Reviews and Problems with Samsung SyncMaster 2433BW
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Good points and bad, but not recommended
Old Drums, Amazon
18 January 2012
Summary: When I first got this monitor I loved it. Bright and big. But the stand is not well designed and seems too small to safely support the monitor. It was difficult to force the stand into the bottom of the monitor when putting it together and I thought I might break it. After some use, I realized that the TFT screen changes dramatically when viewed from different angles. You must look at this monitor straight on, or there is dramatic color shift.
Summary: I bought this screen as an upgrade from Dell 19" screen, I was amazed of how nice the screen was designed even from the back it has a stylish look but to put the screen on the stand was a real night mare, the difficult part was not on how to snap the stand inside the screen but it's the terrifying feeling that with all the force that you have to put on the screen to snap it in could crack the screen anytime, so I am not sure what Samsung people were thinking.
"Nice picture but lines appeared, bad customer service"
17 July 2009
Pros: Nice big monitor with plenty of real estate for pallets in page layout programs. Nice color and contrast.
Cons: Odd placement of function buttons make navigating the menu a bit tricky. After only 2 months bright magenta, yellow & cyan lines appeared on the right side and more show up every few days. Our IT dept has tried to contact Samsung Support with no luck
Summary: The Acer X241W that I bought a couple of years ago for approx. $300 recently crapped out on me. I thought I would "upgrade" to this Samsung. I have to say I'm not impressed. The viewing angle is atrocious. Any slight movement of your head severely effects image quality. The viewing angle is so small, when looking at the blue start up screen of my computer (which was a nice, solid blue on the Acer) the color is inconsistent and muddy from one end of the screen to another.
Summary: Like others have said, the base installation is bordering on insane. There's an oval rubber grommet thingy at the bottom that the base friction fits into. You have to turn the monitor upside down (on the floor) and exert all your weight onto the base to "snap" the base pivot ball into the monitor. While you are doing this, you can hear the case flexing and cracking. Trust me, its bad bad bad. Next, I am not a fan of the glossy black bezel, but thats personal preference.