Ease of Set Up
I'm a plug and play type of person. I hate electronics or devices that require too much work. I like being able to plug my electronics in and immediately have the power up and work as it is intended to work. The Samsung 22" LCD SyncMaster Monitor, Model 2232BW does require a little bit of work, but it's nothing that is time consuming at all.
The base of requires you to click it into place, and lock it in using the simple metal clasps that you will find at the very bottom. I really liked the base because it was simple to put together, and had that nice high gloss black finish to it. Best of all, the base was exactly like my HDTV's base when it came to appearance.
After having the base all snapped into place, I then had to click the base into the monitor, which was actually a little difficult and required some muscle power. I had to have my boyfriend click it into place. The base made me a little nervous because even though it does the job well, it seemed a little flimsy and I wondered if it would hold up the monitor. Naturally it did, and once everything was clicked into place, I was able to plop the Samsung Monitor down onto my desk.
The base allowed me to swivel the monitor up and down from 0 to 18 degrees, but not side to side, which I thought was a little stupid. Being able to adjust the angle of the monitor was cool, but sort of weird considering most people would rather be able to move the screen from left to right. It would have been even sweeter if I could have adjusted the height.
Once that was all set up, I was ready to roll out the installation CD in order to install the appropriate drivers. Once the drivers were installed, I was ready to plug in the DVI cable into my computer, and the power cord into my surge protector.
(Do these steps in this order, if you unplug your old monitor, you won't be able to see your screen in order to click through the commands while installing your driver).