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Samsung TC242W PC Monitor

£526.66
23.6" 1920 X 1080 LED Flat May 2016
Display Diagonal Display Resolution Display Screen Shape Release Date £162.54 Electricity cost over 5 years
Has a built-in USB hub
Samsung LCD screens have good reviews
Has a built-in speaker(s)
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Not Cheap

We think this PC monitor looks expensive compared to other latest PC screens. The cheapeast PC monitor that came out in the last 12 months that we found costs £59 and the most expensive costs £2,399.


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Released Twelve Months Ago

It was May 2016 when this medium monitor was released.


Reviews

Samsung LCD Screens Have Good Reviews

We checked 5,543 user and expert reviews (including 687 verified purchases) for Samsung PC screens and found that on average Samsung has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Samsung has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range. 93% of those that bought a Samsung PC screen would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Ports & Interfaces

Has a Built-In USB Hub

The Samsung TC242W has a built-in USB hub, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec PC screens that have been around for a similar time to this PC screen do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Has an Audio Output

The Samsung TC242W has an audio output, as do most of the other PC displays that have been around for the last year.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Samsung TC242W has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC displays that were launched in the last 12 months also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) to this PC display and we think because of their better review scores, the Eizo EV2456 (£525.49), and the Acer XB271HU (£529.97) are also worth considering.

Alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at include the Asus PB27UQ (£536).

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Energy

High Running Costs

The TC242W is one of the less economic to run medium monitors that were released in the last year that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the TC242W will cost £163 over 8 years to run.


Certificates

Has an Energy Star Certified

The Samsung TC242W has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other latest PC displays also have an Energy Star certified.

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Display

Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The Samsung TC242W has one of the narrower viewing angles, vertical (only 160 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. Medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to this PC screen have viewing angles, vertical of between 50° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At only 170 degrees, the Samsung TC242W has a fairly narrow viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other recently released medium monitors. The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of latest medium monitors is 65°, the widest is 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Packaging Content

Has One Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Samsung TC242W is more than most PC screens that have been available for the last year. This PC screen has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on similar spec LCD screens that have been around for a comparable time to this PC monitor.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 08806088091464, 08806088378824

Samsung TC242W Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung TC242W review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 687,657 product attributes, 78,608 PC monitor reviews and 7,539,100 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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