Samsung C27A750X 27in Wireless LED LCD
|Samsung C27A750X 27in Wireless LED LCD|
|C27A750X Features (Lots)|
|Specifications for the Display|
|Testing the Wireless LCD|
Today we have the chance to have a look at the Samsung SyncMaster CA750 LED 27" wide screen LCD with a 1920x1080 @ 60Hz. It supports a wireless USB connections, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Ethernet and HDMI. It comes with a dual hinge base that allows it to sit nice and low or tall enough to sit above your laptop screen for some great dual-screen possibilities. The biggest features of this 27" display is not the resolution - at 1080p, it doesn't have the tightest pixel density at all - in fact some 15" laptop screens have the same resolution on a panel that is 12" smaller. The biggest feature is the wireless display technology. Samsung has combined this wireless screen technology with their "Central Station" which turns this into a pretty robust wireless docking station.
The Wireless Display (WiDi) technology is probably one of the biggest selling points of this $500 LCD, and if you're not familiar with this Intel piece of technology, make sure you check it out over here to see how it all works. We'll find out later if there is enough bandwidth to really make it work well.
When I first opened the package, I was almost overwhelmed at the size of this LCD. I'm used to a 19" LCD so the move up to something this much bigger took a while to get used to. I had to clear out some extra space on my desk so I could take a look at everything that came with it. Included in the box is the external power brick for the display, as well as various manuals, quick install guides, a VGA cable and the wireless dongle for use with your laptop or desktop PC. As a bonus, Samsung also threw in a nice little cloth for cleaning your screen. The finish is glossy so you're going to need the cloth on both the front and back if you want to keep it looking spiffy.
According to the specifications and features, this is no ordinary monitor. As we take a look around the base of the unit, you'll probably agree. Their are no connections on the panel portion of the LCD itself as all of the connections happen in the base. This is not a first for Samsung as we saw the UN55C9000 Ultra-thin 3D HDTV do the same thing. The idea is pretty slick for sure and it allows for the cable connections to be kept low on your desk and helps tame the cable clutter that can happen - especially if you plug cables into every port on this display. If you filled every port (2x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI, 1x Headphone, 2x USB 2.0, 1x VGA, 1x Ethernet, 1x USB 3.0 uplink + power) you'd have quite a lot of clutter. Having the ports pretty much level with the top of your desk will greatly help.
It's interesting that their is no DVI-D connection on this screen. It only supports the older 15-pin VGA connection as well as an HDMI connection. It is of course HDCP compliant so you can plug in your favorite HDMI-enabled Blu-Ray player without issues. The VGA connection ensures that it will work with a wired connection from older computers. I guess, the big features is still the wireless USB dongle that allows you to keep everything connected without plugging a single thing into your laptop. It is a great idea - if it works as advertised.
On the next page we'll take a look at the features before we jump into specifications and testing the unit out.