Great monitor, until manufacturing decisions catch up with it.
C. Pilson, Amazon
25 January 2010
Summary: The monitor itself: 5 stars. The warranty: 5 stars. Customer service: -1 star. I purchased a pair of SynchMaster 204B 20" monitors a few years ago. I am leaving this review here, as it will help address some of the flickering/brightness issues that other users are experiencing.
Summary: I have owned this monitor for 4 years. It worked fine until recently, but now I have a problem with the monitor flickering. After hunting on the web I found that this was a common fault with the 204T.
Summary: I've been buying this model monitor for desktop use for years. I still spec this model, because of its wide view angle. The colors don't change when you move your head. On the new models, if you move your head a little, the colors change. Samsung designed the menu well, and intuitively.
Summary: I use this monitor at work, mostly for text intensive tasks and wanted to point out a few things to fellow desk jockeys. First off, 1600x1200 resolution is the only way to fly. You may be considering sacrificing that 1" of diagonal a buying a much cheaper 19" LCD.
Summary: I replaced a very good Princeton 19" lcd monitor with this one (20" 204T) for the additional resolution but got an unexpected bonus in the visual range displayed. I have been used to large (20-21" crt displays - NEC) which are great for photography work but lousy on desk space...
Summary: This hardware is awesome - I've tried it on an iMac as a second monitor in analog mode, and it works wonderfully well. its analog mode works extremely well, of course its best at 1600x1200 since that is its native resolution. On my Mac Mini -- in DIGITAL mode -- it is awesome!
Summary: The main reason I purchased this for around ~$570 was because 1. the 20" size makes a noticable improvement over its 19" counterparts 2. it's incredibly bright and sharp 3. the resolution is much higher than its 19" counterparts (1600x1200) vs (1280x1024) Being a current CS Student at Stanford, I...