Samsung’s PX2370 has a base made of rough plastic, which makes contact with the surface via four lightly extended feet. This seems like a rather sporadic detail, until you notice that the OSD menu control buttons are located on the back, and practically marked there as well. Until you can remember or feel where each button is located, you’ll have to turn around the entire monitor, together with its tiny evil rough plastic feet… The upside to this is that you won’t have to turn it around that often. Magic Return is a feature that enables the image to be transferred to other monitors when the signal’s lost while working with multi-display applications. Why would you need this, you may ask? After all, it’s only important that the PC keeps running and that no work is lost? Well, this is why the illustration on the manufacturer’s website depicts a pack of cards jumping from one monitor to another. Granted, sometimes in can really be important to have constant overview of the entire monitor content (such as a large hand in online poker?). Magic Lux is the capability to tweak the ambient light sensor sensitivity, or switch it off completely. This sensor is used to dynamically adjust the backlight, of course. There is even a response time setting, among the plethora of other useful ones. We hope that it’s finally become clear that the oft-mentioned side effects of response time acceleration really do exist - and you’re finally able to choose the ratio between the two sides as you wish.
The colour display on this monitor is excellent in every way. Gradients are displayed with a precision of almost 100%, the backlight doesn’t breach at all, and the black is uniform and… Well, black. Even contrast is excellent at factory-default settings, despite the trend to attract customers by oversaturated and too aggressive colouring. The viewing angles are as good as TN panels allow; even the vertical one is decent. The menu settings that we’ve already mentioned also come in handy, especially for those who look at their monitors from the frog perspective. Other “extreme” users will benefit from these as well, of course. The response time is excellent at any of the three offered levels, without any visible side effects. An academic difference can be noticed between the fastest and the slowest setting, but the factory-default mid value will be just right for nearly all users.
The first impression about this monitor was positive, but without any serious ambitions. Another bloke in the quarter with transparent details, suitable for an average user’s average day needs, but that’s about it. As it turns out, this monitor is much more than that, despite obvious ergonomic flaws. Its performance is outstanding, and the numerous OSD menu capabilities are also notable. Pay attention to the fact that this model doesn’t have an analogue video input, just in case you were considering hooking it up to an ancient PC. We feel that its price is just right for a largish, resourceful LED monitor such as this one.
|Panel type||TN + Film|
|View angles H/V||170° / 160°|
|Response||2ms (gray to gray)|
|Contrast ratio||5M : 1 (DCR)|
|Price||around 320 €|