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SyncMaster P2350 Performance

The monitor has 100% brightness and 75% contrast by default. I achieved a 100nit white by dropping the brightness and contrast settings to 39% and 45%, respectively. The monitor regulates its brightness by means of pulse-width modulation of the power of the backlight lamps at a frequency of 180Hz.

Response Time

There is nothing new in the Normal mode: 14.6 milliseconds (GtG).

In the Faster mode the response time average lowers almost threefold to 5.8 milliseconds.

The RTC error average is low at only 4.1%. Quite a lot of transitions are performed without any error.

The pixel relaxation time is small too at 5.1 milliseconds.

The Fastest mode lowers the response time average by a mere 1.5 milliseconds, to 4.3 milliseconds (GtG). There is still no RTC for black-to-gray transitions.

This acceleration comes at a high price: the RTC error average grows up almost fivefold to 19.6%.

The average time for pixel relaxation is as high as 20.6 milliseconds. So, the P2350 does not break the tradition: the Faster mode is still the best compromise between speed and visual artifacts. It is unclear what the Fastest mode is for. The artifacts are so gross in it that you can’t help seeing them.

Input Lag

I did not spot any input lag on the SyncMaster P2350 in comparison with a Samsung SyncMaster 710N which has zero input lag.

Brightness and Contrast

The monitor’s brightness and contrast are high. There is nothing to criticize for me here.

Brightness Uniformity

The average nonuniformity of white brightness is 4.5% with a maximum deflection of 12.8%. For black brightness, the average and maximum are 7.3% and 25.0%, respectively. The pictures based on the measurement results indicate that there are brighter areas at the top and bottom of the screen when the monitor is showing black.

Color Gamut

We don’t see anything new here. The monitor’s color gamut is somewhat smaller than sRGB in blues and somewhat larger in reds and greens. For all practical purposes, the two color spaces can be assumed to be equal.

Gamma Curves

At the default settings the red and green color curves look good, but the blue curve is sagging.

The curves improve when the contrast setting is reduced. They differ a little from the theoretical curve but not by much.

Color Temperature

Like the previous two models, this monitor has a deflection towards green in the predefined color temperature modes. The dispersion of temperature between the different levels of gray is small, though. However, the deflection towards green is subjectively more agreeable to the eye than darks having a blue tint as in many other monitors. Besides, you can solve the problem completely by means of manual setup. I selected the following values: Contrast = 50, R=45, G=42, B=50.

As you can see, the result is very good when expressed in numbers: the different levels of gray do not differ much in terms of color temperature.

MagicBright Modes

The Text mode is still rather too bright to be used for text-based applications. You may want to set the monitor up manually for a lower level of brightness and use the Text mode to view photographs and watch movies. Otherwise, I can see no problems with the MagicBright setup.

 
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