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Hitachi CML153B & CML153
Cool and Flat monitors
by Rick Smith (November 14, 2001)


Flat monitors are getting thinner and lighter. The Hitachi CML153B is a 15" TFT flat panel LCD monitor, which has one of the thinnest bezels ever sold in the US market. The CML153B uses a black bezel, while the CML153 uses a white bezel.

The Hitachi CML153B also:

  • Displays distortion-free images (even at the edges)

  • Saves desktop space (13.9" W x 15.5" H x 5.5" D including base)

  • Features auto-adjust function for quick picture adjustments

  • Can be arm or wall mounted with additional third party arms

  • Meets VESA Flat Panel Monitor Physical Mounting Interface standards

  • Has bezel integrated speakers with headphone jack and volume control

  • Uses an anti-reflective coating

  • Provides worldwide regulatory compliance including Energy Star.

  • Uses 25 Watts typical (monitor only) -- less than 5W at standby & power off

  • Features digital controls

    Technical specs of both the Hitachi CML153B and Hitachi CML153 include:

  • 0.297 mm pixel pitch
  • 300:1 contrast ratio
  • 200 nit typical brightness
  • 1024 x 768 maximum resolution
  • 120 degree H x 85 degree viewing angle
  • 31.5 - 60 kHz & 56 - 75 Hz frequency range
  • 15 standard settings
  • 15 pin D-sub signal input
  • +35 / -5 degree tilt

    CML153 (ivory model)

    CML153 on edge showing flat viewing surface

    Copyright 2006 Rick Smith All rights reserved.

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