The control buttons are placed on the right of the front panel and accompanied with easily readable icons. Quick access is provided to switching the MagicBright modes, to the brightness setting, to choosing the input, to the auto-adjustment feature, and to enabling Picture-in-Picture mode.
The onscreen menu isn’t quite good. Designed in a TV-set style, it is very large and has an illogical structure from a PC user’s point of view – it opens up on the input selection option. This would make sense if the 244T were controlled remotely, but it is not the case. Sitting at the monitor, it is much easier to choose the input with the Source button. By the way, this is also easy because the monitor doesn’t browse through all the inputs it has – it can identify which of them have video sources attached and ignores the unused ones as you are pressing the Source button.
The monitor can show a picture from one of the computer interfaces (DVI or D-Sub) and one of the video inputs (in the secondary window in PiP mode; you can choose the size and position of that window in the menu).
The monitor offers generous color reproduction settings. Besides color temperature, you can change the value of gamma and adjust color reproduction by six coordinates (i.e. you can change the saturation and hue not only for red, green and blue, but also for cyan, yellow and magenta). An image-enhancing technology called MagicColor is available, but it distorts colors, making them too bright and lush.
By default, the monitor has 65% contrast and 90% brightness. To achieve a 100nit white I selected 35% brightness and 40% contrast. The image loses its lights at a contrast higher than 67%. The 244T regulates its brightness by means of pulse-width modulation of the backlight lamps at a frequency of 180Hz.
Color gradients are reproduced perfectly, without bending, at any settings.
The average brigthness uniformity is 3.8% on black; the maximum is 14.5%. The image gets brighter towards the left of the screen, especially to the corners, and darker to the right of the screen.
The brightness is more irregular on white: 5.5% on average and 18.5% at the maximum. The overall picture is the same: the image is getting darker towards the right side of the screen.