Good colors, attractive bezel design, easy to setup, DisplayLink feature, good price
Not many options for adjusting the color, resolution is a bit low
Expert Rating :
The Samsung D190S LCD Monitor that we have for review is a very interesting monitor from Samsung that focuses more on lifestyle and ease of connectivity rather than the usual high dynamic contrast ratio.
The recently launched SyncMaster D190S is a 19" monitor with a twist. The most obvious difference is the stand, which looks similar to that of a photo frame. Styled very lavishly with a rich piano gloss finish and a glossy screen, this TN panel should provide slightly richer colors and an overall more vivid picture.
Before we go any further let me just say that this model is currently not on Samsung's site. In fact the model number is different for different countries, which is quite strange. Just to highlight some of the main specifications, the actual screen size is 18.5" wide, so you get the 16:9 aspect ratio, native resolution of 1360x768 and a typical contrast ratio of 1000:1. Last but not the least, it has a 5ms response time with a 160 degree viewing angle.
The monitor looks very nice with its unconventional design and Touch of Color styled menu buttons, like we saw in the Lavender series. Let's see if this turns out to be as good as it looks.