Samsung SyncMaster 940BF review: Samsung SyncMaster 940BF

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CNET Editors' Rating

3 stars Good
  • Overall: 6.1
  • Design: 5.0
  • Features: 5.0
  • Performance: 7.0
  • Service and support: 7.0
  • Setup and ease of use: 6.0
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The Good Clear, vivid picture for games and DVDs; image controls easy to use and understand.

The Bad Limited adjustment options; no cable-feed system; expensive, given mediocre features and performance.

The Bottom Line The Samsung SyncMaster 940BF delivers a clear, vivid picture for games and DVDs, but overall we found it average; other monitors offer more adjustability and features and better performance for less.

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Samsung SyncMaster 940BF

The Samsung SyncMaster 940BF is an average-looking, average-performing LCD that's hampered by a high price-to-features ratio. Its performance on DVD and gaming playback was good, but in our other image-quality tests, merely average. Though the 940BF comes with a few useful image-control extras, its $499 price is simply too high. We'd rather spend less and get more with the Philips Brilliance 190P6 . If you need strong DVD and gaming performance, check out the ViewSonic VX924 , which offers a similar set of features at a lower cost.

The SyncMaster 940BF is a reasonably well-designed, if uninteresting-looking, LCD. The matte-black monitor has a very narrow bezel that runs a mere 0.5-inch wide all around the screen. A circular base keeps the monitor stable. Six discreet adjustment buttons on the bottom bezel are marked with easy-to-read white lettering. The neck securely holds the display 3.5 inches above the desktop, but the height isn't adjustable. In fact, the only adjustment the SyncMaster 940BF offers is 15 degrees of backward tilt; it neither swivels nor pivots. It doesn't even have a clip to corral the cables. It does, however, have a plastic cover that hides the digital and analog inputs (both cables included), making it a good candidate for high-visibility areas.

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Where to Buy

Samsung SyncMaster 940BF

Part Number: 940BF Released: Oct 18, 2005

MSRP: $379.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Oct 18, 2005
  • Display Type LCD monitor / TFT active matrix
  • Interface VGA (HD-15)
  • Diagonal Size 19 in
  • Pixel Pitch 0.294 mm
  • Image Contrast Ratio 700:1
  • Image Aspect Ratio 5:4