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Samsung SyncMaster 920NW

This is yet another low-end (as is explicitly indicated by the letter N in the monitor’s name) widescreen monitor with a native resolution of 1440x900 pixels.

The specifications are in fact identical to what we’ve seen above: the response time of 5 milliseconds is indicative of the lack of Response Time Compensation, and the viewing angles are measured by the reduction of the contrast ratio to 5:1.

Externally, the monitor resembles its mates from Samsung’s senior 940 series: a neat gray plastic case with a black stand. With all the simplicity of its appearance, the SyncMaster 920NW doesn’t look plain although people who like beautiful and stylish monitors should better consider models from other series because this one is a typical workhorse.

Unfortunately, low-end monitors from Samsung do not use the excellent stand with multiple adjustments we are familiar with by the 940BW model, for example. Instead, they have a simple stand that only allows to change the tilt of the screen. It does its main job – to keep the monitor steady on your desk – well enough, though.

The stand can be replaced with a VESA mount if necessary.

There is a minimum of connectors here: an analog input and a mains connector for the integrated power adapter.

Neat round control buttons are located in the bottom right corner of the front panel. They have comprehensible icons instead of text labels. The buttons respond easily and have a short movement. The Power button, the outermost one, is highlighted with a dull blue LED at work (unfortunately, it begins to blink when the monitor falls into sleep mode). Quick access is provided to the brightness setting, to the MagicBright feature and to the automatic image adjustment.

This is the standard user-friendly menu of Samsung’s monitors.

 
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