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Samsung SyncMaster 740B / 740N / 740T

Samsung SyncMaster 740B / 740N / 740T
alaScore 85

305 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 305 reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 740B / 740N / 740T. 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. Reviews about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and usability also get good opinions.

price, usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung SyncMaster 740B / 740N / 740T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 740B / 740N / 740T from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on People really like the design and size. The usability and price also get good opinions.

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This summary is based on the products: Samsung SyncMaster 740T 17" LCD MonitorSamsung SyncMaster 740T 17" LCD Monitor

May, 2018

Expert review by : Kalpana Ettenson (

Syncmaster 740BF


Samsung's latest 17-inch display, the SyncMaster 740BF, offers some unique extras that set it apart from other displays. For instance, it comes with Samsung's MagicTune software, which walks you through the process of adjusting color, brightness, and...

Tilts easily, and has a clean look

Doesn't pivot

According to Samsung, the 740BF has a superfast 2-millisecond response time. However, even though screens with lower response times should theoretically deliver less motion artifacting, in our real-world motion tests we noticed no discernable...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : 3LUXE (

Samsung SyncMaster 740T Monitor


The 17" Samsung SyncMaster 740T monitor impressed us and we're sure that it will impress you. One feature you are sure to enjoy is the astounding 1500:1 contrast ratio. On the off chance (or likely chance) that you are not a "techie", contrast ratio is...

Dec, 2007


Expert review by : TechTastic (

Samsung SyncMaster 740B 17" LCD Monitor


With the price of computer LCD monitors becoming more affordable; their popularity is on the rise. With lower prices one would assume that the quality and performance on these lower priced LCD Monitors would be quite lacking and in most cases this is...

Digital and analog inputs, Great looking, Space Saving/More Desktop Space, 8ms response time

The display is crisp and the colors are vibrant. Also the 740B is one of the brightest LCDs we've seen. As for gaming, when the monitor is set to a refresh rate of 75hz there's virtually no ghosting while playing games. The quick 8ms response time...

Nov, 2005

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Samsung SyncMaster 740B 17 in LCD Monitor




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Samsung SyncMaster 740B 17 in LCD Monitor


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SAMSUNG 740N-B1 Black 17"


Easy set up. Clear picture. Light and looks nice

None that I have encountered. Its a nice small monitor with a clear sharp picture

Dec, 2013

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Pretty Good


Huge Monitor ; Works well ; Buttons on the front for ease

It tilts back so its best to put this in a dim room

Dec, 2013

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Mine is perfect


I almost ordered two of these, and I wish I had. With how nice mine is, I was surprised to see the only comments were for DOA and bad pixel units. Having no idea how many were sold, it's hard to say which is a better representation. Oddly, I did have a...

Nice display, decent color, adjustable height

Bad power cord

Oct, 2013

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You guys were LUCKY!!!


Bad pixels??? I WISH!!! 3 years ago, after my 3rd Samsung TV in a row, and 3 monitors dying with bad caps....I swore that I would NEVER buy Samsung again. Last year I received notice of a Samsung lawsuit and settlement "Bad Capacitors" . I received 3...

Price and size


Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

The Samsung SyncMaster 740BF is a 17-inch analog and digital TFT-LCD monitor delivering crisp, clean text and bright, vivid colors. The SyncMaster 740BF display offers the option of using either a digital or analog interface for viewing images and text. The Digital Video Interface (DVI) ensures a shaper, cleaner image and a more accurate representation of the original video source. Since video starts out digital in a PC graphics card, the digital output is directly interfaced to the digital input of the LCD panel and always provides the optimum quality image. In addition, no adjustments are required with a digital display, even when randomly changing resolutions. Input connectors for this display include 15-pin D-sub and DVI-D. It offers MagicTune, MagicBright II, MagicColor and MagicZone technologies.

Audio Output

Type: None


Certification:TCO '99 / TCO'03 / TCO'03, Energy star / NUTEK / TCO'99 / TÜV GS, CE, TCO '03, ISO 13406/2


Color of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Composite sync: Yes
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1 / 600:1 / 700:1
Digital horizontal frequency:30 - 81
Digital vertical frequency:56 - 75
Display brightness:280 / 300
Display Diagonal:17
Display number of colors:16.2 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024
Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 81
Horizontal scan range:30 - 81
Pixel Pitch:0.0104 x 0.0104 / 0.264
Response Time:2 / 25 / 5 / 8
Separate H/V sync: Yes
Sync-on-green (SOG): Yes
Vertical scan range:56 - 75
Viewing angle, horizontal:160 / 178
Viewing angle, vertical:160 / 178

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)/Up to 16.2 million colors
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)/Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.264mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:280cd/m2/300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1500:1/600:1/700:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160/178
Image Max V-View Angle:160/178
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)/DVI / VGA (HD-15)/VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Response Time:25ms/2ms/5ms/8ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):34

Environmental Standards

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


Height adjustment:3.15 / Y
Pivot: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Swivel angle range:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:75 x 75


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

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:CE / DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / NUTEK / TCO '03 / TUV GS / VESA DPMS / TCO 03/CE / DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / Plug and Play / TCO '03 / TUV GS / TCO 03/DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / MPR II / NUTEK / Plug and Play / TCO '99 / TCO 99/DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / NUTEK / TCO '99 / TCO 99/DDC-2B / Plug and Play / TCO '03 / TCO 03/DDC-2B / Plug and Play / TCO '99 / TCO 99/DDC-2B / TCO '03/DDC-2B / TCO '03 / TCO 03/DDC-2B / TCO '99 / TCO 99/Energy 2000 / Plug and Play / TCO '99 / VESA DPMS / TCO 99/NUTEK / TCO '03 / TCO 03/Plug and Play / TCO '99 / TCO 99/TCO '03 / TCO '99 / TCO 03 / TCO 99/TCO '99 / TCO 99/TCO 99 / TCO '99
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Works with Windows Vista


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

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):14.4 x 15.4 x 7.87
Monitor sync input signal:Separate H/V, Composite H/V, SOG
Package dimensions (WxDxH):17.4 x 17.1 x 5.2 / 17.4 x 5.2 x 17.1 / 19.6 x 9.25 x 15 / 20.6 x 9.25 x 16.3
Package weight:10.1
Special Features:MagicBright2\nMagicColor / MagicBright2\nMagicTune\nMagicColor / MagicBright\nMagicTune\nMagicColor

Packaging Content

Cables included:VGA

Packaging Data

Package weight:14.6

Ports & interfaces

Audio Input: No
Audio Output: No
DVI-D ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity: No
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):34

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Technical Details

Mac compatibility: Yes

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.9 / 2.36 / 2.37 / 7.87
Depth (with stand):14.9 / 7.87
Height:11.9 / 133.9 / 15.4 / 2.37
Height (with stand):14.9 / 15.4 / 7.87
Package depth:9.25
Package height:15
Package weight:10.1 / 14.6
Package width:19.6
Weight:10.4 / 12.6 / 7.5
Weight with stand:10.4
Width (with stand):14.4