8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on September 9, 2010
This is one thin sexy monitor! The super slim LED panel delivers a bright picture with crisp text. Two HDMI ports, VGA port, and analog audio out port make it a nice HD set for game consoles and Blu-Rays too (or three computers!). Base is stiff, but does tilt up and down after applying considerable force. It also features a slim AC power brick. It's one of the few 22" class monitors that provides full 1920x1080 in computer monitor mode. It ships with both VGA and an HDMI-to-DVI cable. (You'll need to pick up a MiniDisplayPort-to-DVI adaptor to use on modern Macs)
On the downside, Samsung's Magic Mode features are more marketing hype than anything. You must choose between MagicAngle, MagicBright, MagicEco, or MagicColor. Whatever feature is active cancels out the others. MagicColor, MagicBright, and Dynamic Contrast are best turned off as they produce garish overly boosted colors and crushed blacks. Lastly, the price is a little steep compared to traditional CCFL monitors.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 18, 2011
This is a beautiful monitor with a great design. I love the slim LED case and the chrome plated base. The monitor itself is bright, sharp, simply amazing. It works great with my Macbook Pro. I just plugged it in and it immediately switched to the right input. I was originally thinking of getting the Samsung PX2370, but after seeing it in a store, it looked rather cheap and plastic, plus the base was somewhat unstable. This base is much more stable; this monitor does not flop around if you bump the desk. I don't notice the backlight clouding issue which was mentioned in the CNET review.
The only downside is the layout of the touch sensitive menu controls - which are difficult to use without touching the wrong button, but I don't plan on making repeated adjustments. Also, a DVI port would be nice, but the HDMI works just fine with a Mac Mini Display Port adapter.
on March 3, 2013
Really makes the space look professional. Honestly one of the best looking monitors I've seen. Not only the chrome base but the faux-wood grained black plastic on the back.
I bought this after extensive research for purposes in professional graphic design and photography.
It does have a lot of little tweaks with MagicTune, magicthis, magicthat...
Size is big enough to allow dual applications. Oh if I had two of these monitors I'd be in heaven.
Touch screen buttons at bottom right are slightly annoying in that you can't SEE them. But the good news is they do work under the lip and on the face (took me 2 years to figure that last part out).