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Samsung 204B
4.8 out of 10

Samsung 204B

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Overall 8
8.0

still going strong

Stephen P., Newegg
16 August 2013
  • Summary: If you have the flickering or slow start problem it could well be the capacitors and as people have mentioned you can buy a kit to repair from a popular auction site. I did this myself and it took me about 20 minutes. If you are comfortable with a soldering iron the repair is absolutely trivial.
  • Pros: These are great monitors and mine is still going strong after 7 years. In fact I am annoyed it still works because my wife won't let me replace it.
  • Cons: Capacitor problem
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Overall 10
10

Still works after 6 years!

Guy B., Newegg
21 December 2012
  • Summary: The vertical viewing does take some getting used to with this TN panel.
  • Pros: A lot of people are reporting problems with capacitors. You can even find repair kits on auctions sites. However, mine still works great after daily use for 6 years! I recently started using it as a second monitor and have it mounted vertically.
  • Cons: No HDCP. Not really sure if this would be a con as I don't think HDCP was even invented in 2006 but something to consider if you are looking at a used monitor.
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Overall 2
2.0

Good, but uses cheap parts. BEWARE.

Chris P., Newegg
15 March 2012
  • Summary: I will never again buy a Samsung monitor. I spent too much money, and went through too many wasted minutes of RMA time with Samsung, to do this ever again.
  • Pros: Good specs at the time of purchase (2006).
  • Cons: Samsung used cheap Chinese-made caps. These cause the monitors to blink, then die. It's a well-documented problem (e.g. fixya), and I am thoroughly upset that Samsung took my money and gave me ... this.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor Quality

Kimberly O., Newegg
27 March 2011
  • Pros: Ability to rotate vertically, unfortunately it did not work as well as I was hoping.
  • Cons: I bought this monitor because I was excited about rotating it vertically. Unfortunately the viewing quality goes down so much when in the vertical position that I could never stand to use it like that. My monitor was also defective and the picture would flicker to black randomly. Since I could wa...
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Overall 8
8.0

Bought 2, 1 is still alive.

Jeffrey S., Newegg
8 July 2008
  • Summary: Very good monitor's for my money even though one died. I would recommend getting an extended service plan where possible.
  • Pros: Awesome screen resolution and black display. The monitor comes with quite a bit of onboard tools to let you manipulate the picture. I purchased 2 originally, and they work together to give you more resolution than you ever wanted.
  • Cons: One of these monitors died about a year and a half after I purchased them. It started by taking a while to warm up and become visible and eventually stopped altogether. These things are heavy and carrying them is clumsy due to the way Samsung springloaded the base's. Be careful during setup and m...
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Overall 2
2.0

Does not last

Thomas W., Newegg
5 July 2008
  • Summary: If you're willing to risk having to periodically go without a monitor for weeks at a time while you get your broken monitor replaced, go ahead and get this hardware. My advice? Don't. The hassle is not worth it.
  • Pros: When the monitor works, it looks great.
  • Cons: This monitor WILL break on you - I have now been through three of them. The first developed a dead row of pixels clear across the screen after about a month. Samsung replaced it with a refurbished monitor, which subsequently developed a problem with the backlighting system. This was again replace...
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Buy

Drake L., Newegg
27 June 2008
  • Summary: This replaced a 19" ViewSonic VX924, used mainly for software development, and some gaming. IMHO there is nothing wrong with this monitor at all. No problems with the viewing angle, but then again, Im not attempting to look at the monitor from a 45 degree angle.
  • Pros: Perfect condition, and no dead/stuck pixels upon delivery. Good packaging. Color is excellent. Overall this monitor is excellent.
  • Cons: Cable management is not the best, would have preferred hidden cable trays.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
13 June 2008
  • Summary: You get what you pay for. Worth it? I'd think so.
  • Pros: 1600x1200 resolution (Minimum for high end gaming, 1680x1050 is somewhat relaxed) Good price.
  • Cons: Colors are not as vibrant as I'd like
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Monitor

Andrew W., Newegg
12 June 2008
  • Summary: One of the two I received initially got a row of dead pixels. One call to Samsung and they shipped me a replacement BEFORE I had to ship mine back; I had to send the broke one back once the new one was received. This is great service and definately earned a repeat customer.
  • Pros: 1600x1200 resolution (3200x1200 if you have two); Responsive; VGA and DVI inputs; Adjustable height and swivel to quickly show others the monitor if needed.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 6
6.0

Worked great for 1.5 years

Kelly T., Newegg
7 April 2008
  • Pros: Used in 2-monitor setup for code development. Great contrast, brightness. Slim borders also a plus.
  • Cons: Both monitors started loosing pixels at about 18 months. I really expect monitors to last longer than 18 months.
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