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Old April 30, 2008, 10:52 AM
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Samsung SyncMaster 245BW Widescreen LCD Monitor Wednesday, 30 April 2008
We have spent a lot of time at Benchmark Reviews talking about video cards recently - and with good reason. The discrete graphics segment of the market is currently afire with many outstanding price-to-performance options. When we looked at the offerings from the two biggest players, the NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX and ATI/AMD HD 3870, we saw that game performance even when scaled to high resolution was simply outstanding. This begs the question; why with such low-cost entrance into owning cards capable of "high-rez" gaming, most users are still running a display of 19" or less?Monitors are arguably the most important component for users, getting more usage than any other component of a PC. The only reasonable answer would have to be cost, as until recently displays above the 19" mark have been prohibitively expensive. That's where the SAMSUNG SyncMaster 245BW enters the scene as very attractively priced 24" widescreen LCD monitor.
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Old April 30, 2008, 11:26 AM
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I had this monitored and returned it.

It was too big for me.
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Old April 30, 2008, 12:14 PM
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Did you mean the total overall size, or the resolution? I had the SOYO 24-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor DYLM24D6 and it was just too large for my desk. I like that the Samsung has very little trim around the LCD panel, but it too would probably be too large for my tastes. All of this is a bit odd, considering that I now use a Samsung 204B 20.1" LCD, which uses the 1600x1200 resolution. It is essentially a standard version of the widescreen product.
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Old April 30, 2008, 12:45 PM
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to small.. i use a 30" monitor and a 22" monitor both from lg
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Old April 30, 2008, 12:47 PM
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Gee, can't win with monitors. It seems the monitors are more personal than keyboards or mouse.
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Old April 30, 2008, 12:54 PM
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I love my Samsung 226BW 22" so much I'm thinking about buying a second. I used to use a Sony HDMS74 17" that cost me $750 back in the day lol.. It is still one of the best looking LCD's physically and screen/colour wise I've ever seen and it's specs don't touch anything out there.. but this Samsung I use now is great.
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Old April 30, 2008, 01:41 PM
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Old April 30, 2008, 02:03 PM
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32" Sharp Aquos....mmm The 30" LCD's are way too high a resolution for me. Everything is far too small. I like to sit back and relax when I am on my PC, and the 32" Sharps 1920 X 1080 is perfect!
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Old April 30, 2008, 04:58 PM
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I've had my 24" sammy for a few mths now (was on sale at futureshop for $349!) and I'm glad I bought it, the response time is great and the picture is wonderful! I can sit back in the recliner with the wireless kb and mouse and watch hockey on it while playing games on the 42" plasma via the GX2 HDMI....the wife keeps asking me when I'm coming out of the mancave..lol
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