Today i got Samsung SyncMaster S22B370 LED monitor; cost is INR9,100. In this post, I’ll post my photos while unboxing it and a petite review on how it is.
The packed box is about 4kgs but the actual weight is about 1.8kgs with good amount of thermacol. On the box, information like model name, hdmi, eco saving, magic angel, mega dynamic contrast and series have been printed all over its body but as of my opinion it misses the information about the box content. The packing was good enough to withstand slight jerks that could damage the display unit.
The above pictures show Contents
- the display unit
- power adapter
- power adapter’s cable
- display unit base
- unit base stalk
- a software CD
- a VGA cable
Now the Rear of this display unit,
Sorry about the blurry picture (i don’t know what went wrong 🙁 ). The above top image shows the connectivity options which have a power connectivity port, HDMI port and a VGA port; the below on is for locking or safeguarding, its a Kensington lock which might be useful for locking the unit in public places (well, one good option indeed).
Let’s talk about the Features
The sticker was on the left side of the display unit, i replace it on the right side for some visibility problem. Well, highlighted features are:
- Mega dynamic contrast
- Magic angle
- ECO saving (i like this feature) 🙂
Power consumption is about 30 watt when unit is on and 0.3 watt on stand-by mode. This is possible on because of the LED’s energy efficiency.
Assembling is quite easy and be sure you hold or place the display unit in a proper position since the width is just 1.25 inch (appx.)
White is at its purity, colors are just perfect to its level. Make sure you tweak the display settings to fit your environment lighting. You can do this from the OSD controls, i had to play with the gamma which i did it from Menu->Color->Gamma – Mode2 (Mode1 is the default one).
Regarding the brightness, i used Custom setting since i was not happy with the pre-defined options (may be my room lighting didn’t suit 😀 )
Adjusting the view angle was very smooth due to the smooth swivel, didn’t expect to be so smooth.
Multi-display option shift on OSD.
HDMI cable, which i bought it separately, you can see on the very top image. Samsung should have given it in the box. Be sure that you get a cable ends to be straight and not a ‘L’ shaped one, because the HDMI port behind the display unit is place quite in-depth and i had to struggle with that but i thought of a replacement of HDMI cord instead of damaging the costly part.
A strength or support behind the connector are not good and when you press the cord or wire against port the connecting part is pushed inside. So, it good to be careful when connecting.
You need a screw-driver to tighten stand connector/ stalk with the base. It would have been better if Samsung had provided a screw with handle, might have been much easier then.
Handling the display unit while assembling.
Install the software given with the unit.
You can download the device driver from here. File size: 240mb. Source: Original driver CD accompanied with the samsung display unit
Overall, I’m satisfied by the product and its quality. After all, its Samsung that stands on its distinguished name on display units. It’s good for graphical and non-graphical works, because the color rendering is smooth and good to work without any irritation to eyes.
Thanks for reading this post and as usual, I’m open to suggestion and critics (positive of course).
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