SAMSUNG S24D300H Review, My New 24 Inch Computer Monitor
For years now I have been using the Acer G206HL Bbd 20-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor. It was great for me and you can check out my review of it in the link above. Lately I have decided that I wanted an upgrade and was looking for a 24 inch gaming monitor. Originally I was going to go even bigger then 24 inch but I follow some of the MLG tournaments and this is the size they use. So I figured heck why not!
Lets delve into my Samsung S24D300H Review
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My Personal Ranking: 95/100
My brand new shiny monitor arrived a couple weeks ago and I have been absolutely loving it so far. Man I had no idea how much of a difference going from 20 inch to 24 inch would be but it is really nice. Even for browsing the internet it is better. The monitor is fast, crisp and I have no complaints at all so far.
Like I’ve said before this monitor is a 24 inch with the capability for up to 1920×1080 resolution. It boasts a 2ms response time which is idea for gaming as well as awesome video playback of 1080p with HDMI.
As far as the design goes the frame itself is very slim, sleek and light weight but still has a feel of good quality to it. As with most SAMSUNG’s you will see the glossy black look which I personally prefer myself. Overall a nice design in my opinion. If you would like to compare to another 24″ monitor in the price range check out my review on the ASUS VS248H P.
With the SAMSUNG S24D300H comes a nice feature in the form of Game Mode. At the push of a button you can set the monitor to Game Mode and it will automatically optimize according to what you are playing. Colors and contrast will be adjusted according to scenery for a better overall game experience. This setting along with the fast response speeds means you will have better vision and less lag and we all know lag can be the bane of any gamer.
I haven’t had the time yet to test this monitor with any of the real graphic intensive games out there yet but I am looking forward to that. I have played a few games of League of Legends on it and it looks absolutely superb. Another thing to note is that my wife uses our computer for photo editing/graphic design and has told me that she likes our new monitor much better for that as well.
This is a really sweet feature that fixes a problem most people aren’t even aware of. So what happens is when you typically connect a smaller device to a monitor, i.e. smartphone, tablet or laptop, is that the image quality degrades in the translation. Magic Upscale stops this from happening and can even provide a better quality then what you were originally viewing on the mobile device.
Lower Power Consumption
The next addition to this package is the Eco Saving Modes. It does exactly what it sounds like and cuts power usage to be environment friendly and help lower your power bill. The modes are 25%, 50% and power saving off. Of course like with most monitors there is an automatic off timer that helps out as well. This monitor has received an Energy Star 6.0 Rating.
VGA and HDMI connections
I would recommend this product to someone who has a PC equipped with HDMI ports already. There are no DVI options here but if it comes down to it you can get a conversion cord very expensively that should solve your problems. This is the only potential downside to this monitor as it is a little less older machine friendly but like I said the problem is easy to solve.
Thank you for reading my SAMSUNG S24D300H Review thus far. From personal experience I would say if you are in need of a new monitor then this one is a pretty sweet option all around and would pair amazingly with any PC. Compared to the other monitors in its class it holds up very nicely and is priced reasonably. After all that is why I bought it :).
What did you think of this monitor? Have you owned a Samsung monitor previously? If you have any questions or comments please feel free to drop me one below anytime. Likes, shares, tweets and +1’s are greatly appreciated as well.
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