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Samsung SyncMaster 970P

Samsung SyncMaster 970P
alaScore 86

65 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 970P. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and reliability. The usability and design also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the price.

design, usability, reliability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung SyncMaster 970P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung SyncMaster 970P


alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster 970P from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on Reviewers really like the design. The usability also gets good comments, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the price. There are some negative opinions about the reliability.

usability, design


89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SyncMaster 970P 19" LCD MonitorSamsung SyncMaster 970P 19" LCD Monitor

May, 2018

Expert review by : Katherine Stevenson (

Samsung 970P


Brighten your computing experience with the bad boy of the big screens, the Samsung 970P.

OCD: Cabinet is a little fancy-pants for our tastes, no OSD buttons


In the DisplayMate ( evaluation scripts, the 970P stood out as offering the best screen uniformity of the LCDs here, betraying nary a hint of backlight on a completely dark screen. It also proved to have the deepest black level and...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Laura Blackwell (

Syncmaster 970P


If monitors entered beauty contests, the Samsung SyncMaster 970P could count on a bouquet and a tiara. With its soft lines, one-button design, and translucent white finish, it certainly attracts attention (the button turns on the unit). Its screen,...

Attractive cabinet with stable stand

Screen requires adjustment to look good

In short, the handsome 970P's strong point is its customizability. Its weak point is that customizability isn't an option, but something you're forced to use to get acceptable image quality. So much went into the design, and the price is so high, it...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Tweak News (tweaknews)

Expert Review

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Chris Wood (

Samsung SyncMaster 970P White


Samsung has been a top player in the LCD display market in Canada and the US in recent years. I have come to expect high quality, fully functional displays from them. With each additional one I review, the bar is raised just a little bit more, making...

Looking at the SyncMaster 970P you'd know right away that this display isn't like all others.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (

HardwareCentral - Samsung SyncMaster 970P Review.


Where to buy Samsung SyncMaster 970P (Silber) (Silver, White) 19 inch LCD Monitor Products StoreHWC CertifiedIn stockShippingPriceWrite a store reviewyes19.32$606.47Write a store reviewyes0.00$652.99Write a store reviewyesCheck Site$606.47Computer...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Steve (

Samsung SyncMaster 970P LCD Monitor


In the past we have looked at a rather large number of LCD displays from Samsung. All have proven to show that Samsung really has a strong grasp on the LCD market. They have a large lineup of LCD displays, all of which have great technology behind them...

Great design ; Large range of movement ; Good performance ; Both DVI and analog interfaces ; Large screen size


Overall, the Samsung 970P proved to be yet another great LCD monitor from Samsung. It's stylish looks and flexability paired up with the excellent performance make it a great LCD display for all uses.

Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


With its sleek, one-button design and iPod-like white finish, the Samsung SyncMaster 970P has style to spare - if you can spare the cash to buy it.

Attractive cabinet with stable stand

Screen requires adjustment to look good

Jun, 2006

Consumer review (

one of the best purchases I have ever made


I bought this display in October of 2005 when it first hit the market. The purchase was something of a leap of faith without much information to go on but since it was a Samsung I wasn't too worried. More than a year later I still absolutely love this...

vibrant colors, bright, true blacks, great response time, great design, no dead pixels

settings somewhat difficult to adjust with no OSD, included software basically useless, one of the hinges gave out after about 8 months

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

Very good LCD


Beautful design in both form and function, the Samsung 970P is a very versatile monitor whether or not you are a gamer or just want a good picture.

For an LCD, the 970P has good blacks, good color accuracy, and good response time. There is some ghosting, although this monitor is better than most LCDs. LCD technology is getting closer to CRT in response time

1280x1024 resolution in 19" LCD monitors is all it can do. I don't know why manufacturers use this native resolution for 19" flat panels. Nineteen viewable, .294 dot pitch is too large and the somewhat non standard 5:4 aspect ratio is dumb. Ghosting is...

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (

Best LCD monitor I have ever owned


This monitor blows me away when it comes to the colors,contrast and brightness. This is my third Samsung and let me tell you the PVA LCD panel makes a big difference in picture quality. Expensive but you get what you pay for. You will not be...

Contrast,Color and Brightness are the best


Jan, 2006

Product Specifications

The Samsung SyncMaster 970P is a 19-inch analog and digital TFT/PVA LCD, offering a fast response time of 6 ms (G to G), 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness, 1280 x 1024 resolution, 178

Audio Output

Type: None


Certification:TCO '03 / TCO'03


Color of product:Black / White

Dimensions & Weight



Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:19
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024
Display scan frequency (horizontal):30 - 81
Horizontal scan range:30 - 81
Pixel Pitch:0.294
Response Time:6
Vertical scan range:56 - 75
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

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:250cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Image Max H-View Angle:178
Image Max V-View Angle:178
Interface:DVI/DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Response Time:6ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):36

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Height adjustment:6.69
Plug and Play: Yes


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

Input Device

Type: None


Compliant Standards:CE / ISO 13406-2 / TCO '03 / TUV GS / TCO 03/DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / TCO '03 / TCO 03/DDC-2B / Plug and Play/TCO '03 / TCO 03

Other Features

Bundled hardware:DVI cable power adapter
Package dimensions (WxDxH):20.5 x 7.32 x 17.6
Special Features:MagicColor\nMagicZone\nMagicBright\nMagicTune\nMagicRotation

Packaging Content

Cables included:DVI

Ports & interfaces

Audio Input: No
Audio Output: No
DVI-I ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):36

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):9.53
Height (with stand):20
Package weight:21.2
Width (with stand):16.7