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Samsung NC221
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Samsung NC221 PC Monitor

21.5" 1920 X 1080 1000:1 LED May 2013
Screen Size Display Resolution Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Release Date
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9 Reasons For

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports

Most medium monitors that are a comparable age to the NC221 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Samsung NC221 which has four USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Samsung Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

Medium monitors manufactured by Samsung have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all LCD screens (not just medium monitors) and found that Samsung also has good ratings across its entire range.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to it.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC displays that have an LED Display and we think the e2250Swdnk[pl_1364842_price], the U2868[pl_2276998_price], and the I2276[pl_2256588_price] all from AOC which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Samsung NC221 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other PC screens of a comparable age and type to the NC221 which do not have a built-in speaker.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports

Most flatpanel monitors of this age and spec have between one and five USB 2.0 ports, including the Samsung NC221 which has four USB 2.0 ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This PC monitor has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many similar spec PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Samsung NC221 has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 11% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) LCD screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) is also found on this Samsung PC screen. The resolution of all flatpanel monitors of a similar spec and age to the NC221 ranges from 640 x 350 (worst) to 3840 x 2160 (best).

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Narrow

At only 504.3 millimeters, the Samsung NC221 is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years. The narrowest medium monitor that is a similar age to the NC221 is 50mm wide, the widest is 6,500mm, and the average width is 580mm.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other 504.3mm wide PC screens and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung S22C450[plb_1534747_price] is also worth considering.

Other flatpanel monitors with a wider width that you might want to look at include the LS22C65[pl_1465732_price] (504.3mm), or the LS22C20[pl_1487696_price] (504.3mm) both from Samsung.

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Short

At only 301.9 millimeters, the Samsung NC221 is fairly short compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. The shortest PC display of this spec and age is 30mm tall and the tallest is 4,800mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung NC221 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and spec to the NC221 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the AOC D2769[plb_1563236_price], or the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung NC221 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the NC221 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this PC display to all the other PC screens with a built-in camera and we think the 272P4QPJKEB[pl_2997140_price], or the 241P4QPY[pl_1398366_price] both from Philips which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Most PC screens of a similar spec and age to the NC221 do not have an integrated card reader. The Samsung NC221 is no exception to this as it too does not have an integrated card reader.

There are a number of other PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might want to look at including the U2713H[pl_1518815_price], or the U2413[pl_1565290_price] both from DELL or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 32 megabytes, the Samsung NC221 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years. The average internal memory of PC screens of a comparable type and age to the NC221 is 780MB, and the internal memory range from 16MB to 2.1GB.

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

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Very Low RMS Rated Audio Power

The RMS rated audio powers of PC displays of a similar age and spec to the NC221 range from 0.5W to 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.3W. The Samsung NC221 has a fairly low RMS rated audio power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other LCD screens of this type and age.

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Quite Narrow Vertical Viewing Angle

With a vertical viewing angle of only 160 degrees, the Samsung NC221 has one of the narrower vertical viewing angles amongst comparable spec PC displays of this age. The average vertical viewing angle of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the NC221 is 170°.

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Quite Narrow Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the PC screens of a comparable age and type to the NC221 the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 180°. At only 170 degrees, the Samsung NC221 has a fairly narrow horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the NC221.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung NC221

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Samsung LCD screen was released.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Specification

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Video Mode
HD Type
Aspect Ratio
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
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Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output
RS-232 Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI-I Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Camera
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Integrated TV Tuner
Design
Case Colour
Thin Client
Internal Memory
Pre-Installed Software
Processor Model
Processor Family
Networking
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ergonomics
Maximum Height Adjustment
VESA Mount Interface
Power
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Maximum Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
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AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
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Set Height With Stand
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Set Height
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Height With Stand
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Width With Stand
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Packaging Content
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Box Width
Box Height
Weight
Package Weight

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $38.44
Electricity cost when on standby $5.18
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Total running cost over 5 years $43.62
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.28 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lf22ntbhbnmen
Barcodes 00887276955971, 04053162385283, 08806085429567, 08806085641303

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