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Date: April 16th, 2010
Article by: (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH


Let's take a virtual walk around your potential new purchase.



Starting from the bottom and moving up, the XL2370 uses a very simple monitor stand that allows for little movement other than approximately 20 degrees of tilt. There is no rotational mechanism and there is no swivel for landscape viewing. But from I have seen and heard from most users, they don't use those features 99% of the time. But, with that being said, this monitor should have a little more flexibility for the price tag. It's hard to have a monitor this more expensive and not bringing a little more to the table.


Another thing to note is that this stand and the overall lack of heft makes this monitor a little wobbly and easy to push around. An elbow or a brush with a hip could knock this monitor off of a desk so make sure it is used in a safe area away and stop a potential costly mistake.



The bottom right portion of the bezel houses the touch sensitive power and control buttons which have the following functionality.


Menu - Allows access to your configuration menu for changing your color, contrast and signal input configuration.


Navigation Up / Down Keys - Allows you to navigate through the menu and also enables the brightness and preset contrast controls when the menu command is not enabled.


Enter Key - Allows you to initialize changes.


Auto Key - *Used for Auto-calibration only when using the analog VGA connection.


Power - To power the monitor on and off.



As seen above, the menu will disappear into the bezel when not in use. This can be changed in the monitor settings to stay on all the time if constant changes are needed. It's not a huge deal but it adds a little something that you don't see with other monitor manufacturers and models.



*When you press the MagicBright button you will be able to change the display contrast and brightness to your liking. You can experiment to find out what works for you. For this monitor, I found the sweet spot for me was the Internet setting. You might find a different setting compliments your work/game environment so play around with it a bit to find what you like. This monitor is equipped with an automatic contrast control called Dynamic Contrast. This feature, which is located at the bottom of the list in the photo above, will automatically adjust the contrast to optimal levels. For example, when the screen becomes dark or overly bright, it will adjust the contrast accordingly without any input from the computer user. It works well be seeing I am a major control freak, I don't like something else making the decision for me. ;p.




Moving around to the rear, you will see just how simple this monitor's construction is. The connection panel is a little more involved than you standard model and contains the power, DVI , HDMI and a analog and digital video out connection. There is no ventilation seeing the LED backlight runs incredibly cool and convection air cooling is not required.

 

 


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