Author: Bob Buskirk
[ad#review1040-top]It seems like computer monitors, especially LCD monitors are finally starting to move over to the 16:9 aspect ratio. When we first started seeing widescreen models they were all 16:10 aspect ratio, so you would have resolutions like 1680 x 1050 and 1920 x 1200. Now the 16:9 models are starting to come out offering full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. Today we will be looking at one such monitor the Samsung SyncMaster 2233SW, which is a 22-inch display that features a 5ms response time, 15000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and a very sleek design.
Geeks.com was nice enough to send the SyncMaster 2233SW over to us; they are a great source for inexpensive computer parts and accessories.
- Piano black finish and acrylic accent bar
- 21.5-inch wide viewable display
- a-si TFT/TN panel type
- 16:9 aspect ratio
- 0.248 mm pixel pitch
- 1920 x 1080 resolution
- 15000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio
- 1000:1 contrast ratio
- 300 cd/m2 typical brightness
- 16.7 million maximum color supported
- 5 ms response time
- 160 horizontal/vertical viewing angles
- 30 – 81 KHz horizontal scanning frequency
- 56 – 75 Hz vertical scanning frequency
- MagicBright 3
- Custom key
- OSD Menu
- Integrated rear cable housing
- 100 mm x 100 mm VESA mount
- DVI-D with HDCP
- 15-pin VGA
- 15.44 x 20.43 x 8.22-inches with stand (H x W x D, approximate)
- 13.6 x 20.44 x 2.8-inches without stand (H x W x D, approximate)
Since this is a refurbished unit from Geeks.com, it does not come in a normal retail box. Instead it came in a pretty plain Samsung box.
The box does offer some protection and when we opened it up there were large pieces of Styrofoam protecting the display. It was also wrapped in plastic. Getting everything out of the box we have the display, stand, power cable, VGA cable, and DVI cable.