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SAMSUNG SyncMaster 940UX

SAMSUNG SyncMaster 940UX
alaScore 87

27 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability. The design is also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative opinions about the value for money.

design, usability

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the SAMSUNG SyncMaster 940UX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

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Samsung 940UX


You can't help but be impressed that Samsung's 940UX provides 19 inches of 1280x1024-res full-color LCD action over a USB 2.0 interface. How is that even possible? It's the result of a built-in DisplayLink chip and driver, which handles graphics duties...

Daisychain up to 6 monitors; no need for a DVI port; acceptable for static-tasks use

CPU hog; performs poorly on video tests. Pricey

But as much as we encourage multimonitor usage, we can’t condone a solution that’s this fraught with compromise. The USB interface was perfectly serviceable when we performed static and semi-static tasks, such as working in word processors, surfing the...

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Samsung SyncMaster 940UX


The Samsung SyncMaster 940UX is a plain-looking 19-inch LCD monitor with a standard 4:3 ratio screen. You won't find built-in speakers, HDCP support, or even a pivot feature on this productivity-minded LCD. What you will find, however, is an ability to...

DisplayLink video chip lets you connect it via USB, which makes it highly convenient as a second display; you can daisy-chain up to six DisplayLink LCDs; decent viewing angle.

Aside from DisplayLink, the features are sparse; lower than average performance including a slow 5ms response time.

While its ability to connect to your PC via USB makes the Samsung SyncMaster 940UX a convenient second monitor, LG has a cheaper and larger DisplayLink model that also boasts better overall performance.

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Samsung Syncmaster 940UX 19inch LCD Display Review


The Samsung syncmaster 940UX offers up a contrast ratio of 1000:1, brightness is pegged at a good 300 cd/m2, viewing angles sit at 160 degrees horizontal / vertical, and tripple video inputs (DVI, VGA, USB).

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Samsung SyncMaster 940UX 19-inch LCD Monitor


There's no denying that you have a lot of options when it comes to selecting an LCD monitor to accompany your computer. Some of these monitors are designed to attract your attention with their exceptional refresh rates, contrast ratios, or viewing...

I have a preference for widescreens and the SyncMaster 940UX is not. It's not a big deal, but it just speaks to what I look for in a monitor. When you look at the spec sheet, you'll find that the numbers provided aren't exactly top of the class, but...

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X-bit labs - Samsung SyncMaster 940UX: First USB-Monitor Reviewed!


Although USB connectors in monitors appeared many years ago, they have performed only secondary functions all this time. However, now Samsung Company offered an LCD monitor that is connected to the PC via the USB bus and can work without a graphics...

The SyncMaster 940UX is a PC monitor with a USB interface and it really worked via USB in our tests. It cannot replace the traditional D-Sub and DVI interfaces because the software emulation of the graphics card cannot replace the true hardware and...


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Samsung 940UX USB LCD Monitor


USB really is starting to take over all your connected peripherals on your computer these days. With most new computers not even having a serial, parallel or PS/2 keyboard/mouse ports, we're starting to just see a mass of USB ports. With many...

USB display mode is an awesome new feature being introduced on this monitor ; Can be used as a regular monitor on a video card if you chose to not use the USB functionality ; D-Sub, DVI and USB inputs ; Two-port USB hub on the left side (makes it easy...

USB isn't without it's limitations as some may dislike ; No Vista compatability at this time (June '07)

Samsung has a great new technology on their hands by using the DisplayLink chip in their 940UX monitor. The USB functionality opens up a whole new set of doors for those wanting to add multiple displays to a system but who don't have the resources or...

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Amazon review summary for SAMSUNG SyncMaster 940UX


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of SAMSUNG SyncMaster 940UX from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on

usability, value for money

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Excellent quality LCD, but USB is lacking


The controls on the front: Menu, MagicBright, Brightness/ArrowUp, Enter/ArrowDown, Auto, and Power. Also, the USB connection for video requires at least a 1.2GHz CPU w/ 512 MB RAM for 1-2 USB monitors, a 1.8GHz CPU w/ 1GB RAM for 3 USB monitors, and a...

Excellent contrast ratio (a true 1000/1 as 2000/1 is extrapolated), fast refresh of 5ms, and true 8-bit per channel, 16.7 million colors (compared to 6-bit per channel 16.2 million). The default stand mounts directly to the VESA 75mm mount on the back....

The USB connection for video is a handy feature, but it pales in comparison to traditional video port connections due to performance and CPU overhead. Do you remember what it's like to install an O/S on a new PC, specifically, how slow the 2D video is...

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Samsung SyncMaster 940UX USB Monitor


The Samsung SyncMaster 940UX could well be the most innovative monitor we've ever seen.

Actually configuring your graphics driver to recognise both screens, in the right positions, at the right resolution and in the right orientation can sometimes be difficult. And even after you've set your screens up perfectly, you will often find that...

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Samsung SyncMaster 940UX review


While its ability to connect to your PC via USB makes the Samsung SyncMaster 940UX a convenient second monitor, LG has a cheaper and larger DisplayLink model that also boasts better overall performance

DisplayLink video chip lets you connect it via USB ; You can daisy-chain up to six DisplayLink LCDs ; Decent viewing angle

Lower than average performance including a slow 5ms response time

To test for the possibility of a degradation of image quality when multiple monitors are daisy-chained together in clone mode, we connected three SyncMaster 940UX displays together via USB. We initially had trouble getting an image to show on one of...


Product Specifications

The Samsung SyncMaster 940UX is a 19-inch triple input TFT-LCD monitor delivering a fast response time of 5ms and horizontal/vertical viewing angle of 160

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:19in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.3cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.294mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160
Image Max V-View Angle:160
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Response Time: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


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

Input Device

Type: None


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

Video Input

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