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Samsung SyncMaster 206BW

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Samsung SyncMaster 206BW

The Samsung SyncMaster 206BW is a 20” widescreen LCD monitor that has a native resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels (WSXGA+). The monitor measures 18.74 x 15.61 x 8.63 (W x H x D) inches with the stand and 18.74 x 12.95 x 2.57 (W x H x D) inches without it. It does not have integrated multimedia speakers and it comes only in piano black.

Display Features

The Samsung SyncMaster 206BW features a brightness range of 300 cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 1,000:1. The panel has a …

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Samsung SyncMaster 206BW

The Samsung SyncMaster 206BW is a 20” widescreen LCD monitor that has a native resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels (WSXGA+). The monitor measures 18.74 x 15.61 x 8.63 (W x H x D) inches with the stand and 18.74 x 12.95 x 2.57 (W x H x D) inches without it. It does not have integrated multimedia speakers and it comes only in piano black.

Display Features

The Samsung SyncMaster 206BW features a brightness range of 300 cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 1,000:1. The panel has a 0.258-millimeter pixel pitch. It can display up to 16.7 million colors and has a response time of 2 ms and scan rates from 30 to 82 Hz for vertical and from 24 to 82 KHz for horizontal. Its viewing angle for both horizontal and vertical is 160 degrees.

The monitor features a simple type stand that can swivel and tilt for viewing adjustments. It also comes with support for the VESA 100 mm standard.

Connectivity

The Samsung SyncMaster 206BW does not have an HDMI port. Video signals are outputted through an analog d-sub VGA connector or a DVI-D port with one input for each connector.

Power

The monitor’s built-in AC adapter has an estimated maximum power consumption of 50 watts with standby power (DPMS) of less than 1 watt.

Compatibility

The Samsung SyncMaster 206BW has a Vista Premium certification and supports the Display Data Channel (DDC) 2B standards for plug and play. The monitor is also compatible with Macs.

Other Features

The Samsung SyncMaster 206BW is equipped with MagicColor and MagicBright 3 technologies.

Review Summary

Samsung SyncMaster 206BW is an affordable, wide-screen, 20-inch LCD monitor. With almost a lack of extra features, the 206BW comes with adequate specifications, boasting a super-fast 2 ms response time. The 206BW comes in a shiny black case with silver accents and rounded edges. The buttons used to navigate through the on-screen menus are located on the bottom of the display, and each button’s function is clearly marked just above it, making them easy to use. The base is more or less fixed with no height adjustment or pivot capability but it can incline back a few degrees and can swivel from left to right easily. There are two inputs, one analog port and one DVI digital port, for connecting up to two computers to the display with its native 1,680-by-1,050-pixel resolution. The image quality of the 20-inch widescreen offers wide viewing angles with bright colors for a very favorable viewing. Enhancing the contrast ratio with MagicColor, images appear sharp and clear, even on a darker screen. The Samsung 206BW 20-Inch Digital/Analog Widescreen LCD Monitor offers razor-sharp, widescreen image clarity. Movies look fantastic and dark scenes particularly look better. Texts are clean and clear and very legible, even at small point sizes. The color images look great. The 258 pixel pitch of this monitor is also among the best so far in its category range. A very large work space is available, can have two documents, spreadsheets, etc. side by side. The Samsung SyncMaster 206BW is a very good wide-screen desktop display. It is competitively priced and, once calibrated, gives a good performance and also provides good connectivity. With a limited viewing angle and a relatively inflexible design, and without a lot of extra features, the 206BW could be a fine choice if you’re looking for a medium-sized display on a small budget.

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