Wanted to change from my CRT monitor for a long time. It was having some problems with color and brightness. After doing some Google search of Samsung monitors. I saw this model, checked the price and the specifications and also compared it with some other monitors. My target was a large sleek and slim monitor. I ultimately chose this product. At first I was not so sure how this monitor would perform, but after seeing it in action my doubts were dissolved. If you want a LCD monitor at an affordable price with great display, this is the right product for you.
A very good monitor if not great. Very easy to setup it took something like 15 - 20 minutes to unpack and setup and the setup was made easy by the guide which comes with it. The guide really helped getting the idea about what goes where with the help of pictures. This monitor has 1000:1 / 5000000:1 (dynamic) contrast ratio which provides a display with vivid colors. It has power saving which saves power by going to stand by/sleep mode. There are no dead pixels. The buttons on this monitor go with look of the product, they are hidden touch sensitive, which means there are no bulky buttons. I personally like touch sensitive buttons as they do not look ugly over time like the bulky ones. The model is very sleek which looks great in every environment.
The monitor has 23.6" screen size which is big and great for viewing high definition movies and playing games with detailed environment.
It also has a great viewing angle. The display looks the same when viewed from different angles, which is perfect for watching movies or playing games with friends.
I play a lot of games and this monitor gave me great gaming experience. There is no ghosting in high FPS games. I have tested it with many games and I must say the games look great.
They should have put a DVI cable there, also there is some backlight bleeding which is not generally noticeable, other than that no complaints.
Some people may think that the glossy finish will attract a lot of dirt and finger prints which looks bad, but personally I do not find these problems. As long as you keep yourself from touching the monitor unnecessarily it will look great and will require less cleaning.
Since I have not tried a LED monitor first hand I cannot say how good this monitor will perform if compared to a LED monitor. But what I learned after viewing some LED monitors is that they have less viewing angle than the LCD monitors. But when comparing with a CRT monitor it is far better in many ways like size, display, resolution support, responsive touch buttons and design.
It is recommended to people who want to upgrade their display from CRT, to gamers who want great gaming experience and also people who are searching for a monitor having a great display at affordable price.