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Samsung SyncMaster 2243BWX 22-inch LCD Monitor
List Price: $329.95

Our Price: $189.99

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Product Description

The affordable 2243BWX offers a space-saving design with all the features you need in a large 22" viewable monitor. Make sure you're in the best position to do your finest work with the 4-way adjustable stand that can pivot, swivel, tilt and 160o viewing angles. Whether you're watching a movie or designing a presentation, the 8000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio ensures images are brighter, and darker resulting in superior quality for easy-to-view images. The 2243BWX features a built-in USB in the stand to easily connect cameras, USB storage devices and more. The 5 ms response time virtually eliminates any blurring, making this monitor perfect for gamers or anyone who wants crisp, clear images. 170o/160o Horizontal and Vertical Viewing Angles VGA, DVI-D Connectors Built-in USB Ports in Stand Approximate Unit Dimensions - 19.9 (W) x 14.78 (H) x 7.87(D) Approximate Unit Weight - 14lbs 3-Year Warranty

  • 22 Widescreen display
  • 1680 x 1050 Native Resolution
  • 300 cd/m2 Brightness
  • 8000 - 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio; 1000 - 1 Contrast Ratio
  • 5 ms Response Time

Customer Reviews:

  • Great value and great quality.
    I chose this monitor because of the size and video quality -- and the price was amazing. I also liked the SyncMaster color - I looked at a lot of brands and this seemed very sharp with good color. If you can look at some of these in a store somewhere, you will quickly see the difference. But note the model number and type carefully: some brands have multiple product lines and the quality may be very different between them. It's not enough to say "Sony" or "Samsung." The price at Amazon was much, much better than anything I found locally and delivery was pretty quick.

    I have only one complaint about this monitor -- it is somewhat slow to "wake up" after it goes into power-saving mode.
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  • Fantastic monitor!
    After researching many different 22" monitors, I chose the Samsung 2243BWX because of Samsung's proprietary use settings (e.g., a text setting) and its ability to pivot. I had reservations after reading about uneven LCD quality in other Samsung models and after reading that the monitor had to be tilted up slightly while pivoted. Neither reservation proved to be a problem: the LCD was flawless (with no dead pixels or lines) and, once pivoted, the screen's could be adjusted to a surprising extent. There was some backlight bleed at the top of the screen, but no more than other LCD monitors. I also can't speak to its suitability for gaming or video; for work-related purposes, it's perfect, however....more info
  • The Perfect Choice!
    Every once in a while, something works out just perfectly.

    I bought this monitor for my daughter, who lives in a different part of the country. (This in itself was an achievement because it is sometimes difficult to find a vendor who will ship to an address other than the billing address on the credit card. Thank you, Amazon.)

    The name of the vendor, FactoryDepot, implies "refurbed" to me but this item was described as new and we have no reason to believe that it isn't. The price was excellent -- as low as many refurbs. Shipping was prompt, via FedEx Ground (not Home Delivery), at an extremely reasonable cost. The item arrived in perfect condition and looks excellent. My daughter is not particularly computer-literate but she reports no defects of any kind.

    Contrary to the current trend, I specifically chose the 16x10 resolution instead of the currently popular 16x9 as it feels more comfortable for general purpose computing. The USB connections are handy for those of us who don't like to crawl under the desk to access rear connections on the PC.

    Bottom line is, We're all happy. ...more info
  • Just Do It!
    I was hesitant to buy a widescreen monitor for our five-year-old computer with its old, standard graphics card, but our previous 17" Samsung monitor, which was 5 years old and still going strong, finally became a bit too small and blurry for our aging vision. Really pleased with this monitor. No problems with compatibility, and I know that in a year or two when we are ready to upgrade our computer, this monitor will be capable of the higher resolution that the new graphics card will provide. Meanwhile, we have a much bigger image, lots clearer, really nice resolution. Very happy with it. Easy setup and it looks sleek. I also appreciate the USB ports on the monitor base. Very handy. I do wish it had height adjustment available, instead of just the tilt, but for the low price, I can't complain. Great deal for a great name in monitors. At work, some of our older servers have 8- and 9-year-old Samsung monitors attached, so I knew what brand I wanted!...more info
  • Clear and amazing
    This is by far the best display I have ever owned. I am using it with Vista and a good quality video card and this display is flawless....more info
  • Might have been nice....
    This monitor might have been nice had Samsung bothered to put the correct EDID information on the monitor. Instead, however, my monitor reports its maximum resolution as 1280x1024, so I can't use the monitor as a widescreen monitor since the Windows Nvidia drivers have strict implementation of EDID. So, this POS is going right back to Samsung. Did I mention I recieved this as a warranty replacement for another Samsung monitor that died after a mere 2 years' service?

    There's also a pretty major design flaw in the monitor itself. The buttons on the unit are touch buttons. Brilliantly, Samsung made the text of the buttons charcoal gray on a black background. Unsurprisingly, unless strong light is available, the buttons are not visible. I wouldn't recommend any Samsung monitor, or any Samsung product for that matter anymore if this is the best they can offer....more info
  • Wonderful Monitor!
    I chose the Samsung SyncMaster 2243 BWX 22" black monitor after researching dozens of highly rated monitors. My old monitor was a 50 pound, 20 inch x 20 inch Optiquest monitor (great for its time). The Samsung monitor responded very well to my Dell Dimension 4300 analog, windows XP desktop. I now have working space on my desk. This was a quantum leap for sure.

    Samsung 2243 came with three other cables: d-sub, dvi-d and audio. My desktop did not need the dvi-d cable which was made for digital only products. I connected the audio cable but I don't think this monitor is audio enabled. I continued to use my old but powerful Harman / Kardon speakers.

    Other features are: 5ms, contrast 1,000 to 1 and direct contrast of 8,000 to 1. It comes with two USB ports built into the monitor stand for camera and other devices, adjustable height, swivel, and tilt, and numerous choices on the lower right of the panel to adjust the screen image. Packaging was great and delivery time was three days excluding the weekend.

    Installation took about thirty minutes. I was surprised that my computer was much faster than before. You can use the optimal resolution (1680 x 1050) for this monitor or you can make things appear much bigger on the screen by going into control panel and changing it to a smaller resolution in display, settings. At this point, you can fine tune the brightness, contrast, etc. again. The result is you can sit several feet from the monitor and still see things very clearly.

    I have a few cons: the price is a little steep at $299 but I think it is worth it. The ? inch monitor border is a little glossy but I got use to it. I tried to register the product online but it said my email address is invalid. I will try again. Hope this helps!...more info