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Samsung SyncMaster 740BX

Samsung SyncMaster 740BX
alaScore 83

34 reviews

Aug, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The usability and value for money also get good views.

value for money, usability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung SyncMaster 740BX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 34 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SyncMaster 740BX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 740BX from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.com.

value for money, size, usability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung SyncMaster 740BX 17-inch LCD Monitor

Consumer review by:

Good!

 

Sharp,clear text,pictures. No dead pixels, No backlight bleeding. Round adjust buttons much better than flat buttons like the 720N. Comes with both cables plus power cord

Took me a while to adjust brightness and color tones. Windows default colors like Grey had reddish-brown tint. Stand is a little loose from side to side

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Awsome Monitor!

 

I've owned for about a year or so and have had absolutely no problems at all. I use them in a dual monitor setup with the left one tilted vertical to surf the web on (it makes it much easier to view the web pages and work on word documents and such)....

Strong brightness, no dead pixels. All the adjustments you will ever need, very sturdy base. Power transformer is built into the monitor. Tilt feature is cool

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Not For Portrait Mode

 

I bought this monitor as a second monitor to go alongside a 24" widescreen for web surfing and toolbars when using autocad. It will work okay for that but not nearly what I was expecting based on the specs and price

Nice look, great adjustments on the stand, very sharp

This monintor is no good in portrait mode. The visibility range is only a few degrees before the colors and darkness get severely distorted. When in portrait mode it can only be viewed from the right side

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Bright but still excellent

 

I sometimes wonder if monitor manufacturers incorrectly incorporate designs for office LCD panels into home versions; offices typically have super bright FL lights that require super bright panels, whereas homes usually have ordinary incandescent bulbs...

A very bright monitor that has much to offer. It's easy to use; has intuitive controls; dual input; adjustable in almost every (pivot, rotate, angle, height); and features a nice and thin bezel - simple but elegant. This is a pretty sweet LCD overall....

The height adjustment is misleading: the lowest setting is still about 5 inches above the base. This isn't much of an issue if the monitor is not on a shelf, otherwise it may be a little bit too high for viewing

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Too Bright!!!!!!

 

Ordered Vxxxxsonic VG2031 from NewEgg and received within 24 hours. Much better display for me.

The stand, screen size

Way too bright even after trying many attempts to adjust. Sent back to NewEgg after having it for 24 hours

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O.K.

 

Average display and a good price make for a good deal.

Good quality. No dead pixels. Adjustable stand

No noticable difference in picture quality than I had with my analog LCD

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Wonderful

 

Looks like a mini 19" widescreen !

DVI-D, D-Sub, 1000:1 contrast, 5 ms response ; Amazing swivel stand, good quality image, no dead pixels

It doesn't make me a sammich

Consumer review by:

Good monitor

 

Thank You NewEgg good prices fast shipment.

Good monitor, average colors for an lcd. Watched movies on it, no ghosting, fast output. Very stable and sturdy, has a heavy base. Upgraded from my old crt 19" kds monitor

The monitor is very bright. I lowered the contrast to 0 and brightness to 0 and it's still somewhat bright. During the day its doesn't seem so bright at these numbers (of contrast/brightness), but at night it's bright especially without desk light on....

Product Specifications

Imagine having a monitor that's easy on the eyes. And the neck. And the shoulders. The Samsung 740BX monitor offers a fast 5 ms response time, 1000: 1 contrast ratio and exclusive Magic technologies, whicih all work together to give you a bright, sharp picture you could look at all day. And the height-adjustable stand that also tilts and pivots makes sure you're comfortable all day. Whether you're editing web content, designing a presentation graphic or creating in a CAD/CAM program, you'll be comfortable. With the Samsung 740BX monitor, it's not hard to imagine.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.9in
Height:15.4in
Weight:10.4lbs
Width:14.4in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.264mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Image Max H-View Angle:170
Image Max V-View Angle:150/170
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Response Time:2ms/5ms
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

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:740BX
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster

Input Device

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Compliant Standards:DDC-2B / FCC / TCO '03 / UL / TCO 03
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

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