Friday, February 3, 2012

Samsung SA350 23" LED LCD Monitor min-review

Normally I have two, older, 19" LCD screens attached to my computer which has been great the past 7 or 8 years. Well, one decided to give up the ghost and not work anymore. So with money tight I though I can just survive on the remaining 19" LCD. It was painful, but I was using it for a few days when it too decided to become a flake and not work for me on my computer.
So biting the financial bullet, I had to find a new monitor that I could use. Primary was finding a cheap monitor, fancy features weren't an option.
So, luckily, my local big box membership store had a Samsung 23" LCD LED monitor on sale for $150. It's a basic 1980x1020 LED LCD monitor. I had a DVI to HDMI cable already (it comes with a VGA cable) and plugged it in and away I went (the ports are HDMI and VGA). Works great. No flaws that I can see. There's additional software that I chose not to install.
There's plenty of options available through a menu that's built into the screen and available through buttons on the lower right of the monitor.
What doesn't it have? No VESA, no DVI, and no speakers. The stand isn't adjustable either. So if you need those or a DVI port, you won't find it here.
I do miss the extra desktop space and the separation that the old 19" monitors had, but I'll get used to this set up soon enough.
So for a no-frills basic monitor, this one is a good option.

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