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Old 12-15-06, 11:38 PM
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Thoughts on Samsung 941BW Monitor?

I need a new monitor, and my girlfriend is offering to get me one for the holidays. I'm looking at the Samsung 941BW.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001088

Does anybody have this monitor that can give thoughts/reviews/impressions?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-16-06, 12:39 PM
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I just ordered one a couple of days ago for my mom from Buy.com. $215 shipped with GCO before $40 MIR. However, since ordering it I've received a shipping delay notification and I'm not entirely confident I'll get it by Xmas with free shipping.

Almost all the user reviews I found were extremely positive and although I didn't find any in depth reviews of this exact model, there are some out there for the 940BW which very similar. It has the same specs.

http://www.pcauthority.com.au/review.aspx?CIaRID=4254
http://www.devhardware.com/c/a/Flat-...cMaster-940BW/
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Old 12-16-06, 03:08 PM
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While the 941BW (which I've seen) is a very good monitor, do be aware its oddball native display resolution (1440x900) can confuse older graphics cards. That's why I like a 19" 1280x1024 monitor; I took my brother's Sony SDM-HS95B and enjoy the fact I don't need to install a special monitor driver to make it work.
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Old 12-17-06, 02:33 AM
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Honestly, it's a cheap TN panel that only displays 16.2 million colors. That's why it has such a high contrast ratio and short response time.

Find something that supports 16.7 million colors. Then you probably have a decent panel. Of course, it's going to cost more.
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Old 12-17-06, 10:08 AM
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Well, my mom doesn't use those .5 million colors anyway. Unfortunately, she's a bit of a racist.


Seriously, thanks for the post G-Rex. I wasn't aware of this issue, but after reading up I still think this was a good purchase for me considering the needs and price range I was working with. Here's a link that explains the differences in depth.

http://compreviews.about.com/od/mult...a/LCDColor.htm
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Old 12-17-06, 10:36 AM
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if you are picky do some research to find out which generation of LCD screen it uses. a lot of companies use older generation of screens to rip people off
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