One of the better 24" monitors of its time, now available cheap.
21 July 2011
Summary: These are a really good deal now if you can get one for low enough; sometimes they show up in decent condition for under $300 when it was originally a $1600+ monitor. Ebay finds on this monitor are sometimes still with original parts, sometimes reconditioned. There are a lot of them out there and spare parts available so it's a reasonable investment in a well supported product. The 90 degree rotation ability works great in Windows but is not well supported under Linux.
Summary: i had this for over 3 years and i still am amazed how good it is. great clarity, color and vibrancy. it cost me about $800+ when i bought it, but its been a great investment. the key reason i bought it was the fact that it can rotate into the portrait mode. the vertical orientation allows me to see a lot more lines of text so i dont have to scroll as much. great monitor.
Summary: I purchased this a little less than 4 years ago. Yesterday the screen started flashing. Switched cables, cards, etc. Monitor is bad, and no warranty remaining. For what I paid, I would expect it to last longer. Wont buy Samsung again.
Summary: We bought 5 of these at work. Out of the 5, 3 died within the 3 year warranty. We got a Samsung 2693HM as a warranty replacement. It died after being in service for 1 week. Awaiting replacement on 2 that are currently out on warranty, and hoping that Samsung takes care of the 2693 as well. I will definitely NOT be looking at Samsung for monitors and/or TVs in the future.
Summary: i did some recon when i knew i was in the market for a new Monitor. Having had Apple Studio displays for the last few years i was spoiled with their Excellent units. i had heard Samsung made great displays as well. i checked out reviews on line and and the praise for this monitor was almost universal. Gamer's, video heads, graphic design folks all raved. my unit certainly lived up to the props it was showered with.
Summary: I've now owned this monitor for a year and still love it to the extent that I would buy another today. I went from a mitsubishi 20" CRT which is the same as a Sony trinitron monitor. My mitsu was big and cumbersome and starting to take a dive. I have always heard that CRTs are better for graphics programs but I like this 244T better. Having now used a wide screen with this Samsung, I could never go back to a 4:3 monitor ever again.
Summary: The display certainly presents images with extreme clarity. This is very valuable when doing on screen photo manipulation. I did find the adjustment tools that come with the monitor to be confusing. In addition, LCDs are much brighter than CRTs and despite monitor calibration, I have found it frustrating getting the tonal range and contrast of my photo print output to match the image I see on the screen. There is definitely a different workflow with these monitors.
Summary: This monitor is great because it has superb brightness, the viewing angle allows it to be watched from around the room, and the stand is very flexible and makes the monitor easy to use. I'm also happy there are so many inputs, which can allow a DVD player to be hooked up to this device. Good value for money. If you are less concerned with having a good stand, I'd recommend the Acer which is cheaper but less flexible.