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A great value monitor

13.07.2002 (14.07.2002)

Great quality, exceptionally clear and lifelike picture, slick design

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If you are on a market for a decent monitor screen, but are on the budget, than I have a solution for you. Samsung 753DF.

Samsung has been known to be producing exceptionally nice and quality products that are priced more than reasonably. The 753DF is one of their better known entry level flat screen monitors.

The first thing that you will notice with this monitor is a quite ergonomic and slick design, thus making this monitor a centerpiece of any conversation. The back of the monitor is shaped into nice sloped curvature that gives this unit an exceptionally pleasing and appealing look. Furthermore, the overall ergonomic design has not decreased its quality and functionality so this monitor still encompasses the great quality and attention to detail associated with the name Samsung.

As far as technical specifications this unit is quite good on specs comparing it to the similarly priced competitor's units.

17"(16" Viewable)
0.20mm dot pitch (Horizontal)
1280 x 1024 / 66Hz Maximum Resolution
DynaFlat - Infinitely Flat Tube
Smart III surface treatment (anti-static & anti-glare)
On Screen Digital Display
Plug & Play Compatibility
MPR-II / NUTEK certified

The small dot pitch combined with decent resolution will ensure the sharpness and clarity of your image with both text, graphics and combination of test and graphics.

The anti static and anti glare coating combined with the flat screen will decrease down the amount of glare and light reflection, making this unit ideal candidate for environments with lots of lightning (such as homes or offices with lots of glass windows or lots of overhead lights.

A note on a side about flat screens. Rather than going with expensive LCD solutions flat screen will decrease greatly the amount of reflected light that can be quite bothersome for anyone, especially people wearing glasses. If you ever want to see how much reflection the flat screen eliminates go to any place-selling monitors and look at the monitor screen while it is turned off. See how much of your own reflection can you pick up from the screen as well as how much of surrounding area is visible to you. Compare few regular CRT monitors and than look at the flat screen CRT monitors. You will be amazed by the difference.

The other noticeable thing with the 753DF is an extra colorful phosphors that the screen itself is using. The colors displayed by the 753DF are bright, lifelike and quite sharp, which quite amazed me when I was comparing that same screen with few other no name brands. The quality and richness of picture displayed simply amazed me. If you would like to see on your own how a monitor compares, select a picture you want to use. I suggest something with a lots of detail such as nature scene. You can search for such picture beforehand and save it on a floppy and take it with yourself and load it and compare in a store. You will be amazed by a difference.

The text itself is also quite sharp and clear. I have compared this unit using any combination of fonts and sizes in my documents and have found it to be producing quite clear results no matter how far I would stretch it.

Finally, to conclude the review of this product, I also investigated the quality of service offered by Samsung. The warranty coverage was more than impressive since Samsung is known to be equipping a quite extensive grid of warranty authorized service depots both nationwide and internationally. Thus if you ever have a problem with your unit, which I doubt you will, your monitor will be serviced quickly and with a least amount of down time which is quite important considering that it is quite tough if not impossible to do anything with your computer without some kind of monitor attached to it.


If you are interested in getting the idea as far as the cost of this unit, I would suggest visiting any of internet retailers and comparing costs there. The computer equipment prices are volatile and changing, thus a fixed price here would only be misleading to you as it might not reflect what the equipment would be worth two weeks from today. To get a general idea as to how much this unit would cost I would recommend visiting Pricegrabber at, where you can get updated pricing from several established e-vendors.

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jennifer_s1 21.08.2003 11:21

Do you think we still need to get a screen filter to protect our eyes?

Happysoul 29.11.2002 22:31

There are several tips here that are of use to me,very helpful.

sue.51 13.07.2002 17:55

Welcome to Ciao - not a bad first op, but it seems to read more like a sales pitch than voicing personal experience, I must admit that my Samsung flat screen has never become the central focus of conversation, other than when I have visitors who haven't got one themselves, then its just 'wow lucky you for having a flat screen', personally having both I far prefer normal larger screens, but as a consumer I would want to know how much and where I could purchase one, with this I would still have to do considerable research, I appreciate you are in the trade, but it needs personal experience. Sue

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Whatever your applications are, Samsung has the perfect monitor to help you complete your tasks successfully. The S...


Display Type CRT monitor / CRT
Diagonal Size 17"


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

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