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Samsung SyncMaster 953BW / 2053BW / 2253BW

Samsung SyncMaster 953BW / 2053BW / 2253BW
alaScore 85

639 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 639 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the reliability and size are generally positive. The usability and design also get good feedback.

value for money, design, usability, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung SyncMaster 953BW / 2053BW / 2253BW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 639 reviews)

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Samsung SyncMaster 953BW


The 19-inch Samsung SyncMaster 953BW is available online for as low as $170. For that price, the monitor provides VGA and DVI connections and supports HDCP. The monitor delivers good performance; both games and movies have vibrant colors, but movie...

Low price; great games performance.

Severe lack of ergonomic options; bad lower viewing angle; shallow black level.

The 19-inch Samsung SyncMaster 953BW performs well and has a low price; however, its competitors one-up it on both counts.

Consumer review by:

Awsome gaming monitor...


Its an awesome Monitor for the price, I upgraded from a 15 CRT.

Excellent picture for Gaming, movies, HD movies, Etc

No cons as of, Ever

Consumer review by:

Fantastic display for the money


This is my 4th Samsung LCD monitor. For price, features AND reliability you can't beat Samsung.

Colors are vibrant, blacks are nice and deep no dead pixels at all. Game play is great as is watching movies (no blurring at all)

None to this point


Consumer review by:

The Best $239 I've ever spent !


I had read reviews on this product at a couple of sites. This site being one of them. I bought it from a very well trusted online site. It offered a $20 rebate from Samsung. I did receive the rebate. But, it took Samsung 8 weeks to process the rebate...

Picture quality, 2ms (gray to gray), ease of set up & use, and price for a flat panel monitor, easy to keep clean, and a good solid weight for a flat panel LCD monitor

No height adjustment, buttons are hard to reach due to design

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Samsung SyncMaster 953BW


Overall an excellent display with just a couple of minor annoyances. Extremely happy with the quality of the picture. Has a range of adjustments, both manual and automatic so you can set to how you think looks bets. Only 2 negs and they are minor....

Bright sharp display with excellent contrast

Tilt mechanism very stiff, flashing power light annoying

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Samsung SyncMaster 953BW


Although the blacklight is not so good, but the brand name sansung may give am asuurance that this product last longgertime to use

Less ergonomics

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Samsung SyncMaster 953BW


I tried for a month and more to make this monitor work with my late 2008 MacBook. First, no DVI cable came with the monitor. Then Apple's mini-DVI converter wouldn't work with the 2008 MacBook -- it has a DVI miniport, which is a different connection....

Sleek design

Cannot adjust tilt or height

Consumer review by:

Big bright display at a good price


Knocking it a half star for the significant backlight bleeding, but otherwise a very sharp, crisp, bright display that was certainly worth the price. 1680x1050 is perfect at this size and 1920x1200 would've been hard to read.

Very bright, crisp, clear, monitor with a good response time. Looks stylish and has a variety of digital connection options

Backlight bleeding is visible in a dark screen, which is unfortunate for movies or dark video games. Monitor does require some color calibration

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Do your research and i bet by the end of your 4 hour quest to find the best monitor for your money you'll end up buying this one. ENJOY!! :)

Nice glosssy frame, Superb styling. Superb picture quality and options, Videos are perfect for this monitor. Very nice picture and quality. Had many Dell screens, they are POS. You won't be disappointed i promise

Not really angle adjustable

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Excellent Moniotor


It's great to be able to see an object or text content that has the correct colors and is not a fuzzy graph.

The resolution is great for price, plays movies with no problems not color shift,..etc. Color rendition is fantastic. Sharpness is better than a Dell I purchased for $859.00 last year

None for this price range

Product Specifications

Immerse yourself in your digital entertainment. With an ultra-fast 2 ms response time, you'll experience virtually no blurring when watching movies or playing video games. Add to that an 8000:1 contrast ratio for superior quality color and a 1680x1050 resolution that lets you see the sharpest details, and you're ready for the ultimate viewing experience. This stylish widescreen monitor was made for you and your lifestyle.

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/20in/22in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.3cm/50.8cm/55.9cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.258mm/0.282mm/0.284mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Image Max H-View Angle:170
Image Max V-View Angle:160
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1440 x 900/1680 x 1050
Response Time:2ms
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


Color:Black satin/Glossy black/High-gloss black
Compliant Standards:CE / DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / RoHS/DDC-2B
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)/Digital Visual Interface (DVI) / High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
TV Tuner Presence: No