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Windows 7: S24a350h or s23a550h?

26 Nov 2011   #1

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S24a350h or s23a550h?

Hi everyone,

Recently ( 10days ) I bought a Samsung SyncMaster S23A550H LED monitor. Plugges through HDMI to my SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 6850. In the begining moments I was not much tempted and sort of disssatisfied with the image quality on it. Later did some tweaking:

latest catalyst drivers
calibrated thing from windows calibrate
adjusted font clear type in of windows.
Also Magic angle on monitor = Group View.
reduced brightness/contrast .

then seem better. But not that I would love.

Concerning me was, windows fonts were not crisp and clear and greyish, brightness seems quite high, when adjusting from monitor, it effects overall brightness. I adjusted from monitor and from catalyst both. Still feels too bright and further decreasing effects other shaded areas. Colors also seem washed out perhaps due to overbrightness. windows fonts are showing unwanted colors in certain areas , as would be the case in CRT when convergence is out. I am using 120%DPI, but I have tested on default and other DPIs also adjusted pixel format in CCC. nothing makes it smoother.

This is a new purchase and under my circumstances, I have these return / exchange choices ( a day or two left )
choices are

1- Samsung Syncmaster S23A550h ( 23' series 5 LED )
2- Samsung Syncmaster S27A550h ( 27' series 5 LED )
3- Samsung Syncmaster S24A350h ( 24' series 3 LED )

To exchage with choice 2 I have to pay few more bucks.
But on 27' resultion is not going up, it would be same as now on 23' while screen size would be 4' larger , I am suspecting it would give more granier visual experience therefore.

To exchange with choice 3, I am getting 24' LED in series 3 with not extra bucks. I have no idea what is different in series 3 and series 5. but I have checked specs for choice 1 ( current ) and choice 3 ( willing to get ) same specs. I have seen at several threads in this forum about S24A350h ( 24' series 3 LED ) better in performance. some even say after PX2370 , it is best.

So I am thinnking to get S24A350h ( 24' series 3 LED ) instead of Syncmaster S23A550h ( 23' series 5 LED ) at not extra bucks, and 1' upsize would not be any difference to show up grainier performance. Considering reviews also it seems better. Moreover, I am expecting better ( normal ) brightness than my current Syncmaster S23A550h ( 23' series 5 LED ) since that would be series 3.

Please suggest me soon before the exchange option is over.


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