Closer Look at the Samsung 743B
Syncmaster 743B should fit in nicely in corporate environments where bland
colour schemes dominate. The simple chassis has a non-reflective matt surface
texture, soft curved edges, and only two places where a small "Samsung" logo are
embossed in grey.
cleaning of the unit is a breeze, particularly because there aren't any physical
buttons to trap dirt, potentially making it a suitable display
for medical offices which need to apply strict
the front of the Syncmaster 743B we see the screen is nicely framed by its
narrow bezel. The control buttons are located in the lower right corner, the
dark gray lettering makes them nearly illegible even in the bright light this
photo was shot. The power button is paired with a small blue LED which causes
some confusion. Fingers naturally gravitate toward the light where the touch
sensitive button isn't
The control panel consists of a menu, magicbright,
brightness, source select, auto adjust and power key. MagicBright has preset scenarios for internet, gaming, text,
sports, movie, custom or dynamic contrast.
of the Samsung Syncmaster 743B is pictured
here. The panel measures
40mm thick at the edge, but increases to about 60mm thickness towards the center. It is
wall mountable when the stand is removed.
743B monitor doesn't use a power brick, instead the 120VAC power cord plugs
directly into the display. A small plastic bracket can be attached the stand to help
manage cables if you wish. The power button on the front of the screen sets
the display into a soft power off mode, this consumes about 1W in standby.
The display accepts analog VGA and digital DVI video
inputs, and comes with each signal cable. A lot of affordably priced monitors
come only with the analog VGA cable, forcing the consumer to purchase a DVI cable separately. We're pleased Samsung hasn't gone this route
with the Syncmaster 743B.
ships with the Syncmaster 743B is height and
tilt adjustable, and can be removed if you choose to mount the 17" monitor onto an armature. A 75x75mm
VESA mounting plate is required. PCSTATS will look at the range of customization
available with the Syncmaster 743B next.
||Use the power of Google to search all of PCSTATS and the PCSTATS Forums. Tell us what you think of this new feature - FEEDBACK?|