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Samsung 2232GW

Samsung 2232GW
alaScore 86

31 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and value for money, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

design, price, usability

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung 2232GW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 31 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung 2232GW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Samsung 2232GW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.com.

value for money, design, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung SyncMaster 2232GW 22-Inch Black Widescreen LCD Monitor

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Samsung Syncmaster 2232GW

 

Looks may be deceiving when it comes to the Polywell Poly X3800 ($3,975 direct, $4,499 with 24-inch widescreen LCD monitor). At first glance it appears to be merely a standard, underwhelming tower server or desktop PC. But inside you'll find some...

Attractive design. Fast pixel response

Rigid stand. Lacks multimedia features

With its high-gloss finish and sleek lines, the Samsung SyncMaster 2232GW is a real head-turner. This 22-inch LCD panel delivers a bright picture and does a great job of handling fast-motion video, but features are scant.

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Samsung Syncmaster 2232GW Monitor

 

Samsung's SyncMaster 2232GW is a winner. The monitor's round-bottomed base may not appeal to everyone, but few will quibble with its graphics quality: The SyncMaster's scores on this measure were among the highest we've seen in recent memory. Across...

Top-notch graphics Unique rounded design

Tilt-only adjustment Somewhat overpriced for a basic model

Though design-conscious consumers may not care for the unique rounded corners on the Samsung 2232GW's base, the monitor's consistently striking graphics and text are sure to please many

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Samsung SyncMaster 2232GW

 

Top-notch graphics, Unique rounded design

Tilt-only adjustment, Somewhat overpriced for a basic model

A superb monitor, the SyncMaster 2232GW delivers an excellent picture for many graphics tasks, justifying its slightly higher-than-average price.

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Samsung 2232GW

 

The Samsung 2232GW looks like an entertainment-minded LCD upon first glance, with its piano-black bezel and stand, its glossy screen coating that results in rich colors and smooth edges in movies and games, and its fast 2-millisecond pixel response...

Stellar image quality across a variety of tasks; great-looking design.

Sparse feature set; costs more than other 22-inch LCDs.

The Samsung 2232GW delivers where it counts with excellent image quality, but Dell has a 22-inch LCD that delivers the same level of performance and more features for less money.

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Samsung SyncMaster 2232GW Wide-Screen

 

Mid-range displays keep on getting better and Samsung's 2232GW is a great example of that. At 22", it offers a 1680x1050 resolution, 2ms response and a 3000:1 contrast ratio and one of the sharpest images we've seen in a while.

Exceptional image / color tones ; 2ms Response Rate / 3000:1 Contrast Ratio is top rate ; Feature-rich On-Screen Display ; Monitor has great styling

Glossy might not be for everyone ; Non-rotatable base, low tilt factor ; Price? ($359USD)

Samsung has done a great job with their OSDs because they are made easy to use and navigate. Instead of including a whack of photos from the different areas, I will just list what can be found in the entire OSD.

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Samsung 2232GW 22" LCD Monitor

 

For those who don't like the narrow resolution of a 19" widescreen monitor, making the move up to a 20" or 22" will regain that height that's lost on smaller widescreens. Although the Samsung 226BW was known as a great monitor, the "panel lottery"...

Great styling ; Excellent image quality and performance ; Both VGA and DVI cables are included ; Internal power supply

I didn't like the way the base had to be installed ; Glossy finish and glossy screen seems to make the dust more visible

In the end, I loved the Samsung 2232GW display so much that I have already decided to buy my own as soon as I can. When compared to a few previous Samsung LCD's we have reviewed, I must say that this one really stands out. The colours are accurate,...

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Samsung 2232GW 22-inch Widescreen LCD Review

 

LCD's dominate the market, there's really no denying that fact. There are LCD's displaying images everywhere you go from the school, the post office, the stadium, literally everywhere. This technology has been around for a long time and yet continues...

Ungodly color representation; Image quality is top rate; Includes both VGA and DVI cables; Lightweight

Base needs weight because it causes the monitor to wobble; Backlight bleeding exists; Lacks HDMI connection

If you’re on a market for a 22 inch widescreen LCD monitor, the Samsung 2232GW should be on the top of your consideration list. This monitor produces the most vibrant colors I’ve seen, is sharp, clear, and just an amazing monitor all-around. About the...

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keep looking

 

Have you seen the new LG screens?

monitor was pretty good at first but the picture burned out then broke

Company is so confused, they offered me a refund for 299 then said they would only give me 269 then 299 then 269 again it has been about 5 months still no refund hours of phone calls and emails too many to count

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Great for home entertainment

 

I bought this monitor with a new PC, there were other ones available but none compared to the beauty, elegance and image quality that this one offered for the price of a 22'' widescreen in the store. I am reasonably happy with this monitor, despite the...

Great finish and unique design, sharp and rich display, rich colours. Wide screen, perfect for home entertainment

No HDMI, a bit expensive, has some weird line effect and is a bit tricky to configure settings. A bit too much brightness/contrast and hurts the eyes

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Absolutely perfect monitor for gaming and movie watching

 

All in all, this monitor does what I want it to. It delivers great images and doesn't break the bank. Besides the usual benefits of a 22in widescreen LCD, this monitor excels in a few areas. First, it's very bright. In fact I had to tone the brightness...

Rich and vibrant color, good brightness and sharp looks

The shiny black frame can be a bit of a fingerprint magnet, and it lacks HDMI input

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Product Specifications

The 2232GW is a premium wide monitor that enables those with a sense of style enhance their work environment with a tool that goes much deeper than looks. With its fast response time and clear viewing screen the 2232GW makes accomplishing you desktop tasks more enjoyable.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.3in
Height:16.5in
Weight:10.8lbs
Width:20.4in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:22in
Diagonal Size (metric):55.9cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.282mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Image Max H-View Angle:170
Image Max V-View Angle:170
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Response Time:2ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display
Widescreen:Widescreen

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:2232GW
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster

Input Device

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Compliant Standards:DDC-2B
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
TV Tuner Presence: No
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