Samsung P70 monitor review: Samsung P70 monitor

We looked at the game Crysis on the P2370 in its Game preset and saw a clean picture with no signs of ghosting during fast movement.

The optimal viewing angle for a monitor is usually directly in front, about a quarter of the screen's distance down from the top. At this angle, you're viewing the colors and gamma correction as they were intended. Most monitors are not made to be viewed at any other angle. Depending on its panel type, picture quality at nonoptimal angles varies. Most monitors use TN panels, which get overly bright or overly dark in parts of the screen when viewed from nonoptimal angles. The Samsung SyncMaster P2370 uses a TN panel, and when it is viewed from the sides or bottom, we perceived the screen to darken about six inches off from center. Of course, when viewed from the optimal angle, we had no problems.

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Samsung SyncMaster P2370 Average watts per hour
On (Default Luminance) 29.44
On (Max Luminance) 29.44
On (Min Luminance) 14.3
Sleep 0.85
Calibrated (200 cd/m2) 27.52
Score Fair
Annual energy cost (@$0.1135/kWh) $9.37

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Service and support
Samsung backs the SyncMaster P2370 with a three-year parts-and-labor warranty that covers the backlight. It also offers support through a 24-7 toll-free number, as well as 24- to 48-hour turnaround e-mail and Web chat support. Documentation and support software are easily accessible for the P2370 on Samsung's Web site.

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Where to Buy

Samsung P2070

Part Number: P2070 Released: Apr 20, 2009

MSRP: $315.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Apr 20, 2009
  • Display Type LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
  • Diagonal Size 20 in
  • Interface DVI
    VGA (HD-15)
  • Image Contrast Ratio 1000:1