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Samsung SyncMaster 204B

Samsung SyncMaster 204B
alaScore 85

959 reviews

Aug, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 959 reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 204B. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The usability and price also get good reviews, but there are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

price, usability, size, design

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung SyncMaster 204B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung SyncMaster 204B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 204B from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the reliability.

usability, design

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SyncMaster 204B - Flat panel display - TFT - 20.1" - 1600 x 1200 - 300 cd/m2 - 800:1 - 5 ms - 0.255 mm - DVI-D, VGA - silverSamsung SyncMaster 204B LS20BRDESQSamsung SyncMaster 204B - LCD display - TFT - 20.1" - 1600 x 1200 - 300 cd/m2 - 800:1 - 5 ms - 0.255 mm - DVI-D, VGA - silver

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SyncMaster 204B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 204B from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size

73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SyncMaster 204B 20.1-Inch LCD Monitor (Black)Samsung SyncMaster 204B 20.1-Inch LCD Monitor (Silver)Samsung SyncMaster 204B 20.1" LCD Monitor

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Lara Luepke (cnet.com)

Samsung SyncMaster 204B review: Samsung SyncMaster 204B

 

The Samsung SyncMaster 204B looks like a business monitor, but its impressive DVD performance, feature set, and handsome styling make it a viable option for the home as well. We also appreciate its ample flexibility and image adjustability. Compared to...

Ample adjustability options; easily accessible image presets; impressive DVD and gaming performance.

Expensive; subpar screen uniformity; minimal cable management system.

The Samsung SyncMaster 204B can handle productivity and entertainment tasks, but there are less expensive alternatives that offer comparable image quality and superior features.

May, 2006
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Expert review by: Tweak News (tweaknews)

Expert Review

 
Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (hardwarecentral.com)

HardwareCentral - Samsung SyncMaster 204B Review.

 

The 204B measures roughly 18 by 17 by 8 inches and weighs 17 pounds, which makes it relatively easy to move from desk to desk (it would be easier if it had a carrying handle). Samsung earns points for incorporating both analog and digital inputs, and...

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Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Ron LaFon (cadalyst.com)

First Look Review: Samsung SyncMaster 204B

 

Highly recommended 20.1 LCD monitor offers excellent display, fastresponse time, good design, all at a decent price

The Samsung SyncMaster 204B monitor is currently available at retail locations and through Samsung's distribution channel, with an estimated street price of $629.99. With its excellent on-screen display, good design, fast response time and moderate...

May, 2006

Expert review by: Hi-TEK (modthebox.com)

Samsung SyncMaster 204B TFT-LCD Monitor Review

 

Our culture thrives on entertainment and this ideology can certainly be associated with the computer gaming generation. We have witnessed an explosive growth in the video game market ranging from console boxes to personal PC's. Quite often this growth...

Good picture quality ; Three year warranty support ; Aesthetically pleasing design ; Easy to navigate on screen display menu ; Dual monitor support ; Adjustable stand and excellent pivot features ; Bundled application software Natural Color, Magic Tune...

Missing DVI-D cable ; VESA Wall Mounting Kit must be purchased separately

In a highly competitive consumer market, Samsung Electronics continues to revitalize its product line with a wide array of LCD-TFT based monitors to cater to different applications and environments. The 204B is certainly not the first 20.1" monitor in...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Samsung Review

 

There is not a monitor out there, especially in the economical price range, which can beat the Samsung SyncMaster 204B-it is fast. This "TopTenREVIEWS Bronze Award" winner touts a response time of 5ms. For gamers, this monitor is perfect; for gamers on...

For gamers on a budget, this is the best 20.1-inch flat panel LCD available. It is fast and has a decent display, a high level of display adjustability and it can move. For less than $500, this is an excellent monitor for games.

Expert review by: Lara Luepke (cnet.com.au)

Samsung SyncMaster 204B

 

The Samsung SyncMaster 204B can handle productivity and entertainment tasks, but there are less expensive alternatives that offer comparable image quality and superior features.

Ample adjustability options ; Easily accessible image presets ; Impressive DVD and gaming performance

Expensive ; Sub par screen uniformity ; Minimal cable management system

May, 2006

Expert review by: Lara Luepke (zdnet.com.au)

Samsung SyncMaster 204B

 

The Samsung SyncMaster 204B can handle productivity and entertainment tasks, but there are less expensive alternatives that offer comparable image quality and superior features.

May, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Still works after 6 years!

 

The vertical viewing does take some getting used to with this TN panel.

A lot of people are reporting problems with capacitors. You can even find repair kits on auctions sites. However, mine still works great after daily use for 6 years! I recently started using it as a second monitor and have it mounted vertically

No HDCP. Not really sure if this would be a con as I don't think HDCP was even invented in 2006 but something to consider if you are looking at a used monitor

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good, but uses cheap parts. BEWARE.

 

I will never again buy a Samsung monitor. I spent too much money, and went through too many wasted minutes of RMA time with Samsung, to do this ever again.

Good specs at the time of purchase (2006)

Samsung used cheap Chinese-made caps. These cause the monitors to blink, then die ; It's a well-documented problem (e.g. fixya), and I am thoroughly upset that Samsung took my money and gave me ... this

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Imagine the advantages of going big without slowing down. Samsung's 20" 204BW monitors combine wide aspect ratios with fast pixel response times, for bigger images, more room to work and crisp motion. In addition, Samsung's exclusive MagicBright2, MagicColor and MagicTune technologies help deliver the ideal image in every situation, while the sleek, narrow bezel and adjustable stand delivers style just the way you want it. With the Samsung 204BW widescreen analog/digital LCD monitor, it's not hard to imagine.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.9in/9in
Height:13.9in/16.9in/18in
Weight:17lbs/18.1lbs
Width:16.7in/17.5in/18.6in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)/Up to 16.2 million colors
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)/Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:20.1in/20in
Diagonal Size (metric):50.8cm/51.1cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.255mm/0.26mm/0.285mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:250cd/m2/300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1/700:1/800:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160/170
Image Max V-View Angle:160/170
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1600 x 1200/1680 x 1050
Response Time:16ms/5ms/6ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display
Widescreen:Widescreen

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/PC
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:204B/204B-Black/204B-Silver/204BW-Black/204TS
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster

Input Device

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/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 / ISO 13406-2 / NUTEK / TCO '03 / TUV GS / TCO 03/DDC-2B / TCO '99 / TCO 99/Energy 2000 / TCO '03 / VESA DPMS / TCO 03/TCO '03 / TCO 03
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/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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