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|The Samsung SyncMaster 226BW monitor features a glossy black bezel design with curved edges. This Samsung monitor has a 22-inch screen with a high resolution of 1680×1050 and 16:10 aspect ratio. This Samsung 22-inch monitor has HDCP compatibility on its DVI port, allowing you to view Blu-ray videos and HD DVD. The Samsung SyncMaster 226BW offers a 2 ms response time for super fast action and high end gaming. With Magic-Color and MagicBright options, this Samsung monitor delivers vivid colors and sharp images. This Samsung 22-inch monitor has a circular rotating stand with forward/backward tilt. Samsung SyncMaster 226BW offers impressive image quality and is wall mountable.|
|Product Line||Samsung SyncMaster|
|Display Technology||Flat Panel LCD TFT (Active Matrix), LCD|
|Maximum Resolution||1680 x 1050|
|Response Time||2 ms|
|Refresh Rate||75 Hz|
|Synchronization Range - Vertical||56 - 75 kHz|
|Synchronization Range - Horizontal||30 - 81 kHz|
|Max Viewing Angle Horizontal||160°|
|Max Viewing Angle Vertical||160°|
|Regulatory Approval||BSMI, CE, CSA, FCC, MIC, MPR-, NEMKO, NOM, PCBC, PSB, SASO, TUV, UL, VCCI|
|Color Support||24-bit (16.7M Colors)|
|Analog Video Input Connector||1 x 15 Pin D-Sub connector|
|Digital Video Input Standard||DVI, DVI-D|
Average review score based on 30 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
I really love my Samsung 226BW 22 inch LCD monitor, I purchased one in 2007 when it first came out, I loved the specs especially for gaming! I play a lot of first person shooters, so the 2ms response time is a must. The color looks fantastic, although not as impressive as the newer LED monitors, how could you pass up a second monitor, or maybe this is your first monitor in the larger than 19" category? You won't be disappointed! I purchased this monitor for 77.00 plus 16.00 for shipping that's less than 100.00 for a top name brand 22 inch monitor! The colors are vibrant and images using a DVI connection are sharp and clear. I like the piano black bezel, and easily adjustable height and viewing angle. When this product was introduced to the market, it was great performing monitor for the price, now I think its still a solid performer for even less. My only complaint is that it didn't come with an HDMI input.
A lot of bang for the buck here. Great screen size. Monitor is very adjustable as for as the display goes. I can't stress enough to take the time and understand how to properly calibrate this monitor. It comes with great software, use it! Take the time research what each setting actually does, not what you think it may. I am a professional graphic designer. I bought 2 of these and am very satisfied with them. Took me about 15 minutes to calibrate each monitor. I achieved excellent results. I calibrated them in 3 different modes. 1 for movies, 1 for graphics and 1 for just surfing around the internet. You can save each setting. In conclusion, I am very happy with these monitors. I suppose there being no height adjustment might be a issue for some people, but not me. Killer response time, great contrast ratio. The high gloss finish is very eye catching. Comes with both VGA and DVI cables. The swivel base is a very nice feature. 3 year warranty as always by Samsung. I never buy a monitor with only a 1 year warranty. I would buy these Samsungs again in a heartbeat.
Even though it came with no manual or CD-ROM, it was a breeze to set-up. Drivers for both analog and digital are a 30-second download on Samsung's Web, as is the entire manual. The unit beats every other (we current have 10 in the office) display. Controls are intuitive and easy to adjust or set on auto.
Now, as to the picture quality. For web browsing, and word documentation; particularly detailed charts and graphs, the quality is beyond reproach. Given the screen's rectangular profile (18.5" long and 11.75" high of actual view area) at a reasonably high contrast, I no longer need my glasses for those critical 18-24" of viewing. I could not hope for better resolution and color reproduction, as it easily rivals my Sony 42" high definition LCD, selling for 15 times the price. If you are looking for a simple, unobtrusive monitor with outstanding performance, I would encourage you to look no further.
For the time being, I have no negative or discouraging comments, as there is none. We have monitors that cost less and more that are about the same size, and this model out ranks them all. For your employment comparison, this office is dedicated to forensic neuropsychology. So far this monitor has been used for all Word applications and the display of automated neuropsychological tests, requiring detailed calibration.
Good looking monitor. Thin frame, matte lcd, no glare. 16:10 aspect ratio, little taller than 16:9 aspect monitors, while still maintaining widescreen. The blue light around the power button looks good, it's not bright or distracting. I didnt notice any light bleeding through from edges. Took me a little while to set the colors. Ended up having to use software to tweak the colors to my liking. There were a few different options in the monitor's menu to adjust colors. It's just easier to adjust the colors through a software program and leave the monitors settings as default. The viewing angle is exactly what you'd expect from a standard monitor. Pretty good from the sides,but starts to get dark when your viewing angle is below or above the monitor. No ghosting in games,COD:MW2,CS:S,DoD:S,SW:Force Unleashed Sith, etc.
I'm a gamer who values quality picture, and the 226bw delivers. I bought my monitor used to ensure that it was an s-panel with no dead pixels. The s-panel is rare, but is of better quality than the other models. I understand, however, that the other models are also better than most monitors within the same price range. If you are looking at the 226bw because it falls within your price range, then I highly recommend it. I spent considerable time researching monitors, and I don't believe you will find a better monitor for the price (as of Jan 2008).
I've had the monitor for about a month now, and only faintly noticed the backlighting once. This was after I had the monitor on all day, and with a black background. btw, the black looks black, and the white looks white. The viewing angle isn't perfect, as it seems a bit more clear when tilted slightly downward. This is hardly noticable, and hasn't bothered me.
If you are a gamer, keep in mind that a 1680x1050 resolution is taxing on video cards. My GeForce 7900 GT does a great job with some of the most demanding games (Crysis, COD4, etc).