deals2 samsung 24" widescreen led 'dual' monitor…

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Wow great price, $230 is normal price for just one monitor so $174 per monitor is really good.

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I currently use 2 22" monitors (1 lg, 1 samsung HDTV) and like them but hate that I don't get 1920x1080 resolution. Is it worth the jump to 24" monitors like these? I don't like that these monitors are not adjustable and have no HDMI inputs. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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I keep telling myself (and others who are considering new monitors) that Windows 8 will have touchscreen capabilities intrinsic to its operation. You might want to hold off on the upgrade to see what the market offers if you plan on transitioning to the new OS when it's released (late 2012).

That said, this appears to be a pretty damn nice deal.

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@n00610300 I feel that it would be worth the upgrade. I had 3 mismatches 19" monitors and jumped up to 2 matching 23" monitors with 2048x1152 resolution. Just having the two monitors look exactly the same is worth it along with having them at the same height etc. The jump from 22" to 24" might seem small on paper but it's quite large in person.

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@n00610300: Depends on the size of your desk, really. If you have room for 24" monitors, this is a fantastic deal, but if you don't, you could pick up 21.5" 1920x1080 monitors for around $130 each.

I'd go for these if you have the desk size and want new monitors.

As for HDMI, why would you need it? HDMI is the same thing as DVI, except HDMI carries sound as well as digital picture. Without speakers, they are both the same for this monitor. If you only have HDMI ports/cables, you can pick up a hdmi to dvi adaptor for ~$3 on amazon. (I use one, my laptop only has hdmi and the external monitor only has dvi for digital signals)

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I agree the HDMI adapters are cheap and work great. BUT this doesn't come with the DVI cables either. So you can buy an adapting cable with HDMI on one end and DVI on the other.

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I want to get a pair of these, but want to put them on one of those dual screen mounts that have a single arm for both screens. Anyone know if these are actually mountable?

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"For dual monitor computer set-ups, a VGA & DVI connection and DVI cable are required"

This is not really true. It just depends on the video ports you have available on your computer. If you don't have a video card, and only use on-board graphics, then likely you can't run dual monitors unless you get a video card. If you do have a video card, then it depends on what ports you have is what cables you will need.

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@setthecat These don't have the vesa mounting holes on the back. I've been looking at them, they sell the singles in-store locally for 199, even though it shows 229 on their page. This is still a great deal, but they are not wall-mountable, you're stuck with the stand that came with them.

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Just in case you break one?

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Sweet deal, but I'm surprised that they don't have HDMI. You'd think it'd be standard by now?

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I just bought two of these from BJs wholesale club for about 180 each. I have them mounted on http://www.amazon.com/Dual-Monitor-Stand-clamp-monitors/dp/B002R9HQLI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1318622026&sr=8-2 if anyone is interested in a mounting solution. I put a pad between the clamp and my desk. Very adjustable, no wobbling and looks nice. The image shown I would guess has 2 19" monitors mounted. My 24s are almost touching and they are angled in slightly.

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From what I have been able to find on Samsung's site and Newegg images, this monitor does NOT have VESA mounts, or mounts of any kind. To me that is a major deal breaker since on any multi-display setup I use monitor arms. The best value for this setup would be if you purchased and used one in your home and one in the office.

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I see lots of downvotes for no apparent reason.

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@cjsleve: Really? I can't see how these specific screens would attach to that system with no VESA holes on the screen itself. I finally found a place on Samsung's website that specifically says that they do NOT support wall mounting:

http://www.samsung.com/in/consumer/pc-peripherals-printer/monitor/desktop-monitior/LS24A300BS/XL/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail&tab=specification

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Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio??? OOOoooooooooooooo fancy!

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Nice deal. I want to buy, but I'm going to wait for a good deal on some 16:10 1920x1200 monitors instead.

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@setthecat: I just got home and checked. I actually have the B2430H. These do not have VESA mounts however the B2430H is mountable.

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@skyzophrenyk: Unfortunately, these are getting harder and harder to find. Seems manufacturers favor 16:9 more now...

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Damn, a steal. Wish I had more disposable income.

@brad3326: HDMI is inferior to DVI in many respects.

@fredwallace18: Because there's no need for it, really. If you want that "clearance" get a 5:4.

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I'm starting to think people shouldn't even worry about new monitors when they complain about a PC monitor not having HDMI.

HDMI is for carrying SOUND along with video. DVI = Digital Video (what HDMI is). From what I've checked, these don't have speakers built in, so what good would HDMI do with no sound to carry?

If you really need HDMI connection THAT bad, (like you want to switch and watch your TV on them) then just get a 24" LCD TV with PC port and then you'll have your HDMI.

I like the "mega dynamic contrast ratio" after the 5,000,000:1 listing, LOL

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@shinespark: Why no need? I don't watch movies on my computer monitor, so I don't need it to be exactly bluray resolution. I prefer having the maximum amount of screen real estate possible, and there's no denying that there are more pixel on these, and since they're closer to square you get more area per inch.

Also, these monitors more closely approximate the golden ratio, and don't we all just love that?

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@pinchecat i think that is a silly notion. the touchscreen capabilities of Win8 seem to be geared more towards tablets. I mean, if i reach out as far as i can, im still a full foot away from my monitor. i have to scoot uncomfortably close to my monitor to be able to comfortably reach it in a manner that would allow accurate use of a touchscreen (and i actually have much experience with touchscreen computing. my last job we were not allowed to use the mouse, we were limited to using touchscreen interfacing with both Windows itself and a proprietary program)

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@bigshayne taken everybody to school. glad you're here.

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@faaaaq: i think if you're currently commenting on deals.woot, you obviously have a monitor that functions perfectly fine right now, and the idea you wouldn't wait until an operating system with touchscreen capabilities built in to be unveiled is a silly notion. you're limiting your expectations in much the same way that people who thought society would never take to smartphones without physical keyboards did.