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In the box you’ll find the monitor itself, a D-SUB cable, a DVI cable, a power cord, a USB cable and a component video cable. There’s also a paper quick setup guide and a CD with the user guide and various setup utilities, one of which is a rotation program for the pivot function. Although most graphics card drivers have a rotate function integrated into them these days, it’s still good to see that Samsung has bundled everything you need in the box.
As I mentioned at the beginning of this review, the Dell 2405FPW was the best 1,920 x 1,200 monitor to have graced the TrustedReviews lab, but not anymore, especially considering the price of the SyncMaster 244T. I managed to find the 244T on sale for £835 including VAT, which makes it over £100 cheaper than the Dell! Considering the price, the image quality and the connectivity options, the Samsung SyncMaster 244T is a pretty compelling option for anyone that wants a high resolution, widescreen monitor.
The SyncMaster 244T is the best high resolution LCD monitor I’ve seen at a great price. Yes, if you are VERY serious about image editing, you’ll probably look at a monitor like the Eizo ColorEdge CG220 or the NEC SpectraView Reference 21, but you’ll be paying over three times as much for either of these. For all but professional image editors that demand a colour calibrated display, the 244T is ideal for Photoshop work.
The resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 is as high as you can go with a single-link graphics card, and that should be more than enough for most users. If you have a fast enough PC, gaming on this screen is an absolute joy. But if you’re like me and have loads of Windows open during your working day, you’ll love the desktop real estate that the 244T gives you. Basically a fantastic all-rounder at a great price.
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