Display Warriors (part 2) - ASUS PA238 & Samsung Syncmaster S24A350H

3/26/2012 11:54:32 AM

Display Warriors (part 2)


Those are looking for a professional screen will find PA238 very interesting and well priced. Of course, it is priced slightly higher than the other models in this test. However, a professional display with 17,600 rupees has forced us to keep an eye on.

23in screen with 1920x1080 maximum resolution and extremely flexible stand offers height, tilt and swivel adjustment and can be rotated 90 degrees in “portrait” screen mode. There are many inputs: HDMI, DVI and VGA with a 3.5mm port, but no speaker. It also has 4 USB ports - 2 at the back and 2 on the side. We also want to let you know PA238 has gotten Red Dot Designer Award.

Instead of common TN screen, ASUS PA238 has IPS screen that offers prettier color of the fresh, contrast, brightness and better viewing angle. With a 16:9 aspect ratio, PA238 creates 16.7 million colors with 6ms reaction time. Maximum brightness level of PA238 is 400cd/Msq.

After aligning the brightness level to 140cd/Msq, we began the evaluation session. Software testing provides excellent result, homogeneous gradient color. No stain color, stripes, color and image seem to be strengthened. Text can be read clearly in font size 7, 1080p movies plays with vivid colors and without blur. The photo viewing is interesting, wide viewing angle.

Although PA238 is a bit expensive compared to other models in this test, it is a fantastic screen. We will not recommend it for anyone with everyday computing needs. However, if you are graphic artist or photographer and you will not mind spending Rs 17,600, then this is the screen for you.

Samsung Syncmaster S24A350H

The big screens is new technology when they are cheap and help users to access multiple programs simultaneously. Samsung SyncMaster S24A350 is a 24-inch LED display with stylish design and offers excellent image quality.

The most interesting feature of S24A350H is pink with black body and transparent, thin bezel that makes it stylish. There is 578.6 x 438.7 x 239.2mm size, it is quite convenient but not the thinnest. The screen body is located on a small but sturdy base and 3.9kgs in weght, less than a few hundred grams compared to most rivals.

The touch controls are located in the right and below of the screen. The navigation is quite easy as other syncmaster monitors. Samsung has become very selective about the conection ability, only HDMI, VGA and power port at the rear. It’s wise to sacrifice DVI-D because most modern PCs and game console come with HDMI port at this time. If your PC does not have HDMI port, you need to buy DVI-D -to-HDMI adapter.

LED S24A350H has natural resolution 1920x1080. Clarity of the screen is very sharp even when connected via VGA port. The screen has brightness at 300cd/m2 and does well even in the maximum brightness. The screen supports 16.7 million colors, creates vivid colors even in bright environment. Full HD video viewing is so impressive, the colors are really stand out.

Monitor with 2ms response time is quite rare today, most monitors have 5ms response time. So this is the advantage to play high-end game. A small disadvantage is the view angle.

In general, Samsung SyncMaster S24A350H is a great effort with very competitive price: 16,000 rupees if considering its 24in size. General performance, style, price and response time make it clear victor in the premium segment.

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