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11 Reasons For
Running Costs Are Very Low
The S22E450BW is one of the cheapest to run flatpanel monitors of this type and age that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the S22E450BW is only £31.
Easy to Use
One Samsung S22E450BW reviewer who purchased this PC monitor considered that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon in December this year “Easy to set up light weight and able to rotate 90 degrees”.
One Samsung S22E450BW reviewer who purchased it considered that it was easy to use the menus.
One Samsung S22E450BW owner who reviewed the product thought it was strong and durable. This month Amazon Customer rated this PC monitor as very good and wrote on Amazon “Sturdy Buttons and menus easy to use finishing off this utilitarian monitor”.
One person reckoned that it was thin. This month Amazon Customer mentioned in their Samsung S22E450BW review on Amazon “LED sharp and crisp with the thin bezel holding the display”.
One customer reckoned that it had a thick frame.
Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of this LCD screen is Mega Contrast, which is the most commonly found dynamic contrast ratio marketing name on comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
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Samsung PC Screens Have Good Reviews
Samsung has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire flatpanel monitor range compared to other manufacturers.
LED Display Type
This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.
We compared all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display to this LCD screen and we think the Acer G227HQL[plb_2210646_price], and the Asus VE248HR[plb_3069904_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Off
When compared to other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the S22E450BW that we have checked the power consumption when off of, the S22E450BW's power consumption when off of only 0.005 Watts is one of the lowest. The average power consumption when off of similar spec PC displays that have been around for a comparable time to the S22E450BW is 1.6W, and the power consumptions when off range from 0.005W to 350W.
Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago range from 0.1W to 52W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.3W. The S22E450BW has one of the lower power consumptions when in PowerSave mode (only 0.3 Watts) amongst LCD screens of this age.
The average width of PC monitors of this type and age is 590mm. The Samsung S22E450BW is one of the narrower comparable spec LCD screens that were released around the same time as the S22E450BW (only 502.4 millimeters) amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age.
If you would consider a PC display with a wider width then you might want to look at the Philips 223V5LHSB2[plb_2956828_price] (503mm) which is also cheaper.
14 Reasons Against
Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio
This PC monitor has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many PC screens of a comparable spec and age to it.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Samsung S22E450BW does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to the S22E450BW.
We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in speaker to this PC monitor and we think the Medion Akoya P54421[plb_2882134_price]; or the Benq GW2265HM[plb_2954621_price] are also worth considering.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The S22E450BW does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC screens of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other PC displays which also have a built-in camera to this PC monitor and we think the Lenovo T2224[plb_2805500_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
The S22E450BW is not 3D compatible. Most of the other LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the S22E450BW are also not 3D compatible.
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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
The S22E450BW does not have an integrated card reader, although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors that are a similar age to the S22E450BW also do not have an integrated card reader.
Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Display Resolution
The S22E450BW has a maximum display resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 15% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found display resolution. The display resolution of all PC screens of a similar spec and age to the S22E450BW ranges from 1366 x 768 pixels to 1920 x 1200 pixels.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
With a maximum height adjustment of only 100 millimeters, the S22E450BW has one of the lower maximum height adjustments amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age. The average maximum height adjustment of flatpanel monitors of this type and age is 130mm.
Quite Small Viewable Width
At only 473.76 millimeters, the S22E450BW has a quite small viewable width compared to most of the other PC monitors of this spec and age. Across all the PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the S22E450BW the viewable widths range from 280mm to 800mm.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has an HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on PC monitors that have been around for more than a year.
Very Few Recyclable Material Percentage
At only 30 percent, the Samsung S22E450BW has a fairly few recyclable material percentage compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the S22E450BW. Across all the medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the S22E450BW the recyclable material percentages range from 25% to 100%, and the average recyclable material percentage is 51%.
Very Small Display Diagonal
The average display diagonal of flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the S22E450BW is 65cm. With a display diagonal of only 55.88 centimeters, the S22E450BW has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst PC monitors of this age.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
The S22E450BW has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles (only 160 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. The average vertical viewing angle of LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the S22E450BW is 170°, and the vertical viewing angles range from 10° to 180°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The S22E450BW has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other PC screens that were launched around the same time as the S22E450BW. The average horizontal viewing angle of PC monitors that were released one year ago is 170°, and the horizontal viewing angles range from 18° to 180°.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
The S22E450BW has one of the dimmer display brightness (only 250 candellas per square meter) amongst medium monitors of this age. LCD screens of this type and age have display brightness of between 25 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this flatpanel monitor was released.
1680 x 1050
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 81
0.282 x 0.282
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Display Brightness (min)
Maximum Refresh Rate
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Recyclable Material Percentage
Windows Operating System
Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Education, Windows 10 Education x64, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Home x64, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Pro x64
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