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Samsung Touch Of Color T260 25.5-inch LCD Monitor

by Samsung

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  • 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 5ms response time
  • 300cd/m2 brightness
  • .287MM pixel pitch
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 7.1 x 27.6 inches ; 22.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 23.6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0019ASAY8
  • Item model number: T260
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,088 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2004

Product Description

Product Description

Samsung 25.5" BLACK LCD 1000:1 contrast ratio. 5ms response time. 300cd/m3 brightness. .287MM pixel pitch. TOC Rose BLACK DVI(HDCP), Magic Tune, Magic Bright3, Magic Color, Narrow Bezel, Simple.

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There aren’t other monitors like these anywhere. Of course.

Imagine being inspired by something old to create something completely new. When sand was fused with soda for the first time around 2500 B.C., a new material was created: glass. And now Samsung designers have fused a clear-as-glass plastic with an opaque, rose-black plastic, to create something completely new in the monitor industry: the Samsung Touch of Color Series widescreen LCD monitors. Luxurious glass-like frames with gracefully sculpted edges join with rose-black bezels to give a soft hint of rich red. The result is an elegant monitor that feels more like handcrafted artwork than a high-performance office tool. The stunning Samsung Touch of Color widescreen LCD monitors. The fusion of high technology and high style. With Samsung, it’s not hard to imagine.

They’re works of art. They’ll be a pleasure to work on or game on or whatever on every day. They’re an unexpected bright spot in an industry of sameness. And they’re exactly what you should have been expecting from Samsung.

Samsung values design every bit as much as we value technology. We go to work every morning too, and just like you, we want to feel inspired when we walk in the door each morning. We feel very strongly that every product we put our logo on should both perform better and look better than anything else on the market. The latest result of that way of thinking is the beautifully hand-sculpted-feeling Touch of Color series monitors.

Yes, it’s a pretty face. But it’s also ready to work.

You can’t just sit and admire your Touch of Color monitor all day long. At some point, you have to turn it on and start working. When you do, you’ll be every bit as impressed with the images as you are with the design.

Features

Reduces Glare
While the crystal-like bezel frame catches light beautifully, it doesn’t glare harshly. In fact, it actually reduces refelection of light off the bezel. ToC monitors are easier on your eyes, in more ways than one.

Better and Safer
Since the rich red color is injection molded for a blown glass effect, instead of spray painted, there’s less environmental impact.

Lower Power Consumption

ToC monitors (T240, T260) are designed to be extremely efficient, and use up to a third less power than other monitors in their class. And the unique SoftPower off function lets you put it in standy mode right away, using just 0.3W.

Integrated USB Hub and HDMI Connection
The ToC will become the center of your life. An integrated USB hub and HDMI connection let you connect all your digital devices, including HD gaming consoles (T240, T260).

20,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio

The ToC monitors continually analyze the input signal and adjust the contrast to match. The ultra-wide range gives you blacks and whites that are full of detail, even under adverse lighting conditions.

Ultra-fast Response Time

2ms GTG response (T190, T220) and 5ms response (T240, T260) ensure blur-free videos and gaming.

Exclusive MagicColor Technology
Samsung’s MagicColor technology gives you richer, more natural color by enhancing the color overall (Full mode) or by enhancing color without affecting delicate skin tones (Intelligent mode).

Exclusive MagicBright 3 Technology
You can make the stunning picture even better. Samsung’s MagicBright 3 technology gives you seven presets, so you can tailor your screen setting to the type of media you’re viewing. Presets include Text, Internet, Game, Sport, Movie, Print View and Custom.

Windows Vista Premium Certification
ToC monitors are designed to take full advantage of everything Windows Vista OS has to offer.

Customizable Hot Key
Want to open a favorite application with one button? Or connect to the internet? Or adjust picture modes? A customizable hot key puts your favorite preference or command at the tip of your finger.

Multi Screen Need some organization in your life?
Multi Screen can help. You can assign applications and open windows to different quadrants of the screen, and reduce desktop clutter. You can even specify that a certain application always open in a specific quadrant, so you’ll always know right where it is.

Customer Reviews

The picture is bright and very sharp.
Monitor Buyer
Internet/general use, pictures, movies, etc. all look great.
Forznoles
This is hands down the best monitor that I have ever owned.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Forznoles on November 26, 2008
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I just received the monitor, so my intention is to write a review based on initial impressions. In-depth reviews and long-term reviews I'll leave to others.

