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Samsung SyncMaster PX2370 - 23" - widescreen TFT active matrix LCD display



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The first impression about this monitor was positive, but without any serious ambitions. Another bloke in the quarter with transparent details, suitable for an average user’s average day needs, but that’s about it. As it turns out, this monitor is much more than that, despite obvious ergonomic flaws. Its performance is outstanding, and the numerous OSD menu capabilities are also notable. Pay attention to the fact that this model doesn’t have an analogue video input, just in case you were considering hooking it up to an ancient PC. We feel that its price is just right for a largish, resourceful LED monitor such as this one.
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Prices Starting @ $266 Online

I'm a pretty large fan of Samsung Monitors, usually higher quality to me.
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Frankly, after using one of my client's 30" HP ZR30w IPS monitors (yes, with a "s", 2 to be exact) for a week it's difficult to switch back to TN panels.
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IMO samsung is a good brand to fall back on for those that just can't shell out the money for an IPS.
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This monitor was released early last year correct? I'm currently using the XL2370 2009 LED model. I'm looking to buy the new Samsung SA950 that was revealed this past January at CES.

http://ces.cnet.com/8301-32254_1-20026437-283.html
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IMO samsung is a good brand to fall back on for those that just can't shell out the money for an IPS.

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IPS LCD Panel

In Plane Switching is an LCD Technology was developed to improve on poor viewing angles and colour reproduction of TN technology. IPS employs pairs of electrodes at the sides of each cell, running the electric field horizontally through the material. This approach keeps liquid crystals parallel to the front of the panel, increasing viewing angle. The downside to this technology was that response time suffered and it was very expensive. Super-IPS was later introduced with improved response times and colour reproduction.

After I learned that IPS is the best choice for photo viewing, I start to look for LCD monitors with IPS panel. Very soon, I find out that most of the LCD monitor makers do not state which type of LCD panel is used in their monitors.
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Edited by _GTech - 3/11/11 at 7:25am
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IMO samsung is a good brand to fall back on for those that just can't shell out the money for an IPS.
Just one problem with that. At 266 dollars, it's in IPS price territory.

Why would you buy this, then?

Gtech: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TFT_LCD...hing_.28IPS.29
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Yay my monitor
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Yay my monitor
Mine too

edit: oh I still have my old one in sig
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Just one problem with that. At 266 dollars, it's in IPS price territory.

Why would you buy this, then?

Gtech: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TFT_LCD...hing_.28IPS.29
At $266 you can wait for a U2311H to go on sale and get an E-IPS panel that's the same size. If you going to argue about response time, wait for some actual reviews comparing it to other monitors. The response time spec is a load of BS just like the contrast ratio spec. Input lag is something gamers should worry about also and is usually never mentioned by manufacturers.

And if we are going to keep posting sources of info for LCDs, I'll just leave this here:
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles.htm
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At $266 you can wait for a U2311H to go on sale and get an E-IPS panel that's the same size. If you going to argue about response time, wait for some actual reviews comparing it to other monitors. The response time spec is a load of BS just like the contrast ratio spec. Input lag is something gamers should worry about also and is usually never mentioned by manufacturers.

And if we are going to keep posting sources of info for LCDs, I'll just leave this here:
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles.htm
Hey, I wasn't arguing for the TN panels at all. I just ordered a U2311H. That's why I said "who would buy this, then?"

If Samsung wanted to price this competitively, it needs to be around 190-200.

I posted the wiki link because "GTech" asked "what is an IPS monitor?"
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