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THE NEC MULTISYNC by Richard Karsmakers

A  short while ago there was some stunning news from the hardware 
front:  The NEC Multisync,  a monitor (the first one, as far as I 
know)   that's   able  to  support  both   color-and   monochrome 
resolutions of the Atari ST systems!  I thought we shouldn't  let 
news like this be kept away from our readers,  although you could 
heave  read  it in last November "ST Computer" (one of  the  best 
German  computer  magazines for the ST - or was  it  the  only?). 
There really isn't much to say about this.  One thing you need to 
know is that a medium resolution STM screen doens't look as  good 
as  a  medium res screen on this new NEC monitor.  That's  why  I 
immediately continue with the technical data,  compared with  the 
Thomson CM 36 382 AR.

Name:                      NEC          THOMSON

Screen diagonal:           34 cm        36 cm
Pixel distance:            0.31 mm      0.38 mm
Video bandwidth:           30 Mhz       12 Mhz
Resolution:                800x560      640x240
Horizontal frequency:      15.5-35 Khz  15.625 Khz
Vertical frequency:        56-62 Hz     50 Hz
Power consumption:         78 Watt      54 Watt
Weight:                    15.2 kg      9.5 kg
Dimensions (cm):           37x38x35     36,8x32.8x38.2
Approx. Price1:            2300         1000

1 = These are the lowest prices,  including cables, we have heard 
of in Dutch currency (guilders)

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