Like pretty much every other 24in monitor, the 245B spots a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,200, which is becoming a very desirable option for a number of reasons. The most obvious plus point of a 1,920 x 1,200 resolution is that it gives you a lot of desktop real estate and allows you to have several windows open at once. But another significant advantage to this resolution over the 1,680 x 1,050 resolution seen on 20, 21 and 22in widescreen monitors is the ability to display 1080p high definition content.
When it comes to 1080p video, a 1,680 x 1,050 resolution screen simply doesn't have enough physical lines at its disposal, not to mention that the full HD standard resolution is 1,920 x 1,080. With that in mind, a 1,920 x 1,200 screen obviously has enough lines for a 1080p high definition signal, but having too many lines can also be an issue. Basically, for the best quality 1080p image on a 1,920 x 1,200 screen, you need 1:1 pixel mapping, which unfortunately the 245B doesn't have. This means that if you plug in a device that's outputting a 1080p signal it will be scaled to fit the full resolution of the screen, thus affecting the sharpness of the image and the overall aspect ratio.
The Samsung SyncMaster 245B is a 24-inch wide TFT-LCD monitor delivering an ultra-fast response time of 5ms, DC 3000:1 contrast ratio, 0.270mm pixel pitch, 1920 x 1200 maximum resolution, scanning frequency of 30-81 kHz horizontal and 56-75 Hz vertical, and horizontal/vertical viewing angle of 160°/160°.