Pros: Crisp accurate colors. Easy to read text. Really, once I set it up initially I never made any changes for 3.5 years.
Cons: Ran(notice the past-tense?) a little warm. The stand would give out the odd "creak" like an old house settling.The On/Off button was a hit and miss. I often thought I had felt it click and therefore should be off. But it was still on.
Summary: Samsung is not on my Christmas list! RMA support and repair of existing Monitors is 1/2 star and attempts to escalate were denied. Overall support is poor at best. I decided to give ASUS VE248H - 24" a chance making Sansung's lack of support a non issue.
Great picture quality, still looks great 2 years later
John C, Amazon
18 January 2010
Summary: Bought the Samsung Syncmaster 245BW in 2008. This 24" widescreen (16x9 format) monitor has been just perfect. I use it for hours daily and it has never had a single hiccup, great image every time I turn it on. I'm picky about display quality and color, this one is as good as any LCD monitor I've ever seen, just as clear as the (expensive) LCD display I use at work. The resolution is 1920x1200, so it's a widescreen.
Fantastic, but don't rely on it as your primary monitor; Samsung service OK
Emily S. Lakdawalla, Amazon
25 October 2009
Summary: I absolutely love the crisp, sharp detail, bright whites and black darks on this monitor. I use it as a second monitor attached to a laptop. I use it to process digital images from spacecraft, which contain lots of black black space and bright whites. The range of contrast that this monitor can produce is a thousand times better than my laptop's screen -- whites are much brighter, blacks are darker, and all of the detail is crisp.
great monitor - analog and digital inputs quite handy
Michael Winters, Amazon
27 July 2009
Summary: The Samsung 24" provides a 16:9 aspect ratio that is great for doing image editing and working on spreadsheets. It has dual inputs than than be switched from a button on the front of the display. This makes it possible to use two computers and have them share a single monitor. I use mine with an analog input from a Windows PC and the digital input from a Mac Pro workstation. The color is excellent and easy to adjust with a calibration tool.
Summary: I bought 9 of these displays for my artwork. The viewing angle (vertically) is inferior to other displays -- there are distinct color change as one changes the vertical viewing angle. The monitor does not reset correctly if an Intel/XP computer powers-up AFTER the monitor (an analog to digital switching problem?)-- ugly yellow striations appear on the display -- re-starting the diplay fixes the problem (I use DPMS to do this).
"Great Quality LCD, Spacious Screen, Small Footprint"
16 February 2009
Pros: LOTS and LOTS of real estate to work on! Clean, simple glossy frame that is Square! (Some of the new Samsungs throw you off visually with their curved bottom edge) Great Color, No Dead Pixels after 14 months of consistent daily use. Great for design!
Cons: Typical black bezel shows a lot of dust. Had some installation issues with the color calibration software. Some of the presets still don't work correctly.