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Samsung SyncMaster 930BF 19" LCD Monitor review

A couple of months ago, we received an email from Alienware PR people announcing the launch of the new Samsung SyncMaster 930BF 19" LCD monitor. Under normal circumstances the press release would have been issued by Samsung, which wasn't the case, so the product caught our attention immediately. The reason that Alienware issued such announcement was that the 930BF carried a 4ms response time, and as such it was a perfect fit for the gamers who usually buy their systems.

Eventually we managed to get an Alienware ALX gaming system for review (coming soon), too, but that's a whole different story. For now we will concentrate our attention in the SyncMaster 930BF, an overall well balanced 19" analog and digital TFT-LCD boasting a fairly impressive response time, 160/160 degree viewing angle, and a 700:1 contrast ratio as its most important features.

Even monitor manufacturers have recognized an important niche to be fulfilled in the gamers and enthusiast markets; no doubt the 930BF comes as Samsung's response to aggressive product offerings from companies like Viewsonic and Philips, who have caught a lot of media attention by releasing ever-faster panels, supposed to improve your gaming experience (although I'm confident saying most of you no longer buy on that promise ;)).

View: Samsung SyncMaster 930BF 19" LCD Monitor review @ TechSpot

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My mate brought this monitor a few weeks ago, and it is indeed sexy. He hasn't had any problems with dead pixels with it at all. Shame its not widescreen


One thing that showed yesterday was that the centre of the screen seemed to be brighter. But that might have been due to the lighting conditions in the room. He's had no problem with ghosting in games either.