Samsung 225BW: 22″ Wide LCD Monitor

 

Facts:

  • 22″ wide LCD monitor
  • Pixel format: 1680 x 1050, making it a 16:10 aspect ratio
  • Brightness: 280 cd/m2
  • Contrast ratio: 700:1
  • Response time: 5ms (gray-to-gray)
  • Viewing angles: 160/160
  • Video inputs: VGA, DVI

Opinion: There seems to be a $20.00 mail-in rebate going on for Samsung‘s 225BW. The 225BW is a 22″ wide LCD monitor with a pixel format of 1680 x 1050. Now, I prefer higher pixel formats but there is a problem with them. Current operating systems are not able to take very good advantage and what that means is that fonts and icons tend to become smaller with higher resolution (display area / # of pixels). Even Windows Vista is not very good at scaling DPI. So, for those who want a fairly good-sized user interface with fonts and icons that are very readable, the 22″ wide LCD monitor with 1680 x 1050 should be welcome. Some have said that 20″ wide with 1680 x 1050 produce fonts and icons that are a tad too small. With prices around $275.00 for Samsung’s 225BW, a 22″ LCD monitor looks like a great bargain.

[tags]Samsung, Wide LCD Monitor, LCD Monitor, 22″, 1680 x 1050[/tags]

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