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Too Expensive For Its Lack Of Features

Reviewing: Samsung 933 Sn  |  Rating:
gridolokator By gridolokator on
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I never quite grasped what Samsung had in mind when they released this monitor. I've bought this sort of blindly, without reading the specs. Used it for a few days, until I couldn't take it anymore and exchanged it for a real 19" monitor.

My points :

1 - Its screen size it's weird: 18.5" wide. Why make a 18.5" monitor, non-standard size, cut half an inch?! The worst part is that most retailers out there advertise this product as 19", which ain't true. It is so small vertically that I felt like weeping.

2 - Its maximum resolution sucks: 1360 x 768. Now, most 19" monitors out there have a max. resolution of 1440 x 900. Do half an inch really make so much difference, so they have to ship such unusable resolution? I don't believe so.

3 - The response time is big (5 ms) compared to other monitors with similar prices/specs. Usually they're 2ms. Same goes for contrast ratio, which is 15000:1 (the usual is 20000:1)

4 - It has no DVI cable, only Analog.

5 - It isn't cheap. I know it's common practice to sell "budget versions" of products, a very cheap model with less features and/or weird specs. This is not the case here: add 30 bucks and you get an infinitely better product like Samsung's T190. For 10 bucks more you get the 933BW, which seems to be a "patch" to 933SN, with proper resolution and screen size.

Well, it has all of those Samsung monitors features like MagicBright, MagicSomething, but this monitor is so frustrating that these "artificial" things won't help. Not worthy, at all.

The official product page can be found here: http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/detail/detail.do?group=computersperipherals&type=monitors&subtype=lcd&model_cd=LS19CMYKF/ZA