Samsung SyncMaster 913N (SKSB)
This time I tested five models from Samsung, three of which were based on a PVA matrix and one model on a TN+Film one. The latter is going to be the first reviewed.
The SyncMaster 913N follows the traditional design of Samsung’s recent LCD monitors, if there is such thing at all: there are so many versions of the case and of the stand in monitors from Samsung that you can see at the same time on the shelves of any shop. After the review of the SyncMaster 710T in our roundup called Closer Look at 17" LCD Monitor Features. Part V, for example, some readers asked me where they could purchase a monitor with that very base as described in the review, since monitors with another, round base were prevalent in the market. You see, it’s really hard to say that some design is conventional or traditional in such conditions :). Anyway, such a case and stand as we have here were used in Samsung’s 710-th and 910-th series.
This is a low-end model, so its base only allows controlling the tilt of the screen. The type of the base (both its design and functionality) is indicated by the second letter in the additional letter index of the monitor – here, it is “SKSB”.
The SyncMaster 913N comes with an analog input and an integrated power adapter.
You can control the monitor using the five button in the bottom left of the case. The buttons sink down easily, so there’re no problems with the controls. The monitor offers quick access to the brightness and contrast settings as well as to the auto-adjustment and MagicBright features.