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Product Samsung Syncmaster Series 7 T24B750
Specifications 24in LED backlit monitor supporting Full HD, 1920x1080 resolution TN panel screen, 16:9 aspect ratio, 91.79dpi pixel density, 170/160 degree viewing angle, 2x HDMI, Ethernet, 2x USB, Integrated speakers, Freeview digital tuner, 570x435x204mm, 6kg.
PC MONITORS have come a long way since the days of ugly box shaped CRT displays. Not only have widescreen LED displays become commonplace in the display market, but those looking to buy an average priced display will find that most available now come with a variety of connectivity options so it can double up as a second screen for a laptop, a tablet or even a smartphone.
Built-in TV tuners, WiFi connectivity and HD support are also quite common in affordable PC monitors today so that they can function as high-quality standalone TVs when not used with personal computers, which Samsung has picked up on with its distinctively designed Syncmaster T24B750.
Providing a decent set of input options such as HDMI, VGA, WiDi and USB as well as a TV tuner and Smart TV function, Samsung's Syncmaster reflects these advances in the monitor market as displays become more about multi-usage.
But at £300, we wouldn't expect anything less from the Korean giant. We inspect the Syncmaster to see if it offers everything you'd expect from a monitor and TV at this price.
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