First Look Review: Samsung SyncMaster 204B

22 May, 2006 By: Ron LaFon

Highly recommended 20.1" LCD monitor offers excellent display, fast response time and good design, all at a decent price


Samsung recently released the SyncMaster 204B TFT-LCD monitor, a 20.1" monitor featuring a default WXUGA resolution of 1600x1200. Response time is a relatively fast 5 milliseconds, which is apparent when working with fast wireframe and shaded rotations.p>

The SyncMaster 204B has a brightness rating of 300 cd/m2 and a typical contrast ratio of 800:1, combined with a dot pitch of 0.255mm. Designed for home and business use, the 204B has a very compact mounting mechanism that, combined with the ultrathin bezel on the panel, makes the monitor seem much smaller than the size of the panel indicates. The stand is removable, and you can mount the monitor using a standard VESA 100mm wall mount. Despite its compact size, the stand holds the panel very well, with no wiggle even when the panel is pivoted to portrait (vertical) mode. The stand also can be adjusted for height, tilt and swivel. The display has comfortable 160-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles. The SyncMaster 204B is available in silver and black versions.

On the test bench, the SyncMaster sailed through our tests with ease, showing no sign of flicker or ghosting, even on difficult display tasks.  Read more >>


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