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Samsung S24B420BW PC Monitor

24" 1920 X 1200 Mega Contrast LED Jul 2014
Screen Size Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Release Date
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6 Reasons For

Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name

The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of this PC display is Mega Contrast, which is typical of many PC screens of a similar spec and age to it.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Samsung flatpanel monitors and also specifically for Samsung medium monitors and found that in both cases Samsung had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including the Asus PB238[plb_2368528_price] which has better reviews; or the Philips 221B3LPC[plb_1390791_price], or the LG 24MP56[plb_2195715_price] which is cheaper.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Display Resolution

The Samsung S24B420BW has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 11% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all comparable spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago the best display resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and the worst is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Samsung S24B420BW is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the S24B420BW the resolution ranges from 640 x 350 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).

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Has Three Cables Included

The S24B420BW has a greater number of cables included than most PC displays of this spec and age. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. The cables included "DVI" and "VGA" are also found on this PC display.

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10 Reasons Against

£15.16 Price Increase

In the last 60 days the S24B420BW has increased in price by £15.16.

Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This PC display has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio on LCD screens that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Samsung S24B420BW does not have a built-in speaker, although this is within the context that most of the other PC displays of this age and type also do not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to consider including the Asus VN248[plb_1599033_price] or the Acer H236HL[plb_1475267_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Most PC monitors of this spec and age are not 3D compatible. The S24B420BW is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Acer XB240H[plb_2719156_price], or the AOC i2367[plb_1947779_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The S24B420BW does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this LCD screen to all the other LCD screens with a built-in camera and we think the Asus VK228H[plb_1386924_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most PC monitors of this type and age do not have an integrated card reader. The S24B420BW is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

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Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment

Across all the PC monitors of this type and age the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm. At only 100 millimeters, the S24B420BW has a quite low maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the S24B420BW.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

The Samsung S24B420BW has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle (only 170 degrees) compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. The horizontal viewing angles of similar spec LCD screens that came out around the same time as the S24B420BW range from 60° to 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

Across all the medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². The S24B420BW has one of the dimmer display brightness (only 250 candellas per square meter) amongst medium monitors of this age.

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Quite High Power Consumption When in PowerSave Mode

Across all the PC displays of a similar age and type to the S24B420BW the power consumptions when in PowerSave mode range from 0.14W to 80W, and the average power consumption when in PowerSave mode is 6.1W. The S24B420BW has one of the higher power consumptions when in PowerSave mode (24 Watts) amongst PC displays of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung S24B420BW

OK Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the S24B420BW is £49 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 998 LCD screens of a comparable age and spec.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Samsung released the S24B420BW.

Average Width

At 556.2 millimeters, the S24B420BW has a relatively average width compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative LCD screens with a wider width that you might want to look at include the Edge10 ET240h[plb_1711352_price] (557mm), or the Wortmann AG Terra 2455W[plb_1903977_price] (557mm) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £48.07
Electricity cost when on standby £0.61
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Total running cost over 5 years £48.68
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.24 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
7
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 7 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers s24b420, s24b420b, s24b420bw, ls24b42xbwgen, samsung ls24b42, samsung s24b420, samsung ls24b42x, samsung s24b420b, samsung ls24b42xb, samsung s24b420bw, samsung ls24b42xbw, samsung ls24b42xbwg
Barcodes 04053162536463, 04056572747375, 08806085086609, 08806086310741

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