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12 Reasons For
Running Costs Are Very Low
The S22E450BW is in the cheapest 6% of all 486 flatpanel monitors of this spec and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the S22E450BW will cost only £31 over 5 years to run.
Easy to Use
One person who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon Customer wrote in their Samsung S22E450BW review on Amazon in September this year “Sturdy Buttons and menus easy to use finishing off this utilitarian monitor”.
One Samsung S22E450BW owner wrote in their reviews that this PC monitors was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Easy to set up light weight and able to rotate 90 degrees” and gave it a score of 5 stars.
One person considered that the product was strong and durable. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “Sturdy Buttons and menus easy to use finishing off this utilitarian monitor”.
One Samsung S22E450BW owner who purchased this PC monitors mentioned that it had a thick frame. Amazon Customer said in their review in September “LED sharp and crisp with the thin bezel holding the display” and scored the product 5 stars.
One Samsung S22E450BW owner who reviewed the Samsung S22E450BW thought it was thin. In September this year Amazon Customer said on Amazon “LED sharp and crisp with the thin bezel holding the display” and gave the product a score of 5 stars.
Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of the this flatpanel monitor are Mega Contrast, which is the most commonly found dynamic contrast ratio marketing name on medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.
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Samsung PC Screens Have Good Reviews
Based on 3,465 user and expert reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its PC monitors. Samsung also has good ratings specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers.
Quite Low Power Consumption When Off
With a power consumption when off of only 0.005 Watts, the S22E450BW has a fairly low power consumption when off compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the S22E450BW. The power consumptions when off of medium monitors that are a similar age to the S22E450BW range from 0.0005W to 1.2W, and the average power consumption when off is 0.36W.
Very Low Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode
The S22E450BW has one of the lower power consumptions when in PowerSave mode (only 0.3 Watts) amongst medium monitors of this age. PC displays of this spec and age have power consumptions when in PowerSave mode of between 0.1W and 52W.
The lightest comparable spec flatpanel monitor that came out more than a year ago is 2.3g weight and the heaviest is 79kg. The S22E450BW is one of the lighter LCD screens that have been on the market for more than a year (only 3.1 kilograms) amongst PC displays of this age.
The widths of comparable spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the S22E450BW range from 51mm to 960mm. At only 502.4 millimeters, the S22E450BW is quite narrow compared to most of the other PC monitors that are a similar age to the S22E450BW.
PC monitors with a wider width that might be worth looking at include the 220B4 (£191.92) (504mm), or the 223V5LHSB2 (£87.01) (503mm) both from Philips or the Samsung S22E650D (£119.99) (504.3mm).
With a height of only 302 millimeters, the S22E450BW is one of the shorter PC screens of a comparable spec and age to the S22E450BW amongst comparable spec flatpanel monitors of this age. Comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the S22E450BW have heights of between 36mm and 930mm, and the average height is 360mm.
15 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The S22E450BW does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other PC screens that have been around for more than a year.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The S22E450BW does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other PC monitors that have been around for more than a year also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared this PC display to all the other PC displays with a built-in camera and we think the Viewsonic VG2437 (£163.84), or the DELL UZ2215H (£203.10) is also worth considering.
Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader
Most PC screens of this age and spec do not have an integrated card reader. The S22E450BW is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.
We compared all the other PC displays which also have an integrated card reader to this PC display and we think the SW2700PT (£523.19), or the BL3201 (£650.71) both from Benq or the DELL UP3214Q (£598.80) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Not 3D Compatible
The S22E450BW is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.
The most display resolution of the S22E450BW is 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 15% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels LCD screen, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the S22E450BW the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1200 pixels.
If you are looking for an LCD screen with a more display resolution then you might also want to look at the Samsung S22E450F (£114.14) (1920 x 1080) which is also higher rated.
Only HD HD Type
This PC monitor has an HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays of this age and spec.
Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment
The lowest maximum height adjustment of medium monitors that are a similar age to the S22E450BW is 17mm and the highest is 510mm. The Samsung S22E450BW has one of the lower maximum height adjustments (only 100 millimeters) amongst medium monitors of this age.
Only 480 X 272 Graphics Resolution
The S22E450BW has a maximum resolution of 480 x 272. That's 42% less resolution than a 640 x 350 PC monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. In addition, this flatpanel monitor have graphics resolutions of 720 x 400, 832 x 624, 1152 x 870, 1600 x 900, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).
This flatpanel monitor's resolution (480 x 272) is in fact the worst resolution across all PC monitors that were launched around the same time as the S22E450BW.
The best resolution amongst similar types of flatpanel monitor is 4096 x 2160.
Very Few Recyclable Material Percentage
Flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the S22E450BW have recyclable material percentages of between 25% and 100%, and the average recyclable material percentage is 55%. At only 30 percent, the S22E450BW has a quite few recyclable material percentage compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the S22E450BW.
Quite Small Viewable Width
The viewable widths of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the S22E450BW range from 280mm to 880mm. At only 473.76 millimeters, the S22E450BW has a fairly small viewable width compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that were released one year ago.
Very Small Display Diagonal
At only 55.88 centimeters, the S22E450BW has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched more than a year ago. The average display diagonal of PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the S22E450BW is 64cm, and the screen sizes range from 48cm to 110cm.
Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
This PC display has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found typical contrast ratio on PC monitors that are a similar age to it.
Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle
At only 160 degrees, the S22E450BW has a fairly narrow vertical viewing angle compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type. Across all the LCD screens of this type and age the vertical viewing angles range from 10° to 180°.
Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle
The average horizontal viewing angle of PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the S22E450BW is 170°. At only 170 degrees, the S22E450BW has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S22E450BW.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
With a display brightness of only 250 candellas per square meter, the S22E450BW has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than a year ago. Medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the S22E450BW have display brightness of between 25 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².
2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung S22E450BW
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Samsung released the S22E450BW.
LED Display Type
This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that have been around for more than a year.
There are a number of alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Asus VX279N (£215.48), or the Acer G257HU (£228.57).
1680 x 1050
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1152 x 864 (XGA+), 1152 x 870, 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 800, 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1440 x 900, 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1600 x 900, 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+), 480 x 272, 640 x 480 (VGA), 720 x 400, 800 x 600 (SVGA), 832 x 624
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