Compaq V7550 17 in

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Compaq V7550 17 in

The V7550 monitor is a flat-faced 17-inch CRT that offers excellent performance for the corporate office environment as well as Internet and e-mail ap...

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Review of "Compaq V7550 17 in"

published 16/12/2007 | Wolfbeast
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Pro Clear and sharp image
Cons limited resolution support, no moire control
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"Good for casual use, not for Pros"

This monitor offers a bright, contrast-rich image for the casual user, and gives a good and workable picture for games, text-based work and simple graphics work. For the professional user in the graphics industry or for people that need work with a lot of (smaller font) data on the screen, it's is not the best choice of monitor.

The image is sharp, but tends to distort a little, especially in the horizontal direction, and the vertical linearity isn't as stable as it could be.
In more detail about this: The particular monitor I have displays a compressed left edge of the screen, where, for about an inch and a half, any item is shortened horizontally. I have checked it on several resolutions and it is consistent, which means that it's not a specific setting or refresh rate where this occurs.
It also displays a similar compression at the bottom, making for a vertically squashed taskbar (if you have it located there). Nothing particularly extreme, but noticeable nonetheless.

Of course, it would be possible to fix the latter, if only the monitor allowed the V-linearity to be adjusted from the on-screen display, but... alas, unlike many older and newer 17" monitors, it does not.

All in all it is a good monitor, not too bulky or heavy, but one that is definitely not designed for the more than casual user. The case design is appealing, a sturdy, synthetic housing with a not-too-wide back of the tube, allowing it to be placed conveniently without needing excessive space for swiveling left to right.

Some important negative points are missing support for certain resolutions (no proper 1152x864, for instance, which in my opinion is the best resolution to work on at 17"), and more importantly, no moire control to correct the rather obvious moire problem at certain resolutions. This, by itself already, makes it unsuitable for graphics work. A real pity, because the otherwise sharp, 100% flat tube would do well if only the underlying electronics were a little better.

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  • FRIENDLYFRANK published 16/12/2007
    IT professional with extensive experience - but obviously not much experience in writing about IT?? Your review is far too short and requires much more information
  • Expired-Account published 16/12/2007
    Helpful review, more details would improve this one
  • dharma.roy published 16/12/2007
    Nice review, You need to rey and include mroe information
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Product Information : Compaq V7550 17 in

Manufacturer's product description

The V7550 monitor is a flat-faced 17-inch CRT that offers excellent performance for the corporate office environment as well as Internet and e-mail applications. With its ample viewing area and affordable price, the V7550 monitor is an ideal desktop display unit for mainstream business users including marketing professionals, consultants, and trainers.

Product Details

Product Description: Compaq V7550 - CRT monitor - 17"

Device Type: CRT monitor - 17"

Native Resolution: 1600 x 1200 at 65 Hz

Pixel Pitch: 0.24 mm, 0.22 mm

Input Connectors: RGB, VGA

Screen Coating: Anti-glare, anti-static

Colour: Silver, carbon

Dimensions (WxDxH): 40.9 cm x 44.2 cm x 43.2 cm, 43.2 cm x 40.9 cm x 44.2 cm

Weight: 19 kg

Localisation: English / Europe, English / United Kingdom

Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play, MPR II, CSA, UL, cUL, ISO 9241

Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

General

MPN: 261611-023, P9013T, P9013A#ABU, 261611-033

Display Type: CRT monitor / CRT

Diagonal Size: 17"

Viewable Size: 16"

CRT Type: Shadow mask

Native Resolution: 1600 x 1200 at 65 Hz

Pixel Pitch: 0.24 mm, 0.22 mm

Vertical Refresh Rate: 140 Hz

Horizontal Refresh Rate: 86 kHz

Video Bandwidth: 180 MHz

Factory Preset Resolution Modes: 640 x 480 / 60 Hz ¦ 640 x 480 / 75 Hz ¦ 640 x 480 / 85 Hz ¦ 720 x 400 / 70 Hz ¦ 800 x 600 / 75 Hz ¦ 800 x 600 / 85 Hz ¦ 1024 x 768 / 75 Hz ¦ 1024 x 768 / 85 Hz ¦ 1280 x 1024 / 75 Hz ¦ 1600 x 1200 / 65 Hz

Screen Coating: Anti-glare, anti-static

Colour Temperature: 9300K, 6500K

Controls & Adjustments: Brightness, contrast, H/V position, H/V size, colour balance

Colour: Silver, carbon

Dimensions (WxDxH): 40.9 cm x 44.2 cm x 43.2 cm, 43.2 cm x 40.9 cm x 44.2 cm

Weight: 19 kg

Features: Coloreal

Connectivity

Connections: 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) - 1

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

Miscellaneous

Cables Included: 1 x display cable - 1.8 m

Compliant Standards: Plug and Play, MPR II, CSA, UL, cUL, ISO 9241

Localisation: English / Europe, English / United Kingdom

Power

Power Supply: Internal

Power Consumption Operational: 100 Watt

Power Consumption Stand by / Sleep: 5 Watt

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

Software / System Requirements

Included Software: Drivers & Utilities

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 3 years warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts and labour - 3 years - on-site - response time: 1 day, Limited warranty - parts and labour - 3 years - on-site

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 10 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 20 - 80%

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