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!
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.
Summary: Già felice possessore di un samsung LCD SyncMaster 710mp non ho voluto cambiare casa per l'acquisto di un ulteriore monitor LCD. Penso di aver fatto una buona scelta visto che lavorando con la grafica avevo bisogno di un monitor non tanto ingombrante e che mi permettesse di arrivare a risoluzioni dell'ordine dei 1600 x 1200. La luminosità è abbastanza anche se è maggiore nel 710MP, mentre il rapporto di Contrasto: (500 : 1) è nettamente superiore nel 213T.
Excerpt: Samsung ist ja bekannt dafür, gute Monitore zu bauen. Mittlerweile sind auch die DOSen bei uns im Büro (DOSE = Windows Rechner) mit kleinen 17" Modellen von Samsung ausgestattet und ermöglichen uns ein ergonomisches Arbeiten, was bei den vielen Stunden, die man im Büro verbringt, auch sehr wichtig ist. Über einen Monitor kann man einen Bericht ja mal recht kurz halten... na, ja... wartet nur mal meinen nächsten Bericht ab <g>...