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Samsung SyncMaster 206BW / 226BW

Samsung SyncMaster 206BW / 226BW
alaScore 89

2571 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2571 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and usability. The design and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability.

value for money, design, usability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung SyncMaster 206BW / 226BW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Samsung 226BW


Initially we thought Samsung's 226BW might rise above the pack in the 22-inch category. This LCD boasts 16.7 million colors, suggesting superior 8-bit technology. But when we did side-by-side testing next to the Hanns.G model, we were mightily...

Limited ergo options, poor ; vertical off-axis, so-so image

Limited ergo options, poor ; vertical off-axis, so-so image

The $100 premium Samsung charges over Hanns.G’s model gets you fancier trim and HDCP support. Like the Hanns.G, the picture is serviceable—but nothing special—and the screen is free of any image artifacts in games.

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Samsung Syncmaster 206BW


In keeping with the prevailing aesthetic of this category, Samsung's 206BW is fancily clad in black plastic and brushed aluminum, much like ViewSonic's VX2035wm. And as with that model, you can tilt the screen only forward and back. The height stays...

Superb grayscale; strong real-world performance

No screen-height adjustment; subtle perimeter backlight seepage

The 206BW’s performance in DisplayMate was strong. Evidence of backlight seepage around the extreme perimeter of the screen was its most notable failing. That was sufficiently offset by stellar grayscale reproduction and marked distinctions between...

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Syncmaster 206BW


The SyncMaster 206BW's thin black bezel and curved edges are attractively sleek.  Despite very good image quality, the 206BW lacks a lot of connectivity options, so this 20-inch wide-screen LCD is better for office than home-entertainment use.

Aesthetically pleasing design Very good text and graphics performance

No cable management Weak grayscale performance

Like many Samsung monitors, this model also includes the company's MagicBright presets for text, Internet, game, sport, and movies. Samsung's MagicColor, accessible only from the OSD menu, actually adjusts the saturation to make colors more vivid. A...


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Samsung SyncMaster 206BW LCD monitor


The Samsung SyncMaster 206BW is a very good wide-screen desktop display. It is competitively priced and, once calibrated, performed very well in our text and color tests. But, of course, you get what you pay for.

Wide screen; very good text legibility; relatively inexpensive

No height adjustment; mediocre viewing angle

The 206BWsports 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...

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Samsung SyncMaster 206BW Review


Samsung's latest family of BW monitors have hit the shelves boasting some impressive new specifications and a fresh new style.

The 206BW is a very good monitor for the price. Although it has some weaknesses like some gradient banding and an unimpressive stand, the positive aspects of the monitor greatly outweigh these. Excellent colour right out of the box, good viewing...

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Samsung SyncMaster 226BW Monitor


When it comes to computer monitors, Samsung knows what they are doing. They have been making computer monitors since 1981, and have become a leader in the field. They have been number 1 in monitor sales for three consecutive years. Today we review...

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Checking Your Samsung 226BW Mystery Monitor


So you've just bought a shiny new Samsung 226BW that was supposed to be the latest greatest killer LCD on the market. There's only one problem, it doesn't look quite the way that it should. You look online to see if there is anything special about...

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Samsung SyncMaster 226BW C


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Samsung 226BW A and S series: The verdict


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Samsung 206BW 20-inch LCD Display


The explosion in demand for widescreen displays that we saw come about last year has not diminished in 2007. With display prices having seen massive drops in the recent past consumers are looking for larger displays than would have been practical in...

Product Specifications

Imagine having elbow room on screen. That's exactly what you get with the Samsung BW series of widescreen LCD monitors. Certified to meet Microsoft Vista's Premium standards, the wide 16:10 aspect ratios of these professional-level monitors make multitasking easy. There's room for more applications. Room for multiple images. Room for all your tool palletes. An ultra-fast 2 ms (G to G) response time is perfect for motion editing. And exclusive Magic technologies give you complete control over outstanding color. All the color. All the room. With the Samsung BW series, it's not hard to imagine.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:20in/21.6in/22in
Diagonal Size (metric):50.8cm/54.9cm/55.9cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.258mm/0.276mm/0.282mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1/700:1/800:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160/170
Image Max V-View Angle:160
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Response Time:2ms/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 Silver


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

Input Device

Type: None


Color:High-gloss black/Shining black
Compliant Standards:CE / DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / NUTEK / RoHS/DDC-2B
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Video Input

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