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Samsung 2493HM / 2693HM

Samsung 2493HM / 2693HM
alaScore 88

307 reviews

Aug, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 307 reviews of Samsung 2493HM / 2693HM. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung 2493HM / 2693HM is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Samsung 2493HM / 2693HM from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on People are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and usability also get good views.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung - SyncMaster 2493HM 24" HDMi TFT screen (5 ms)Samsung - SyncMaster 2493HM 24" HDMi TFT screen (5 ms)

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung 2493HM / 2693HM


alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of Samsung 2493HM / 2693HM from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on Opinions about the size and design are generally positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung SyncMaster 2493HM 24" LCD Full-HD 1080p Computer Monitor DVI VGA HDMI Built-In Speakers Blu-Ray Compatible

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Eric Franklin (

Samsung 2693HM review: Samsung 2693HM


The Samsung SyncMaster 2693HM is a 25.5-inch LCD monitor that can be found online for as little as $444. It boasts a pleasing aesthetic, good performance, especially for movies, in the warm preset, and includes 360-degree rotation and 90-degree...

Very good performance, especially for movies; 360-degree rotation; unique buttonless OSD design; good price for such a large screen.

Flimsy, hollow plastic in back; cannot see or feel the OSD in dark; bad viewing angle from the bottom; overcalibrated "Cool" temperature setting.

The Samsung SyncMaster 2693HM proved itself to be an excellent overall performer, particularly during movie playback, and can be had for a fair price. Only a flimsy stand, an overcalibrated color-temperature setting, and a poor lower viewing angle...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Greg Adler (

Syncmaster 2493HM


The Samsung SyncMaster 2493HM looks great--and I'm not talking exclusively about the antiglare treatment or the crisp 1920-by-1200-pixel native resolution, which provides very good visual quality. The SyncMaster also sports sleek lines and a thin,...

Good design HDMI connectivity

Specs engraved in bezel Hard to see menu buttons

Still, this is a great monitor at an average price--and that's a winning combination

Jun, 2008


Expert review by: Jason Landals (futurelooks)

Samsung SyncMaster 2493HM 24 Inch LCD Monitor


To the casual observer, it would appear that LCD monitors are simultaneously getting bigger and cheaper. While this may be true for some panels, there is a point where size ...

Great value ; Lots of connectivity options ; Smooth video and gaming playback ; Aesthetically pleasing

Front controls extremely difficult to read ; TN panel not suitable for pro graphics work

The software package included with this panel is Samsung’s standard MagicTune suite. This utility allows you to access and configure all the OSD settings without ever touching the front controls. There's also some minor calibration tools, and some...

Oct, 2008


Expert review by: Michael Lin (

Samsung SyncMaster 2493HM Widescreen Monitor


The price of LCD screens has steadily declined and in the last few years, larger monitors are starting to become relatively affordable. This is especially evident in the 19", 20" and 22" categories, where we see a significant number of products in the...

Great Value ; High Brightness ; Good Response Time ; 4-way Adjustable Stand w/ USB Hub ; Ample Connectivity (VGA, DVI, HDMI) ; Good Looks and Build Quality

Mediocre Viewing Angles ; Unsuitable for professional graphics work (TN panel)

Performance Summary: Throughout our testing we found the Samsung 2493HM to be an excellent display. It performed acceptably in the multimedia tasks it was designed for an it also handled standard desktop tasks with aplomb. While the screen suffers from...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Bill O'Brien (

Samsung SyncMaster 2493HM LCD Monitor


The SyncMaster 2493HM is a versatile monitor that would be an asset to any desk, whether in your home or office.

Great graphics and video; highly adjustable, including pivot; HDMI input

Hard-to-read OSD buttons

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Apr, 2008


Expert review by: Andrew Kliem (

Samsung SyncMaster 2493HM


Sporting an awesome combination of style and functionality, the Samsung SyncMaster 2493HM is a fantastic Full HD display. Featuring HDMI input as well...

Fantastic contrast, sharp images, great blacks and rich colours, excellent design, HDMI input

Vertical viewing angles are a little off

Samsung's SyncMaster 2493 is an almost flawless 24in display. It renders motion excellently, has great contrast and colour reproduction and packs in an HDMI input and a resolution of 1920x1080. Whatever you're using your display for, this unit should...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Good Gear (

This 26in LCD monitor has an HDMI input and a 5ms response time, so it's a great choice for gamers.


With HDMI, excellent colour and contrast and a nice design, the SyncMaster 2693 is a great all-round performer. Highly recommended.

Design, HDMI, 5ms response time, minimal trailing and ghosting during gaming, excellent colour and contrast

Touch-sensitive buttons lack a backlight, speakers are mediocre, vertical viewing angles could be improved

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Andrew Kliem (

Samsung SyncMaster 2493HM


A 42in plasma with a floating design

Nice colours, sharp image, well-implemented 100Hz mode

Some minor contrast issues, SD content had some predictable artefacts

Jun, 2008


Expert review by: Greg Adler (

Samsung SyncMaster 2493HM review


The Samsung SyncMaster 2493HM is a 24in LCD monitor that looks great.

Still the Samsung SyncMaster 2493HM is a great monitor at an average price - and that's a winning combination.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: PC Pro (

Samsung SyncMaster 2493HM


Superb image quality and design at a good price.

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications

The 2493HM has everything that you need. With a Height Adjustable Stand (HAS), built-in-speakers, HDMI technology, full 1080p HD, 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio and fast response time, you will be able to power through a work day and watch a movie or play games with all of the extra free time that you will have. Not to mention, the eye catching bezel design will fit perfectly in public view or in the comfort of your home office. The 2493HM is Microsoft Vista Certified and works hard while looking good. With the 2493HM it's not hard to imagine.

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Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:24in/26in
Diagonal Size (metric):61cm/66cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.27mm/0.2865mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:400cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160
Image Max V-View Angle:160
Interface:DVI / HDMI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1920 x 1200
Response Time:5ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Bronze/EPEAT Silver


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster

Input Device

Type: None


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI) / High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
TV Tuner Presence: No