I've been looking at these two cause i heard samsung makes really good stuff and well its within my price range as well..only thing is that i hear the 2253BW has some bleeding issues altho its minor some have it more than others and also a buzzing sound issue which is related to brightness at times.
So just would like u all reviews on this and if any of you own anyone and also other suggestions are welcomed cause i will be using this monitor for more gaming and movies.
The only difference between the monitors is that the 2253LW has a glossy finish and the 2253BW has the traditional matte black finish that most monitors have.
A glossy finish means better color saturation so that colors looks richer. However since it is a mirror finish you need deal with reflections from light sources. You will also see reflections of objects on a black screen. That includes yourself.
I'd personally go with the BW (the matte finished one) as I hate reflections while gaming, watching movies/anime, and online. (large window to my left, lets in lots of light/glare, but I like the view).
I have a 2253LW, it DOES NOT have a glossy screen. The ONLY difference is that the LW is 21.6", and the BW is 22". The LW is considerably less expensive, so I'd go with that unless you you need that extra .4". The BW came out first, and is being replaced by the LW from what I can gather. Both are quite nice, and you won't find better in the price range. I have heard of minimal backlight bleeding around the edges, but mine shows zero. As for buzzing, I haven't experienced anything like that. The monitor has some funky auto contrast features that are terrible; just turn them off. The default setting are also too bright, and blue, but that's fixed easily enough. They claim 2ms g to g response, and it is a very snappy monitor. Games and movies play very well. I highly recommend either of these monitors. They are the best TN panels I've seen, and every bit as good as the 226BW's that everyone likes. I've heard some complaints about the stand, but I have no issue. I think the way the base swivels is uncomfortable to some, and there is the potential to scratch a very fine desk surface. The monitor tilt works well enough, but is not super smooth, and there is no up/down adjustment. My only qualm is the control button setup on the monitor. Unless you're in a super lit room, you cannot read the labels. It's overall clumbsy.
With all this said, I don't think you'll find a better TN panel than these monitors. It's certainly fantastic for gaming, good for movies. I use it for imaging as well, but like all LCDs, especially TN panels, the color isn't perfect. I'm pretty familiar with everything in this price range, and the samsung performs the best. And though the physical features may not be perfect, it is a very attractive unit as well. For the price, the 2253LW is the way to go, unless you think you'd really notice a .4" difference.
hmm ok..but i've been reading about users complaining about the backlight bleeding to the top n bottom but this applies to the 2253BW (I haven't heard any bout the 2253LW)..and that concerns me so what do you guys think? You all have any suggestions?? remember i want to use it for gaming and movies