Date: June 28th, 2006
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES
The Samsung SyncMaster 204B is a 20-inch TFT-LCD monitor delivering a 800:1 contrast ratio, 5ms Response Time, 0.255mm pixel pitch, 1600 x 1200 maximum resolution, a scanning frequency of 30-81 kHz horizontal and 56-75 Hz vertical, and horizontal/vertical viewing angle of 160°/160°. It features built-in power, a narrow bezel with MagicColor, MagicTune and MagicRotation technology and has a height adjustable stand.
For around US$340-$350 you will receive the following.
As usual, you will receive your setup paperwork, a warranty registration card and the driver and software CD.
The hardware package was a little lighter than I expected. One important thing that was missing was a DVI cable for digital capable videocards. Not including this with a monitor that is capable of this feature is a cheap omission in my mind and is usually a cost cutting measure that just ticks off the buyer when they get home and see that it is missing. I know I would be ticked off by it.
And at last we have the SyncMaster 204B sitting there towering on the review desk in all its' 20.1 inch viewing glory. Your first impression when unpacking this monitor is that it isn't at all flashy and its design is rather simple and understated which is not really a bad thing. More on this monitor on the next page.