A great low-cost monitor with great value, and only one true flaw.
7 July 2013
Summary: A great value for what it is, a low cost monitor. It has a crisp display, and serves its purpose. It also tilts, which is handy for when I stand up to work/game. The only thing I dislike about this product is its lack of a DVI port (VGA only, break out the adapters, children!) which lead to me buying a DVI-VGA adapter. Over all, however, you are getting your money's worth for an inexpensive model.
Summary: If all you're doing is using this as a desk monitor then it's a great buy for the money. Yeah, you can't view from obtuse angles very well, but if you don't need that or other fancy gimmicks then this is a very good monitor with a nice clear picture and small base. And don't believe that stuff about can't adjust the vertical viewing angle. Whoever wrote that didn't know what they were doing. Just assemble the monitor to the base and gently tilt to your liking.
Summary: I'm not sure what the other reviewers are talking about when they say the screen cant be tilted. I was able to tilt it up and down easily without having to prop it. For the price, the picture quality is actually pretty good. It's a basic monitor, but worth the $90 I paid for it.
This is a lightweight, high resolution monitor under $100.00
27 September 2012
Summary: I have this monitor hooked up and am using it to write this review. It was delivered fast and is a great improvement to my old one. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because it makes objects appear a little wider than they are.
Summary: I bought this monitor to replace a twelve year old dcl lcd that was dying. One reason I choose it was that the Samsung tv I bought is great, wonderful color, viewable from any angle, so I expected the same with this monitor. Never even thought to question it. WRONG! I am extremely disappointed with this monitor. If I had bought it from amazon, it would be going back today.
Summary: This is the only time that I have ever had issues with a monitor. It does not properly expose its display modes, so I was unable to get it to the reported maximum resolution on either a Windows XP, Windows 7, or Mac machine. I even tried using a DisplayPort connector rather than connecting it directly with a VGA cable. Samsung doesn't provide a real driver, but rather a modification of a Windows generic driver.
Summary: Even if the stand does adjust forward and back, there are so many other traps here. Stand does not adjust up and down, that's for sure. More significant is that this monitor will not work as a second monitor in a two monitor setup from a laptop. As indicated there is no internal menu for adjustments. You have to download a piece of software from Samsung's confusing web site. They have multiple versions posted for the same operating system; I assume you want the newest.