The Samsung Touch Of Color 24" T240HD LCD HDTV Monitor displays in 1920 x 1200 native resolution, and duel boots Linux and Windows with equally impressive visual brilliance. The monitor has a lower number of backlighting components, which noticeably reduce power drain of the model. However, this does mean that the SyncMaster cannot reach the levels of brightness obtained by the Dell UltraSharp, BenQ FP241W or HP w2408h.
The SyncMaster provides excellent motion responses during gaming and video playback, but it is marginally duller than the Dell UltraSharp, largely because it lacks top level contrast and emulation. There are also some interpretive issues with the softness of images when adjusting sharpness and some hard lines in vector graphic representation. It does, however, have minimal ghosting and the display manages picture motion smoothly.
For those marginal negatives, the T240HD handles greyscale better than any monitor in this range, which has made it a sure fire winner in the Radiology imaging departments I have seen the model rolled out in. Due to their requirement for immaculate greyscale x-ray imaging, it must be clear and precise to the exact detail and with a wide range of image configurability. Moreover, fonts are clear and sharp, which makes this a wonderful monitor for someone who deals with a lot of online documentation.
Be aware that the On Screen Display (OSD) on all Samsung SyncMaster monitors is best operated by remote control, which might sound obvious, but the number of users I know that like to manually ‘tweak’ monitor settings makes this a necessary comment.