Summary: If you plan to use this monitor for anything that requires color accuracy, you should add the cost of a Spyder2express to your budget. If you get a non-Samsung panel, you will need it. A better idea, however, is simply to look elsewhere.
Pros: The image is crisp and the refresh rate is good. Overall I'm willing to accept the monitor's performance after the battles described below, but I would have returned this LCD if it weren't for Newegg's non-refundable policy. It's a good monitor for gaming and casual use.
Cons: I got a monitor with a 3rd-party panel (mine was made by AU Optronics) that clearly isn't the best of the best. I frequently process photos and I was very disappointed with the color fidelity of the monitor. A friend loaned me his Spyder2, which was able to configure the monitor in a much more ac...
Summary: It's not that a bad monitor for non-professional use but you really want to go with newer SAMSUNG 2253BW instead. In a nutshell, it offers more for practically the same price. From my 2253 review: "If you're choosing between Samsung 226BW and Samsung 2253BW, 2253BW is definitely a much better pick.
Pros: Please see Other Thoughts.
Cons: Backlight bleeding at both sides. Noticeably uneven luminance distribution. Vertical viewing angle is pretty bad. It may concern you if you plan to occasionally look at the monitor from a lower angle (e.g. watching a movie from the bed).
Pros: Big.excellent customer service by Newegg and Samsung. That is why I gave it a 3.
Cons: Monitor was dead. I sent it to Newegg and they couldn't do anything with it because there was no ups on the box. That is why I told them in the RMA but it is auto accept so I guess they did not know. The monitor would turn on and look pretty until 2 minutes went by then it would have all kinds of...