Summary: I bought this back in the beginning of '04 at the ridiculous price of $1199.99...you can get a 50" Plasma cheaper today! Other than paying way too much back then I must say that 6 years later the LCD is still working perfectly fine with only 1 dead pixels. The only complaint I'd have now is that its not as bright as today's LCD monitors. I have a newer 20" Dell set up right next to it and you can definitely see a brightness difference.
Summary: As all of the other reviews are stellar, I had to add my own cautions. First, I am generally very happy with this monitor and highly recommend it for most uses. I primarily use this for stock charting software and it is excellent for this. I also am supplying a natural 1600x1200 res signal from my IBM t42 laptop so I am giving it as high a quality signal as possible. And the difference between a 21" and 20" screen is VERY usable!
Pros: If you want a great flat panel monitor that will last a long time and dont want to pay over $800 then this is the monitor worth looking at. I was in the market for a new monitor and was considering a 19 inch. But when I saw this, I decided to spend the
Cons: Still a bit pricey. Menu is a bit confusing at first. I had to call customer service when I first got it and they were very helpful and pleasant.
"People are crazy with neg reviews, this monitor is perfect!"
12 January 2005
Pros: Very excellent picture, very bright. Almost too bright and I have to turn the monitor down. I got the monitor for $700 plus shipping. The res is 1600x1200 with 60hz. It has a DVI and VGA input. It takes 3-4 to turn on (big deal). The monitor rotates
Summary: Based on the reviews that I read here and at several computer hardware review websites I, too, finally made the switch from a 21" CRT to this Samsung 213T LCD DVI TFT monitor. (To give you an idea of my level of expertise, I knew that LCD stood for Liquid Crystal Display, but I had to look up the other two acronyms to find that they stand for Digital Video Imaging and Thin-Film Transistor.
Summary: As a graphic designer, I'd been considering this monitor but just couldn't justify the price....but finally broke down and decided to give it a shot. Setup is easy, and I was up and running in no time. I was impressed with the image quality and text sharpness, but as I spent more time with it, I discovered reds were displayed with a magenta cast, and it lacks some very important controls I need for my everyday graphic design work.
great monitor for certain uses, beware dead pixels
A reader, Amazon
28 August 2004
Summary: This bright sharp screen when pivoted 90 degrees on its side is great for programming and reading large amounts of narrow column text. For a dual monitor workstation, I have this monitor with its DVI connection and another older flat panel with an analog connection both hooked up to an ATI Radeon 9600XT dual port video card. I ended up going to two different stores and carefully viewing five of these monitors before I could find one without any dead pixels.
Pros: This is my 5th Samsung monitor. Your search for the ultimate multi-purpose monitor is over. Price, design and display is unmatched. People walk into an office, see the 213T and just stand there... and stand there... and look ... and look