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Product: Soyo Topaz S 24-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor
Date: March 21, 2008
Author: Bob Buskirk
Edited By: Ashley Donaldson
Provided By: Soyo
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5
Discussion: Discuss in Forums

Soyo Topaz S Overview

Before I could setup the LCD I had to install the stand. The stand that comes with the Topaz S is different than most stands that we have seen. It is one single rectangular piece. Towards the back of it there is a piece that sticks up. There is where your LCD attaches to the stand.


To attach the LCD all you have to do is slide the stand onto the arm of the LCD. This is easily done, there is a small tab that will lock the stand in place. You can push this tab in to unlock the stand. This had to be one of the easiest stands to install and uninstall. With the stand in place it is sort of hard for you to plug in your DVI cable, so you might want to do that before you install the base.



The Topaz S is quite a large screen, the biggest one we have taken a look at here at ThinkComputers. The 24-inch screen will give you a 1920 x 1200 screen resolution, which is more than enough room to work with for most people. At the top left of the screen there is a Soyo logo, letting everyone know you are using a Soyo display.


Right in the center of the display is the power button, it is the only button on the front of the display. On each side of the power button is a set of 2W speakers. On the side of the display you will find the rest of the controls. You have menu, +, -, volume, mode, and auto buttons. Looking at the display from the side you can see that it is not super thin, but not overly large either. It should fit easily on your desk.


The back of the monitor is pretty plain, there are a bunch of holes towards the top to let out heat from the display. Also there is a Kensington lock port on the back. You have DVI, VGA, and audio connections on the right side of the back of the display and the power is on the left. One thing that I did notice is that there is no wire management system at all.


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