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Samsung SyncMaster 970P

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and reliability. The usability and design are also appreciated, but there are some critical views about the value for money.

design, usability, reliability, size

value for money

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.

Review analysis

(Based on 81 reviews)

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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...

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Samsung SyncMaster 970P


The Samsung SyncMaster 970P combines excellent performance with a uniquely clean design. The monitor's bezel has no buttons of any sort, and the connections, typically located on the back of the panel, have been exiled to a separate block that's...

Excellent image quality; attractive design; very flexible base and neck; offers 270 degrees of screen pivoting.

No extra features; no control buttons or embedded ports; neck unstable at full height.

The Samsung SyncMaster 970P has a striking design, but it's the fine image quality that makes this display worthy of consideration.

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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...


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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.

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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...

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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.

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"Needs XP SP1 to function, nothing else. + Base too weak"


Image quality is OK

Nice image...BUT read the rest

BUT you cannot adjust contrast and brightness (or you need to have windows xp sp1 on your pc, or else...the program to control even basic settings doesn't run !!! even if you uprgade your xp to sp2 ...well too bad !)

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Samsung SyncMaster 970P


Image quality is OK

Nice image...BUT read the rest

BUT you cannot adjust contrast and brightness (or you need to have windows xp sp1 on your pc, or else...the program to control even basic settings doesn't run !!! even if you uprgade your xp to sp2 ...well too bad !)

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"Samsung sent me a replacement"


After watching my monitor screen sink lower and lower over the last several months until it rested on the edge of the base, I started looking at these reviews again and discovered that everyone else had the same issue. Despite everyone else's negative...

great monitor, cool design

faulty stand

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Samsung SyncMaster 970P


It is a nice monitor which can be really bright if your prefer. The picture quality is super, and there are some barely noticeable darker corners. My biggest complaint is the design kinks, but still, the panel itself is excellent.

Really bright (I don't set it to the highest strenght), a striking design

Height adjustment has a limited range. The neck is unstable and cannot support the weight of the panel. A separate transformer and a "tail" piece to plug in power and cable. Pricy

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

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: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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: 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

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

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