Samsung T22C350ND Highlights -
Pros: Good picture quality and response time. VESA mount support. Built-in TV tuner.
Cons: Below average sound quality.
If you're looking for a no-frills, high definition monitor then Samsung T22C350ND should fit the bill. What's good about this monitor is that it comes with a built-in digital TV tuner so it can be used as a HDTV as well. It is a 21.5 inch Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) LED monitor with TN (Twisted Nematic) panel technology. TN is the most common panel technology. The main advantage of a TN panel is that it provides the shortest response time (2ms for this monitor), making it very good for gaming. In combination with LED back-lighting, TN panels also offer high brightness and consume less power. Another important factor is that they are cheap to manufacture when compared to other panel technology like IPS (In-Plane Switching), resulting in lower prices for end users. Having said that, an IPS panel as featured in Acer H276HL monitor offers better color reproduction as well as much better viewing angles. We think the choice of panel is very important as it determines whether the monitor will be responsive enough for gaming, or good at reproducing colors for design/photography, or in some cases both. The viewing angle (the maximum angle at which a display can be viewed with acceptable visual performance) is satisfactory, however we have seen monitors with better viewing angles like the Dell UltraSharp U2414H monitor. The monitor is very easy to set-up and the picture quality is actually quite good for the price. The Samsung T22C350ND looks very much like a traditional monitor with a very simple design in a charcoal-gray color.
Screen Size : 21.5 inch
Backlight Technology : LED
Panel Technology : TN
Response Time : 2 ms
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle : 170?
Vertical Viewing Angle : 160?
Maximum Resolution : 1920x1080
Refresh Rate : 60 Hz
Contrast Ratio : 100,000,000:1
Brightness : 250 Nit
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The Samsung T22C350ND connectivity options include 1 USB port, 2 HDMI Inputs and 1 D-Sub and RF interface. The monitor features Samsung's ConnectShare which lets users watch movies and TV shows stored on a USB device, by simply connecting it to the monitor via the USB port without using any wires. The monitor also features Samsung's 'Magic Upscale' technology that up-converts older video formats and improves image quality when displaying images and video from a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Magic Upscale prevents image degradation when scaling up and makes images on the monitor appear clearer and sharper than on a notebook. The monitor comes with integrated speakers, however the sound quality is below average so we would recommend users buy separate speakers like Bose speakers. There is also a Sports Mode hot key on the remote that instantly adjusts color quality and sound to provide a life-like sports experience. The monitor measures 7.4 x 16.1 x 19.9 inches and weighs 8.1 pounds.
Samsung T22C350ND is a very versatile monitor for both work and play. Users will get reasonably good picture quality with easy connectivity to a laptop or iPad. The built in TV tuner is an added benefit which makes this monitor a very attractive option for it's included features and low price.