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On my home PC the old monitor had gone, it was quite a long time I had, had the monitor anyway but it is still always annoying when it breaks all of a sudden and you have nothing. I didn't know what kind of monitor I wanted to get but I did know I wanted to pay for a really good brand, so that it would be of a really good quality. This is when I decided to go to PC World and see if they had any deals on and so I got this monitor and got a discount on it here which was amazing.
This monitor is very slimline and sleek which is why I love it, Samsung are a great brand and it has the Samsung logo displayed on the front of it so it is clear to see. It is a black 21.5" monitor and it has a glossy look to it as well as it coming on a stand to look even more presentable. The LCD monitor is not too heavy at all and does look really stylish. When it is on it has a blue light displaying under the logo so you know when it is on and on standby mode this flashes on and off.
SAMSUNG B2230H MONITOR
So, to begin with and to give exact details of the measurement of this monitor it is 523.4 x 400 x 197mm and in terms of weight it is 4.35kg. This comes with a tilt stand and also has a 75mm wall mount if need be. This is literally just a plug and play monitor, to install it was very easy, it was just a case of plugging it in while it installed the drivers instantly and adjusted the settings and it was good to go. To turn the monitor on is different from most as you just run your hand along the front where the logo is and it is touch sensitive and turns on.
The features on this laptop are Magic Bright 3, Magic Eco, Magic Angle, Magic Return Off Timer, Image Size, Colour Effect, Customised Key, Windows 7, DVI with HDCP. Now, the display resolution on this monitor is 1920 x 1080 at first my monitor had a weird display and everything wasn't in the right size but after attempting to adjust it, I managed to fix it and now it looks perfect. The display colour support on this is 16.7 million which is good and the colour really is very sharp and vibrant which I also love.
Now, to move onto the power of this monitor, it consumes 45 watts and it has an external adaptor. I have Windows 7 on my PC and this works perfectly with it, I haven't had any problems and also with Magic Bright 3 it means you can adjust the brightness much easier on the monitor to suit your needs. With clicking a button, it will automatically adjust your brightness and contrast depending on the mode that you choose.
The monitor comes with Colour Effect which just means you can choose the colour mode for your display to whichever you fancy, choose from Aqua, Sepia, Green and Greyscale. I think one thing I like most is that if I go away from the computer to do whatever the laptop automatically goes on standby and turns itself off. This just means it is made with a built in eco friendly feature to save on power and if you fall asleep with the laptop on you are not draining electricity.
The monitor comes with HDMI which is a high definition multimedia interface so that when you are using cameras or DVD's it provides the highest possible output quality. Another plus is that this monitor comes with a response time of 5ms so that when you are watching videos etc the screen will always be at the best quality as it will never pause or blur with this even with fast movement videos as that is the purpose of this. It does work well and streaming from the internet is much better now as it doesn't cause the video playback to go slow.
I am very pleased with this monitor overall, it is worth paying a bit more for a monitor that you know will be good and comes with a few extra features that make all of the difference. I can watch videos much better, my screen adjusts easily, it is sharp all of the time and the colour is very bright and also easy to adjust if too bright. The monitor takes up no space whatsoever being so slim and the fact it switches off automatically just adds to its greatness. If you need a new monitor, I thoroughly recommend this brand as it looks good and is good.
To purchase this monitor, you can buy it online at Amazon.co.uk through a private seller for £149.99 but just look around as you can get cheap deals.
The official Samsung website is http://www.samsung.com/uk/ where this product is listed with more information.
This is easily the best monitor I have ever purchased. It has brilliantly bright vibrant colors and razor sharp image. I have not had any problems with ghosting on anything. The touch controls are great too so no more buttons. I also like the external power supply, because it's much easier to hookup and can be replaced if it dies.
As far as what I do not like, (this is just a personal opinion.) I could do without the glossy bezel and stand. I tend to prefer a matte coating but that's just me. The shiny finish tends to really collect fingerprints. I also have to use a special soft cloth when I'm cleaning it so I do not scratch it. But like I said just, this is more of my personal opinion, other people's feelings will vary.
Overall, this monitor is worth every cent. had I known HD ( 1920 x 1080 ) was this good I would have not waited so long to upgrade. I am very glad that I did.
Samsung 30 series monitors are designed to be eco-friendly as well as user-friendly. With efficient power saving and innovative features, they allow you to enjoy using your monitor with the confidence of a clear conscience.
|Product Description:||Samsung SyncMaster B2230H - LCD monitor - 22"|
|Device Type:||LCD monitor - 22"|
|Aspect Ratio:||Widescreen - 16:9|
|Native Resolution:||FullHD 1920 x 1080|
|Pixel Pitch:||0.248 mm|
|Contrast Ratio:||70000:1 (dynamic)|
|Response Time:||5 ms|
|Colour Support:||16.7 million colours|
|Input Connectors:||HDMI, DVI-D, VGA|
|Display Position Adjustments:||Tilt|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||52.3 cm x 19.7 cm x 40 cm|
|Microsoft Certification:||Compatible with Windows 7|
|Environmental Standards:||ENERGY STAR Qualified , EPEAT Silver|
|Compliant Standards:||DDC-2B, ISO 13406-2|