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Samsung SyncMaster 931 BW

Samsung SyncMaster 931 BW
alaScore 83

220 reviews

Apr, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 931 BW. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The price and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

design, price, usability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung SyncMaster 931 BW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung SyncMaster 931 BW


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 931 BW from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on Reviewers really like the design. The price is also mentioned favorably.

price, design

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

This summary is based on the product: Samsung SyncMaster 931BW - LCD display - TFT - 19" - widescreen - 1440 x 900 - 300 cd/m2 - 700:1 - 2000:1 (dynamic) - 2 ms - 0.285 mm - DVI-D, VGA -

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung SyncMaster 931 BW


alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 931 BW from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on Views about the usability and design are generally positive.

price, design, usability

95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 931B 19" Analog/Digital LCD MonitorSamsung 931B 19in Black LCD Monitor

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Chin (

Samsung SyncMaster 931BW |


The Samsung SyncMaster 931BW is a modestly priced wide screen 1440x900 LCD monitor with both Analog RGB (VGA) and DVI inputs and a claimed response time of 2ms. This review is a kind of spot check on what most SPCR readers assume to be facts: That...

The Samsung SyncMaster 931BW is a good LCD monitor with fine performance, no noise, low power consumption and little heat. It's sleek, lightweight and nice to view. It confirms our basic assumptions about LCD monitors in general: They're basically...

Jul, 2007


Expert review by: Steve (

Samsung 931BW LCD Monitor


The 931BW is the latest widescreen LCD offering from Samsung. Sporting a highly impressive 2000:1 contrast ratio and 2ms response time, the specs make it look like a pretty stunning monitor for the price. Let's take it for a test drive and give this...

Dual interfaces, analog and digital DVI ; Widescreen ; Sleek styling ; Included cleaning cloth is a nice touch ; Fast response time and high contrast ratio ; Great performance

19" isn't a great widescreen size because of the height loss, only 900 pixels high

For those of you looking for a 19" widescreen display, the Samsung 931BW offers a great option for just around $300 Canadian. Not only does it have excellent specs and performance, but the styling and design is yet another attractive feature. This is...


Expert review by: TechTastic (

Samsung SyncMaster 931BW 19" wide screen LCD Monitor


Today we take a look at the newest Samsung 19" monitor, the Syncmaster 931BW. This newest model features the now popular wide screen that not only can achieve a maximum native resolution of 1440 x 900, but has a 2 ms response time which should make...

Great looking, Wide Screen, Space Saving/More Desktop Space, DVI-D and VGA connection

No vertical adjustment

If you're looking for a wide screen LCD Monitor with good performance, you should check the Samsung SyncMaster 931BW

Consumer review by: Ballyroebuck (

Blinks at start-up


Good price and display performance, but from what I've read poor longevity.

Nice color

Is about 3 years old, and appears to be failing. Monitor blinks for 5-10 min at start-up

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Super_Genius (

Monitor has great quality but can't stand long-term use


While this product may have been a good purchase back in 2006, it is now outdated technology that clearly cannot stand up to daily use. Both of my monitors started failing roughly a year apart and are now almost worthless to me. Self-repair is not...

The Samsung 921b is a bright display with crisp colors and requires minimal color correction if you are using color calibration software for photo/video editing work

I own two of these monitors and they both are now failing to start up (picture flashes on momentarily and then vanishes and power cycles repeatedly). The monitor will struggle to power on anywhere from 10 minutes to several hours

May, 2009

Consumer review by: ghost61 (

STAY AWAY 2 Monitors in 2 years


As I Said I went through 2 of these monitors in 2.5 years. (The first) The Went out at Almost the exact the 2 year mark.With vertical colored lines. It was replaced by SAMSUNG and the replacement lasted about 6 months. I have 4 other SAMSUNG models and...

Great picture, Perfect size

I went through 2 of these monitors in 2.5 years. What's up with that

May, 2009

Consumer review by: wudioo (

started using i expected


good overall, cheap enough, connected well enough to my laptop

what i expected, good colors, no surprises

a bit heavy

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: PromptJock (

Samsung SyncMaster 931B-Black - LCD display - TFT - 19"


For those looking to replace their aging CRT monitors, this one deserves a hard look.

Way Too Easy" installation (near "plug-n-play"), excellent brightness (almost too bright, even with 0 Brightness level), very clear display, very fast response

Control button legends are INVISIBLE (they're just "indents" on the charcoal-black frame), "Magic Tune" utility crashes using Analog (D-Sub15) input (needs DVI interface to operate?)

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: danlinda (

Customer Service Sucks!


I purchased this monitor at Staples for $249.00 with a $30.00 rebate for a total of $219.00. During installation, I discovered that my installation disk was damaged. I went to the Samsung web site was able to download the drivers and the User's guide,...

Sleek design

Customer service, blinking light

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: rudixeno (

Samsung 931b 19" LCD Monitor: Enough Monitor for the Average Joe or Joanne


About three months ago I apparently didn’t appear to be busy enough (going to have to work on that) so my ever precious Mrs. Xeno announced that my office needed a makeover. “Let’s completely refinish the desk and computer station for a ...

Large vibrant display, excellent colors, small footprint, inexpensive

No DVI-D cable included, gamers may need more

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

The Samsung SyncMaster 931B is a 19-inch TFT-LCD monitor delivering crisp text and vivid colors. This display offers a 700: 1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 1280 x 1024 resolution, 160 degree viewing angle and scanning frequency of 30-81kHz horizontal and 56-75Hz vertical. This unique display offers Samsung's proprietary MagicTune software for a truly hands-free experience and MagicBrightII technology for enhanced viewing by application. The SyncMaster 931B 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.

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:0.285mm/0.294mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:700:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160
Image Max V-View Angle:160
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)/VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024/1440 x 900
Response Time:2ms/5ms/8ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


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

Input Device

Type: None


Color:Black/High-gloss black/Shining black/Silver
Compliant Standards:BSMI / C-Tick / CCIB / CE / CSA / DDC-2B / EK / FCC / GOST / ISO 13406-2 / MIC / NEMKO / NOM / PSB / SASO / TUV / TUV GS / UL / VCCI/CE / DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / NUTEK / TCO '99 / TCO 99/CE / DDC-2B / Plug and Play/DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / NUTEK / TUV GS/DDC-2B / Plug and Play
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Works with Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista/Works with Windows Vista

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Video Input

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