Excerpt: I was going to use this monitor for simple word processing, viwing, edditing photos and viewin the occastiona video or moview.Be sure to know that while this monitor says it hasUSB ports, those USB ports are on the stand of the monitor. THerefore if you plan to mount the monitor you will not be about use the USB ports.For this and other reasons I returned this monitor.
Display quality good, but internal speakers not working
Julio G. Ciamarra, Amazon
2 May 2014
Summary: I received my new monitor and the display quality is phenomenal. However, after several attempts on my own and an hour with Samsung support, the integrated speakers did not work. As a result, I'm returning this monitor. I don't own any Samsung products in my home, but I thought I would give Samsung a try as my PC monitor, but maybe a bad choice for me. My next monitor will not be a Samsung. Just one person's opinion and experience.
Excerpt: In looking for a new monitor I was torn between TN and IPS screen types, but the PLS screens from Samsung give you the best of both worlds; accurate color reproduction, wide viewing angles and fast refresh speed.The S24C650PL gives you 1920 x 1080 resolution that looks great for movies, games or big spreadsheets. With its adjustable stand (height, pivot and turn) it get the screen right where you want it.
Summary: The Samsung S24C650 is 24-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 resolution monitor has height adjustment and pivot, and there's a smart USB hub (you can put in 2 plugs) is built into the base as well which is not a deal breaker but does make life easier. Image quality is very good, but out of the box is it overly bright and far too contrasty. I think most do that though to give you a quick pizzazz. Since the controls are easy to manipulate changing that is easy.
Summary: An excellent monitor. One star off because the connection for the USB port is right at the back meaning that if I plugged it in the screen was in total deeper and thus did not fit into the cabinet desk I have put it.
Solid choice and good VFM, but don't expect high end picture quality.
R S Forster, Amazon
8 February 2015
Summary: Good picture without hitting the highs of more expensive models more than adequate for average user. Very crisp picture, portrait mode and usb hub good features. Only disappointment is uneven cast and bleed to edges especially with low brightness images.