Samsung SyncMaster 225uw 22in LCD pictures

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Samsung SyncMaster 225uw 22in LCD
Samsung SyncMaster 225uw 22in LCD

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  • Samsung SyncMaster 225uw 22in LCD
  • Samsung SyncMaster 225uw 22in LCD
  • Samsung SyncMaster 225uw 22in LCD
  • Samsung SyncMaster 225uw 22in LCD
  • Samsung SyncMaster 225uw 22in LCD
  • Samsung SyncMaster 225uw 22in LCD
  • Samsung SyncMaster 225uw 22in LCD
  • SyncMaster 225UW Widescreen LCD Monitor - 22" - 1680 x 1050 - 16:10 - 5ms - 700:1 - Black

Lyle

July 22, 2008, 12:36 am

I have had one of these for about 3 weeks now and I would have to agree with this review overall. I couldn't find any reviews at the time I ordered it, so I kinda went with the features and the Samsung reputation, although the low contrast (700:1) did raise a bit of a red flag--as well it should have as it turns out. The contrast is indeed a bit disappointing and regular size text is not as sharp as it is on my 4 month old IMac 24 inch (by a long shot!) nor even as clear as on a 3 year old 19" LG display at work. But the webcam, integrated mic and speakers do work great for video calls on Skype, which was one of my goals for this new PC after the great integrated experience on the IMac. I am looking to order a bunch of these for work, for video conferencing, and for that they would be great, but for everyday email or word processing, the text quality is a bit hard on the eyes I would say. (Maybe I don't have all the tweaks just right yet..for eg it was really lousy before I found the LCD tweak in Windows, now it is just mildly lousy) On the up side I was able to get a great deal on it through pricematching on the ncix.com website (vancouver canada). They had it on sale for 270 Canadian which was what initially caught my attention, but with pricematching I actually got it from ncix for $230 Can (about the same in US$ these days) Which is great and makes it a much better value than the review above if you can get a price like that. But I still am looking for a similar deal in another similarly equipped 22 inch monitor (good webcam, mic and spks) perhaps from other maker, with improved display quality, and then I'll give this one away to someone in my extended family who will be very happy I'm sure. Anybody know of another display that fits that bill?


thx


Lyle

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