Unlike the previous model, this one has a classic case designed in the Sony style with a thin bezel, a wide round base and a cylindrical vertical pole.
The base permits to change the tilt and height of the screen (the latter can be adjusted from 115 to 175mm counting from the desk to the bottom edge of the matrix).
The SDM-S74E has one analog and one digital input and an integrated power adapter. After the cables are attached, the connectors and the entire rear panel are covered with a slide-down decorative panel (it is lifted a little up in the snapshot above). To hang the monitor on a wall with the help of a VESA mount you have to remove the panel and the monitor’s standard base altogether.
The control buttons are located on the right of the monitor’s bezel. This is quite handy – you can press the buttons with your thumb, holding the monitor’s case with your other fingers. Against the common custom, there is no separate button for switching between the monitor’s inputs – the “Up” and “Down” buttons do this job when you are not in the menu.
The menu is the same as the one of the above-described SDM-HS75. The available options are identical, too.