Summary: Great Monitor Good quality picture, super thin display. Really love it. Currently have it attached to a multi-monitor stand that attaches to my desk. Don't know why, but cant wear sunglasses and look at it though; screen disappears.
Summary: I bought this as replacement for my Samsung SyncMaster 244T which died due to a power supply failure (bad caps). The screen is bright and has a very wide angle of view. It has a motion senor which can be used to power-down the monitor when you leave your desk. I did not find any dead/stuck pixels, and no noticeable bleed.
Summary: I am extremely hard to please in terms of monitors. I have sensitive eyes, and I make software - so lots of text. I've tried apple cinema displays, dell ultrasharps (24" and 27"), Eizo's, HP's, etc. Various problems with them, but most of it boils down to the thick anti-glare coating (or in regards to the ACD, the extremely reflective glass). The Samsung is great -- the backlight gets dim enough without destroying the quality of the picture.
Summary: I moved to this from a 1600x1200 Samsung SynchMaster monitor that was about 5 years old. It was a little more expensive than I wanted to pay, but I decided to go for quality. I'm happy I did. This monitor is so clear and bigger than my old one, that I can use the default font size for Windows without any problems reading the screen.
New favorite monitor, energy efficient, but can be too bright
16 February 2012
Summary: I've been using the Samsung SyncMaster SA850 for a few weeks. I've been using the Samsung SyncMaster 245BW for a few years. The SA850 replaces the 245BW as my favorite, so here I will compare the two. They are the same screen size, and I drive them both via DVI. I am able to measure brightness and power consumption with a Specra Cine SA-810 Luminance meter and Watts Up Pro A/C power meter. Brightness is measured in the center, which can vary by a few % from the edges.
Summary: excellent monitor with no dead pixels default settings are extremely bright and had to be toned down a little bit, only problem I have is the powersupply not being built into the monitor, it does however have a nice bracket for holding the external one.
STILL the Best Monitor I've ever owned-Bought another one
T. Henn "Over the Hill", Amazon
7 January 2012
Summary: I reviewed this Monitor last January(2012) and I REALLY liked it then (see below for previous comments). Recently I experienced a failure of the display ( wierd Bands of colors and "tracer Bullet trails" showing through the background). After trying the obvious fixes ( new cables-reseat the video card, etc., I finally contacted Samsung to see how good the "3 year warranty" service would be.