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SAMSUNG Syncmaster 226CW

SAMSUNG  Syncmaster 226CW
alaScore 85

115 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews of SAMSUNG Syncmaster 226CW. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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 also get good feedback.

design, price, size, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the SAMSUNG Syncmaster 226CW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 115 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for SAMSUNG Syncmaster 226CW


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of SAMSUNG Syncmaster 226CW from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on Reviewers are impressed by the price.


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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SM226CW 22" Widescreen LCD Gaming MonitorSamsung - Syncmaster 226CW - (LS22MEXSFV)

May, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for SAMSUNG Syncmaster 226CW


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of SAMSUNG Syncmaster 226CW from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on People really like the price.


0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: SyncMaster™ 226CW 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor

May, 2015

Expert review by: TechRadar (

Samsung SM226CW review


This Samsung display offers fantastic pictures and a smart design

Good looks ; Strong pictures

Needs a DVI connection ; Frustrating settings

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Samsung SyncMaster 226cw


Can Samsung's SyncMaster 226cw beat the ViewSonic VP2250wb for the 22in wide colour gamut crown?

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: SJHunn (

Lasted only 18 months.


Bought at Best Buy. Was reassured by the sales associate at the time that it was one of the best ones available. I made a point to ask about its reliability and was told that it would last a very long time and if there was a problem it would likely...

Good color & resolution. Very vivid reds and contrast ratio. Works well with CAD drafting programs

It only lasted about 18 months before the screen went blank

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: scifiiman (

great for gaming and every day use


This monitor is great for gaming, it is a well priced 22" widescreen monitor, i havent had any issue with this, i run it on a dual boot Vista and XP system and run high end games like Call of Duty 4 and Crysis, i also do a lot of video and audio...

price, size, quality

no usb built in, no height adjustable stand

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: chamelean75 (

My first LCD Monitor and I love it!!!


I know this monitor hasn't gotten the best reviews. I am not a photo editing expert. I use my monitor to watch dvds and for general purposes like the internet and microsoft office applications. As far as I can tell, the monitor has worked excellent for...

Good color, crisp picture for dvds

doesn't show white on adobe photoshop

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: jskyhawk (

Monitor flickers out of the box, customer service is rude, been waiting 3 months for replacement


I purchased this in October from BestBuy, it had a horrible flicker out of the box, called customer service... still waiting on a replacement... back ordered till at least February... they wanted to give me a 2232gw which is 60 dollars cheaper in the...


Flickers, Customer Service, Wheres my replacement

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: arsenic0 (

Its the new 226BW


I've had this monitor now for several months and its been worth every penny.

High Gamut, Bright backlighting, low response times, 3 year warranty

Stand is not adjustable as i would like

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: Capt. HM Murdock (

Like an A+ student with no personality...


Hello all,

Clean design, flawless presentation, crisp image

Games & Movies lack "wow factor". Image seems slighty "dull

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: Thierry-cnet (

Superb screen in its category


I searched a second low cost but quality flat and wide screen od 24" for my needs in imaging, image processing (I am photograph too) and writing (not really for games or video).

colors, gamut, size, pice

non ajustable base, colors too satured (even calibrated)

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: erotavlas (

poor color representation


Bought this at Best Buy, thought it was going to be a superior monitor for graphics work as it uses a new CCFL backlight enabling the monitor to display 97% color gamut. Its a great looking monitor and very fast but the colors were way over saturated...

fast, minimal backlight bleeding, blacks are black, solid construction

terrible colors

Oct, 2007

Product Specifications

The Samsung SyncMaster 226CW is a 22-inch wide analog and digital TFT-LCD monitor delivering an ultra-fast response time of 2ms (GTG), DC 3000:1 contrast ratio, 0.282mm pixel pitch, 1680 x 1050 maximum resolution, scanning frequency of 30-81 kHz horizontal and 56-75 Hz vertical, and horizontal/vertical viewing angle of 160

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:22in
Diagonal Size (metric):55.9cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.282mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160
Image Max V-View Angle:160
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Response Time:2ms
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
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