Compaq TFT1501 15 in

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Compaq TFT1501 15 in

The TFT1501 is an elegant, competitively priced, high-quality 15" flat panel display featuring a foldaway base for easy portability. The monitor provi...

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Review of "Compaq TFT1501 15 in"

published 24/06/2004 | Velocity
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"I may have been converted..."

Right well for a start this is a cracking TFT monitor, I have the joy of using this little beauty at work every day so thought I may as well review it! This is my first experience with TFT monitors and I must say I am impressed.

Features
This monitor appears to have a wealth of onscreen controls that are easily understandable as well as navigate. After pressing the diamond symbol once, you have the option to scroll through and select your Horizontal Position, Vertical Position, Auto Setup, Clock, Phase, Colour, Contrast, Brightness, OSD Display, Mode Recall, Backlight info, Serial Number!, Mode Info, Language and finally exit! I like the addition of being able to view the serial number on screen; if only my 19” CRT at home could have this feature!! Having to turn round my CRT to get my serial number for customer support is a right pain. However turning round this 3kg compaq TFT is no trouble at all so the on screen serial display just serves to mock the inadequacies of my CRT.

Display
The colour is beautifully clear and crisp, but only at the one resolution of 1024 x 768. At 800 x 600, this monitor does not perform very well and the picture is noticeably fuzzy. This goes for all TFT monitors though, in that they only have one optimal resolution they work at; which is my major gripe with them. Seeing as I like to operate my CRT at 1024 x 768 despite being a 19” just because I like everything bigger and less of a strain on the eyes, I like the CRT’s flexibility to accommodate this. But to be honest this TFT is so easy on the eye that multiple resolutions aren’t required. And after a day in the office looking at this TFT most of the day, and then coming home to my CRT, I can really tell the difference on how much less strain on the eye it is, despite owning a very respectable CTX CRT.

All in all I’ve been very impressed with this monitor, and although not being able to comment on the value for money aspect, looking at the latest list prices, Id happily pay in that region for a monitor of this quality.

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  • bexfox published 26/06/2004
    i have 2 TFTs at home. at first i thought they would be a waste of money- seeing as even a 15 inch one is 3x the cost of a CRT moniter. but then, i saw how much better they look, and now i would never consider a CRT. they take up much less space, and like you say, are better for your eyes. x
  • MAFARRIMOND published 25/06/2004
    A good quality monitor. Maureen
  • Andy0 published 25/06/2004
    Good review, since its a work monitor I guess you can't provide pricing info but I would have liked to know about warranty situation and a bit more explanation of the features. If you decide to re-write, I will be happy to re-rate.
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Product Information : Compaq TFT1501 15 in

Manufacturer's product description

The TFT1501 is an elegant, competitively priced, high-quality 15" flat panel display featuring a foldaway base for easy portability. The monitor provides a brightness level of 250 nits for brighter and crisper images than all other competing models in its class. Superior 350:1 contrast ratio ensures better visibility and reduced eyestrain. User-friendly direct access keys deliver simplified access to user controls with auto-configuration capability. Adjustable tilt and wide viewing angles improve screen visibility, and thanks to its energy-saving design, the TFT1501 consumes less than half the power of traditional CRTs.

Product Details

Product Description: Compaq TFT1501 - LCD monitor - 15"

Device Type: LCD monitor - 15"

Native Resolution: 1024 x 768 at 75 Hz

Pixel Pitch: 0.3 mm

Brightness: 250 cd/m2

Contrast Ratio: 350:1

Response Time: 45 ms

Colour Support: 16.7 million colours

Input Connectors: VGA

Dimensions (WxDxH): 34.1 cm x 14 cm x 31.7 cm

Weight: 3 kg

Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play, FCC Class B certified, MPR II, CSA, UL, TUV, TUV GS, VCCI, BSMI, ISO 9241-3, ISO 9241-8, CISPR 22 Class A, CISPR 22 Class B, CISPR 24, PC 99, ISO 9241-7, CCIB, DEMKO, FIMKO, ISO 13406-2, NEMKO, NOM, SEMKO, TCO '99

Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified

Localisation: English / United Kingdom, Europe

Screen Coating: Anti-glare, anti-static

General

MPN: P4825D, P4825D#ABU, P4825D#ABB

Display Type: LCD monitor / TFT active matrix

Diagonal Size: 15"

Viewable Size: 15"

Native Resolution: 1024 x 768 at 75 Hz

Pixel Pitch: 0.3 mm

Brightness: 250 cd/m2

Contrast Ratio: 350:1

Colour Support: 16.7 million colours

Response Time: 45 ms

Vertical Refresh Rate: 76 Hz, 75 Hz

Horizontal Refresh Rate: 61 kHz, 63 kHz

Video Bandwidth: 80 MHz

Factory Preset Resolution Modes: 1024 x 768 / 60 Hz ¦ 1024 x 768 / 70 Hz ¦ 1024 x 768 / 72 Hz ¦ 1024 x 768 / 75 Hz ¦ 800 x 600 / 56 Hz ¦ 800 x 600 / 60 Hz ¦ 800 x 600 / 70 Hz ¦ 800 x 600 / 72 Hz ¦ 800 x 600 / 75 Hz ¦ 640 x 480 / 60 Hz ¦ 640 x 480 / 67 Hz ¦ 640 x 480 / 70 Hz ¦ 640 x 480 / 72 Hz ¦ 640 x 480 / 75 Hz ¦ 720 x 400 / 70 Hz ¦ 832 x 624 / 75 Hz

Horizontal Viewing Angle: 120, +60 / -60

Vertical Viewing Angle: 100, +55 / -45

Colour Temperature: 9300K, 6500K

Controls & Adjustments: Brightness, contrast, H/V position, colour temperature, clock

OSD Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Dimensions (WxDxH): 34.1 cm x 14 cm x 31.7 cm

Weight: 3 kg

Screen Coating: Anti-glare, anti-static

Connectivity

Interfaces: 1 x VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)

Mechanical

Flat Panel Mount Interface: 75 x 75 mm

Miscellaneous

Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)

Cables Included: 1 x display cable, Display cable

Localisation: English / United Kingdom, Europe

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play, FCC Class B certified, MPR II, CSA, UL, TUV, TUV GS, VCCI, BSMI, ISO 9241-3, ISO 9241-8, CISPR 22 Class A, CISPR 22 Class B, CISPR 24, PC 99, ISO 9241-7, CCIB, DEMKO, FIMKO, ISO 13406-2, NEMKO, NOM, SEMKO, TCO '99

Power

Power Supply: External

Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Power Consumption Operational: 30 Watt

Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep: 2 Watt

Software / System Requirements

Included Software: Drivers & Utilities

OS Required: Microsoft Windows 95/98, Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 3 years warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 3 years - on-site ¦ Limited warranty - backlight - 3 years

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 5 °C, 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 20 - 85%

Max Altitude Operating: 3 km

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

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