Samsung SyncMaster 2043BW
Released September, 2008
The Pros:5ms response time--fairly smooth gaming. Highly adjustable stand design ensures straight-on viewing from most angles. Good range of calibration options for optimal settings in any environment.
The Cons:Lower resolution than newer, cheaper offerings. Somewhat dated as it lacks HDMI connectivity.
The 2043BW is an entry-level model in Samsung's SyncMaster line of computer monitors. The 20", widescreen LCD display has a maximum resolution of 1680 x 1050, a brightness of 300 cd/m2, and a dynamic contrast ratio of 8000:1.
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These specs, along with a response time of 5 ms, place the 2043BW above the lower-end offerings of many manufacturers. The monitor is highly adjustable, with an ergonomic stand, a 3.15-inch height adjustment range, and pivot functionality. With these features and wall- and arm-mounting compatibility, the 2043BW is designed to accommodate a variety of home uses and work environments. Samsung includes several presets optimized for different uses, including Internet, Game, and Movie modes.
- 20" LCD (1680 x 1050)
- 8000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
- 5ms response time
- 300 cd/m2 brightness
- 170° horizontal viewing angle
- Ergonomic stand
- Height adjustment
- VESA compatibility
- Wall- and arm-mountable
- Optional integrated USB hub
- Six MagicBright presets
User Reviews (3)
5ms response time--fairly smooth gaming.
Highly adjustable stand design ensures straight-on viewing from most angles.
Good range of calibration options for optimal settings in any environment.
16:10 aspect ratio is great for office use.
Audio output--a feature harder to find in most monitors.
Lower resolution than newer, cheaper offerings.
Somewhat dated as it lacks HDMI connectivity.
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