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Samsung SyncMaster 245B

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    7.7 7.7 from 7 reviewers
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    6.3 6.3 from 5 reviewers
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    6.0 6.0 from 6 reviewers
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    6.0 6.0 from 5 reviewers
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    6.4 6.4 from 14 reviewers
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Samsung SyncMaster 245B

The Samsung SyncMaster 245B is a 24” widescreen LCD monitor with a native resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels (WUXGA). It comes with a high glossy black front bezel and a black back cabinet. It has an overall measurement of 22.06 x 17.46 x 9.73 inches (W x H x D) and weight of 18.5 pounds but without the stand, it only measures 22.06 x 13.23 x 3.63 (W x H x D). The Samsung SyncMaster 245B comes with a height-adjustable Best Ergonomic 100-mm HAS stand. It also has VESA hole conf…

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Samsung SyncMaster 245B

The Samsung SyncMaster 245B is a 24” widescreen LCD monitor with a native resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels (WUXGA). It comes with a high glossy black front bezel and a black back cabinet. It has an overall measurement of 22.06 x 17.46 x 9.73 inches (W x H x D) and weight of 18.5 pounds but without the stand, it only measures 22.06 x 13.23 x 3.63 (W x H x D). The Samsung SyncMaster 245B comes with a height-adjustable Best Ergonomic 100-mm HAS stand. It also has VESA hole configurations with 200mm x 100mm specifications for wall mounting. Apart from these, the monitor also has swivel and tilt features.

Display Features

The Samsung SyncMaster 245B’s 24-inch 1920 x 1200-pixel resolution panel can support up to 16.7 million colors and has a brightness range of 400 cd/m2. It also has a contrast ratio of 1000:1 static or up to 3000:1 dynamic. Its viewing angle is at 160 degrees for both horizontal and vertical. The panel has a refresh response time of 5 ms and a synchronization range from 30 to 81 kHz for horizontal and 56 to 75 Hz for vertical. It also has a dot pitch of 0.270 x 0.270 mm.

Connectivity

The Samsung SyncMaster 245B has connectors for Analog RGB and DVI. The monitor is equipped with a DVI-D port and an analog mini D-sub VGA connector, with each having one port at the back.

Compatibility

The monitor is Windows Vista Premium-certified and is also compatible with Macs.

Other Features

The Samsung SyncMaster 206BW is equipped with MagicColor and MagicBright3 technology that automatically optimizes the display’s brightness, contrast and gamma correction.

Review Summary

The Samsung SyncMaster 245B is a 24 in widescreen monitor which is impressive with its neutral grays and natural tones. The 245B has a 400cd/m2 backlight and a contrast ratio of 1000:1, resulting in bright whites and deep blacks. With a 5 ms response time, it has no problems in fast-moving games and videos, and in movies it really shows off its sharpness. The only flaw is the lack of speakers. The Samsung SyncMaster 245B is adjustable and able to swivel right round on its thick base and lifts up to 10 cm. It can also be locked in place using the key at the back but its ports and connections are limited to DVI and VGA. The Samsung SyncMaster 245B sports a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200, meaning a lot of space which allows having several windows open at the same time. And another important advantage is the ability to display 1080p high definition content. The bezel surrounding the screen is quite slim at 16 mm. There is a Samsung logo in the centre below the panel, and the model designation at the top left. At the bottom right are the monitor controls. There's a large round power button that glows blue. Next is an Auto button which will auto-adjust the monitor if it's connected to an analogue source. This button is inactive when connected digitally. The other four buttons are for Menu, Enter, Up and Down, primarily for navigating the OSD. If Up button is pressed when not in the OSD, it is a shortcut to the Brightness adjustment, while pressing the Down button is a shortcut to the MagicBright settings. MagicBright comprises various preset states such as Custom, Text, Internet, Game, Sport, Movie and Dynamic Contrast. It uses a TN panel rather than an S-PVA panel. Regarding image quality this monitor is unparallel.

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