 1600 x 900
Response Time: 2ms GTG
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (static), 50,000:1 (dynamic)
Brightness: 250 cd/m2
Viewing Angles: 170/160
Other: Touch of Color
Power Consumption: 26W (operational), <1W (standby)
500 x 382 x 190mm (w/stand)
500 x 325 x 47mm (w/o stand)
Weight: 3.3kg (w/stand)
Samsung‘s P2070 is quite thin. Just 47mm or 1.85″. That might sound thick compared to some razor-thin LCD TVs, but for a 20″ monitor it’s pretty thin. I just eyeballed my HP w2408h and it seems to be more than double the thickness!
Power consumption is just 26W, which is about 33% less than your average 20″ LCD monitor according to Samsung. That’s an important consideration as all of us are finding ways to minimize energy consumption while maintaining and even increasing productivity. The TN LCD panel provides plenty of speed with a response time of just 2ms GTG (Gray-To-Gray) and a static contrast ratio of 1000:1. The brightness of 250 cd/m2 is a little below average of around 300 cd/m2 but will probably be bright enough for most. There is a single DVI-I connection.
The P2070 sports a 16:9 aspect ratio and an easy-to-remember 1600 x 900 pixel format. That won’t get you 1080p but your 720p HD content should cause no trouble. Just don’t scale it to fit the monitor as it will degrade the quality.
Overall the P2070 looks quite nice with its black Touch of Color theme. You can only tilt it; the pixel format is a bit limiting; but it sure is good-looking.