Samsung SyncMaster 192T review: Samsung SyncMaster 192T

The inputs and the controls on the SyncMaster 192T are easy to find and use. The digital, analog, and AC inputs, located on the back of the base, are clearly labeled; and because they're at desk level rather than on the neck or the back of the display (as with other models), the included cables lie quietly at desk level instead of dangling down in full view.

Blended subtly into the bottom edge of the bezel casing are six sleek buttons for navigating the easy-to-use onscreen menu. One of the buttons, labeled Magic Bright, toggles through a few brightness and contrast presets calibrated for Internet, text, and entertainment use.

The SyncMaster 192T's image quality is decent and does justice to basic productivity applications, such as word processing and writing e-mail. For the price, however, we expected better. CNET Labs found some pixel fusion (where the letters look stuck together) at 6.8-point and smaller text sizes; we also noticed a loss of contrast toward the extremes of black and white. Despite one conspicuous flaw--whites took on a dull yellowish cast--overall, focus was crisp and clear, and colors were reasonably vibrant. The Samsung SyncMaster 192T is backed by a three-year parts and labor warranty.

The SyncMaster 192T is certainly a stylish-looking LCD, but models such as the NEC AccuSync LCD9V or the HP L1925 offer better image quality for lower prices.

CNET Labs DisplayMate tests  (Longer bars indicate better performance)
ViewSonic VP191b
76 
Sharp LL-T19D1
75 
HP L1925
75 
Envision EN9110
73 
Samsung SyncMaster 192T
71 

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Samsung SyncMaster 192T

Part Number: 192T Released: May 1, 2003

MSRP: $889.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date May 1, 2003
  • Display Type LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
  • Interface VGA (HD-15)
  • Diagonal Size 19 in
  • Pixel Pitch 0.3 mm
  • Image Contrast Ratio 750:1
  • Image Aspect Ratio 5:4