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SAMSUNG SyncMaster 245B / 245B Plus

SAMSUNG  SyncMaster 245B / 245B Plus
alaScore 88

173 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 reviews of SAMSUNG SyncMaster 245B / 245B Plus. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and size are overall positive. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably.

price, design, usability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the SAMSUNG SyncMaster 245B / 245B Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of SAMSUNG SyncMaster 245B / 245B Plus 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 Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The usability and price also get good opinions.

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SM245B 24" Widescreen 5ms Black LCD Monitor TFT with DVI 3000:1, Windows Vista Premium ReadySamsung SM245B 24" Widescreen 5ms Black LCD Monitor TFT with DVI 3000:1, Windows Vista Premium Ready

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: CPU3D (

Samsung SyncMaster 245B LCD Monitor


I always thought that any LCD monitor with a screen size of 17" - 20" and a decent resolution of 1280x1024 is enough for today's applications. Well, for most cases ... it is enough. But having said that, I'm actually wrote this review using my notebook...

- A massive 24" screen, - Max. resolution of 1920x1200, - Detachable speaker module with stereo sound, - 5ms response time, - Support HDCP, - DVI, D-Sub connectors

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Benchmark Reviews (

Samsung SyncMaster 245BW Widescreen LCD Monitor


Affordable 24" Widescreen, MagicTuneTM and MagicBright Software allow calibration control within Windows, Accurate Colors, 4-way Adjustable Stand (5-way including disabled pivot feature), No-Frills, Attractive Cabinet & Stand, Zero Dead Pixels,...

Inaccurate Advertised Contrast Ratio, High-Gloss Finish Reflects Images, Backlight Bleed, Inaccurate/Poor Viewing Angles, Pivot Feature is Disabled

The retail package is typical for a consumer brand, and is little more than a box that displays minimal content or images of the product within and could easily be confused with other SAMSUNG products. The included MagicBright and MagicTuneTM software...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Vincent Alzieu (

The Samsung 245B: the 1st TN 24'' TN vs 24'' PVA, MVA...


So should we opt for this screen if we want a large inexpensive monitor- In the same price range, the older Acer AL2416W with its PVA panel offers wider viewing angles and better reactivity. However, its base isn't vertically adjustable and there is no...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (

Samsung SyncMaster 245B


Rarely do we review monitors that don't require a lot of calibration, but Samsung's 245B was almost perfectly set up straight out of the box. We only ...

Suitable for watching high-definition movies and DVDs, good brightness and contrast

Noticeable colour-shift when viewed from the sides, it doesn't have a component input, slight red discolouration in the grey level

It's not a perfect monitor; viewing from the sides and from the top causes some colour-shift and it did look a little dull in our photo tests, but the 245B is a decent high-definition monitor for productivity and multimedia use. Because it's a...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Riyad Emeran (

Samsung SyncMaster 245B 24in Monitor


A Samsung 24in monitor at a truly stunning price - what's the catch?

When it comes to 1080p video, a 1,680 x 1,050 resolution screen simply doesn't have enough physical lines at its disposal, not to mention that the full HD standard resolution is 1,920 x 1,080. With that in mind, a 1,920 x 1,200 screen obviously has...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: PC Authority (

Samsung SyncMaster 245B


It's accurate, adjustable and stylish, and the price simply beggars belief.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: (

Review: Samsung Syncmaster 245B monitor


A decent entry-level 24in widescreen display

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: shenanigan87 (

Big, bright, high resolution and good colours


I've purchased this screen at a price of 400€ to replace my aging 19 inch SyncMaster, which lacked a DVI port and was becoming too small for my taste. I originally opted for a 20 inch widescreen, but when I saw all those huge 24 inch models with...

Very large and bright screen with high resolution, high contrast and good colors.

Pivotable base is slightly unstable, vertical viewing angle could be better.

May, 2008

Product Specifications

The 245T monitor has a 24-inch, 16:10 wide-screen format, with a 178/178-degree viewing angle. The viewing angle is achieved via Samsung's proprietary Super Patterned Vertical Alignment (S-PVA), the latest technology advancement in liquid crystal cell structure, for an improved user viewing experience. The 245T monitor's ultra-wide viewing area can support a range of multi-window applications, thereby helping to improve work efficiency and reducing the need for two monitors. Furthermore, the 245T model features a high 1920 x 1200 resolution, allowing the monitor to deliver clearer and more precise images. The 245T monitor's image quality is also enhanced by Samsung's MagicContrast which offers a super high contrast ratio and an extra-wide viewing angle that's ideal for providing detailed onscreen images. With the 3000:1 super-high dynamic contrast ratio, it's easy to read or view content on the monitor's screen. The 245T model also comes equipped with MagicSpeed, which gives users an ultra-fast 6ms response time (gray to gray), making the monitor ideal for computer gaming and multimedia-driven applications such as motion or streaming video. A faster response time provides better performance of motion video, and produces smoother edges, clearer images and a more natural image response. These features make the 245T monitor an ideal choice for a range of high-end commercial applications that require clear and precise images, such as CAD/CAM fine-detailed drawings, web and graphic design and desktop publishing.

Audio Output


Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:24in
Diagonal Size (metric):61cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.27mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2/400cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160/178
Image Max V-View Angle:160/178
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15) / HDMI/DVI / HDMI / VGA (HD-15)/DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1920 x 1200
Response Time:5ms/6ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

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


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC / Mac
Model:245B/245B SB/245T
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster

Input Device

Type: None


Color:Black/High-gloss black
Compliant Standards:CE / DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / NUTEK / RoHS / TCO '03 / TCO '99 / TUV GS / TCO 03 / TCO 99/DDC-2B / TCO '03 / TCO 03/TCO 03 / DDC-2B / TCO '03
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Compatible with Windows 7
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Works with Windows Vista

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)/Digital Visual Interface (DVI) / High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)/Digital Visual Interface (DVI) / High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
TV Tuner Presence: No