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Samsung TC242W

71

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Samsung TC242W

£604.12
Samsung TC242W
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A fully featured and newly released 23.5" PC monitor, with moderate running costs
23.5" 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels No 5ms Jul 2017
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Samsung TC242W Review

Released just 6 months ago and with excellent features, we have scored the Samsung TC242W as follows:
80
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Age
6 Months Old
58
Running Costs
£160 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

NEC LCD screens have excellent reviews in general.
Released by Samsung 6 months ago, it is one of the newest PC displays on the market, incorporating some of the latest flatpanel monitor features. View the latest PC displays 2018.
It has running costs of £160 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 8% of all 3,255 PC displays that we have compared it to. View all energy saving flatpanel monitors.
This PC monitor has some great features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Has a built-in USB hub
Has an audio output
Has an AC cables included
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MagicRMS 2.0
Ergonomic design
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Should You Buy it Now?

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Samsung TC242W In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Samsung Has Very Good PC Screen Reviews

We checked 8,105 user and expert reviews (including 1,444 verified purchases) for Samsung PC monitors and found that on average Samsung has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Samsung PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value for Money

Price Has Gone Up by £139 (23%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Samsung TC242W and the United Kingdom price of £604.12 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $475.95 (£660.19).

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The average 5 year running cost of the TC242W is £160 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run PC displays.

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Age

Only Released Six Months Ago

Samsung only released the TC242W six months ago.

Features

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Samsung TC242W of 23.5" is relatively typical compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the biggest 40% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This PC monitor has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on PC screens.

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Average Response Time

The Samsung TC242W's response time of 5ms is pretty typical compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the slowest 58% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of flatpanel monitors is 40°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The horizontal viewing angle of the Samsung TC242W of only 170° is narrower than 75% of all flatpanel monitors when sorted by this feature.

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Narrower Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The Samsung TC242W's vertical viewing angle of only 160° is narrower than average when compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is narrower than 84% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature. The average vertical viewing angle of all flatpanel monitors is 160°, with the narrowest being 40° and the widest being 180°.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Samsung TC242W has a built-in speaker(s). 53% of PC displays do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In USB Hub

The Samsung TC242W has a built-in USB hub, which is unusual. 81% of flatpanel monitors do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Samsung TC242W of 1,000 is pretty typical compared to most other PC displays. It is in the highest 50% of all LCD screens when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Audio Output

The Samsung TC242W has an audio output, which is unusual. 87% of flatpanel monitors do not have an audio output.

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Has an AC Cables Included

The Samsung TC242W has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors. The most frequently found cables included is USB, but this cables included is not found on this PC screen. The cables included AC are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung lf24ft2wfpzxen, samsung lf24tc2wanen, samsung 1920x1080, samsung tc242w

Barcodes:

08806088091464, 08806088378824, 08806088382913

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