Date Joined: 09/14/07
Pros: High capacity at a low price
Cons: Not compatible with WHS. It works at first, but the advanced formatting of the drive caused a cascading failure of my 7TB system, which was was monumental hassle to fix. I hope newegg clarifies on the product page that advanced format drives are not for certain operating systems.
Overall Review: newegg is terrific and RMAed the drive past the 60 days. The customer experience at newegg has been consistently outstanding, which is why I keep coming back.
Pros: The 2433BW is a nice monitor to look at, and I enjoyed the well-rendered display within the beautifiul glossy frame for 5 weeks.
Cons: At 6 weeks of ownership I had an ever-increasing number of vertical lines (as I type this, there are a dozen). Newegg stuck to its 30-day policy, and referred me to Samsung. What Samsung suggested was for me to send the monitor to NJ for repair and get it back in 2 weeks. I don't have another monitor on hand and work at home, so this was unacceptable to me. Next, Samsung offered to exchange the monitor for a same-model refurb unit. Now I've actually bought refurbs in the past, and have found them to be excellent so I said great! However, what was sent to my local UPS store (not to my house) had scratches all over it. It was dragged from the back of a truck. I refused shipment .
Next, Samsung's offered to exchange for a new 2433BWT, which has virtually identical tech specs, more adjustability, and a thin, albeit matte bezel. I'll miss the swanky look of piano black on my desk, but really had no choice and at the end of the day needed a working monitor.
Overall Review: One reason I moved up to a 24" monitor was to be able to have a browser and Outlook open side by side. While this can be done at max resolution, I still found the need for horizontal scroll bars more than I'd like.
The next level of resolution (not size), is a significant jump in price, so I'll have to wait. The swivel replacement (that is taking a week to ship) may actually meet my requirements with a top and bottom window arrangement in "portrait mode."
I only wish that they had a 2433BWX in stock....