Summary: Despite its washed out default settings, the Samsung SyncMaster 245T, after calibration was a very good all around performer. Its wealth of input options, flexible stand and its sleek, black design make it a good fit for those looking for a monitor that can handle both clean, legible text documents as well as the latest Hollywood blockbuster.
Summary: The Samsung 245T is best suited for users who need many connectivity options--because, say, they want to use it for PC work and TV/movie viewing. But the 245T is more expensive than other, similarly specified widescreen LCD displays.
Summary: The point of this article wasn't necessarily to crown a winner between the two monitors that I have reviewed, but rather show the difference between the two and hopefully help make your buying decision a bit easier. Both of these monitors have their strong points, and their weak points, and I can't say that either is the "Perfect" monitor, however each monitor definitely will appeal to different consumer, and both are a good choice when buying a 24 Inch LCD monitor.
Pros: Tons of Features, (HDMI, PiP, etc.), Excellent Picture Quality, Great Viewing Angles, Height Adjustable Stand, Price, Height Adjustable Stand
Excerpt: Overall the 245T brings much more to the table than any standard computer monitor on the market and this is directly apparent in its premium price. With industry leading color reproduction, excellent contrast and clarity to take advantage of with a literally a buffet of video connections, the 245T would be best described as swiss army monitor option in the 24" monitor market.
Excerpt: The Samsung SyncMaster 245T is a 24in LCD with multiple inputs and a flexible design. And though washed out at default settings, a little tweaking helped the 245T score well in our on-screen tests.
Conclusion: The Samsung 245T was an interesting screen to test I felt, offering a decent range of interfaces, ergonomic adjustments and 'extra features' which were attractive. There is no doubting that the functionality of the screen is very good, second perhaps only to that of Dell's range in my opinion. The S-PVA panel technology was nice to see, and offers some very good all round performance.
Pros: Excellent range of ergonomic and interface options, Excellent colour accuracy and extended colour gamut once calibrated, Good pixel responsiveness and added MPA function for gaming
Cons: Relatively poor black depth and contrast ratio compared with other VA screens, Input lag is quite high, Poor default colour accuracy