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5.6 out of 10 based on 119 reviews

Samsung SyncMaster 205BW

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  • User Score (91)
    9.0 9.0 from 91 reviewers
  • Expert Score (9)
    7.8 7.8 from 9 reviewers
  • Design (9)
    6.1 6.1 from 9 reviewers
  • Value for money (5)
    5.3 5.3 from 5 reviewers
  • Ease of use (9)
    5.3 5.3 from 9 reviewers
  • Picture quality (29)
    5.6 5.6 from 29 reviewers
  • Color and saturation (2)
    5.9 5.9 from 2 reviewers
  • Satisfaction (7)
    6.0 6.0 from 7 reviewers
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Samsung 205BW 20“ LCD monitor is a simple display offering good picture with a very nice 6 ms response time. It features a 20” widescreen (WSXGA+) (16:10 aspect ratio) format with a native resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels. The Color Fidelity is perfect and response time is good enough. This is a great monitor for its price, very bright crisp display, flexible positioning system, plug and play and a 3 year warranty. However the software needs better documentation but the brightness and sharpness on this S…

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Samsung 205BW 20“ LCD monitor is a simple display offering good picture with a very nice 6 ms response time. It features a 20” widescreen (WSXGA+) (16:10 aspect ratio) format with a native resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels. The Color Fidelity is perfect and response time is good enough. This is a great monitor for its price, very bright crisp display, flexible positioning system, plug and play and a 3 year warranty. However the software needs better documentation but the brightness and sharpness on this Samsung 205BW is truly amazing. Its Wide Screen Format is fantastic. It features both VGA and DVI inputs and is selectable from the front panel and the monitor comes with DVI and VGA cables. But there are no built in speakers. With its 1680x1050 resolution, which is higher than some similarly priced monitors, the picture quality and brightness is stunning. This device is compatible with both the Mac and PC platforms. However some users found Text quality to be very low and by plugging this LCD to DVI with a 1680, 1050 resolution but the text came out with some color shadow and are blurry. This becomes worse when using Analog input. Nevertheless this problem can be solved from windows by canceling the Clear Type Effect from Display Settings and the problem disappeared. This monitor with its great features is relatively inexpensive. Its wide viewing angle (160 degrees) is useful especially when the screen is being viewed by more than one person at the same time. With Samsung's great performance and customer service, anyone would be attracted to this monitor at the price which it is available. This is a great monitor and there is nothing negative about it; maybe there is no better monitor with as many features as this one for its given price.

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