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Samsung SyncMaster 203B

Samsung SyncMaster 203B
alaScore 84

129 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and design. The size and value for money also get good reviews.

value for money, size, design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung SyncMaster 203B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 129 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SyncMaster 203B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 203B from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

size, value for money, design, usability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 203B 20" LCD MonitorSamsung 203B 20" LCD Monitor

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I love this monitor

 

I don't like widescreen, which it isn't. I'm running this at 1024x768 and everything's large but that's what I wanted. On some game demos I had to make sure the resolution was at max or it would flicker.

It's big, it's bright, no bad pixels. Got it for work and it's perfect. Can't say about games graphics, though the few (older) demos I've played look great

The connection to the stand seems flimsy, just a little screw-on thing. What if I lose it when I'm moving the monitor? My other Samsung has the stand attached and it folds up

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Wonderful purchase

 

One of the best purchases that I have made.

Both analog and DVI compatible. Wonderful picture quality!! No dead or stuck pixels

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Samsung lower priced 20" LCD performs

 

Large size, great price, excellent brightness

Not able to run in native resolution with windows 98, a minor point

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Samsung lower priced 20" LCD performs

 

I purchased a Samsung syncmaster 203B to replace my Samsung 19" CRT. The $239 price included a $70 dual rebate, which I am taking advantage of. My effective price per monitor is $170, which is a very good deal! The main drawback of a rebate is you ...

Large size, great price, excellent brightness

Not able to run in native resolution with windows 98, a minor point

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Great value

 

I've purchased about 4 LCD monitors in the last year and I have to say that this Samsung 203B is by far the best value out of all of them. It’s a 20" Digital LCD monitor that has a pixel response time of 8ms. That just puts it in the gaming ...

Image quality, size and price. DVI cable is included

Uneven backlighting. Cannot adjust height. No USB inputs

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Great value

 

Image quality, size and price. DVI cable is included!

Uneven backlighting. Cannot adjust height. No USB inputs.

Product Specifications

When you can see more, you can do more. The Samsung 203B is a big 20-inch LCD monitor with sharp 1400 x 1050 resolution designed to expand your possibilities. With graphics or video, you get more detail. When multi-tasking, you can fit more windows on a screen. And with a fast 8 ms response time, 600: 1 contrast ratio and 160-degree viewing angles combined with exclusive MagicBright, MagicColor and MagicTune technologies, every image always looks its best. The Samsung 203B. Once you've seen it all, you won't settle for less.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.9in/8.7in
Height:16.8in/16.9in
Weight:12.6lbs/15lbs
Width:17.5in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:20in
Diagonal Size (metric):50.8cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.292mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:600:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160
Image Max V-View Angle:160
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1400 x 1050
Response Time:8ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

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

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC / Unix
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:203B/203B-Black
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster

Input Device

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Black / Silver/Silver
Compliant Standards:CE / DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / NUTEK / Plug and Play / TCO '03 / TUV GS/CE / DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / NUTEK / Plug and Play / TCO '03 / TUV GS / TCO 03/CE / DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / NUTEK / Plug and Play / TCO '03 / TUV GS / VESA DPMS / TCO 03/DDC-2B / Plug and Play / TCO '03 / TCO 03/DDC-2B / TCO '03 / TCO 03/TCO '99 / TCO 99
Microsoft Certification:Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Works with Windows Vista

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
TV Tuner Presence: No
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