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Great Price, Decent LCD Monitor, Not For Professional Use
on October 2, 2013
I love and highly recommend Samsung products for the most part. I was also very happy with my experience purchasing through Amazon. That being said, this is one of Samsung's most simple and basic LCD monitors and it would work well for any basic purposes.
Seriously, if low-cost is a factor and all you need is a screen to see what you are typing, what link you are clicking on, browse the web and social media, enter data, "day-trading", or basic clerical functions than this is the monitor for you! Very easy to setup and use to its full potential.
However, I would not recommend this monitor for those who prefer or require a quality detailed image and fully functioning adjustment control. Regardless of what enhancement software you utilize or whatever adjustments you can make through the monitor menu controls, the color management, calibration, and picture quality settings are not satisfying on a production/professional level such as work with printing vendors, digital photography, or visual designers/developers. If you are very particular about visuals, or your hobby or profession requires as such, the cost may not be worth it. This is definitely on the low end of the quality scale as far as LCDs go, in fact I have a 7 year old NEC LCD that blows this one away to this day...
I read all of the reviews on here before I purchased two of these monitors, that is why I decided to share my own educated review/evaluation for the sake of posterity and currently for those whom it may concern. As a professional digital designer/artist, I require the use of two monitors for the purposes of optimizing productivity, convenience, and product comparison purposes. At my office location I have two very nice, very expensive monitors; however, I work from home two days of the week and my home monitors were no longer functioning properly. This was a very affordable option for a decent LCD, but that is the only personal benefit I can reflect on at this time as a working professional in the digital arts realm.