Samsung S24D300H; An In-Depth Review

Samsung followed the recent success of its mid-sized budget gaming display Samsung S24D390 with their introduction of its more affordable sibling, the Samsung S24D300H. Unlike the previous model that uses IPS panel though, this new and affordable model uses matte TN panel. Will this change greatly affect the good gaming performance we expected? Check out this in-depth review from Dual Monitors Guide.

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Who is it for?

If you’re looking for a budget gaming monitor, or something with Full HD capability, but doesn’t hurt the bank, then you should check out Samsung S24D300H. It falls short in terms of fancy features and extras, but it’s well-equipped to provide excellent performance, for both work and entertainment purposes.

Benefits

To start with, Samsung S24D300H is a 24-inch LED monitor that offers advanced features with attractively sleek design that fits in both work and home use. It’s their latest 1080p monitor, and it comes well-equipped with features that improve gaming and performance in many aspects, such as the Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio technology that improves picture quality, and Game Mode that enhances your gaming experience. It also has the connectivity options that let users connect various devices and workstation peripherals to the screen.

 

Equipped with Gaming Mode for Better Gaming Experience

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Like its smaller sibling, this 27-inch alternative also comes equipped with Samsung’s very own Gaming Mode, a touch-button feature that when activated, accurately detects the changes in scenes, and improves the display’s performance, from color quality and contrast, allowing the screen to show the best visuals available for the current game scenes. Pair that with fast response time and fast input lag and you get a good-quality gaming monitor.

This monitor’s response time is at 2ms, quite fast for a gaming monitor of its price range. This allows the monitor to show smooth transitions from high-paced action-packed games, with significantly minimized blurs and ghosting effects, improving gameplay in any situations.

 

 

With Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio to Let You Enjoy Brilliant Pictures

This Samsung display, like most Samsung displays in the market today, comes equipped with the brand’s very own Mega DCR, which works by improving users’ viewing experience with crisper, cleared and more true-to-life color quality. This technology manages the monitor’s contrast ratio in real time, delivering brighter and more brilliant colors, pristine whites and darker blacks.

 

Magic Upscale for Improved Picture without Degradation

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Often times, displaying images and videos from various devices, such as laptop, etc., to an external monitor screen causing image and video quality degradation. Samsung S24D300H on the other hand, has Magic Upscale that prevents this from happening. This feature improves viewing experience with crisper images and more vibrant colors than you will see on smaller screens.


Good Viewing Angles

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The good viewing angles of Samsung S24D300H allows users to switch anywhere in the room, and still see the screen clearly from any angles. It has 170° horizontal viewing angle, and 160° vertical angle. Not the most impressive, but certainly enough for most occasions. It also comes with three (3) modes, namely diagonal view, standing view and bottom view. These three modes lets users use the display at any position they like.

 

With Great Eco Saving Modes to Greatly Reduce Energy Consumption

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Samsung displays are known for their energy efficiency, and this particular model is no exception from the rule as it comes with great three (3) Eco Saving modes to further reduce the display’s energy consumption. These modes reduce power consumption from 25% to 50%, the last option – Power Saving Off, puts the display in its best Preset Quality. It also comes with a built-in timer that automatically turns off the display when not in use.

 

Dual Monitor and Multiple Monitor Setup Options

Most gamers prefer mid-sized monitors, such as 24-inch monitors, for gaming, as they seem perfect and very convenient for gaming: the monitor is big enough to show every detail you need to see and small enough for your eyes to cover and hands to move your mouse. Also, it’s one of the most used size for dual monitor and triple monitor setup, as sitting two to three of 24-inch monitors side-by-side makes a great panoramic view, perfect for immersive gaming in FPS, RPG and racing games.

 

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If you’re looking for a dual monitor setup with Samsung S24D300H, then should opt for either the LX Dual Side-by-Side Arm or the LX Dual Stacking Arm, both from Ergotron. It is equipped with two independently adjustable arms that can extend up to 25 inches, with 18 inches range adjustment, allowing you to push your monitor completely out of the way when not in use, and free your desk. It is a very versatile solution, easy to setup and install to your workstation, and effortless to use.

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If you want a triple monitor setup for more immersive gaming, then your best solution is the LX Triple Display Lift Stand, still from Ergotron. It doesn’t have the articulating arms, but it’s perfect for triple monitor setup where three monitors must work in unison, such as in gaming.


Design and Features

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Shiny plastic has become a staple in most Samsung monitors, and this tradition continues in Samsung S24D300H. It sports a sleek and minimalist style, with high gloss finish that blends nicely with your workstation or as your entertainment centerpiece.

As usual, you may have to wipe the cabinet often and keep it from gathering too much fingerprints or dust. The rest of the cabinet’s design is classic Samsung, with a slight beautiful curve along the edges.

 

Buttons and Functions

The Menu option of S24D300H is pretty similar to its S24D390HL; touch buttons are found at the bottom right corner of the cabinet. The options are pretty standard as well, with Brightness, Contrast and Color Temperature. It does however, comes with an Overdrive function.

Onboard HDMI and VGA Connections

The Samsung S24D300H has an onboard HDMI that allows users to connect the display to various devices, such as HD laptop, Blu-ray player, cable or satellite box, game consoles, etc. The monitor’s source button lets users connect this monitor to the VGA port and switch back and forth.

 

Stable Stand, But With Limited Adjustment Options

The stand looks simplistic and elegant, but it doesn’t offer much adjustability or ergonomic options. It only allows vertical tilt. The hinge is a little stiff, which means it can really keep your screen stable and firm in place. Also, the base fixes easily to the stem with a screw.

 

Tech Specs

Inside the box is the Samsung 24-Inch LED Monitor S24D300H, VGA cable, and quick setup guide.

 

Bottom Line

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Despite of emphasizing the virtues of minimalism, restrictive connections and limited orientation option, Samsung S24D300H is still considered as excellent monitor. The specs and hardware are good as any other expensive options out there. It offers great picture quality and responsiveness, and considering its price, it’s really a great budget gaming monitor, it’s even a great budget option for graphic and web designers. If you’re looking for an inexpensive Full HD monitor for your games and graphics needs, or even for general computing use, this is a good all-around option.

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