Samsung introduces two new displays…with slightly misleading model numbers

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Samsung makes some pretty great HDTVs, and their computer monitors aren’t that bad, either.  In that vein, the company just introduced two more SyncMaster models at consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin. Unfortunately, the only interesting things about these two panels are their aforementioned misleading model numbers.

Model 2233Hz

 

Model 2243Hz

Specifications:

  • 22-inch diagonal LCD display
  • 1680×1050 resolution
  • 300 nits brightness
  • 5ms response time
  • HDCP-compliant DVI ports
  • 2243Hz only: 4 USB ports
  • 2243Hz only: “MagicRotation” technology for display pivoting

Unfortunately, their naming scheme is a little underhanded.  With 100, 120, and 200Hz displays available on the market, Samsung has chosen to name their model numbers 2233Hz and 2243Hz.  This is almost assuredly a tactic to convince consumers that these must surely be better than other options available that only have 120Hz refresh rates.  This is similar to how every manufacturer of almost anything A/V-related has put HD-compatible on their devices.

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