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.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.samsung.com/us

The Specs

Display
Panel manufacturer Samsung
Display size 20.0 inches
Antiglare 1
Brightness 300.0 lumens
Contrast ratio 600:1
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-D 0
S-Video 0
HDMI 0
Audio Digital Optical No
Component Video No
DVI-I 0
Green
Standby/Sleep Power Consumption 2.0
Energy and Ergonomic Standards Met TCO'03
Maximum Power Consumption 75.0

Performance

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