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5.2 out of 10

Samsung SyncMaster 204B

The Syncmaster 204B from Samsung has a very professional appeara Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung SyncMaster 204B

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Overall 4
4.0

Nice monitor... if you never turn it off.

Marlowe7, Amazon
3 July 2009
  • 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. My first one eventually died altogether within warranty, and Samsung sent me a replacement. It's been maybe six months and the same thing is happening.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Great, but problem after warranty"

x876543, CNET
24 April 2008
  • Pros: Looks great, good price, fine for gaming.
  • Cons: 2 years later and dead line of pixels.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Pretty good monutor, 'til the backlight fails."

mattcar55, CNET
8 April 2008
  • Pros: good color, text, and video
  • Cons: 18 months old and the backlight's dead
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Overall 3
3.0

"muy lindo pero lo voy a vender"

nicomaxp, CNET
31 January 2007
  • Pros: imagen prestaciones y alguna otra cosa
  • Cons: mucho miedo
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Overall 4
4.0

Great When it works but support sucks

A. H. Ahlberg "perpetual tyro", Amazon
12 October 2006
  • Summary: I concur with the previous reviews. There is one thing that I want to add. My wife liked this monitor in the store. But, she had been using a 21" CRT at 1024 x 768, and I was very concerned that a jump from there to 1600 x 1200 would be more of a font size reduction than she bargained for. And, my general feeling about LCD's is that, if you don't use them at their native resolution, they don't look all that good. I'm happy to report that I was right and wrong.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not suited for Graphics

PixelGeek "H", Amazon
18 March 2006
  • 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. The viewing angle is so limited that there is a major vertical shift in brightness of the screen. No matter how I adjust, the top of the screen remains significantly darker than the bottom.
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