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Samsung Syncmaster 930BF

Samsung Syncmaster 930BF
alaScore 85

282 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 282 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The usability and design also get good feedback.

value for money, design, usability, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung Syncmaster 930BF is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 282 reviews)

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Samsung SyncMaster 930B


There's nothing particularly special about the 19-inch Samsung SyncMaster 930B LCD monitor. Its plain, black body isn't adjustable, and its performance is just good enough for basic productivity tasks in a home or office setting. Aside from the...

Analog and digital inputs; MagicTune software that helps you adjust your screen to your current task; removable plastic piece that hides the inputs and the cables; fairly intuitive onscreen-menu buttons.

Nonadjustable height; no swivel or pivot; brightness-uniformity problems; hard-to-read labels for OSM buttons.

Neither flashy nor flexible, the Samsung SyncMaster 930B LCD fulfills basic productivity needs; still, better-performing monitors are available for the same price.

Expert review by:

Samsung SyncMaster 930BF LCD


It's easy to remember when about a year ago a 16ms LCD monitor was like gold. That was about the lowest refresh rate one could get and everyone was going for them. At that time the excuse most gamers were using for not using LCD's for gaming was partly...

Large screen size ; 4ms response time ; Both DVI and analog inputs with cables ; Stylish design with gray trim ; Cables well hidden at the back with a removable cover ; MagicColour enhancement

I'd like to see a little higher contrast ratio ; Height should be adjustable

Overall this is one impressive LCD display from Samsung! It's ultra stylish looks combined with high-end specs like the 4ms response time make it a must have monitor for hardcore gamers and regular home users alike. It may be slightly higher priced...

Consumer review by:

Samsung SyncMaster 930B


overall i hate this monitor and i definitely don't recommend it to be used with macs. i've used it at work for a couple of years now and as a graphic designer i'm ashamed this is what i'm working with. hopefully it'll be replaced soon.

you can customize image settings till the cows come home

but you'll never find an accurate setting. running the calibration process it's impossible to neutralize some of the grays samples leaving with some inaccurate colors


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Samsung SyncMaster 930B


I own two of these monitors and I have been using them for gaming since 2005 with no problems. That's almost 3 years. CNET was/is wrong.

Very reliable, Good Colors

a bit on the expensive side

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Samsung SyncMaster 930B


I don't usually write opinion, but I've come this far beginning from simply searching the specs of this monitor I've been using for 6 months, because I think the CNET reviewer didn't even use this monitor for an hour playing games or read the specs....

crisp picture, good price, good for gaming, perfect design

unable to adjust height

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Samsung SyncMaster 930B


This is a decent no-fuss monitor that will keep you satisfied. For my needs (Internet, Word, Excel) the monitor is very crisp and sharp. The gaming and movie color saturation is far better than you would think. These days, people buy wide-screen and...

Very crisp text, well-saturated colors for gaming and movies; OSD a plus

Ugly exterior and no extra bells like USB or better stand. Display setting Buttons hard to navigate

Consumer review by:

Samsung SyncMaster 930B


I got this monitor for its ability to render color and detail, not necessarily for how it looks. Then, I got a dell 1907FP. Boy was I disappointed, so much so that I went back and got the next model in the SyncMaster series, the 932B. The 930B does a...

Great color, brilliant rendering. Color easily adjusted through the computer program

Everything the reviewer said regarding the limited ability to adjust the height of the monitor and lack of cool features such as usb connections

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Perfect monitor, no dead pixels, CNET review is wrong


CNET Review is wrong! I did my research on LCD monitors and the Samsung SyncMaster 930B has the best performance for the lowest price. I read all the reviews on CNET before purchasing this monitor and I am not disappointed one bit. The 3 year full...

No dead pixels, low response time 8ms, high contrast ratio 700:1, 1280x1024 resolution, Samsung is awesome

If any, no height adjustment, but I don’t think it’s an issue

Consumer review by:

Decent monitor, but not great with colours


Price, brightness

Only 6 bit colour, no DVI cable included

Consumer review by:

I wish I'd bought two!


Easy Set-up, Crisp rich color, wide range of resolution

No height adjustment

Product Specifications

The Samsung SyncMaster 930BF is a 19-inch analog and digital TFT-LCD delivering a response time of 4ms (G to G), 700:1 contrast ratio, 300cd/m2 brightness, 1280 x 1024 resolution, 160/160 degree viewing angle and scanning frequency of 30-81kHz horizontal and 56-75Hz vertical. It features MagicTune, MagicBright II, MagicColor and built-in power.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


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:19in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.3cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.294mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:270cd/m2/300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:700:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160
Image Max V-View Angle:160
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Response Time:4ms/8ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


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

Input Device

Type: None


Color:Black/Black / Silver
Compliant Standards:CE / ISO 13406-2 / TCO '99 / TUV GS / TCO 99/CE / TCO '99 / TUV GS/CE / TCO '99 / TUV GS / TCO 99/TCO '99 / TCO 99

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

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