Pros

  • Clean, simple, thin-bezeled design

Cons

  • Pin lock can make height adjustment hard

At A Glance

Bargain 20-inch wide-screen posted solid scores on our performance tests, and its design is easy on the eyes.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Samsung Syncmaster 205BW black is a 20-inch, flat panel computer monitor.Delivering 600: 1 contrast ratio,1680 x 1050 resolution,300 cd/m2 brightness,a fast 6 ms response time that delivers dynamic, ghost-free motion video. It is also HDTV Ready with DVI input with HDCP support,with 160 degree of horizontal/vertical viewing angles.

The Specs

Display
Brightness 300.0 lumens
Display size 20.0 inches
Contrast ratio 600:1
Antiglare 1
Panel manufacturer Samsung
Pitch 0.26 mm
Horizontal viewing angle 160.0 ∞
Vertical viewing angle 160.0 ∞
Response time 6.0
Resolution 1680 x 1050 pixels
Refresh rate 60.0 Hz
General Information
UPC Code 729507709000
Ports and Connections
DVI-I 0
S-Video 0
HDMI 0
Audio Digital Optical No
Component Video No
DVI-D 0
Green
Standby/Sleep Power Consumption 2.0
Maximum Power Consumption 75.0
Energy and Ergonomic Standards Met TCO'03

Performance

Performance
DisplayMate Motion Test Result Very Good
Text Score 80.0
Refresh Rate Tested 60.0
Interface Tested Digital
Gaming Motion Test Result Very Good
Horizontal Viewing Angle Test Result 108.5
Graphics Score 82.1
DVD Motion Test Result Very Good