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-- by Hailey Lynne McKeefry
Hansol Multitech isn't a well-known name in monitors, but this unit, the Hansol 700P, should change that. The 700P provides 15.7 inches of clear and crisp display area and is an affordable choice for the average business user who wants state-of-the-art specifications.
Hansol's monitor offers a 0.26mm dot pitch and supports resolutions from 640x400 pixels at 70Hz noninterlaced to 1600x1280 at 66.6Hz noninterlaced. The unit's microprocessor synchronizes and adjusts the most common video modes automatically, which facilitates changes in resolution. At its highest resolution, the unit only supports a 66.6Hz refresh rate, which can lead to some distortion and flicker. However, most business users aren't likely to implement this setting.
The 700P supports multiscanning at horizontal frequencies of 30kHz to 80kHz and vertical frequencies of 50Hz to 120Hz. The most pleasing feature is the easy-to-use control panel.
The unit performed well on most tests, running Sonera Technologies' DisplayMate at both 800x600 at 75Hz and 1024x768 at 75Hz. On the pincushioning/barrel distortion tests, the images were sharp and accurate in the corners, with uniform image quality. Some moire patterns appeared during the aliasing test, but the monitor handled the display of complex patterns well.
The Hansol unit has a tilt-and-swivel base and supports Plug and Play, EPA Energy Star standards and the MPRII standard for low radiation. It comes with a three-year limited warranty.
The Hansol 700P will appeal to the business user who demands the latest technology at an affordable price. The 700P will replace the Princeton EO70 on the WinList. The Hansol costs a little more than the Princeton, but provides superior controls and dot pitch.