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9 Reasons For
Running Costs Are Very Low
The average running cost of the S22E450BW is only £49 over 8 years based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the cheapest to run PC displays of this type and age.
Easy to Use
One Samsung S22E450BW owner thought this PC monitor was easy to setup. Last year Amazon Customer rated it as excellent and said on Amazon “Easy to set up light weight and able to rotate 90 degrees” in their review. One person thought this PC monitor was easy to use the menus.
One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was strong and durable. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Sturdy Buttons and menus easy to use finishing off this utilitarian monitor”.
One person said in their reviews that this PC monitor was thin. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “LED sharp and crisp with the thin bezel holding the display”.
One Samsung S22E450BW reviewer who bought it reckoned that it had a thick frame.
Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its PC Screens
Samsung has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC display range compared to other manufacturers.
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This PC screen has an LED display, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Quite Low Power Consumption (off)
At only 0.005 Watts, the Samsung S22E450BW has a very low power consumption (off) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC screens that are a similar age to the S22E450BW. The average power consumption (off) of PC displays that were released around the same time as the S22E450BW is 1.6W, and the power consumption (off)s range from 0.005W to 350W.
Very Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)
With a power consumption (PowerSave) of only 0.3 Watts, the S22E450BW has one of the lower power consumption (PowerSave)s amongst medium monitors of this age. PC displays of this age and type have power consumption (PowerSave)s of between 0.1W and 52W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 7.1W.
12 Reasons Against
Only Mega Contrast Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
This LCD screen has a Mega Contrast contrast ratio (dynamic), which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The S22E450BW does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other LCD screens that have been around for more than a year do have a built-in speaker(s).
Alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at include the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The Samsung S22E450BW does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S22E450BW also do not have a built-in camera.
We compared all the other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera to this flatpanel monitor and we think the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] is also worth considering.
The Samsung S22E450BW is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other LCD screens of this type and age are also not 3D.
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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated
Like most of the other similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the S22E450BW, the S22E450BW does not have a card reader integrated.
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 LCD screen, which is the most common display resolution. The display resolution of all medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the S22E450BW ranges from 1366 x 768 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).
Quite Low Height Adjustment
When compared to other flatpanel monitors of this type and age that we have assessed, the height adjustment of the S22E450BW of only 100 millimeters is one of the lowest. The average height adjustment of flatpanel monitors that were released one year ago is 130mm.
Quite Small Viewable Size, Horizontal
The viewable size, horizontals of comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the S22E450BW range from 290mm to 800mm. The S22E450BW has a quite small viewable size, horizontal (only 473.76 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the S22E450BW.
Only HD HD Type
This PC screen has an HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium monitors that have been on the market for more than a year.
Very Small Display Diagonal (metric)
With a display diagonal (metric) of only 55.88 centimeters, the Samsung S22E450BW has one of the smaller display diagonal (metric)s amongst medium monitors of this age. PC displays of this age and spec have display diagonal (metric)s of between 48cm and 89cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 64cm.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical
The S22E450BW has a quite narrow viewing angle, vertical (only 160 degrees) compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the S22E450BW. Across all the PC displays that have been available for a similar time to the S22E450BW the viewing angle, verticals range from 10° to 180°.
Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Across all the LCD screens of a similar age and type to the S22E450BW the viewing angle, horizontals range from 18° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. With a viewing angle, horizontal of only 170 degrees, the S22E450BW has one of the narrower viewing angle, horizontals amongst similar spec LCD screens of this age.
1 Other reason to consider the Samsung S22E450BW
Released Over a Year Ago
This Samsung PC monitor has been on the market for over a year.
1680 x 1050
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+)
Viewable Size, Vertical
Viewable Size, Horizontal
Vertical Scan Range
56 - 75
Horizontal Scan Range
30 - 81
0.282 x 0.282
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Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
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Display Number of Colours
16.78 million colours
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Windows Operating Systems Supported
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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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.24 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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