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SyncMaster 940MW

SyncMaster 940MW
alaScore 83

206 reviews

Jan, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 reviews of SyncMaster 940MW. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. Views about the design and size are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the SyncMaster 940MW is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of SyncMaster 940MW from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size


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

This summary is based on the product: Samsung SyncMaster 940MW - Flat panel display - TFT - 19" - 1440 x 900 / 60 Hz - 300 cd/m2 - 700:1 - 8 ms - 0.294 mm - DVI, VGA (HD-15)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 user reviews of SyncMaster 940MW from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on People are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability also get good views. Many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design


73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SyncMaster 940MW 19" LCD MonitorSamsung SyncMaster 940MW 19" LCD Monitor

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Samsung SM940MW review


Samsung's SM940MW combines work and play

p>Built-in TV tuner remote control Picture-in-Picture BBE sound system 700:1 contrast ratio</p

p>No height adjustment </p


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PC Plus review: Samsung SM940MW


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Samsung SyncMaster 940MW


Meets all the criteria, but not well enough for the money

Wide range of sockets

High price, Sound

This can be a bit of a chore, especially with the on-screen menu system being somewhat less than simple and intuitive, but at least the built-in MagicBright system gives options for Entertainment, Internet, Text and Custom settings

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Rebate is slow.

It works exactly as represented. No surprises whatsoever. Overall quality very high and had all the interfaces to do what I needed. Sound is incredible for this type of product

None with the product. Setup was easy and without any problems. Operation is intuitive and front panel access to everything necessary

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Samsung 940MW


I use this Monitor/TV as a secomd monitor to expand my desktop area and to allow me to watch TV at the same time. In most cases I use the PIP mode which shrinks the picture and greatly improves clarity. I return the first monitor that I received to...

Excellent as PC monitor (bright and crisp) ; HD/TV picture quality good ; Sound quality excellent ; Excellent if you plan to use as a second monitor on your PC

Picture quality is poor when using STD cable input (not HD) displayed full screen. However when you use the PIP feature the the picture quality is very good. That is how I use mine most of the time

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Best monitor/hdtv for the money


This monitor fit all of my needs at a price that I couldn't beat. If you are in the market for a high quality monitor with great addition features. Buy this. If you are in the market for a small LCD HDTV. Buy this. You will not find one anywhere near...

This monitor is replacing both my 21"CRT and my 13"TV, and I gotta say, it does a superb job. The Picture-in-picture is invaluable. The HDTV quality is amazing and the PC resolution fits this monitor quite well. I have only played COD2 on it so far but...

No huge complaints, just a couple of little things. 1. A/V inputs on the side of the monitor. What do manufacturers do this? It's a shame to buy such a beautiful piece of hardware only to have multiple wires sticking out the side. If you are using this...

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I am an incoming college freshman, and I will be living in campus dorms. I was in the market for an LCD tv to save space, but quickly realized how expensive they were. I then pursued the route of buying a lcd monitor for my laptop (because they are...

None...really. For laptops, just remember to use the "Fn" key plus "F8" or whatever your "CRT/LCD" button is, to switch between your laptop screen to the monitor. It doesn't let you know this in the monitor

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Really good


you just CANT get any better price than this for such a good tv/monitor

really really good tv. Wouldnt change anything

really dont think there is any

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940 MW=Happy


The 8ms response,sharp, high resolution/contrast,screen is perfect for console and pc games without and saves some space.

This lcd as a tv has excellent picture quality (using now to play old xbox and 360 in hd), it is also a great pc monitor. No problems with it at all and it's easy to switch from pc to tv or the different inputs with the included remote

16:10 takes a little while to get used to and it hasn't cured cancer, yet

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Amazing Picture for an Amazing Price


Great monitor/tv. Love the PIP.. Sound is great and the quality is AMAZING

None really, its light, thin, and cheap

Product Specifications

The Samsung SyncMaster 940MW is a 19-inch TFT-LCD monitor delivering an ultra-fast response time of 8ms, 700:1 contrast ratio, 0.294mm pixel pitch, 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) maximum resolution, scanning frequency of 33-81 kHz horizontal and 56-75 Hz vertical, and horizontal/vertical viewing angle of 160

Audio Output


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: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:1440 x 900
Response Time:8ms
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


Color:Black / Silver/Silver
Compliant Standards:DDC-1 / DDC-2B / TCO '99/DDC-1 / DDC-2B / TCO '99 / TCO 99

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Video Input

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