Summary: Unfortunately, Samsung has chosen to use substandard Chinese capacitors which last just slightly longer than the warranty period, and this creates wild flickering problems followed by complete monitor failure.
Summary: I'm on my second Samsung SyncMaster 204B and experiencing the same problems as the first. Whenever you put your computer into sleep mode or switch off the monitor, a problem develops: When you switch it back on, the picture becomes gradually dimmer with a noticeable flicker over time.
Summary: The Samsung SyncMaster 204b is alright for any normal computer. If you use 1280x1024 resolution however, you will be really pissed off. Don;t buy if your looking for a gaming monitor. Bad for graphic designers too. Good for use in normal family computer needs despite it's 1600x1200x32 problem.
Summary: Pros: It lights up and displays stuff. Cons: Tested on two different PCs, it has poor gamma and gray-scale tracking. Near-whites are clipped into white. The MagicTune software can mostly correct these issues, but it is a pain to use.
Summary: Most folks report good things about this monitor and I don't doubt them but my experience has so far been very different. I bought this unit in late August. The unit arrived in perfect working order and with NO dead pixels.
Summary: For the money this Monitor is great, especially if you are using it just for surfing or word-processing! It has some of the best specs out there such as very fast response and natural looking colors. HOWEVER, its not the right choice for pro-level graphic design or photo editing.