Samsung P2350 23" LCD Monitor Review

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Samsung is the largest and one of the more popular consumer electronics companies in the world. Besides its hugely successful HDTV lineup, the company also makes some equally exciting LCD monitors. Samsung's offering of flat panel displays have proven to be stylish, dependable, and competitively priced. Generally, we've come to find that Samsung PC monitors deliver a healthy balance of performance and affordability though not on the bleeding-edge of technology but more targeted to the mainstream. In addition to its own line of monitors, Samsung even manufactures a multitude of the actual LCD panels found inside the the products of its competitors.             

Today we're taking a look at one of Samsung's most affordable displays. Just don't assume its nominal cost equates to inferior quality right from the start. The SyncMaster P2350 is a widescreen LCD monitor that features Samsung's Touch of Color (ToC) design, a piano black cabinet, a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 2 ms response time, and 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. This value oriented 23" monitor does not offer speakers or a ton of connectivity options, but its performance and low price tag promise to make it an enticing option for those who want the most bang for their buck. Keep reading as HotHardware takes a look at the P2350 to see if this screen has what it takes to be on your short list...

Samsung SyncMaster P2350 23" Widescreen Monitor
Specifications and Features
Display Size 23" wide 
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio           16 : 9
Brightness 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio
DC 50,000:1 (1000:1)
Response Time 2 ms (GTG)
Viewing Angle 170º horizontal, 160º vertical 
Display Type Twisted Nematic (TN) panel
Display Viewing Angle 170 degrees horizontal, 160 degrees vertical 
Connectors D-SUB, DVI-D
Input Terminals
D-sub, DVI
Power Consumption  43W in operating mode, 1W in stand by 
Speakers No
Stand Non-adjustable
Dimensions (with stand) 21.9" x 16.4" x 7.5". (WxHxD) 
Weight 10.6 lbs
Included Accessories
Power Cord, D-sub Cable, Cleaning Cloth,
Cable Arrangement Link, Stand

The native resolution of 1920x1080 provides a comfortable desktop area for most working environments, as well as full resolution high definition video playback and HD gaming. Although the P2350 uses a common TN panel with 6-bit color depth, it sports a lightning quick 2 ms response time that helps to minimize motion artifacts during movies and games. With a retail price around $200, lets see what else this monitor has to offer.     

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