Samsung SyncMaster 930B review: Samsung SyncMaster 930B

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CNET Editors' Rating

2.5 stars OK
  • Overall: 5.8
  • Design: 5.0
  • Features: 6.0
  • Performance: 6.0
  • Service and support: 5.0
  • Setup and ease of use: 5.0

Average User Rating

5 stars 1 user review
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The Good Analog and digital inputs; MagicTune software that helps you adjust your screen to your current task; removable plastic piece that hides the inputs and the cables; fairly intuitive onscreen-menu buttons.

The Bad Nonadjustable height; no swivel or pivot; brightness-uniformity problems; hard-to-read labels for OSM buttons.

The Bottom Line Neither flashy nor flexible, the Samsung SyncMaster 930B LCD fulfills basic productivity needs; still, better-performing monitors are available for the same price.

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Samsung SyncMaster 930B

There's nothing particularly special about the 19-inch Samsung SyncMaster 930B LCD monitor. Its plain, black body isn't adjustable, and its performance is just good enough for basic productivity tasks in a home or office setting. Aside from the included MagicTune calibration software and digital input, the SyncMaster 930B doesn't really deliver what we'd expect from a $379 monitor. We prefer the Dell UltraSharp 1905FP or the LG Flatron L1981Q , which offer more adjustability and better image quality for the same price.

The SyncMaster 930B's very basic black design is decidedly nondescript and will blend into the background of almost any office setup. An 0.75-inch-thick matte-black bezel surrounds its 12-by-15-inch viewing area. The large, black base is sturdy; the neck is not adjustable. You can tilt the SyncMaster 930B 30 degrees backward, but you can't swivel the display side to side or pivot it from landscape to portrait. Six menu-control buttons hide under the bottom bezel, and you have to look very closely to read their labels. We like the removable plastic piece that hides the inputs and the cables, though it lacks any mechanism to keep the cables organized.

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Samsung SyncMaster 930B

Part Number: 930B Released: Mar. 1, 2005
Low Price: $521.88 See all prices

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Mar. 1, 2005
  • Display Type LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
  • Interface DVI
  • Diagonal Size 19 in
  • Pixel Pitch 0.294 mm
  • Image Contrast Ratio 700:1
  • Image Aspect Ratio 5:4
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