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Samsung SyncMaster XL20

Samsung SyncMaster XL20
alaScore 87

16 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No positive mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews from magazines and websites. There are some mixed opinions about the size, whereas there are some less positive views about the design and value for money.

value for money, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung SyncMaster XL20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 16 reviews)

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Samsung SyncMaster XL20 LED-backlight monitor |


The XL20 is Samsung's first LED-backlight LCD monitor, released about a year ago and promoted for graphics artists and imaging professionals keen on high color accuracy. SPCR's interest in it was mainly to check the power consumption, as this is one of...

Price, Price

Price, Price

The Samsung SyncMaster XL20 is not just a great monitor, it is an amazing imaging tool. The current price of over $1500 may seem high when 24" LCD's can be had for under $500, but the closest competition comes from monitors whose prices start at over...

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Samsung SyncMaster XL20


The forward march of technology leaves in it's wake all categories of electronics. The latest category to be affected is display technology. Today we're looking at a new what Samsung is doing with LEDs in it's new LCD panels.

Bright display with good black levels, Excellent colour reproduction with 114% NTCS colour gamut, Supports AdobeRGB, and is fully customizable, All the other bells and whistles you expect from a high end LCD, including a very adjustable stand

The big ticket price, which isn't reduced much on the streets, Calibrator doesn't seem necessary, could be upgraded, Size ; the unit is 9cm (3.54 inches) thick and weighs 7.6 kg (16.75 lbs)

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XL20 : Samsung's 1rst LCD LED


The XL20 is the future of LCD monitors. We particularly appreciated its really wide gamut, the possibility to easily switch from one color profile to another and the new viewing angles (finally!!!). Whether it's for movies or dual monitor...


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Amazon review summary for Samsung SyncMaster XL20


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Samsung SyncMaster XL20 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on

value for money

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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SAMSUNG XL20: True Colors


LCD monitors have almost become a commodity. In times when response time and viewing angle start to level out near the physical maximum, those who have been critical of the color reporduction found in LCD screens have finally been heard too. Mostly...

Excellent color rendition, reasonable size and resolution, price (after rebate)

Hardware support, power consumption, not fully Vista x64 compatible, USB hub, black level

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Samsung XL20


Its not big and its not necessarily beautiful until you turn it on and look at the colours.

Superb colour performance ; Ambient light hood ; Colorimeter included

Expensive ; Relatively low resolution ; Slightly ugly

Colours are both punchy and neutral, with no obvious signs of colour shifts, and a clean contrast curve that didnt highlight light areas or shadows. Video performance, however, was so-so. The quoted 8ms speed seems slightly optimistic, because some...

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Samsung SyncMaster XL20


This monitor is designed for professional graphics artists and photographers. It's a 20in monitor with a native resolution of 1600x1200; it relies on ...

Excellent colour reproduction, ships with a hood, versatile stand, USB hub

Supplied colour calibration tool doesn't have Vista drivers yet

For users who work with colour-sensitive applications such as image and video editing, this screen can't be beat. It was pretty much flawless during our colour tests and its viewing angles were excellent. If you're a pro, this screen is well worth...

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Samsung XL20


At £800, the XL20 is the best value LED currently available, and while Samsung has opted for an AU-Optronics A-MVA 20in panel instead of its own, the build quality, chassis and matte screen are to Samsung's customary high standard

Excellent colour reproduction, Superb clarity


Forget the price for now - it will fall, and when it does LCD's days will be numbered

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Samsung XL20 review


The Samsung XL20 is a 20in monitor that's an affordable take on exotic LED backlighting technology.

The LED backlighting is much less interesting than the Samsung XL20's impressive wide gamut performance. The 20in screen isn't overly generous and at £999 the XL20 can't be considered a bargain. However, colour performance is outstanding, making it a...


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Samsung SyncMaster XL20 LED Backlight Monitor


Samsung's XL20 brings LED backlit screens to the desktop at a far lower price than ever before. But can the quality match the keen pricing?

With the XL20, Samsung has clearly tried to bring the benefits of LED backlit displays to a more affordable price point and thereby a greater audience. On that score, it has succeeded admirably. I've never seen an LCD display with colours as rich. If...


Product Specifications


Adjustable Display: No
Integrated Camera: No
Integrated Microphone: No
Loudspeakers: No
Type of MPR Radiation: No
Type of TCO Radiation:TCO 99


DVI Interface: Yes
VGA: Yes


LED Backlight: No
Screen Format:4:3
Touchscreen: No

General Features

3D: No
Product Type:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD