I was pretty excited about getting the opportunity to do another monitor review, let alone it being a 24-inch monitor. Once I got the Samsung T240 monitor out of the box I noticed I would have to remove one of my 19-inch WS Samsung monitors off my desk to have enough room to put the T240 in its place.
Assembling the stand was pretty straight-forward and no tools were required. I did notice that there was no height adjustment for the stand, but at least it allowed for swivel movement. You attach the neck to the base, and then pop the monitor on top of the neck.
The overall design of the monitor is unlike that of previous LCD monitors I have seen or had the pleasure of using. Samsung, using their Touch of Color, has really created an elegant and stylish monitor that will definitely stand out from average computer equipment.
Their Touch of Color consists of a sculpted piano black finish bezel with a hint of rose red.
Typically, controls for the monitor have been on the front, though Samsung has relocated these to the side, except for the power button. The power button is still located on front bezel but is touch sensitive. The lack of a physical button allows for a clean, smooth look to the front bezel.
When you remove the back panel from the monitor you are presented with the ports. With the monitor offering support for 1080p resolution, Samsung has also given the back of the monitor an HDMI input. This is great for bringing the crisper, High-Definition video signal to the monitor; however, this particular monitor does lack speakers which almost render the audio portion of HDMI useless. To compensate for this, Samsung has included two audio outputs; analog and digital.
Samsung also has included a 2 Port USB hub which is located among the other back panel inputs. This can be great if you need extra USB ports (you essentially gain one extra port when you connect the monitor to your computer).
The Samsung T240 also has your typical DVI and VGA inputs.