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Samsung SyncMaster 2263UW 22-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor Review -


Product: Samsung SyncMaster 2263UW 22-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor
Date: August 25, 2008
Author: Michael Kwan
Edited By: Bob Buskirk
Provided By: Samsung Canada
Pages: 1 2 3 4
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Samsung has always been pretty impressive with its LCD panels, both in terms of computer monitors and high-definition televisions. The spec sheets on these Samsung LCDs are always at the top of the class, but sometimes having an impressive spec sheet isn't good enough. These days, you need to be more than just a good LCD, it seems, and that's why so LCD monitors now come equipped with all sorts of secondary functions. Recognizing that you need to have these extra features to compete in the home computer market, Samsung has created a family of LCD monitors that do more than just show you a pretty picture. The Samsung SyncMaster 2263UW is one such unit. It has been designed largely as an all-in-one solution, helping you save some of that precious real estate on your shrinking desk.

Features and Specifications

Some of the highlights that you will find on the Samsung SyncMaster 2263UW include:

- 22-inch widescreen display
- 1680 x 1050 maximum resolution
- 300 cd/m2 brightness rating
- 8000:1 contrast ratio
- 5ms response time
- 170-degree horizontal viewing angle
- 160-degree vertical viewing angle
- 16.7 million colors
- Signal inputs: DVI, RGB/VGA, HDMI
- 45W power consumption
- <1W standby power
- Stereo speakers (1.5W x 2)
- Special features: 3.0MP webcam, microphone, mic jack, headphone jack, dual USB ports
- Product dimensions without stand (513.5 x 378.8 x 61.5mm)
- Product dimensions with stand (513.5 x 428.7 x 218.8mm)
- Product weight: 5.3kg
- Shipment weight: 6.9kg

Packaging and Box Contents

As with most other Samsung LCD monitors, the box for the SyncMaster 2263UW isn't exactly exciting. A basic list of features and other highlights have been printed on the brown box, so at least you have an idea what you are buying without opening the box. Aside from that, the box is rather nondescript.

Opening up the box, you'll find that the contents have been very neatly packed. All of the cables and other accessories are packed into the top of the styrofoam insert. Removing these and the top stryofoam lid, you find the SyncMaster 2263UW itself. Accessories include the power cable, DVI cable, VGA cable, USB cable, stand, base, cable management clip, documentation, and software CD.

The stand is comprised of two pieces. The first is inserted into the LCD panel and then this, in turn, is inserted into the base. It is then secured via a single screw.

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