Summary: After opening the box: made in Malaysia feb 2008 sticker with no version (s?)
Hidden menu:go to menu,contrast and brightness to zero,menu again,then hold source for 5 sec...It is a CMO version,the worst one as based on the 1000 reviews I read before on the net.
Plug the monitor on the vga port of my LG laptop (Geforce GO 7400 512Mb).
Picture looks great,not a single adjustment required.
Call of Duty 4,World in conflict...running perfectly on 16:10,clear images on action.
Summary: Love this monitor and I'm running 2 of them on my computer, which is a must IMO... makes everything so much easier to do. :) Great contrast, color, clarity and software that comes with it... unit is very solid and looks great. Can't beat it for the price.
Summary: I used to own one of those huge bulky 19" inch flat-screen monitors before this one, and am I glad I made the switch - so much space on my desk now!! Now about the monitor itself: Beautiful colors, awesome size so if you're into gaming like I am this is a new experience. Also, this is perfect for web-designers and those who use photo-editors and the likes. Plenty of room to leave all toolbars, menus, etc. on the screen.
Summary: Like any purchase of considerable value, I went over a fair number of reviews before committing to a purchase, Suffice to say this is my second Samsung 22" monitor as I need multiple screens for my kind of work.
As I try to think of helpful comments to make, I can only come to this;
1) You can not get more of a monitor than the video card is able to do.So spending time comparing highly technical monitor performance metrics is an exercise in futility.
Stunning monitor, better than almost anything at this price!
14 August 2009
Excerpt: I've owned the Samsung 226BW since it was first launced, and can safely say it's the best monitor i've owned to date. It has a super fast refresh rate of 2ms meaning you get a very good picture quality and no 'lag' whilst using the computer - it makes viewing videos particularly crisp! The monitor hosts both a VGA and DVI input, meaning you can plug two devices into it and switch between the two by merely pressing the 'source' button on the front of the monitor.
Excerpt: A 22 inch monitor is usually considered pretty large and it definitely feels different after using a 15" one. Gone are the days of resizing your windows to fit on the screen, you can simply have both of them opened at the same time. I didn't want to dual screen because it takes up too much room and I'd rather have one large quality monitor.
A very good monitor with a few skeletons and plenty of value for money.
21 May 2009
Excerpt: This was a must-buy monitor for individuals looking for a high quality, well thought of display without having to pay through the nose. Unfortunately during the first years of production, some LCD manufacture was outsourced to AOC and CMO while some was kept in-house at Samsung. This meant that during those times there were some okay screens and some amazing screens all sold under the same model number and brand.
An excellent quality, affordable monitor, with very few downsides.
13 May 2009
Excerpt: When you take the monitor out the box you are instantly taken aback by how big it is, particularly if you're upgrading from a smaller monitor. At 22", the monitor is big enough to open two full documents side-by-side on screen. It's very stylish, but isn't overstated, and boasts a particularly attractive blue LED-backed power button. From a practical perspective, the 226BW was easy to assemble, plug in, and configure.