Samsung is known for producing some of the most gorgeous LCD monitors this world has ever seen. Walk into just about any home theater that has been equipped with a larger Samsung LCD television and you'll be blown away by the vibrant colors, the crystal-clear resolution, and the crispness of the contrast. The same can be said about the LCD monitors that the company puts out for computers and one of the latest in the long line of monitors is the Samsung SyncMaster 2232GW.
Before we proceed any further, let's have a look at some of the key specifications and features found on the Samsung SyncMaster 2232GW widescreen LCD monitor.
- Screen Size: 22" Wide
- Resolution: 1680 x 1050
- Brightness: 300cd/m2
- Contrast Ratio: 3000:1
- Response time: 2ms (GTG)
- Viewing Angle (Horizontal/Vertical): 170 degrees/170 degrees
- Color Supported: 16.7 million
- Video Signal: Analog RGB, DVI
- Connector: D-sub, DVI-D
- Power Consumption: 50W
- Plug & Play: DDC 2B
- Multimedia Speakers: No
- Special Features: DVI (HDCP), MagicBright3, High Glossy Black, Glare
- USB powered hub option: No
- Mac compatibility: Yes
- Wall-Mount: No
- TCO: No
- Cabinet Colour: Black High Glossy
- Product Dimensions (With stand, WxHxD): 517mm x 419mm x 210mm
- Shipment Dimensions (WxHxD): 600mm x 437mm x 132mm
- Product Weight: 4.95kg
- Shipment Weight 6.5kg
- Stand Function: Tilt, Simple
That's One Skinny Box
The first thing that struck me about this monitor is that the plain brown box that it comes in is a lot slimmer than many LCD monitor boxes that I have seen. Samsung has done an excellent job in compacting a 22-inch monitor into such a small package. This makes transport from the computer store a heck of a lot easier.
By and large, this is thanks to the relatively small base that the monitor itself plugs into. By not having the base immediately connected to the LCD panel itself, Samsung was able to stack things together and save some space. Unpacking the monitor was also easier than some other LCD monitors, because there was no bulky base immediately protruding from the package. This also means that it's easier to pack it up for warranty work, should the need ever arise.