Out of the box, not much of a problem. I didn't have much a problem with anything. Just put the two pieces of the base together, insert the metal base piece into the bottom of the monitor, take off the back plate and insert your power cable and whatever cable you are going to use to hook it up to your computer, and pop the back plate back on. DVI, analog and USB are supplied, as well as the power cord, so you get four cords, and will wind up using two (the power cord and the cord you choose to hook up to your monitor). No tools required.

Asthetics - a nice, nice black with a red/rose tinting around the edges, and then silver at the very edges. I like it - this will be personal preference, but it looks nice to me.

I plugged it in and it immediately started going between modes looking for a signal. I turned on the computer, set the Source to the way I hooked it to my computer (DVI, in my case), and it was up and running! No dead pixels!! I had an older Syncmaster T213 from a few years ago, and it had no dead pixels either, and my review of online reviews notes that pretty much all Samsungs go out of the factory with no dead pixels. This was an important issue with me, as sometimes companies don't take back monitors with only a few dead pixels, but I have had none with two Samsungs so far.

Then I set my computer for 1920x1200 resolution, and here I am. Done. It has a driver disc, but I haven't found the need to install the driver yet - maybe I will later, but it seems plug-n-play to me.

Initial review of screen - great. I popped in a Blu-Ray disc and love the results.
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62 of 76 people found the following review helpful By AHW on July 18, 2008
The T260 is a TN panel with a very narrow viewing angle: from top to bottom and left to right there is a considerable variation in brightness and color accuracy. I found myself unable to get an accurate gamma setting on this monitor and after a week of trying I gave up and returned the monitor for a refund. For Internet surfing, watching videos and gaming this monitor will do the job. For serious photo work forget it.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Bruno VINE VOICE on August 3, 2008
I bought this monitor in the last week and own a few other LCD's around the house even very expensive top end sony bravia xbr's. I have to say this is up there with my new favorite LCD's in the house.

Looks:
The housing (screen bezel) on this monitor is stunning in design. It looks like a clear thick candy coating of plastic was formed around the monitors frame. You can see the light refract around the edges of the thicker clear plastic and it looks really eye catching. Considering buying another this week and using them in a dual monitor setup. Even though this is a touch of color (red) in normal lighting conditions you dont even see much of the red (only at the bottom), normally it looks almost pure black at the core of the clear coating. However, if you shine a flashlight or very bright light on the montitor's frame you can see its all dark red and not black. I wasnt sure I was going to like this whole touch of color thing but now that I own it I have no objections. The rear of the monitor looks as good as the front. You could easily have this on a desk where people could see the back and it would still look sharp. The back is rounded slightly and has a big Samsung logo on it. Also the connection ports have a plastic cover to hide the works so it maintains a sleek look even with wires going in.

Function:
I am a graphic artist and avid PC gamer and so far I am loving this monitor. The Magicbright and MagicColor features really help to simplify and amaze you with color/contrast management. I have the colors looking spot on now when I do my graphic editing. As an artist I can tell you I am totally happy with the look. As a gamer I am very happy as well. I have noticed that I get screen tearing a lot more noticable on this monitor then others I have owned.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nathan Beauchamp TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 25, 2008
First off, this is a TN panel and probably isn't ideal or photo or video editing. That's fine, all that I use it for is playing games. It is perfect for that application. I purchased it on a great holiday sale for less than $400, and for that price, I think it is an excellent value. If you're looking for a fast gaming monitor, this one will do the job. Just don't expect to use professional editing tools like CS3 and get perfect results.

Monitors has some useful features:

1. DVI, VGA, and HDMI inputs. It's nice to have multiple connections so that you can use it as both a monitor and a television simply by changing the input (assuming you have a cable box connected to it). If you want one with a TV tuner, get the T260HD.

2. 20,000:1 contrast ratio. Amazon is listing this as 1000:1 but that is not correct. The box and the Samsung web page list it as 20,000:1.

3. 5ms response time. Good enough for most games. There is a little motion blur when playing something like a FPS, but it is minimal.

A few dislikes:

1. The exterior of the bezel is clear and catches background light creating a thin line of light along the top of the monitor.

2. Because this is a TN panel, there is some fall off at the top and bottom of the monitor.

3. No VESA mount. This is really stupid as every other Samsung monitor I've ever had did. I was planning to mount this to a monitor arm. The bas e provided has no height adjustment, so you might need to use something to raise it higher depending on your viewing angle and preference.

4. Tricky to calibrate, even with a Huey.
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