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Samsung SyncMaster 957MB

Samsung SyncMaster 957MB
alaScore 81

90 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 957MB. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The usability and price are also appreciated.

price, usability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung SyncMaster 957MB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 957MB from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Monitors on Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price. Some have doubts about the design.

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This summary is based on the products: Samsung 957 MB 19" CRT MonitorSamsung 957 MB 19" CRT Monitor

Apr, 2018

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Jun, 2003

Consumer review (

No Problems


Very Nice Graphics


Apr, 2004

Consumer review (

SAMSUNG 957MB Ivory 19" CRT Monitor 0.20mm Dot Pitch D-Sub


Had it for over year, still does its job on my ati 9800pro. it will come with drivers on cd rom, easy quick install. after that, u will see window update in driver section for this monitor. then you will be able to adjust your hz to higher if you like....

Jun, 2004

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Low price and slightly under average performance


DISSERTION This is a Flat Screen CRT Monitor. I usually prefer CRT because of the present color issues of LCD monitors. For instance if you go to a computer shop you will see that it is hard to find two different LCD monitor displaying the same ...

Damn cheap - 19 inch - Flat

Not bright - Unsharp

Jun, 2005

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This is worthless


First of all. My first epinion got deleted. I hope that not only positive epinions are welcome...right? :/ Problems: Glow around objects (really annoying) It's to bright and gives you a headache. Double icons, text, cursors (well everything). I see ...

Great colors

I'm in tears. Can only be used as a fish aquarium

Oct, 2004

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I expected more at this price level.


After much research and reading reviews I bought this monitor expecting great things; however, now t ...

Very bright with good color

Serious lack of focus at higher resolutions

Aug, 2003

Consumer review (

Now time for a better graphics card.


I've used this monitor solidly now for 2 weeks, with realy great results. Easy to set up since Samsu ...

Great screen size, quality and price

Useless special features

Aug, 2003

Consumer review (

Pretty good, for the money


Update, June 9th 2003

Good size, excellent color, some useful features

Some moire problems, some useless features

May, 2003

Product Specifications

The Samsung SyncMaster 957MB is a three-in-one 19-inch CRT monitor featuring MagicBright technology. The monitor offers three separate brightness modes optimized for a variety of PC, Internet and entertainment applications. The text mode is for traditional text-based computing, such as word processing. The Internet mode is designed for viewing streaming video or video from the Internet. The third, and brightest, entertainment mode is designed for applications such as PC-Internet gaming, multimedia content editing and watching TV (if the user's PC includes a TV tuner). The 957MB delivers an ultra-fine 0.20mm horizontal dot pitch for crisp images utilizing Samsung's proprietary MagicBright display technology, which has no visible curvature or distortion from any angle - thereby dramatically reducing glare and eyestrain. The 957MB offers a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1440, a scanning frequency of 30-96 kHz horizontal and 50-160 Hz vertical, and multi-layered coating.


Audio system:N

Audio Output

Type: None


Certification:EPA/Energy 2000/VESA DPMS, TUV GS, MPRII, TCO99 / Safety & X-ray: UL, CSA, TUV, CB, NEMKO, Korea EK, CCIB, PSB, NOM, GOST, CDRH, IRAM \nEMC: FCC, CE, VCCI, C-tick, BSMI, Mic, ICES \nEnviromental/ Ergonomics: TUV GS, MPR II, TCO99(option) \nWindows Logo: Windows98/2000/ ME/XP / TCO99

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:19
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 110 / 30 - 85 / 30 - 96 / 96
Display viewable area (HxV):13.9 x 10.4
Display viewable area HxV:13.9 x 10.4
Horizontal scan range:30 - 110 / 30 - 85 / 30 - 96 / 96
Pixel Pitch:0.00787 / 0.20 / 0.22 / 0.24
Surface treatment:Multi-Layer Coating
Type:CRT / Display / CRT conventional - desktop / DynaFlat / FST / Natural Flat
Vertical scan range:160 / 50 - 160
Viewable size diagonal:18
Viewable size, horizontal:13.9 / 14.4
Viewable size, vertical:10.4 / 10.8

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:19in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.3cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.2mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Interface:VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1920 x 1440

Display Resolution

Display Resolution:1600 x 1200 / 1920 x 1440
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1440
Recommended resolution:1280x1024 @85Hz, 1600x1200 @75Hz

Energy Management

Monitor maximum power consumption:110

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC / Unix/PC
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster 957

Input Device

Type: None

Management Features

User Controls:Brightness, Contrast, Position, Size, Zoom, Parallelogram, Rotation, incushion, Trapezoid, Pinbalance, Side Pin Corner, Pin balance Corner, Color1/2, sRGB, Clear Moire, Linearity, Focus, Convergence, Degauss, Recall, Video Input level, Sync. Input type, D-sub/BNC, Display Timing, Menu Position, Menu Duration, Languages, OSD Lock/Unlock, Highlight Zone(Position, Size, Contrast, Color, Zoom, Sharpness) MagicBright(Text, Internet, Entertain) / Brightness, Contrast, Position, Size, Zoom, Rotation, Pinbalance, Corner Focus, Moire, Side Pin Corner, Degauss, Input Type (D-Sub/BNC), Recall, Languages, OSD Lock/un-lock


Compliant Standards:BSMI / C-Tick / CB / CCIB / CE / CSA / EK / FCC / GOST / MIC / MPR II / NEMKO / NOM / PSB / TUV / TUV GS / UL / VCCI/BSMI / C-Tick / CCIB / CE / CSA / DDC-1 / DDC-2B / DDC-2Bi / EPA Energy Star / FCC Class A certified / GOST / ICES-003 / MPR II / NEMKO / NOM / NUTEK / TCO '99 / TUV / TUV GS / UL / VESA DPMS / TCO 99/BSMI / C-Tick / CCIB / CE / CSA / Energy 2000 / FCC Class B certified / GOST / MPR II / NEMKO / NOM / PCBC / Plug and Play / TCO '99 / TUV / TUV GS / UL / VCCI / TCO 99/C-Tick / CCIB / CE / CSA / DDC-1 / DDC-2B / EPA Energy Star / FCC Class B certified / GOST / NEMKO / Plug and Play / TCO '99 / TUV / UL / TCO 99/C-Tick / CCIB / CE / CSA / DDC-2B / DDC-2Bi / Energy 2000 / GOST / MPR II / NEMKO / Plug and Play / TUV / UL / VESA DPMS/NOM / NEMKO / ICES-003 / Energy 2000 / DDC-2Bi / CCIB / GOST / BSMI / C-Tick / VCCI / TUV GS / UL / CSA / MPR II

Other Features

Weight:4.19 / 46.3 / 48.5 / 55.8

Ports & interfaces

Monitor input connector:15pin D-Sub+BNC Option
Plug and Play: Yes
Video in:15pin D-Sub+BNC Option


Monitor maximum power consumption:110

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000

Video Input

Digital Video Standard: None
TV Tuner Presence: No

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):17.3 x 17.9 x 18.1 / 17.3 x 18.1 x 17.9 / 17.3 x 18.1 x 18.1 / 17.6 x 17.7 x 16.3 / 18.4 x 18 x 19.4
Weight:4.19 / 46.3 / 48.5 / 55.8