Any regular readers of this site will know that every now and then I spot a regular computer monitor which has perfect credentials for HD media use. The Samsung 2494HS is from Samsung’s SyncMaster range of monitors.
The Samsung SyncMaster 2494HS is a 24-inch (23.6-inch) LCD computer monitor with a perfect Full HD native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 5-ms response time, 300 nits brightness and a very nice 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. This resolution is perfect for HD media playback, such as blu-ray, and the high dynamic contrast ratio will provides for excellent colors and deep black levels.
The other vital elements on the Samsung 2494HS for HD playback, is a HDMI input (HDCP) allowing for dirrect connection of HD devices such as a PS3 or Blu-ray player. Stereo speakers also also featured.
This makes the Samsung 2494HS a great all rounder, making just as good at normal everyday office work, as it is playing back HD media content. VGA and DVI inputs are also featured. The monitor is also uses just 48w of power.
The Samsung SyncMaster 2494HS will be out in Japan shortly (for $420), and we hope to see it on our side of the world soon!