Samsung SyncMaster 940BW
This is yet another Samsung monitor with an RTC-enabled matrix, although it is slower than the matrix in the SyncMaster 931BW, judging by the declared response time.
The exterior design of the 940BW is not very remarkable. It’s got an unobtrusive gray plastic case with gray buttons on the front panel that securely stands on a round black-and-gray support. On the other hand, it is going to look equally well both in an office and at home because it does not have the look of an entry-level solution. If you prefer a calm and restrained exterior design without bright colors, you are going to like the SyncMaster 940BW.
The stand looks massive and is not foldable. That’s why the monitor’s package is about two times the thickness of the other monitors’ boxes. This stand is reliable and functional, however. You can adjust the tilt of the screen, turn the whole case around the vertical axis, change the screen height from 60 to 130mm and turn it into the portrait mode.
The native stand can be replaced with a VESA-compatible mount if necessary:
The monitor offers analog and digital inputs on one side and a connector for the integrated power adapter on the other. There is an additional power switch next to the power connector – don’t forget to turn it on when you install the monitor.
There is a row of round neat buttons in the bottom right of the front panel. They have easily readable icons instead of text labels. The buttons depress under a soft touch with a quiet but distinct click. The Power button at the end of the row is highlighted with a mild blue light at work. Quick access is provided to the brightness setting, to the MagicBright feature, to switching between the inputs, and to the auto-adjustment feature.