REVIEW: Fujitsu Siemens P24W-5 Eco
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With the P24W-5 Eco, Fujitsu Siemens is extending its product portfolio with a 24-inch model with a high-quality S-IPS panel. Another version with an S-PVA panel is also available as an option. The test model we have in our possession contains the S-IPS panel. The extended colour space should especially allow for effective work in the AdobeRGB colour space, but is not of benefit fort he user in all situations.
A D-Sub VGA and DVI-D input are provided for connecting the model to the computer. With the implementation of a HDMI input, Fujitsu Siemens is ensuring that the P24W-5 follows the trend: at least on paper, problem free connection of standalone players and modern consoles is possible. This test will show whether or not all options are really covered.
Fujitsu Siemens also seems to have recognised the signs of the times in terms of ecology with the P24W-5. Even in standby more, the model does not consume any power. When in use, the model’s "ECO button " can be used to reduce power requirements. We will check the resilience of these lofty ambitions in the course of this review.
All test results published were obtained via the digital output of a Gainward GTX 280. An iScan VP50Pro was used to test the video functions. An OPPO DV-980H was also used as a player device for DVDs and a Sony S350E was used for playing back Blu-rays.
The Fujitsu Siemens P24W-5 is delivered in a simple box which makes it clear that the model is a true workhorse, even before it is opened. The base is attached firmly to its fixture so there is no need for assembly. Since the exterior does not have a high-gloss surface, the otherwise many adhesive sheets which would be needed to protect the model from scratches are also lacking. The sensitive panel is protected with a sheet on the exterior.
The box of the Fujitsu Siemens P24W-5.
Apart from a HDMI cable, the scope of supply contains everything needed to begin using the monitor straight away. A D-Sub VGA and DVI cable are provided for connecting the model with the computer. Audio signals which cannot be transmitted via the HDMI port can be transported via a cable with a 3,5 mm jack connection. The internal power unit is connected to the socket via a cable with an external device connection. A USB cable provides a connection between the two integrated 2-port USB hubs and the computer.
A getting started guide is included in printed form, whilst the more detailed version is to be found on the CD that is included. The CD also contains screen manager software, colour profiles and a monitor driver, which is actually unnecessary given the communication via DDC. A guarantee booklet and safety instructions complete the documents provided.
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