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Samsung Syncmaster P2270

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      05.09.2011 20:33
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      A brilliant monitor that produces a good quality display but does nothing more than this

      Unlike it's cousin the P2270HD this monitor doesn't include a TV tuner so if this is a must, look elsewhere.

      My view on this however is that with the advent of iPlayer, 4oD, SkyPlayer etc and TV tuner cards, having a TV tuner built into a PC monitor is somewhat unnecessary. So, with this in mind I opted for the P2270 and haven't looked back.

      In true Samsung style the stand and casing is in stylish piano black with curved edges and looks as good as any of their bigger TVs. A nice addition to any modern flat, small apparently, study or bedroom.

      There are no physical buttons on the monitor which relies solely on the "starlight" touch system. This displays a menu in white lights whenever the bottom right of the monitors frame is touched featuring all the normal monitor options with an auto adjust button and one to display an on-screen menu which is as intuitive as I've come across on any other PC display.

      Assuming your PC can cope with it, the monitor can reach a full HD resolution of 1920x1080 so it remains crystal clear and with a 2ms response even fast action games or video show no real sign of blur.

      There are no built in speakers which helps keep the cost down and as, generally, built in speakers aren't normally that great this is no real loss in my eyes.

      The monitor has just one DVI input and can not accept a VGA cable. This does ensure that you are getting the most out of the display panel by insisting on a digital input but renders it useless to those with older hardware that doesn't include DVI out. If this is the case, I suggest retiring your PC as obsolete now anyway!!

      It lacks any kind of swivel, tilt or height adjustment which may be a nuisance for some but thankfully I've found that the stand which is included puts the screen at just about the right height for me using my existing setup.

      In short this is a no thrills monitor which concentrates on providing a high resolution display at a low cost. It realises it has a job to do and does it well without trying to do anything above the ordinary and come recommended for those who want a smart looking screen capable of a good all-round display and nothing more.


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