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Samsung SyncMaster 305T

Samsung SyncMaster 305T
alaScore 87

386 reviews

Oct, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 386 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and size. The value for money and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung SyncMaster 305T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung SyncMaster 305T

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 11 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 305T from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.co.uk.

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SM305T 30" LCD MonitorSamsung SM305T 30" LCD MonitorSamsung - SyncMaster 305T+ 30" Wide Format TFT screen (6 ms)

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SyncMaster 305T

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 305T from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, design, size

54% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SyncMaster 305T 30-inch LCD MonitorSamsung SyncMaster 305T 30-inch LCD MonitorSamsung SyncMaster 305T 30" LCD Monitor

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Samsung Syncmaster 305T Monitor

 

The SyncMaster 305T performed well in our image quality tests, showing sharp text and nuanced color. Jurors were impressed with the 305T's rendering of text in a Microsoft Word document, as well as in a screen of repeating E's and M's.

Excellent text and graphics

Does not include OSD controls

At $1800, this SyncMaster is certainly pricey, but it falls well within the range of what other 30-inch LCDs cost. If you seek a monitor on which to spread out and see lots of documents at once, the 305T would be a fine choice

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Samsung SyncMaster 305T

 

The computer monitor or HDTV you pick says a lot about you. If you're a Web designer, you'll need plenty of screen real estate to do your job, so a 22-inch or larger LCD monitor is a necessity. A sports nut wants to feel like part of the game, so he'll...

Excellent image quality. Fast response time. Ultra-high native resolution

No on-screen controls. USB cable not included

Samsung's SyncMaster 305T is a large, 30-inch LCD monitor with an equally large price tag, and it comes up big in terms of image quality and overall performance as well.

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Samsung SyncMaster 305T LCD Monitor

 

There are only a handful of vendors--Apple, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Gateway, and Samsung--that offer 30-inch LCD monitors at the moment, so your choices are limited if you're in the market for an extra large LCD. The Samsung SyncMaster 305T is a good...

Great performance in color and sharpness; amazing viewing angle; Blu-ray and DVD image quality is some of the best we've seen.

Limited video connection options; includes only brightness controls (thanks to technical limitations); streaking apparent in DisplayMate test.

Thanks to its incredible viewing angle, high resolution, and stellar overall picture quality, Samsung's 30-inch SyncMaster 305T gets an assured recommendation.

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Samsung's Monster Monitor

 

If you really need the on-screen acreage, the SyncMaster 305T's crisp 30-inch display may be the way to go—but you won't have much room for your keyboard.

The U.S. is quickly becoming a land of extremes. We either like our gadgets extremely small, as in the case of Apple's (AAPL) iPod, or ridiculously oversized, like the Hummer H2. This drive toward extremes is also quite visible in the world of computer...

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Samsung 305T

 

Samsung's 305T joins the small but select group of huge 30in widescreen monitors

Good colour range, S-PVA means wide viewing angles

Not many adjustment controls, expensive

The Samsung 305T offers excellent, professional build quality and comes with four USB ports and an ergonomic height-adjustable stand. With an RRP of $2299.95 this is certainly a pricey peripheral, but if you search around you can find it on sale for...

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Samsung SyncMaster 305T

 

This 30-inch display has first-rate image quality overall, though colours looked slightly dull in some photos.

Excellent text and graphics

Does not include OSD controls

Samsung's SyncMaster 305T is pricey, but it's within the range of what other 30in LCDs cost. If you seek a monitor on which to spread out and see lots of documents at once, the 305T would be a fine choice.

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Samsung SyncMaster 305T review

 

Thanks to its incredible viewing angle, high resolution and stellar overall picture quality, Samsung's 30-inch SyncMaster 305T gets an assured recommendation

Great performance in colour and sharpness ; Amazing viewing angle ; Blu-ray and DVD image quality is some of the best we've seen

Limited video connection options ; Includes only brightness controls ; Streaking in high contrast material

On our contrast test, the SyncMaster 305T achieved a 999:1, which comes impressively close to Samsung's claim of a 1,000:1 contrast ratio. Backlight bleed was never a problem with dark screens in normal room lighting

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Samsung 305T review

 

Stepping up to 30 inches involves more than just a leap in screen size and pixel resolution. The Samsung 305T, like all other similarly sized TFT displays, is a rather different beast to many of the 22in or 24in monitors you may be used to.

The Samsung 305T offers excellent, professional build quality and comes with four USB ports and an ergonomic height-adjustable stand. With an RRP of £1,300 this is certainly a pricey peripheral, but if you search around you can find it on sale for less...

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Samsung SyncMaster 305T 30in Monitor

 

Samsung tops its already impressive widescreen monitor range with the 30in 305T.

Samsung has built a strong reputation for itself when it comes to widescreen monitors, from the superb 215TW and 226BW, to the equally impressive 244T. Now the Korean giant has topped an already impressive range with the SyncMaster 305T.

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Samsung SyncMaster 305T 30in display

 

The Samsung SyncMaster 305T is a 30in display that has first-rate image quality overall, although colours looked slightly dull in some photos.

At around £1,300, the Samsung SyncMaster 305T is certainly pricey, but it falls well within the range of what other 30in LCDs cost. If you seek a monitor on which to spread out and see lots of documents at once, the Samsung SyncMaster 305T would be a...

Product Specifications

Designed for the commercial market, the 305T combines a 16:10 wide-screen design and high, 2560x1600 resolution, making it ideal for a variety of professional applications, including medical, engineering, control rooms, CAD, graphics and design, and desktop publishing. In addition to its specifications, the 305T is equipped with a number of features geared towards the professional user. This includes an 80mm height adjustable stand with flexible tilt and swivel capabilities, USB 2.0 ports and a wide viewing area that can support multi-window applications, helping to create improved work efficiency and reducing the need for two monitors. It also has wall-mounting brackets for space savings. To aid in reduced power consumption, the 305T employs Samsung's Digital Power Management Signaling (DPMS) mode to automatically assess whether the monitor is in use and switches it to stand-by mode, which uses less than two watts of power.

Audio Output

Type: None

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11in
Height:19.8in
Weight:26.5lbs
Width:27.2in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:30in
Diagonal Size (metric):76.2cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.25mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:400cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Image Max H-View Angle:178
Image Max V-View Angle:178
Interface:DVI
Max Resolution:2560 x 1600
Response Time:6ms
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/PC
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:305T
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster

Input Device

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
Compliant Standards:CE / DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / Plug and Play / TCO '99 / TCO 99/DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / NUTEK / Plug and Play / TCO '99 / TCO 99/DDC-2B / TCO '99 / TCO 99

Video Input

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