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Samsung SyncMaster 960BF

Samsung SyncMaster 960BF
alaScore 86

68 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 68 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and usability are overall positive. The value for money and design are also appreciated.

design, value for money, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung SyncMaster 960BF is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 68 reviews)

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Samsung SyncMaster 960BF LCD Monitor Review


Samsung is known in the PC world for creating high-performance monitors that are also aesthetically pleasing. Can Samsung replicate that success, and create a monitor that would like just as nice next to a modem Apple computer?

Looks nice next to both PC and Mac, DVI and Analogue support, Fast pixel response time, Excellent warranty coverage

Completely software controlled, Rotation software incompatibilities

In the end, the Samsung SyncMaster 960BF performs well on all fronts, leaving little to be desired. The casing and bezel looks as trendy as mass market PC hardware can get, with it's buttonless configuration and white appearance. On the inside the...

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Samsung SyncMaster 960BF 19" White LCD Monitor


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Samsung 960BF LCD


Samsung is one of the definite leaders of LCD technology. They are not always the first to come out with a new product, but their products are generally high quality. This Korean based company manufacturers their own LCD panels and by doing this has...

Fast 4ms Response Time ; Lot's of software menu options ; DVI & Analog capable

Cannot use software under Windows XP x64 ; Cannot use software under Linux ; No buttons make in-game adjustments impossible ; No HDCP support

I have to say that I was quite disappointed with this monitor. Don't get me wrong, it performs quite well once you have the color profiles set, but you cannot currently use it as it's meant under Windows XP x64 or Linux. To change the brightness of the...


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Amazon review summary for Samsung SyncMaster 960BF


alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 960BF from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SyncMaster 960BF 19" Analog/Digital LCD MonitorSamsung SyncMaster 960BF 19" Analog/Digital LCD Monitor

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Incomplete pictures


Came with an SVGA to DVI cable, and also a DVI to DVI cable

The literature and pictures did not indicate cables were included, so I bought extra cables I did not need

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Oh, and no dead pixels


I forgot to mention, and need to add, that I have had NO dead pixels in the year+ I have been using this monitor

Same as before, it's white

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I paid about $xxx for this monitor when I got it so to see it for this price makes it an amazing value. And not the value where its cheap and half decent, I mean cheap and amazing.

Picture quality is excellent. No ghosting whatsoever so it is great for gaming, movies, internet browsing and picture viewing. The software, while a bit clunky, has all the needed settings. Very even brightness and contrast across the screen. Great...

One button design is a bit annoying, but once you set it up it never loses the settings even if you reinstall windows

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fine picture crisp and clear


its a great screen for me and its price is great aswell for a smooth looking 19inch i got mine from bb for $xxx just cause i was afraid it would get damaged during shipping.

crisp and clear great for stills seems to be fine with games like eveonline and far cry hooked up through dvi love that using it with a 256mb 6600le PCI-E card worth it for the price love the white love watching dvd movies on it, iv had it since the...

one button control and software controled have not seen any of the Ghosting ppl are saying i think some people are getting bad sceens

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960 BF


2 months ago I purchased a new NEC drive and that thing was junk. This samsung is better than I expected and will buy another one soon.

There is no ghosting with this monitor. The monitor itself is beautiful and the picture is awesome. I would buy another one without a doubt

I paid $430

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Excellent LCD


As always, Newegg has best price and service available.

Nice & bright with clean lines and a narrow bezel. Perfect for a multiple monitor arrangement (IMHO). Does everything I'd want or expect a monitor to do. I wasn't sure if I'd like the white, glossy, iPod-esque finish, but now I'm sold. Zero dead pixels...

Manipulating the monitors to the desired position is somewhat cumbersome with the tight hinges, especially rotating the monitor to the portait position. Regardless, I view tight hinges as a positive feature in a monitor

Product Specifications

The Samsung SyncMaster 960BF is a 19-inch analog and digital TFT-LCD delivering a response time of 4ms (G to G), 700:1 contrast ratio, 300cd/m2 brightness, 1280 x 1024 resolution, 160

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:Up to 16.2 million colors
Color Support:Up to 16.2 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:700:1
Image Max H-View Angle:160
Image Max V-View Angle:160
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Response Time:4ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


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

Input Device

Type: None


Color:Glossy white/High-gloss white
Compliant Standards:DDC-2B / Plug and Play

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

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