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Samsung SyncMaster 2033SW / 2233SW / 2333SW

Samsung SyncMaster 2033SW / 2233SW / 2333SW
alaScore 90

437 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 437 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and size. The usability and design also get good feedback.

value for money, design, usability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung SyncMaster 2033SW / 2233SW / 2333SW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 437 reviews)

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Samsung Syncmaster 2033SW LCD Monitor


We have reviewed quite a few Samsung TVs already this year, so I think it's time we shift focus to the more personal, more engaging product segment which is PC monitors. Samsung has a respectable name here too, and today we have something they term as...

At MRP 8,250, this monitor is reasonable as you are getting a 20 inch for below 9K. The blacks are not the best, but accuracy and brightness can impress. The colors too are quite good due to their neutral amounts. It's a good monitor for budget...

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Samsung SyncMaster 2233SW


Measuring less than 22 inches, the Samsung SyncMaster 2233SW certainly won't replace your big-screen HDTV. But in our subjective tests, this $200 (as of 10/28/09), 21.5-inch LCD monitor showed impressive image quality.

Shows realistic, vibrant colors

On-screen controls are confusing to use

The reasonably priced SyncMaster 2233SW makes up for its no-frills feature set with solid image quality.

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Samsung SyncMaster 2233SW


At $190, it's difficult to care too much about the Samsung SyncMaster 2233SW's shortcomings. Sure, it has low screen brightness, no HDMI connection, a clumsy onscreen display, and no ergonomic features aside from tilt. However, most people will be...

The Samsung SyncMaster 2233SW has a low price, good performance in movies and games, and a robust onscreen display.

The Samsung SyncMaster 2233SW's screen has a low brightness and its OSD can be difficult to navigate. Also, it lacks an HDMI connection and is missing many ergonomic features.

The Samsung SyncMaster 2233SW lacks many bells and whistles, but makes up for its shortcomings with a low price.


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Samsung 2333SW


This monitor looks great and performs very well. After the initial set up, getting the monitor installed on the base (unless you are going to hang it), it sits very sturdily on the desk. The black color is sleek and the design is sophisticated. The...

Great for watching moviesClear, crisp imagesHD resolution 1920x1080Sleek, sophisticated design

Difficult initial assembly

The Samsung 2333SW is a 23 inch widescreen LCD monitor. With a rich...

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Samsung SyncMaster 2233SW


Samsung has always been one of the top LCD monitor makers and one of their latest models, the SyncMaster 2233SW is a 22-inch 16:9 wide screen display that offers full HD resolution at 1920 x 1080. The sleek design and good image quality make it an...

Excellent, sleek design ; Full HD (1080) resolution ; Excellent image quality ; Non-glossy screen

No HDMI input ; Limited adjustment with stand

One thing we were disappointed with is the lack of a HDMI input since Samsung advertises this monitor as "full HD". It can, as we said, display the HD resolution of 1920x1080 natively, but it isn't true high-definition without using HDMI as your input.

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Review: Samsung SyncMaster 2233SW LCD


This reasonably priced LCD makes up for its no-frills feature set with solid image quality.

Text on both black and white backgrounds looked crisp and easy to read, even at small font sizes. We also saw nuanced color, particularly in photographs, and our test portrait showed realistic skin tones and shading without any distracting contrast

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Samsung SyncMaster 2233SW 22-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor Review


It seems like computer monitors, especially LCD monitors are finally starting to move over to the 16:9 aspect ratio. When we first started seeing widescreen models they were all 16:10 aspect ratio, so you would have resolutions like 1680 x 1050 and...

Sleek look ; Vibrant colors ; 16:9 aspect ratio ; Great backlighting

No HDMI ; No cable management ; No vertical adjustment

Final Thoughts I think that the SyncMaster 2233SW is a great mainstream display for anyone looking for a 22-inch 16:9 display. The display is very sleek and would look great on anyone's desk. Samsung did a really good job in making this display...

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Samsung SyncMaster 2233SW


WAY back in the old days..... 1980, to be exact, a 20" color Hitachi TV ran about $600+... more like it was a glorified EGA monitor for viewing NBA games and B&W movies30+ years and now.... yikes!One day with this monitor and you WILL forget every...

Utterly gorgeous display clarity, color & contrastVery light-weightResponsive

The stand only makes sense if you know how to mount a camera on a tripodLimited adjustment optionsNo RGB input.... (why not?!)OSD and side control buttons are an enigma

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Great Monitor for the price.


This is a great monitor, the picture is great, the 16:9 aspect ratio is perfect for movies, and the bezel is gorgeous. I am greatly pleased with this purchase, and would recommend it to anyone. The only downside to it is that DVD playback can leave...

Great Picture, 16:9 aspect ratio is great for movies, good looking, color accuracy can be very good

DVD playback is not as good as I had hoped (but everything else is fine), stand can be slightly wobbly, takes some work to get colors accurate if you are picky

Product Specifications

Imagine a sculpture that doubles as a valuable business tool. That's the Samsung 2333SW 23" widescreen LCD monitor. Its soft curves, clear acrylic accent bar and integrated cable housing lend distinctive style and sophistication to your desk. The 16:9 aspect ratio provides more room for multitasking, while the 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution, 5 ms response, exclusive Samsung picture technologies. And a custom key gives you one-touch access to the picture optimization function you use most.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:20in/23in
Diagonal Size (metric):50.8cm/58.4cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.265mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Image Max H-View Angle:170
Image Max V-View Angle:160
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1600 x 900/1920 x 1080
Response Time:5ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Model:2033SW/2333SW/2333SW Plus
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster

Input Device

Type: None


Color:High glossy black/Piano black/Rich piano black
Compliant Standards:CE / DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / RoHS/DDC-2B
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

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