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Samsung SyncMaster 940B

Samsung SyncMaster 940B
alaScore 83

183 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 183 reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 940B. 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 are impressed by the size and usability. The design and price also get good reviews, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung SyncMaster 940B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 940B from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on People really like the design. The usability is also appreciated.

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This summary is based on the products: Samsung SyncMaster 940B 19" LCD Monitor - SilverSamsung SyncMaster 940B 19" LCD Monitor - Silver

May, 2018

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I tried to rma the screw, but even samsung kept messing the order. But a nice monitor.

Great picture

Came with wrong screw

Sep, 2006

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Overall I have thoroughly enjoyed this monitor. It has been great. While at first I was really irked to have a problem develop with the monitor, I want to emphasize how awesome Sumsung support was. I had an RMA resolution in about 5 minutes. Sumsungs...

Great Picture ; Low Latency ; No Problem Playing games - Oblivion ; Excellent Customer Support ; Both DVI and VGA connectors ; No horrible built-in speakers

Even with adjustment, monitor is just a little bright, but not horrible ; Monitor did develop a problem ; Not a lot of tilt control

Aug, 2006

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Outstanding Quality


Movies and games (Quake 4, Call of Duty 1 and 2, Medal of Honor, Unreal Tournament 2k4, Nascar Racing) all look stunning. No ghosting or artifacts.

No dead or stuck pixels. Extremely vivid colors and outstanding clarity at 1280x1024 resolution. Easy on the eyes for text or graphic work. Easy installation of analog and digital drivers for XP. Auto-adjust sizes things up perfectly at first boot....

Supplied with only an analog cable. No DVI cable supplied with the monitor. Sup with that Samsung

Jun, 2006

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Amazing LCD!!


Lighting fast delivery. I ordered on wednesday, standard ground shipping, recieved on thurs afternoon!! Great way to start the weekend! Thanks Newegg!!!

What can I say other than this monitor is excellent!! No dead pixels, no ghosting. This is my first LCD from my 4yr old 19" CRT. I was a little hesitant, but I was blown away with the quality of this monitor

No cons. The brightness is set at 100% so you will want to adjust that, and probably want to tweak it up a bit too

Jun, 2006

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Very Bright, and it's like the blues get emphazied *compared* to my older monitor, but it's actually just brighter.

Very bright. Sharp text (the most important single question is shart text for me). I very much like the Samsung quick (toggling buttom) way of selecting preset custom screen levels (brightness/contrast). It's very effortless to reset for different...

I have to keep the brightness level under 20 (out of 100)

Jun, 2006

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Great Monitor, but only tilts


Clear picture, Great color so far (have not calibrated for print/video production yet), no dead pixels. Colors do shift a little bit when viewing from different angles - but I believe that all LCD monitors do this a bit in the $xxx price range

Color shade does shift a little bit when viewing from different angles - but I believe that all LCD monitors do this a bit in the $xxx price range ; This model does not come with a stand for left to right swivel, adjustable stand height, or portrait...

Jun, 2006

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I like this one


Comes on at 100% brightness, and that's kinda too bright, but just set it down to about 20% ; comes with the analog cord, no DVI cord, so get a DVI cord if you want one.

very pleasant. I've had 5 different Samsung LCD models now (some medium high range, some cheap), and this one is the best display image wise, and that's saying something. 2nd monitor for me, and on the analog port of my video card, and perfectly sharp

As others have noted: no height adjustment (but not that bad with a correct height desk); No 90 degree swivel :-(, but then this is a second monitor, and I don't actually use swivel

Jun, 2006

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This is a great Monitor. I just bought a second one of these

My first one is a couple of months old and now that I can compare a brand new one to an older one, I can notice the brightness is not as high as the new one, but still I really REALLY love this monitor

Apr, 2006

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Bad Experience


This was such a disappointing experience. I never even got to install and judge the monitor on its working ability because I couldn't even get it to stand up and view it. This may very well be a fine company and monitor and I just got the rare...

It comes shipped in a very nice brown box. That's about all I can say of this monitor

The monitor I was shipped had a defective base that did not fit on the neck part of the stand connected to the monitor. The hole in the base was smaller than the neck support!!! I spoke with Samsung tech support and they were pretty much clueless on...

Apr, 2006

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Another 5 Star for Samsung


the picture is superb. I moved from a 19" Flat Screen CRT to a 17" due to fuzzines occuring in the 19". The 17" was .26DPI ; Both monitors have better picture quality than the 17" had ; No Dead pixesl either

Non-adjustable base. Magictune doesnt' work on XP x64

Apr, 2006

Product Specifications

For advanced business applications and high-end graphics, the 700b supports a maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024. This display features Display Director, an ergonomically designed, full color On-Screen, Programming system with Real Color control and a five-language menu option. Samsungs new, user friendly Display Director allows you to scroll through menu options to make quick, simple screen adjustments. An optimum resolution of 1024 x 768 at 85Hz vertical refresh rate produces crystal clear, brilliant images on a completely flicker-free screen to help reduce eyestrain. With its sleek design and numerous controls, the 700b offers unsurpassed performance and outstanding quality.

Audio Output

Type: None




Color of product:Black / Silver

Dimensions & Weight



Contrast ratio (typical):700:1
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:19
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:0.0116 x 0.0116 / 0.294
Response Time:5 / 8
Vertical scan range:56 - 75
Viewing angle, horizontal:160
Viewing angle, vertical:160

Display (Projector)

Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Diagonal Size:17in/19in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm/48.3cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.26mm/0.28mm/0.294mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1/700:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160
Image Max V-View Angle:160
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)/VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024/1600 x 1200
Response Time:5ms/8ms
Technology:CRT/TFT active matrix
Type:Display/LCD display

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):38

Environmental Standards

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


Height adjustment:3.15
Plug and Play: Yes
VESA mounting interfaces:75 x 75


Compatibility:Mac / PC/Mac / PC / Unix
Model:940B/940B HAS/L/UP
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster/Samsung SyncMaster 700

Input Device

Type: None


Color:Black/Black / Silver/Silver/White
Compliant Standards:CE / CISPR 22 Class B / CSA / DHHS / DOC-B / EPA Energy Star / FCC Class B certified / IEC950 / NORDIC / NUTEK / Plug and Play / PTB / TCO '95 / TUV / UL / VCCI-II / TCO 95/CE / CSA / DHHS / DOC-B / EPA Energy Star / FCC Class B certified / MPR II / NORDIC / NUTEK / Plug and Play / PTB / TCO '95 / TUV / UL / TCO 95/CE / DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / Plug and Play / RoHS / TCO '03 / TUV GS / TCO 03/CE / DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / TCO '03 / TUV GS / VESA DPMS / TCO 03/DDC-2B / TCO '03 / TCO 03/TCO '99 / TCO 99
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


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

Other Features

Package dimensions (WxDxH):20.6 x 9.25 x 16.3
Special Features:MagicBright2\nMagicColor

Packaging Data

Package weight:17

Ports & interfaces

Audio Input: No
Audio Output: No
DVI-D ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):38

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Linux / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT / Microsoft Windows XP/None

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.56 / 2.57
Depth (with stand):7.87
Height (with stand):16.1
Package depth:9.25
Package height:16.3
Package weight:17
Package width:20.6
Weight with stand:12.1 / 14.4
Width:16 / 16.1
Width (with stand):16 / 16.1