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Samsung LD220Z Lapfit Touch review

Does adding multi-touch make Samsung's laptop-focussed screen worth the money?

Our Verdict

If Windows 7 on a touchscreen was any good, this monitor would be extremely desirable. But it isn't, so it stays in the 'good' camp.

For

  • Nicely put together
  • Good ergonomics

Against

  • Windows 7's touch features suck
  • Expensive for a 22-incher

Got a desktop-replacement laptop and fancy adding a second display in dual-monitor mode? Then the Samsung LD220Z Lapfit Touch is quite literally for you. It's a 22-inch Full HD screen specifically designed to work well with portable PCs.

That's not all. As the name suggests, this monitor also has full multi-touch functionality. In fact, it doesn't even need special drivers. Simply connect via USB to any Windows 7 PC and the touch capabilities are enabled.

What it's not, however, is a high fidelity screen thanks to its TN LCD panel. Of course, the combination of the funky, laptop-friendly form factor and touch capabilities puts the Samsung LD220Z Lapfit Touch in a category of its own.

It also lifts its price well beyond that of the vast majority of 22-inch monitors with TN panels. In fact, at around £225, it's more expensive than many 23- and 24-inch panels, including BenQ's VA-panelled EW2420 and the LG E2350.

Power consumption
Watts: maximum / approx 170cd/m2 – lower is better
Samsung LD220Z Lapfit Touch: 40W / 30W
LG E2350: 28W / 19W
Iiyama E2271HDS: 21W / 16W

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD Touchscreen Monitor
HDCP SupportedYes
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR
USBYes
HDMIYes
Operating Power Consumption43 W
VGAYes
ColourGlossy Black
Brightness250 cd/m², 250 cd/m²
Colour Support16.7 Million Colours
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
Brand NameSamsung
Contrast Ratio70,000:1
Screen Size55.9 cm (22")
Response Time5 ms
Limited Warranty2 Year
Built-in DevicesUSB Hub
Height353 mm
Width517 mm
Depth1765.3 mm
Screen ModeFull HD
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelLD220Z
Product NameLD220Z Touchscreen LCD Monitor
Manufacturer Part NumberLS22LFTGF/EN
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Package Contents
  • LD220Z Touchscreen LCD Monitor
  • Signal Cable
  • Cord
  • Driver CD
  • Manual (CD)
Weight (Approximate)5.50 kg