If you are frugal like myself, spending money on anything that isn't a necessity to life can be a task. One way I have recently discovered to offset this ouch moment is to buy used products, also known as refurbished or re-certified in the tech industry. Millions of people buy and sell used goods on sites like eBay and Craigslist every day. Why take the hefty financial hit on something that is going to drop in value rather quickly when you can pick up a slightly used model and save a substantial amount of money? Often times these refurbished or re-certified items might just be missing a manual or a cable and never made it out of the factory and thus, are still new. Furthermore, depending on where you buy a refurbished item from, a warranty may still accompany the item as is the case with today's display we have for review, the Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM DVI / HDMI 24" LCD Monitor.
The Samsung SyncMaster arrived in the brown shipping container you see above, clearly labeled "refurbished" from the factory. There are no features or specifications listed on the outside of the box. I have reproduced the specs listed on Geeks website, shown below.
Let's move ahead and take a closer look at the Samsung SyncMaster.