The Samsung 2233rz tries really hard to provide a good image quality for the average user but no matter how much tweaking with this monitor, I just can’t seem to get it just right.
When you enable the MagicBright option which enables the 20000:1 dynamic contrast, it disables all the other available options on the screen. So if you’re like me, and you find that the magicbright overdoes it, then you cannot fine tune it. Instead I found myself using a custom color scheme that was easier on the eyes.
Standing side by side with the Dell WP2208, the whites were brighter on the Samsung and the darks were darker as well. The colors tend to pop out more on the Samsung, providing a brighter, more vivid experience for the user. The drawback is that having intense, vivid colors makes it difficult on the eyes when you’re trying to read text on the internet. I found myself constantly adjusting the settings back and forth between gaming and normal internet usage.
Compared to the more recent screens by LG, Viewsonic and even Samsung’s own 60hz models, the Samsung 2233rz’s image quality is on par but does not excel in any way
. You’d be hard pressed to tell the difference between the screens and I personally feel that the 20000:1 dynamic contrast is poorly executed. It does make the colors more vivid, more intense but by doing so, it lacks color accuracy.