Samsung SyncMaster FX2490HD

The SyncMaster FX2490HD is a LCD screen and a full-fledged TV screen and it's also one of the best looking screens we've ever seen

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Samsung SyncMaster FX2490HD You can use the FX2490HD as a TV screen or computer LCD. It's well equipped for both roles
By  Jason Saundalkar Published  April 3, 2011

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Key Specs

Audio: Y
Brightness: 250cd/m2
Connections: 1x D-Sub, 2x HDMI
Contrast ratio: 1,000,000:1 (DC)
Native resolution: 1,920 x 1,080

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Retailing for US $476 the SyncMaster FX2490HD is the second most expensive LCD screen here.For your cash you get a LCD that can also double as a TV screen however.

Studying the SyncMaster we couldn't help but notice its attractive looks and finish. The screen itself is finished in what Samsung calls ‘ToC Mystic Brown Cabinet' and the chrome four-prong stand just accentuates the overall look. The stand also provides a super stable base for the screen.

Exposing the screen to our battery of visual tests we found ourselves quite impressed. The screen blew us away right from the off with its extremely wide viewing angles; looking at the screen from 90-degrees both vertically and horizontally, we noticed absolutely no loss of brightness or contrast. The FX2490HD then is perfect as a TV or LCD as people don't have to be sat directly in front of it for the best viewing experience.

The LCD is Full HD ready and when we fed it our 1080p video streams it blew us away.
Colours were natural yet vibrant with blacks appearing deep and solid. As the screen sports a 5ms response rate, it handled fast moving content with ease whether it was The Fast and the Furious or a frenzied Hot Pursuit race. The Samsung also produced razor sharp text and graphics, so you can work on it for hours without eyestrain.

Verdict: The LED-based SyncMaster FX2490HD is a flexible screen that excels at both work and play. It is reasonably priced as well.

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