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Samsung Syncmaster 930BF

Samsung Syncmaster 930BF
alaScore 86

259 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 reviews of Samsung Syncmaster 930BF. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The usability and design also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Syncmaster 930BF is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung Syncmaster 930BF from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SyncMaster 930BF - LCD display - TFT - 19" - 1280 x 1024 - 270 cd/m2 - 700:1 - 4 ms - 0.294 mm - DVI-D, VGA - black, silverSamsung SyncMaster 930BF - LCD display - TFT - 19" - 1280 x 1024 - 270 cd/m2 - 700:1 - 4 ms - 0.294 mm - DVI-D, VGA - black, silver

Oct, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung Syncmaster 930BF


alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Samsung Syncmaster 930BF from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and usability. The design and size are also appreciated.

price, size, design, usability, reliability

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SAMSUNG SyncMaster 19-inch TFT LCD Flat-Panel Monitor 930BSAMSUNG SyncMaster 19-inch TFT LCD Flat-Panel Monitor 930B

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Lara Luepke (

Samsung SyncMaster 930B


It's not flashy or flexible, but the Samsung SyncMaster 930B will fit your basic productivity needs, though other, better-performing monitors are available for the same price.

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.

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : MODTHEBOX.COM (

Samsung SyncMaster 930BF TFT-LCD Monitor Review


Excellent picture quality and sharp display, Three year warranty support, Aesthetically pleasing design, Excellent for multimedia applications and gaming, Easy to navigate On Screen Display menu, Support for both Analog and Digital inputs, RTA...

Lacks ergonomical features and useful retractable stand for transport, No height adjustment options, No VESA Wall Mounting Kit included in package

Samsung continues it long standing tradition of providing high quality LCD-TFT monitors for its popular SyncMaster product line. The SyncMaster 930BF marks a new direction for the company where a strong emphasis has been placed on marketing to the...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Steve (

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...

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Samsung - SM930BF


The Samsung SM930BF is a 19-inch TFT display with a native resolution of 1,280 x 1,024 pixels, which puts it squarely in the mainstream if you're sick and tired of your bulky old CRT and want ...

It's tricky to know what Samsung thinks it's offering the end user with the SM930BF. It's a reasonable display housed in a boring case with the bare minimum of tilt adjustment, yet it is expensive and doesn't even include a DVI cable. This is one to...

May, 2006

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Expert review by : TechTastic (

Samsung SyncMaster 930BF 19" LCD Monitor


Today we take a look at one of Samsungs new series of gaming LCD Monitors. The SyncMaster 930BF is a 19" LCD Monitor that uses Samsungs new RTA Technology. With RTA Technology the monitor will produce clear screen images with none of the blurring...

RTA Technology, 4ms Response time, Space Saving/More Desktop Space, Digital and analog inputs

The Syncmaster 930Bf is perfect for the gamer who'd like to abandon their clunky old CRT monitors for something that takes up less desktop space, and without sacrificing on video performance

Sep, 2005

Consumer review (

Bought it used and Love it! Beautifully Bright Colors!


This is one SPECTACULAR monitor USED OR NEW!!

Lightweight and uses minimal space.

Only con is the contrast ratio of 700:1 I'd have preferred a 2000:1.

Aug, 2012

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Crisp and Clear


Nice price on a sharp, bright monitor that's definitely on par with other monitors in the price category--DVI is the way to go! 0 dead pixels and fast delivery from NewEgg

Bright, crisp and clear monitor at an excellent price; body is simple and compact and base is simple and sturdy; like the plastic cable connector cover on the back which comes off easily but won't fall off on its own; stays cool; looks awesome with DVI...

Base, like all others in this price class doesn't do anything except tilting up/down; factory brightness setting was at 100% and much too bright--not a problem when turned down to 50 or 60%; think I would place the ON/OFF switch somewhere else other...

Oct, 2006

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wish i'd ordered one


i've had this monitor for quite a while now, and i can't really find much to gripe about. it does have a bit of ghosting, but you have to really look for it to notice it. i play a lot of fps games, and once you get used to it, it doesn't really bother...

great colors, clear picture, good dvd playback

just enough ghosting to be annoying, but i'm extremely picky about these things. some fonts get kinda whacky. not the best for photo editing/graphic designing

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (

19" Samsung


Nothing but awesome display. Love it

The menu buttons are hard to see underneath the display. Bad location for this. Samsung should highlight the words in white on a Black panel

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (

Still Waiting


Its too bad NewEgg has a hands off approach to technical support on these products. All support is dealt with thru the manufacturer. Poor rating was because orig product broke in 3 weeks and the replacment was DOA.

When the monitor worked it looked great, and was easy to set the colors up. Samsung customer support line never has a backup, ive called 6 times, i should know

One day it shut off on me and when it came back on the display was off to the right, couldnt fix it. Samsung sends me a new one (11 days later) and it doesnt work with DVI at all. Lets hope the next one they send me actually works

Sep, 2006

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


Certification:CE, TUV GS, DDC-2B, ISO 13406-2, TCO '99 / TCO'99 / TCO'99, Energy star/NUTEK / TCO99 / TÜV GS, CE, ISO 13406/2, TCO '99
Compliance industry standards:DDC 2B
Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black / Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:4:3
Composite sync: Yes
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 700:1
Digital horizontal frequency:30 - 81
Digital vertical frequency:56 - 75
Display brightness:270 / 300
Display Diagonal:19
Display number of colors:16.2 / 16.78 million colours
Display panel size:482.6 mm
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024
Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 81
Display sRGB: Yes
Horizontal scan range:30 - 81
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Pixel Pitch:0.0104 x 0.0104 / 0.0116 x 0.0116 / 0.294
Response Time:4 / 5
Separate H/V sync: Yes
Vertical scan range:56 - 75
Viewing angle, horizontal:160 / 170
Viewing angle, vertical:160

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1 / 2.1 / 4.7
Power consumption (typical):38 / 52 / 70

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


LED Indicators:Stand-by
Plug and Play: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100 / 75 x 75


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


Audio system:Realtek ALC262
Built-in camera: No
RMS rated power:1 / 2
TV tuner integrated: No


Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 45

Other Features

Monitor sync input signal:Separate H/V, Composite H/V, SOG
Package dimensions (WxDxH):19.3 x 9.29 x 19.1 / 19.7 x 5.98 x 19.4
Signal input:Analog
Special Features:Color Magic, Magic Bright² / MagicBright\nMagicColor
Supported network protocols:TCP/IP + DNS/DHCP
Technical features:512 MB DDR2, SO-DIMM, (max 1 Gb)

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package weight:15.4 / 19.2


Mac operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio Input: No
Audio Output:No / Yes
Composite video out:1
DVI-D ports quantity:1
I/O ports:15 pin D-sub/DVI-D
Microphone in: Yes
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity: No
USB hub version:USB 2.0
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):1 / 2.1 / 4.7
Power consumption (typical):38 / 52 / 70

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Thin Client

Flash memory:1024
Internal memory:512
Operating system installed:Windows XP Embedded
Processor:2100 / 2100+
Processor frequency:1
Processor model:2100 / 2100+

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.35 / 2.94 / 2.95
Depth (with stand):7.87
Height:13.9 / 14.8
Height (with stand):16.4 / 16.6 / 16.9
Package weight:15.4 / 19.2
Weight:11.2 / 15.4
Weight (with stand):15.4
Weight with stand:15.4
Width:16.4 / 16.7
Width (with stand):16.4 / 16.6 / 16.7