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Samsung SyncMaster 206BW / 226BW

Samsung SyncMaster 206BW / 226BW
alaScore 89

3359 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3359 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability. The design and value for money also get good feedback, but many are critical about the reliability.

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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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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung SyncMaster 206BW / 226BW

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 117 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 206BW / 226BW from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, design, usability, size

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SM226BW 22" Widescreen LCD MonitorSamsung SM206BW 20" Widescreen 2ms Black LCD TFT Monitor with DVI 3000:1SM206BW/20" TFT 1600x1050 2ms response time DVI Black 300cd/m2 3000:1 contrast ratio 3 year warran

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SyncMaster 206BW / 226BW

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 809 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 206BW / 226BW from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.com.

value for money, design, usability, size

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 MonitorSamsung SyncMaster 226BW 22" LCD Monitor

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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

Depth:8.6in
Height:15.6in/16.6in
Weight:10.8lbs/11.7lbs
Width:18.7in/20.3in

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
Widescreen:Widescreen

Environmental Standards

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

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:206BW/216BW/226BW
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster

Input Device

Type: None

Miscellaneous

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
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