The Samsung SyncMaster S23A550H is the follow-up to Samsung's two previous stellar entries in the line, the PX2370 and XL2370. As you can see here, the monitor is quite gorgeous to look at. Some bad design decisions concerning the connections and cable routing feature prevent it from reaching the high design levels of its predecessors.
The full review for the S23A550H can be found here.
While the small hole at the bottom of the neck is big enough for the cables, it's the pathway in between the hole and connections that is the problem. It's simply too narrow to feed cables through. A design misstep.
Once the covering is removed (make sure not to cut your hand removing it, as I did) you can organize the cables and then attempt to completely cover those cables again. I say "attempt" since I was unable to completely close the covering with cables inside.
Since the top of the display's neck is in such close proximity to the connection options and because the connections face downward and are embedded in the monitor in a somewhat deep alcove, connecting video cables has rarely been as frustrating. Also, as you can see, Samsung has done away with DVI as a connection option here, so if you're a PC user, be prepared to possibly invest in a DVI-to-HDMI cable.