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Samsung SyncMaster 244T

Samsung is producing a very extensive line of LCD monitors, but it had only included one 24” model until recently.

The SyncMaster 244T is based on a PVA matrix with Response Time Compensation. It has a peculiar specified response time – 6 milliseconds GtG instead of 8 milliseconds as is typical of *VA matrixes.

The monitor is hardly elegant because of the large stand. The silver color of the case doesn’t make it smaller visually, either. It looks very solid on the desk, but some people may find it bulky.

The stand is indeed large as you can see from the front as well as from a side, but it allows adjusting not only the tilt of the screen but also its height (from 100 to 200mm), and to turn the screen into the portrait mode and around the vertical axis (the sole of the stand remains motionless at that). The height can only be adjusted when the screen has a landscape orientation. This adjustment is blocked when the screen is oriented portrait-wise.

The stand can be replaced with a standard VESA mount.

The monitor offers a full selection of inputs: digital DVI-D, analog D-Sub, component, composite and S-Video. The power adapter is integrated into the case.

A 2-port USB hub is located on the left panel – the input connector and the two output ports all together. This is not quite handy as the cord the hub is connected to the PC with is going to be a nuisance. It would be much better if the hub’s input connector were placed at the back together with the other connectors like in the above-described Dell 2407WFP and LG L245WP.

 
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