Samsung SyncMaster 204B
Samsung must have decided to squeeze everything out of the variety of 20” LCD matrixes (standard, with reduced resolution, widescreen) that have appeared recently and has released a series of monitors with different matrixes but very similar in other parameters. The SyncMaster 204B is in fact the same 203B but with a full 1600x1200resolution. Besides the native resolution, the 204B has a different specified contrast ratio and response time. The latter has a strange value of 5 milliseconds – I haven’t yet met monitors with a specified response time of less than 8 milliseconds measured according to the ISO methodology.
The monitor looks exactly like the 203B on the outside, having exactly the same black-and-silver case.
The stand allows adjusting the height and tilt of the screen, pivoting the screen into portrait orientation and rotating it around its vertical axis. The stand can be fixed with a wire pin in the bottommost position.
The 204B has analog and digital inputs and an integrated power adapter.
The monitor is controlled exactly like the 203B is. The buttons are designed and placed in the same way; the menu offers the same setup options; quick access is provided to the same settings (MagicBright, contrast, input selection, auto adjustment).