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Samsung Syncmaster 971p

Samsung Syncmaster 971p
alaScore 86

92 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 21 expert reviews and 71 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 76/100 and users rate it 74/100. The average review date is Apr 22, 2007. We have compared these reviews to 435271 reviews from other Monitors. The alaScore™ for this product is 86/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 11, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Samsung Syncmaster 971p from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the design, but there are some less positive comments about the price. Comments about the usability and reliability are mixed.



80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 971P 19" LCD Flat-Panel MonitorSamsung 971P 19" LCD Flat-Panel Monitor

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Samsung SyncMaster 971P


The Samsung SyncMaster 971P's unique and flexible base design, stylish looks, and fine color performance make this monitor worth a business's consideration.

Good color and light-gray performance. Slick design. Auto-pivot.

Only one input. Average dark-gray reproduction.

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Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Kalpana Ettenson (

Samsung SyncMaster 971P Black 19" LCD Monitor (19", 1280x1024, 6ms, DVI, PC/Mac)


The $380 (as of January 12, 2007) Samsung SyncMaster 971p does a good job of displaying text, and its unique design helps it stand out from other 19-inch displays.

Unique stand hosts the power button

Does not swivel

The Samsung showed sharp, clear text in our tests. Its uniquely shaped stand houses the power button.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by (

Samsung Syncmaster 971P 19inch LCD Display Review


Darth Vader would be rolling over in his space grave if he knew his glossy black trademark look had been appropriated by Samsung for a recent line LCD monitors... not to mention countless cellphones. What have the Imperial Forces come to?!

Ultimately, the 19" Samsung SyncMaster 971P LCD monitor is a well built and good looking display with excellent contrast and good luminance. If it's time for you to replace an older display with an LCD panel, the Syncmaster 971P will fill that role...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Michael Kwan (

Samsung SyncMaster 971P 19-inch LCD Monitor


Samsung has really earned a reputation for creating world class LCD panels, and the 19-inch SyncMaster 971P TFT-LCD monitor is no exception. Available with either a glossy black or a glossy white casing, the SyncMaster 971P has a lot of fantastic...

The Samsung SyncMaster 971P TFT-LCD monitor offers some exceptional picture quality and viewing angles that are second to none. The colors jump out at you with their utter vibrancy and the contrast is fantastic with the darkest blacks and the whitest...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Brian "LiViD" Ellis (

Samsung SyncMaster 971P LCD


For many years, I have always been impressed by the quality of CRT's that Samsung have made. Just about every CRT I have owned was made by Samsung. But now that CRT's have met their demise due to LCD technology, can Samsung keep their promise in making...

Excellent viewing angle ; No stuck or dead pixels ; Very little backlight bleeding

Software control only ; No Linux support ; Quite expensive for the average user

No OSD (On Screen Display)?

May, 2007

Expert review by : Tweak News (tweaknews)

Expert Review

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Ron LaFon (

First Look Review: Samsung SyncMaster 971P


19 LCD monitor offers excellent features for a moderate price

The pricing for the Samsung SyncMaster 971P is a very affordable s generally excellent specifications, compact design and moderate price.79.99, which includes a full three years of warranty coverage for parts, labor and the display backlight. Although...

Nov, 2006

Red dot design award!

Expert review by : reddot ( (UK))

SyncMaster 971P LCD Monitor


The key feature of the SyncMaster 971P 19” monitor is an asymmetric stand, which gives the device an elegant appearance. The triple-hinged base allows the user to swivel the monitor by 180 degrees, tilt it by 135 degrees, and pivot between horizontal...

Consumer review (

has drawbacks but great monitor overall


This is a secondary screen I use for reading pdf's, writing code, or look at lists... The ability to put my screen into portrait mode has been revelatory and my only regret is that I did not get this long time ago. That said, its a PITA to rotate and...

rotating screen is revelatory ; LCD very clear and very bright ; beautiful colors ; two usb ports

glossy black plastic very prone to scratching ; software only controls ; no auto-rotate on os x

Sep, 2012

Consumer review (

Horrible for Gaming and Multimedia


Excellent color and saturation.

Image quality is good only for static images, once things start moving.

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

Position this monitor to any angle or any height and get the stunning display that you truly want. Wide viewing angles of 178 degrees, up-down and left-right, give excellent image to viewers at any angle position. 971P shows no Gray Inversion! Best solution for pivot function. Fast image processing enables vivid and precise quality on digital movies. Fast response time produces exceptionally clear digital images without any ghosting.

Audio Output

Type: None

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes


Color of product:Black / Silver / White

Dimensions & Weight



Composite sync: Yes
Contrast ratio (dynamic):4000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
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
Separate H/V sync: Yes
Sync-on-green (SOG): Yes
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:1500:1
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
Power Management: / DPMS

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Height adjustment:Y
Pivot: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes


Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:Canada
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung SyncMaster

Input Device

Type: None


Color:Glossy black/High-gloss white/Polished black/Polished white
Compliant Standards:CE / DDC-2B / ISO 13406-2 / Plug and Play/DDC-2B/DDC-2B / Plug and Play
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista


Built-in camera: No
Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
TV tuner integrated: No

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.7 x 17 x 8.98
Package dimensions (WxDxH):21.9 x 17.4 x 5.94 / 21.9 x 5.94 x 17.4
Package weight:13.2 / 17.6

Packaging Data

Package depth:5.94
Package height:17.4
Package weight:17.6
Package width:21.9

Ports & interfaces

DVI-I ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


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

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Technical Details

Gross weight:17.6
Mac compatibility: Yes

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):8.98
Height (with stand):17
Package depth:5.94
Package height:17.4
Package weight:17.6
Package width:21.9
Width (with stand):16.7