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Samsung SyncMaster 206BW / 226BW

Samsung SyncMaster 206BW / 226BW
alaScore 89

2369 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2369 reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 206BW / 226BW. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews.

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.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 206BW / 226BW from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SM226BW 22" Widescreen LCD MonitorSamsung SM226BW 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor

Feb, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 245 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 206BW / 226BW from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Monitors on

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SyncMaster 226BW 22-inch LCD MonitorSamsung SyncMaster 226BW 22-inch LCD Monitor

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Katherine Stevenson (

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.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Katherine Stevenson (

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...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Roy Santos (

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...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: James Galbraith (

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...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: Mike D. (

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...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Joe Eitel (

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...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Daniel (

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...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Tweak News (tweaknews)

Expert Review

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Vincent Alzieu (

Samsung SyncMaster 226BW C

May, 2007

Expert review by: Vincent Alzieu (

Samsung 226BW A and S series: The verdict

May, 2007

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


Certification:CE, ISO 13406/2 / ISO 13406/2 (2) / TCO'99, NUTEK, ISO 13406-2
Compliance industry standards:DDC 2B
Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Composite sync: Yes
Contrast ratio (dynamic):3000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 3000:1 / 700:1
Digital horizontal frequency:30 - 81
Digital vertical frequency:56 - 75
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:20 / 22
Display Resolution:1680 x 1050
Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 81
Display sRGB: Yes
Horizontal scan range:30 - 81
Native Aspect Ratio:16:10
Pixel Pitch:0.0102 x 0.0102 / 0.0111 x 0.0111 / 0.0112 x 0.0112 / 0.282
Response Time:2
Separate H/V sync: Yes
Sync-on-green (SOG): Yes
Vertical scan range:56 - 75
Video input signal levels:RGB, DVI
Viewable size diagonal:2
Viewing angle, horizontal:160
Viewing angle, vertical:160

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1 / 2
Power consumption (typical):55
Power Management:VESA, EPA, Nutek / VESA/EPA/NUTEK

Environmental Standards

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


Plug and Play: Yes
Swivel angle range:Y
Tilt angle:Y
Tilt angle range:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100


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


Built-in camera: No
Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
TV tuner integrated: No

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):18.7 x 15.6 x 8.62
Monitor sync input signal:H/V, SOG
Optional accessories:N/A
Package dimensions (WxDxH):22.2 x 17.8 x 6.54 / 22.2 x 6.54 x 17.8 / 23.9 x 19.2 x 6.22 / 23.9 x 6.22 x 19.2
Package weight:11.7 / 17.2
Recommended resolution:1680x1050 @60Hz / 1680x1050 @ 60Hz
Special Features:DVI(HDCP)\nMagicBright3 / MagicTune\nMagicBright3

Packaging Data

Package weight:16.3


Mac operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DVI-D ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
Monitor input connector:D-Sub, DVI-D
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):1 / 2
Power consumption (typical):55
Power Management:VESA, EPA, Nutek / VESA/EPA/NUTEK

Technical Details

Gross weight:17.2
Mac compatibility: Yes

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13 / 2.48 / 2.57 / 20.3
Depth (with stand):8.62
Height:13 / 13.9 / 2.48 / 2.57
Height (with stand):15.6 / 16.6 / 20.3
Package depth:19.2
Package height:6.22
Package weight:16.3 / 17.2
Package width:23.9
Weight:10.8 / 11.7
Weight with stand:10.8 / 7.74
Width:13.9 / 18.7 / 20.3
Width (with stand):16.6 / 18.7 / 20.3