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Samsung B2230 21.5" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 70,000:1 (DC), 5ms, Energy Star Compliant, DVI - B2230

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Ease of Use

At $152.99 I consider this monitor a great buy. From a performance standpoint only the contrast could be better. I didn't give the "Ease of Use" the highest rating because I first installed and then had to un-install the software that came with it before I could get everything running smoothly under Windows XP. What you lose without the software is the ability to use your mouse and keyboard to adjust the monitor settings. I'm perfectly willing to use the buttons on the monitor for this.

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Very nice oversize monitor at a great price!

by Blackbeard on 8/18/2010

Bought this refurbished monitor on special from for $140. with free shipping. Found out that my dad bought the same monitor locally for $190. The controls take a minute to figure out-they are kind of twitchy. The refurbished monitor did not come with any manuals or discs. The monitor worked properly out of the box without having to install any drivers. The brightness of the monitor was overwhelming. When I figured out the controls it was better. The picture is sharp, but the brightness even turned down and the contrast turned up looks washed out. It is nice to have the oversize monitor coming from an 18 inch wide flat screen monitor. There is less scrolling for the pages I normally would look at.

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Great Value

by A customer on 8/18/2010

The monitor came as promised. Right out of the box it was a great performer.

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Product Overview

For those for whom ordinary is not an option, we created Samsung B2230 widescreen LCD monitor. This monitor features a glossy black finish accented by an elegant clear acrylic bar along the bottom bezel. Inside, leading-edge technology results in picture quality second to none, with 70,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and full HD 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. To save energy and money, the MagicEco feature allows you to work at 100%, 75% or 50% brightness. And for ease of use, the MagicReturn feature automatically displays dual-monitor content on a single monitor when one monitor is powered off.

Simple and Elegant Design
The Samsung B2230 monitor features a rich, glossy black finish which is accentuated by the clear, crystal-like acrylic along the lower bezel. And the back of this monitor has a unique wave pattern. It's a tasteful, elegant alternative to the same old thing.

70,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
The high dynamic contrast ratio of the B2230 creates deeper, more dramatic dark tones and brighter more striking light tones. Now you can enjoy images that echo reality with rich, vivid color and brilliant natural intensity. When it comes down to the details, conventional monitors simply pale in comparison.

Razor Sharp Motion Graphics
With a response time of 5 ms, you can be sure that your monitor will perform perfectly, even in the fastest moving scenes. This stunning, seamless motion imaging presents movies, games, and internet streamed content with precision and without the motion judder, blurring, and ghosting that can occur on a slower monitor, allowing you to enjoy a completely immersive viewing experience.

16:9 Widescreen
A 16:9 widescreen offers clear, distortion-free images and a lot more space to have a lot more fun. Made for multimedia and optimized for HD content, it’s designed to be the ultimate platform for movies, games, and all the other multimedia you’re dying to see in their clearest and most precise detail.

MagicAngle Technology
Love to watch movies lying down or while you’re cooking dinner? The Samsung's MagicAngle uses 5-step angle management to deliver crisp images and bold color from every direction. So whether your view is from above, below or from the side, images stay the same.

MagicReturn Feature
Samsung's MagicReturn feature makes your life easier by automatically managing your dual-monitor content. When you turn off one monitor to save energy, or if the cable disconnects and you lose the signal, MagicReturn make sure that all content is automatically shifted to the monitor that remains on.

MagicEco Feature
MagicEco allows you to work at 100%, 75% or 50% brightness, to reduce energy usage. Low power consumption technology reduces energy use and energy bills even further. Take the effort out of saving energy and take control with MagicEco.

MagicBright 3™
Control your screen’s display with just one click. MagicBright 3™ automatically optimizes brightness, contrast and gamma correction, based on the mode you choose.

Windows® 7
Samsung monitors have been tested to meet all requirements to be compatible with Windows® 7 and meets Windows® Color System standards for consistent and accurate color across multiple mediums. Enjoy true to life color on your screen.

By being ENERGY STAR compliant you are assured that your Samsung model is helping the environment by using less energy while saving you money. ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy promoting energy efficiency.

Rated EPEAT Silver
EPEAT registered products contain reduced levels of cadmium, lead, and mercury to better protect human health and the environment. EPEAT registered Samsung monitors are more energy efficient, which saves money and reduces greenhouse gas emission by providing a design that is easy to disassemble and upgrade. EPEAT Silver monitor meets all 23 required criteria plus 50 percent of 28 optional criteria.


Manufacturer Samsung
Mfg Part# B2230
SKU 214568217
UPC 729507811703
UPC 14 00729507811703
Tech Specs
Screen Size: 21.5" Wide
Contrast Ratio: 70,000:1 (Dynamic Contrast); 1000:1 (Typical)
Brightness: 300 cd/m?
Response Time: 5ms
Viewing Angle (Horizontal/Vertical): 170° / 160°
Maximum Resolution: 1,920 x 1,080
Maximum Colors: 16.7 Million
Signal Input
Input Video Signal: Analog VGA, DVI
Connections: VGA D-Sub (15-pin), DVI-D
Plug and Play: DDC 2B
Power Management
On Mode: 45W
Stand: Simple Stand (With Tilt Function)
Other Features: MagicBright?, MagicEco, MagicAngle, MagicReturnOff timer, Image Size Color Effect, Customized key, Windows7, DVI with HDCP
Multimedia Speakers: No
Wall Mountable: Yes - 75 x 75mm (wall mount not included)
Dimensions and Weight
With Stand 20.6" x 15.7" x 7.8", 9.6 lbs
What's In The Box
Samsung B2230 Monitor
VGA and Power Cables
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