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Samsung SyncMaster 214T

Samsung SyncMaster 214T
alaScore 85

110 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 214T. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. People really like the reliability and usability. The size and price are also appreciated.

design, price, size, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung SyncMaster 214T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 214T from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on Reviews about the reliability and size are generally positive. The usability and price are also appreciated.

design, price, usability, size, reliability

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Katherine Stevenson (

Samsung 214T


Like a French restaurant, Samsung serves an appetizing entree. It's also damn expesive.

Mammoth screen, beautiful picture, and lots of extras

Most expensive monitor tested in our April 2006 roundup; flawed game performance

We were, in fact, smitten with the big beaut, until it came to gaming, where signs of ghosting in three different titles left us cold. While the environments themselves looked stunning, movement—particularly in areas of high contrast—revealed a lag in...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by :  Jacob Lumetta (

Samsung SyncMaster 214T Silver 21.3" LCD Monitor

Mar, 2006

Expert review by (

Samsung 214T review


Samsung's 214T has a brushed greyish-silver surround and stand. As with the other two standard 20.1in displays, you can swivel its screen from side to side and rotate it through 90. It is not possible to adjust its height, however.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review (

Excellent for video editing and games


Able to see differences between close shades of gray.

I wish that the documentation provided idiot level instructions for some of the advanced functions so I did not need to test them to see what they did.

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (

Two more


Just ordered another two of these for my dual setup at work. Previous post was for home. Only 1 dead pixel at the bottom of the screen on only one monitor. It is set up as second display so I don't really notice it. These displays are great for...

See previous post

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (

I love Samsung


First Lightscribe Drive. Was waiting for one of my other drives to finally bite it before buying. Very impressive technology. Some have complained about the speed of the Lightscribe, especially on high contrast. Just start it and go do something else....

Great monitor. much bigger than my 22" CRT. Have two of these on a Quadro card and it is awesome. Color presets are right on with color calibration software. Between the two monitors only one dead pixel

lower left corner slight color distortion. Controls for custom color are not very easy to figure out

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (

fine monitor


No spkrs is a plus on a monitor. These don't have them to take up unnecessary room. The monitor does come packed in portrait mode, but I had no problem rotating it into place. I should say, I do not game or need special speed, etc. Am running it on a...

I only gave myself an average understanding, since monitors aren't what I'm best at. But this is my third LCD display, all still functioning fine. One is a 19" SyncMaster 910T, which this one is now beside. Color, etc, setup was easy. It is HUGE. Lots...

If anything, it may be TOO big. Took me a while to feel like I'm not falling in. Now want a second, as I use dual displays on KVM and dual computers. But really they are fine together, and the picture setup matches well

Jul, 2007

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Not so good


I wish there were 'input lag' standards because then people would know this befor buying a unit. I bought Westinghouse 24" which does not exhibit the lag effect and is just like a CRT. My opinion is if your sensitive to a snappy mouse, which I had no...

Excellent colors and great brightness for a 21". Did not have to fiddle much to get the colors right, pretty much out of the box and ready to go

I think its just Samsung but I also bought a 244T and both monitors exhibited the same issue of input lag. The best I can describe is its a feel of the mouse not being as snappy as it should. You move the mouse and it 'lags' behind. For some people...

Jun, 2007

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None good about this monitor, expensive, there are many better than this model with better price

It is a sucks montior, bad choice

Jun, 2007

Consumer review (

Perfect Choice


Crisp, clear picture.

I don't really have any.

Dec, 2006

Product Specifications

The Samsung SyncMaster 214T is a 21.3-inch TFT-PVA monitor delivering an ultra fast response time of 8ms (G to G), 900:1 contrast ratio, 0.270mm pixel pitch, 1600 x 1200 maximum resolution, a scanning frequency of 30-81 kHz horizontal and 56-75 Hz vertical, and horizontal/vertical viewing angle of 178

Audio Output

Type: None




Color of product:Black
Feet color:Black
Feet colour:Black

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:21.3
Display Diagonal (metric):21.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1600 x 1200
Native Aspect Ratio:16:10
Response Time:8
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:21.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):54.1cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.27mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1/900:1
Image Max H-View Angle:178
Image Max V-View Angle:178
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)/DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1600 x 1200
Response Time:8ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):63

Environmental Standards

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


Cable lock slot:N
Height adjustment: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Pivot: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Rotating: Yes
Swivelling: Yes
Tilt adjustment: Yes
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100


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

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:CE / DDC-2B / TCO 99 / VESA DPMS / TCO '99/DDC-2B / TCO '03/DDC-2B / TCO '03 / TCO 03/Energy 2000 / VESA DPMS/TCO '99 / TCO 99


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

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):18.5 x 18.3 x 8.98
Package dimensions (WxDxH):17.6 x 23.3 x 10.4
Package weight:24.7

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, DVI, VGA
User Guide on CD-ROM: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:10.4
Package height:23.3
Package weight:24.7
Package width:17.6


Mac operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite video in:1
DVI port: Yes
DVI-D ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):2
Power consumption (typical):63

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Technical Details

Gross weight:24.7
Mac compatibility: Yes

Thin Client

Thin client installed: No

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):9.02
Height (with stand):18.3
Package depth:10.4
Package height:23.3
Package weight:24.7
Package width:17.6
Width (with stand):18.5