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Samsung S23B550VS 23 inch Widescreen LED Monitor - Gloss Black (1920 x 1080 Full HD, 2ms, 2xHDMI/VGA, MHL, Speakers)

by Samsung
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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  • Slim LED
  • 2 X HDMI Feature
  • Mobile High Def Link
  • Speakers
  • 2ms
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Item Weight2.8 Kg
Product Dimensions5.6 x 55.3 x 33.6 cm
Item model numberLS23B550VS/EN
Screen Size23 inches
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Shipping Weight4.5 Kg
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Date First Available16 Mar 2012


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Product Description

Product Description

Enjoy a wider world of entertainment

You can connect your mobile device to the Samsung Series 5 monitor and enjoy your favourite content in Full HD clarity on a bigger screen. Wider viewing angles with Samsung Magic Angle also give great viewing whether you're sitting, standing or lying down on the sofa. A broader range of inputs, including HDMI and DVI, gives you great connectivity for games consoles, Blu-ray players and more. With built-in stereo speakers, you can also enjoy great sound as well as more space.

MHL: Enhance viewing from mobile to monitor

MHL Enhance viewing from mobile to monitor

With Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), experience entertainment with full-size monitor luxury and higher-quality HD viewing. The MHL cable is included in the box and connects your smartphone or tablet (check compatibility) to your MHL enabled monitor. This lets you watch video and photos, play games and enjoy all your other other content from your mobile device in stunning HD on your monitor. Plus, it charges your mobile devices while connected, too. Combine portability with home comfort for an optimised view.

The total audio-video solution with built-in speakers

The total audio-video solution with built-in speakers

The Samsung Series 5 has built in stereo speakers, which delivers high-quality stereo sound for a richer multimedia experience. This means you can enjoy your movies and music, as if you were in a theatre or concert, thanks to Samsung's outstanding audio. There is no need to have an extra pair of speakers on your desk. Experience total convenience and make the most of your home or office space with cost-efficient built-in speakers.

Expand your experience with various inputs

Expand your experience with various inputs

Why not do more than work and bring your favourite films to life on your monitor? Samsung Series 5 LED Monitor has a wide range of inputs that ensure everything from gaming to chatting with friends online is easy. The various inputs such as DP, HDMI, MHL and DVI, ensure that your monitor is more compatible with games consoles, PCs, laptops, smartphones and more, making it ready to handle all of your content.

Upgrade to the next level with Mega Dynamic Contrast

MHL Enhance viewing from mobile to monitor

Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio delivers new levels of colour and picture quality to your viewing experience with images that are real-to-life. A breathtaking 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio shows blacks at their absolute darkest and whites and other colours at their brightest. You will notice the crystal clear picture clarity especially when playing games and watching movies. The explosions of colours make other screens seem dull in comparison. Enjoy your multimedia content with the professionalism it deserves.

See it your way with wider viewing angles

MHL Enhance viewing from mobile to monitor

Samsung's Magic Angle makes sure that the image on screen always takes centre stage and that you can enjoy it from wherever you are most comfortable. Thanks to the 5-mode angle management, from whatever angle you look at your Samsung monitor, you will enjoy a full visual experience with amazing picture clarity. So whether you sit right in front of the screen, or look at it from the side, above or below, you can enjoy your favourite movies and other multimedia in total comfort and without limitations thanks to Samsung Magic Angle.

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Interior finish that stream-line design in hand for mobile big screen as a, MHL five watts 2-channel immersive entertainment Built in Speaker space utilization outstanding wall VESA hole support within reach seemed vivid viewing pleasure, LED + Full HD lie down and look at the front, as shown in Magic-angle vivid.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very very crisp 3 Jan 2013
By Lewis
Model:LS23B550VS/EN|Verified Purchase
I purchased this monitor because I wanted a new Full 1080p responsive monitor for gaming. I've found it. This is an excellent monitor with it's 2ms response time to cut out blur. The colours are very very good, I'm seeing things on websites that I've never seen before, the definition and the clarity is excellent. The contrast is outstanding, Blacks are black and whites are white making shadowy scenes looks fantastic.

The settings are easy to grasp with a multitude of fancy features including the word "Magic", for example Magic Brightness and Magic Angle, essentially manufacture names for things that already exist but what they like to cool a new more snazzy name. Although the Intelligent colour setting is actually very good. There are also a few Eco settings for you to play around with, I use the 75% eco setting because it simply adjusts the brightness/contrast down to a level where it uses less electricity, although for me It gives me the added bonus of giving the best picture quality too.

The "buttons" on the front are touch buttons, much like the return and menu keys on the Galaxy S3, nice to use, responsive.

