About a year ago Samsung introduced its Touch of Color series of LCD monitors which comprised original home-oriented products with a beautiful appearance brought to life by means of a multilayered design of the case with translucent acryl coating.
Our tests proved that, besides being nice-looking, that series also had good technical characteristics and it was quite a success among customers. Therefore Samsung has developed the Touch of Color series further by releasing over half a dozen new models in it.
While the first wave of these monitors was uniform, the current generation splits into three branches: a relatively inexpensive 50 series (P2050, P2250 and P2350), a pretty 70 series (P2070, P2270 and P2370) and a new LED-backlit XL2370. Samsung has not yet decided on releasing models with larger diagonals in the Touch of Color line.
As you can see, the models of the different sub-series with the same diagonal are similar in their specs: the 50 series models have a somewhat higher maximum brightness and a dedicated analog input (in the 70 series an analog cable is plugged to a DVI connector via an adapter). That’s all the difference, actually. The LED-backlit XL2370 also features a colossal value of dynamic contrast.
But are the 50 and 70 series indeed so similar in practice? Perhaps you should choose between them basing not only on their looks? I will try to give you the answer in this review.
Use the following link for a description of our testing methodology and the equipment we use as well as for a brief explanation of what the specified and tested parameters of LCD monitors mean: X-bit Labs Presents: LCD Monitors Testing Methodology In Depth. If you feel overwhelmed with the numbers and terms this article abounds in, check out an appropriate section of the mentioned article for explanation.
You can also check out the Monitors section of our site if this review doesn’t cover the model you are interested in.