Monitor Review: Samsung SyncMaster P2450h and the Asus MS238H
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Today we'll look at two large monitors that are bargains for their size: the Samsung SyncMaster P2450h and the Asus MS238H. Which one performs better and offers more bang for the buck? The answer might surprise you.
The Samsung SyncMaster P2450h is a 24-inch monitor that looks good but does not perform up to expectations. The P2450h can be found in the range of $230 to $250, depending on where you shop. The monitor comes with a lengthy three-year warranty on parts and labor.
The SyncMaster P2450h's 24-inch display has a full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 and a 16:9 aspect ratio. The monitor's performance suffers in a couple of different areas. First, its color accuracy is not very good. There is a greenish tint that is noticeable when watching movies that tarnishes the viewing experience.
Also, the P2450h does not offer deep black levels, another no-no for movie fans. You will not be able to enjoy a ton of detail due to this issue when watching your favorite flicks.
Gaming fans will likely be disappointed as well, since games tend to appear dull on the screen and lack any real pop that one would expect. Performance-wise, if you are a videophile and take your picture quality seriously, there are better options.
To adjust picture settings, you must access the on-screen display (OSD) via controls that reside in the bottom right panel of the monitor. The controls are interesting, to say the least, and another example of modern design provided by Samsung. Small white dots are used as the controls, and beneath each is its description in a dark red lighting. Samsung designed the buttons and their accompanying descriptions to not distract you when viewing the monitor regularly. While they do not distract, some may find the small white controls to be difficult to view in a dark environment.
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