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Samsung 2343BWX 23-Inch LCD Monitor

by Samsung
3 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews

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  • 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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Product Description

2343BWX 23IN LCD Monitor 5MS 2048X1152 20000:1 BLK 3YR

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 23 inches
Brand Name Samsung
Item model number 2343BWX
Item Weight 11.9 pounds
Product Dimensions 21.3 x 2.4 x 12.6 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 21.26 x 2.36 x 12.6 inches

Additional Information

ASIN B001N0H8YW
Customer Reviews
3 out of 5 stars 39 customer reviews

3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #44,964 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#3,079 in Computers & Accessories > Monitors
Shipping Weight 15.4 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available December 4, 2008

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This has been one of the best LCD monitors I've owned. The incredibly high 2048 x 1152 resolution gives you a huge amount of screen real estate at a true 16:9 aspect ratio. It's possible to view two web pages simultaneously without having them overlap. The image quality is sharp and bright. The industrial design is clean, unembellished and professional looking.

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.
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The Samsung 2343BWX has a 23-inch TN panel, and has the main weakness of TN: degradation when viewed off-center. You need to set this up such that your eyes are aimed directly at the middle of the screeen in your primary viewing position, or you will be disappointed. Viewing by multiple people will mean viewing off-center. You start to see the degradation just moving from one side of the screen to the other. It's worse from top to bottom.

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 -
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I have had this monitor for 5 weeks and it has performed well. I have the monitor attached to 2 computers - 1 via DVI and 1 via VGA. You can easily toggle between the 2 computers with the source button on the monitor. Pictures and video look great. The native resolution of the monitor is unique, but neither computer has had an issue with it. This screen is wider than most wide screen monitors and that extra real estate comes in handy when looking at 2 things side-by-side. I thought is would take a while to get used to the true 16:9 aspect ratio of this monitor, but it did not. The price for this monitor is less than some 22" monitors and considerably less than 24". Overall I believe this monitor is a good value.
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Was looking for a monitor to mount to the wall behind my desk, in order to keep the desk surface uncluttered and usable for things other than computer work. It is a very light LCD for its size -- thanks to the minimal housing. The single power LED is not overly bright and doesn't flash like many others.

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.
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This is by far one of the best and sharpest monitors I have seen. Equal to the Apple displays (which I love), but at 1/4 the cost. It is even sharper than my Dell 2408, which was more than twice the cost. I did a lot of research, and highly recommend this monitor.
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