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. If you need strong DVD and gaming performance, check out the , 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.