REVIEW: Samsung T220HD Part 11
1.680 x 1.050 / 1.280 x 960 (Monitor setting 4:3)
1.024 x 768 (Monitor setting 4:3) / 800 x 600 (Monitor setting 4:3)
Distortion and loss of sharpness can be reduced through changing the aspect ratio and using the sharpness function. The results are "good" overall. They were not sufficient for a better rating because the monitor does not have its own interpolation option for justified or 1:1 display.
The resolution of 1.680 x 1.050 pixels which is typical for 22-inch monitors provides a pixel density we are used to, which is well known in this market sector. If you need more space on your screen and are not afraid of small text, the only alternative in 22-inch format available at the moment is the Lenovo ThinkVision L220x. Otherwise, the only other way to create more space on the screen is to buy a 24-inch or a larger monitor.
At a page size of 71 percent, two Word documents can be displayed legibly next to each other without taking up all the available display space. The display and editing of digital photos (8 to 10 megapixel camera) is possible in about 25 percent of the original resolution, which provides a good basis for editing.
Ample space for your applications. With the T220HD and its 22-inch screen, there is no shortage of space.
For the TN panel on the Samsung SyncMaster T220HD, the manufacturer has advertised a response time of 5 ms black-white (2 ms for grey-to-grey). Samsung calls the technology used to speed up the panel MagicSpeed. In practice, the 22-inch model fulfils our expectations with regard to response time without any difficulty.
There is no corona effect as sometimes arises with "aggressive" Overdrive implementations, not even at a short viewing distance. Overall, the results here are good to very good.
Where overdrive is mentioned, it is generally connected with a delay in image output known as input lag. The T220HD from Samsung is also not exempt. The image arrives on the screen with a maximum latency of 31 ms, which represents about 1.86 fps. With a deviation of less than 2 frames per second, the result can still be deemed good. There is no option to influence the overdrive function on the model.
For most users, a lag such as this is not a problem and is not noticeable. However, every person reacts individually here and every PC system demonstrates various "basic lags". Both factors affect the threshold at which an input lag can really be noticed.
On the left, a CRT monitor, on the right, the T220HDwith about 31 ms lag.
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