Not perfect, but pretty good (after some tweaking)
K. Brian Bond, Amazon
19 April 2009
Summary: When I connected the monitor to my Mac mini (OS X 10.5) using DVI, the monitor immediately worked at full resolution (1680x1050, 60Hz), but the overall color was much too blue, and the monitor controls do not allow color adjustment. However, the "Display" settings in System Preferences provide controls for color adjustment that were reasonably easy to use, and now the color is dialed in. Instead of considering returning the monitor I am now quite happy with it.
Summary: I bought this 22" Monitor about 2 months ago. For the most part the monitor is great. I don't have a DVI output yet so the color is a little off. Sometimes it doesn't want to come out of sleep mode.
Summary: The picture is great, the price is right. But I, too, had difficulty installing the monitor on it's base. I was afraid something was going to snap and ended up using a soapy solution to lubricate the bracket. One of the reasons that I bought this monitor was it's "Energy Star" rating. In spite of that rating, a little blue LED blinks constantly when powered downunless the monitor is completely turned off.
Summary: This is an absolutely gorgeous monitor. I love the details in its appearance. Yes, the little stand took a call to Samsung (who assured me that yes, it was a PITA to plug in), a kitchen towel around my hand and some careful pressure to get in- but if you start from one edge and apply steady pressure, you can do it. I hope I won't have to pull it out...
Summary: I like the monitor, but make sure your BIOS will support the recommended, widescreen format (1680x1050). If you have a computer that's even two years old, your BIOS may not support some widescreen settings. Mine is currently set at 1280x1024, which is a standard format. The 1680x1050 setting is available, but if selected I get a black screen.
Summary: Stand assembly was very frustrating only because I hadn't seen these reviews and thought that surely Samsung had packed the wrong stand. After an hour of frustration I threw caution to the wind and forced it in. Voila! Don't be afraid -- it's tight but not impossible.
Summary: This is a great product, except it's very hard to mount the LCD into the stand. I have to put the stand on bed and use full body weight to push the LCD into the stand's mount. Was very afraid it will break the LCD. After that, it's pleasure to use.
Summary: So far the monitor is pretty nice and works fine. It did take me about 15 minutes to install the stand. But basically you just got to first put the stand together. Then you got to forcefully shove either the left side or right side in as far as possible. Then you have to forcefully wiggle the other side and keep wiggling both sides until it gets in. The arrow should be facing the front of the monitor.
Summary: Yes, the picture quality of the monitor is great and that's what really counts but the stuff on the CD is less than worthless. It was sucking all my cpu cycles up. Everything was running much slower than usual after I installed the two programs on the CD. I forget their names because I have since uninstalled them and have thrown the CD away. Problem solved. They were taking 80% of CPU time. Also the stand is a huge problem.