Okay, the monitor does have inbuilt speakers, now when buying this you should not use that as a selling point, but more of a feature because to be honest, they're awful. Very tinny and just lack bass so the sound is mediocre.

I've even plugged my phone in to it with the supplied cable, that's what MHL means if your wondering, basically you can plug your SAMSUNG phone into it. I happen to have one of the supported phones (S2). It's a nice touch, charges it too whilst going on Youtube or showing your cool apps to an audience, the sound comes out of the monitor when using this feature.

The verdict.

I would definably recommend this to everyone, it's a good monitor suitable for gaming and other computery things
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Faulty Switch 23 Mar 2013
Model:S27B550VS/EN|Verified Purchase
I am in the process of returning my second monitor of this model as it has developed the same fault as my first one. The on/off button has stopped working but the monitor can be turned on or off with the menu button, very strange. I am sorry to see it go back as it is a great monitor apart from that fault, obviously a Samsung ongoing fault as a friend of mine sent her Samsung S27B750VS back to Amazon with the very same fault. So, if you purchase this monitor be aware this fault may develop.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great monitor and highly recommended 11 Mar 2013
By Paul
My old Samsung monitor (226BW) developed the power supply problem it was well known for and I have been looking for a replacement before it finally went to electronics heaven. I purchased the highly rated Dell 2412M that has the 16:10 aspect ratio that I really wanted but I was disappointed with the anti-glare coating and had to return it.

As 16:10s are rare now I had to make the decision to go with widescreen 16:9 and bought this Samsung (from a high street store as it was cheaper) and I am very impressed. I have been tweaking it for the last few hours (sadly I am geek about that stuff!) and I will probably keep tweaking it until it's perfect.

On a pure white background, at the contrast and brightness settings I prefer, I wouldn't say the backlight is the best in class but this isn't noticeable in everyday use, but the anti glare coating is not distracting (as expected from Samsung) unlike the Dell.

The MagicBrite and MagicAngle features were something I expected to be gimmicky but MagicAngle seems to work OK. One annoying downside is the really annoying menu touch buttons that like other Samsung's don't always realise that they have been pressed. The OSD also needs a makeover but as it will be rarely used I suppose it's forgivable. Edit: I found the MagicTune software that allows you to control MOST (card dependant) settings through software but the reset button in each mode really needs to offer an Are You Sure? option as it resets everything which is annoying.

I cannot comment on the inbuilt speakers as I have a dedicated speaker setup. The stand is also very basic with not even a swivel option which again is irritating but pretty much the norm now.
Overall though for the price I paid (159) it is a highly recommended monitor.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love It 1 April 2013
By Mecom
Model:LS23B550VS/EN|Verified Purchase
I really like this monitor. I occasionally watch TV via broadband so I wanted a monitor with crystal clear quality and this delivers. The wide screen also helps when I'm working from home as I tend to have several programs open at once, and the screen is wide enough for me to have an open window for each program. Really happy with it. Nice colour quality. Sound quality is good enough for me.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Montior - UPDATED 2013 12 May 2012
Model:LS23B550VS/EN|Verified Purchase
I've had this monitor for just over an hour and I'm very impressed. The overall design of the monitor is very nice, and the bezel is really thin (just less an inch, bottom edge is slightly wider to accommodate touch menu buttons) It took a while to set it up with an old ATI card - it has problems with over-scanning, but this is easily resolved by changing over-scan to 0% in the latest AMD Catalyst Control Center. The bezel has a thin transparent edge, and a black base that slowly becomes clear in the neck - a very nice effect.

As for the picture, well what can I say. The matt screen delivers incredibly vibrant and deep contrast; something which is often only found in glossy screens. The display set-up is OK out of the box, but I strongly recommend putting Group View on under Magic Angle. By far the best display I've ever laid eyes on.

Audio is great out of the box. If you're just your standard computer user, with a bit of gaming on an XBOX 360 or PS3, then you can't ask for more. It lacks bass, and the higher pitches are a virtually missing, but what do you expect from something about an inch thick. All in all, it's a bit limited in its audio capability.

I've yet to try the MHL link, but I'm sure it will deliver just as the rest of this brilliant monitor has. Highly recommended!


I have recently had issues with bright spots on the screen; one appeared and I sent it off for repair, only for one to appear shortly after it returned. They're not obvious, but annoying when you do notice it. Knocked off one star.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Working perfectly for 1 1/2 years now!
This has been brilliant, working as a 2nd screen for a laptop at home. Can't believe I ever did without this and it's been going strong now for 18 months. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good deal
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Published 7 months ago by Andysnape
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