In Brief: Mar. 6, 2000

THE REAL WEB TV Can't decide whether to watch TV or surf the Web? With Samsung's new flat-panel SyncMaster 150MP ($1,300), you can do both. Equipped with a built-in TV tuner, the 15-in. screen can be used as either a stand-alone TV or a computer monitor. You can even hook your VCR, DVD or camcorder directly to ports on the back. If you really want to watch TV and surf at the same time, you can do that too by viewing TV in a small window while using the rest of the screen to check your stocks.

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