Samsung P2350 23" LCD Monitor Review

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We put the Samsung P2350 through an assortment of monitor diagnostics using Everest Ultimate Edition from Lavalys. These test provide a few key test patterns that allow us to evaluate various aspects, such as color accuracy, and uniformity.  After running through all of the tests that were relevant to LCD monitors, we captured a few that had points of interest.

Everest Ultimate Edition  
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Everest Ultimate Edition is a popular system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the award-winning Everest Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. Complete software, operating system, and security information makes Everest Ultimate Edition a comprehensive system diagnostics tool that offers a total of 100 pages of information about your 




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In order to test the P2350, we entered the menu and reset the monitor to its factory defaults. Once this was done, all relevant tests were run and image quality was noted.

One of the most important steps in monitor calibration is the proper setting of brightness and contrast. To check this, we ran Everest's calibration test which provided excellent results. In addition, gamma screens revealed the appropriate outcomes. White patterns, black patterns, and sharpness tests also produced desired results. Moreover, grid tests using an assortment of colors placed on black and white backgrounds consistently displayed satisfactory visuals.   

Solid fill test screens are useful in checking the monitor's color uniformity. They also allow us to check for dead or stuck red, green or blue sub-pixels. While no dead pixels were found, the orange and gray tests showed noticeably darker areas towards the top of the display.
This is a characteristic of the TN panel technology used by the P2350. It comes from the panel's relatively poor color-accurate viewing angles, as revealed by the solid-fill tests. Unfortunately, we noticed a fair amount of backlight bleed during the black solid fill screen. The bleed was apparent along the bottom edge of the display and extended the entire length of the screen. We concede that all LCDs exhibit some backlight bleeding, but this test revealed a level that would be an issue for most users. 


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