Pros: Nice, versatile monitor that does fit nicely with a multiple monitor situation. I have four hooked up together on one pc and they do fit together nicely with little space between them (the edge of monitor is 1/2" passed the lcd).
Cons: So far, of four monitors, three have broken or died. Samsung has replaced them with refurbished but the screens start to go dark or not turn on at all in time. Three have broken within the first three years (out of four).
Excellent when it works -- but beware of hardware failure
Torley "I amplify your awesome!", Amazon
3 September 2008
Summary: I've owned two of these and one of them is dead. What happened? I noticed that when resuming from sleep mode (the 204B automatically turned off to save power based on the interval I set in the Windows control panel), it took longer and longer to regain full brightness -- it would get lighter in noticeable "steps", and over the course of weeks, the process got more irritating. I googled and found matches for other hardware defects, but not precisely my problem.
Summary: We have bought six of these in the last year and two of them have developed identical problems: a half dozen lines of pixels all the way across the screen have gone out--at two different heights. Samsung has replaced the one monitor and I'm about to return the other one. After reading a previous review that mentioned this problem, and having two out of six do this, I'm thinking it's more than a coincidence. Otherwise the quality of the image is really good.
at native resolution, screen will not fit within monitor, no swivel
Carey Hasegawa, Amazon
8 August 2007
Summary: This review would have been a 5, except for 2 reasons: 1)I bought it for the swivel so I could work in landscape. I am hoping I cans buy the swivel/height adjusting stand and replace the fixed stand I have. 2)In native resolution (which is clear and great), the windows screen comes off of the edges of the screen (so that I have to move the screen back and forth in order to see my clock, or get to the scroll bar.
Summary: If someone on here claims to be a web designer and says this is a great monitor for those who deal in graphics, they are lying about the monitor or lying about themselves. This monitor has a serious vertical viewing problem that is noticeable on ALL units! The top is always darker than the bottom and it can not be fixed! Of course, the casual user may not notice this or may not care.
Excerpt: Hola amigos, este es mi primera opinion en Ciao, me he atrevido un poco porque no habia ninguna de este monitor. Yo tenia un Viewsonic de 17", y queria pegar el salto a las 19", pero al ver que las de 19" seguian con la misma resolucion de pantalla que la de 17" esto me frenaba en la adquisicion de un nuevo monitor.
Pros: Monitor bien diseñado y rapida respuesta de 5 ms
Cons: Pie y brazo de plastico de no muy buena calidad