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Samsung PX2370 review

Can Samsung make budget screen tech perform as well as the more expensive options?

Our Verdict

In an ultra-competitive market, this slim and sexy Samsung can't justify its premium pricing.

For

  • Uber-slim chassis
  • One of the best TN panels yet

Against

  • It's still a TN panel
  • Way too expensive

In recent years, desktop monitors with cheap TN panels have been the bane of our computing lives. But what about desktop monitors with expensive TN panels? Enter the new Samsung PX2370. It's a paradox in a flat panel.

Without doubt, TN screen technology has improved dramatically in the last 18 months. But can this 23-inch TN panel really justify its hefty price tag in the context of BenQ's new EW2420, a monitor that's not only an inch larger, but also packs a gorgeous VA panel?

If any company can pull it off, it's Samsung. For starters, it's one of the few companies that cranks out its own LCD panels. Most monitor makers buy their panels in, but Samsung is, quite simply, the master of TN technology.

The PX2370 also packs an LED backlight, which will help its cause. What's more, Samsung does a nice line in industrial design. Whatever the image quality is like, this monitor certainly looks sleek.

Power consumption
Watts: maximum / approx 170cd/m2 – lower is better
Samsung PX2370: 28W / 19W
BenQ EW2420: 32W / 18W
LG E2350: 28W / 19W

Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD Monitor
Number of Screens1
HDCP SupportedYes
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR
HDMIYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
DVIYes
Product FamilySyncMaster
ColourGlossy Black
Screen ModeFull HD
Colour Support16.7 Million Colours
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
Brand NameSamsung
Contrast Ratio5,000,000:1
Screen Size58.4 cm (23")
Response Time2 ms
Operating Power Consumption25 W
Height with Stand433.50 mm
Width with Stand557.50 mm
Depth with Stand233 mm
Height337 mm
Width557.5 mm
Depth26.5 mm
ManufacturerSamsung
Product ModelPX2370
Product NameSyncMaster PX2370 Widescreen LCD Monitor
Product LineSyncMaster
Manufacturer Part NumberLS23WHUKFV/EN
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information

The SyncMaster PX2370 LED impresses with an extravagant design and high-end features and protects even the environment. The LED backlight allows for significantly reduced power consumption of only 25 watts (typical) in operation.

Package Contents
  • SyncMaster PX2370 Widescreen LCD Monitor
  • Signal Cable
  • Cord
  • PSU
  • Driver CD
  • Multi-Screen Software
  • Manual CD
Limited Warranty2 Year
Weight (Approximate)4.10 kg