|Screen Size||23 inches|
Samsung 2343BWX 23-Inch LCD Monitor
- 23-inch screen display with 2048x1152(QWXGA) resolution
- 20,000:1 of contrast ratio -5ms response time
- Brightness 300 cd/m² -
- Special Features Power off 0.3W(Typ.), MagicBright3, Image Size, Color Effect,Customized key, MagicWizard & MagicKey & MagicTune with AssetManagement
- Windows Vista Premium,DVI with HDCP, MagicRotation S/W(Pivot),Winodws Vista Premium, MultiScreen S
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The main drawbacks are the power LED indicator, pivot/stand and limited ports. In idle/sleep mode the bright blue flashing power LED can get irritating -- I'm tempted to put some black duct tape over it since it can light up a dark room when the computer is off. Though you can pivot the display stand, you can't raise it. There are only two ports (DVI and VGA), no HDMI or built-in USB hub. Video at such a high resolution can lose frames if your graphics card isn't fast enough. Finally, the configuration buttons on the front of the monitor (for adjusting brightness, input, etc.) aren't really buttons, but flat, touch-sensitive areas. While this makes the monitor look sleek, there's no tactile feedback, so it's hard to figure out what you're pressing if you don't look at the icon first.
Despite the drawbacks, for the cost of this display and its quality it's a superb deal. Most 24" displays have lower resolutions and the quality ones cost much more. Considering the reputable Samsung brand and the features, you really get a great deal with this display.
The viewable area of the screen is only 11.3 inches high, and the monitor sits low on the desk. The stand rotates nicely, not too important for a one-person display. It tilts, but not enough to get the panel perpendicular to my eyes. (That would probably turn it into a dust-catcher, anyhow.) What this unit needs most is what it lacks: a height adjustment. People use books or reams of paper to address this, but then the keyboard won't slide back over the base. To address this issue, I looked at Ergotron LX Desk Mount Arm - mounting kit ( 45-179-195 ) and Ergotron 45-174-300 Neo-Flex LCD Arm-Extension Grommet Desk Mount, but why should I have to pay for that? Up in the attic, I found an old monitor stand with keyboard drawer I had for an old CRT - I'm now using that without the drawer. [Yes, there is a reason I keep all that old junk!]
Since I don't play action games, I also looked at S-PVA screens - ...Read more ›
The picture is crisp and clear and flicker-free at full motion (again, more to do with video card issues).
The main drawback is only a drawback if you have a video card that will not support the very high native resolution. Ensure your card will support this very sharp display before you buy.
The only other thing is if you want to use it for something other than computer / xbox / PS3 gaming -- it only has 1 each of DVI and VGA (D-sub) and does not have an HDMI input. No big deal, just know what you're buying.
Bottom line is it's an incredibly high quality display if all you need is DVI/VGA input and your computer can support it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have used this monitor for more than 5 years now, and I still love it. Even today, you will struggle to find a 23" monitor with this resolution. Read morePublished 12 months ago by foobarbecue
This monitor is exactly what it says it is. It has a resolution over HD, and even though it doesn't have HDMI input, it is still the best monitor I've ever used. Read morePublished on October 5, 2012 by cc0mp
have been using the monitors for over two years now and i really like them. i don't know if a pro graphic designer would be happy with them because of the colors but they are... Read morePublished on January 25, 2012 by Ado
When it comes to Monitors, Samsung has always been my number 1 choice. I have two of these matched together in a dual monitor setup. Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by Gunn3r
I bought a 2443BW because I wanted the 1200 vertical lines for reading docs with the full page on screen but the limited viewing angle made the monitor unusable for me. Read morePublished on November 4, 2010 by Canoer
When I inadvertently trashed my 20" monitor (people -- don't throw your mouse no matter how nasty a bad beat you take) I thought I was going to have to shell out $400 for something... Read morePublished on July 30, 2010 by Mal-2
The first monitor I purchased had an absolutly pristine display,crisp,sharp,good color. The next I got for a new build displayed diagonal streaking on light colored... Read morePublished on July 21, 2010 by Larry Robertson
So I decided I wanted another monitor and someone suggested this one. I bought the refurbished one because I didn't exactly have 400 bucks to spend on a monitor. Read morePublished on May 11, 2010 by N. Sines
I bought this back in July and is now already defected. It displays waves.... I tried to request repair, but it is not being accepted. I will never buy anything from Samsung!!! Read morePublished on April 2, 2010 by S. Lee
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