Samsung SyncMaster 941BW Black 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor

1440x900, 4ms, DVI - MPN: 941BW
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Description
Samsung 19-inch 941BW monitor combines wide aspect ratios with fast pixel response times, for bigger images, more room to work and crisp motion. In addition MagicBright, MagicColor, and MagicTune technologies help deliver the ideal image in every situation, while the sleek narrow bezel and adjustable stand delivers style just the way you want it. With the Samsung 941BW widescreen analog/digital LCD monitor, it's not hard to imagine.
Quick Glance
Diagonal Size 19 in
Interface Connection 1 x 15-pin HD-15 VGA, 1 x DVI-D
General Features Multi-Language Menu
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Max Resolution 1440 x 900
Response Time 4 ms
Green Compliance EPEAT Silver
Contrast Ratio 500:1
Expert Reviews
Samsung 941BW
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Samsung 941BW receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 3.2 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #65 computer monitor of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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User Reviews
Does Not have a Long Life
2 Star Review     

Strengths: Great size and picture is great... when it works.

Weakness: Does not have a long life. Went through 2 monitors in 3 years.

I bought this monitor in December of 2006. It was a great price, a perfect size, and Samsung offered a 3 year warantee. I was quite happy with the quality! In December of 2008 it died. The monitor would power on and off but no picture - black screen of death! I contacted Samsung and had a wonderful experience. They replaced the monitor at no charge. One year later that second monitor did the same thing. It would power on and off but no picture. I contacted Samsung on January 6, 2010 and was told that there was nothing they could do because the warantee had expired on December 31, 2009. Even though I had only had the monitor for one year, the warantee was attached to the original purchase and because it happen to crap out 6 days after the warantee ended I was out of luck. So now I am the proud owner of a non-working monitor and Samsung has been fired! I will never buy another Samsung product again.

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Great monitor
4 Star Review   By dmp on OnSale.com - Apr 2, 2007   

Strengths: Price, size, quality

Weakness: Lack of height adjustment

Overall a great monitor for the price you pay. Sure, it doesn't perform as well as some, but its the best I've seen anywhere near its price range.

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Samsung 941BW LCD Monitor
4 Star Review   By member sgi01 - Feb 6, 2007   

Strengths: Clear picture, dual inputs, good price.

Weakness: No height adjustment or rotation, Windows media player has problems with widescreen.

The widescreen seems to be fairly well-suited to the Windows operating system. The area of the screen seems to be a lot more useable than a similar sized standard screen, especially when using help windows that open on the side of a program, etc. The main problem I noticed is that Windows Media Player is not able to handle the widescreen resolution. When playing dvd video, etc. full screen in media player, I often end up with black bars on all four sides of the screen. Other players like Powerdvd are able to resize the video to fit the screen. I was a little concerned that the brightness and contrast ratio of this monitor were somewhat below some of the more expensive models, but it hasn't been a problem at all. I actually have the brightness turned almost all the way down, and the 941bw is still brighter than my old monitor. The picture is sufficiently clear and sharp. There are no dead pixels that I can see. The only problem that I notice is that there is some backlight bleed through on the top and bottom of the screen; it is mainly noticeable in a darker room when the screen is showing all black or mostly black. I've read about this problem in other reviews; it isn't too bad, but it is definitely noticeable in the right conditions. Shipped in the box with the monitor is everything you need to get started. The stand base must be attached (no tools required), and both dvi and vga cables as well as a power cord are included. Also included is a driver disk with Samsung's 'magic tune' software that lets you change your monitor settings from your PC. This works fairly well, and it is somewhat easier and faster than trying to change anything using the buttons on the front of the monitor.

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Wish I could see the nice features!
3 Star Review   By member dymnd - Dec 29, 2006   

Strengths: Great price for a monitor with great specs

Weakness: incompatible with current model laptop

I was disappointed that although widely marketed and advertised, this monitor is not compatible with all recent laptops. I have a new advanced model Toshiba Satellite A105, and the video card will not support the resolution of this monitor. It will not display an acceptable resolution of this monitor, but only stretched images and choppy font to fill the wide screen. I will now have to buy a new desktop to be able to enjoy this monitor, for which I had high expectations!

40% of readers found this review helpful.

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5 Star Review   By YoungJezus on OnSale.com - Dec 24, 2006   

Strengths: Very Bright, Very Big, Picture is great

Weakness: NONE AT ALL

This is the best christmas gift i have ever had. My other monitor had a blue tint, and boarders on the side, this is a very big plus!

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Samsung SyncMaster 941BW
5 Star Review   By member gmoneyjie - Dec 14, 2006   

Strengths: Very bright

I purchased this monitor a couple of weeks ago to extend my desktop space. Installation was flawless and easy. I can now watch movies on one screen and do various task on another. The default brightness is much brighter than my first monitor so I had to turn it dimmer to match. Then MagicBright settings is kinda cool, providing preset for Custom, Text, Internet, Game, Sport and Movie. With just a couple of clicks I can change monitor preset. I would definitely recommend this monitor and may purchase a second one in the near future.

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Good monitor
4 Star Review   By member leaffe - Dec 14, 2006   

Strengths: Very clear and bright. Good product.

Weakness: The height of the monitor can not be adjusted, I have to place a box underneath.

The monitor is thin and looks elegant. The brightness is very impressive especially when watching movie. The MagicTune button is handy to adjust brightness among modes like "Text", "Internet", etc. The only weakness is the height is unadjustable. Overall it is very good monitor, well worth the money.

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A great monitor, the SyncMaster 941BW
5 Star Review   By member delbar.irani_1165266012 - Dec 11, 2006   

Strengths: Very crisp and clear pictures, great and vivid colors. A great product altogether.

Weakness: None that I have come across.

I was debating for about 2 months as to which color monitor should I purchase since I wanted 2 of them. After speaking to my colleagues and being convinced by my sons, I decided upon Samsung. I think this is one of the best buys I have made in the recent times. Thanks Samsung!!!

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941BW Black 19" LCD Monitor
5 Star Review   By member errickson - Dec 5, 2006   

Strengths: This monitor has great resolution and refresh rate settings. It also has the best response time I have ever seen in an LCD in this price range.

Weakness: Non-adjustable stand.

Other monitors with the response time and resolution of about the same go for $300, or $400. Great deal, a must have. his monitor has great resolution and refresh rate settings. Has 1440x900 resolution, which is higher than similarly priced monitors. Average cost of a product with this high a resolution is $400. Has 16:10 aspect ratio, which IMO is better than some similarly priced monitors. Average cost of a product with this aspect ratio would be at least $500.

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Great LCD Monitor!
4 Star Review   By member ononuerr - Dec 2, 2006   

Strengths: Wide screen, which is good for movie viewing. DVI input, and fast response time 4ms. Price is cheap, around 175.

Weakness: fairly low contrast ratio of 500:1, considering that the prevail ratio is 700:1. But the image quality is good.

Samsung deserve its fame in LCD monitor manufacturing by making this LCD. At this price, you cannot expect more. I missed the black friday deal of 129.99 on 931BW. But I did never doubt that this deal is still very good.

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Product Details
Description
Samsung 19-inch 941BW monitor combines wide aspect ratios with fast pixel response times, for bigger images, more room to work and crisp motion. In addition MagicBright, MagicColor, and MagicTune technologies help deliver the ideal image in every situation, while the sleek narrow bezel and adjustable stand delivers style just the way you want it. With the Samsung 941BW widescreen analog/digital LCD monitor, it's not hard to imagine.
Quick Glance
Diagonal Size 19 in
Interface Connection 1 x 15-pin HD-15 VGA, 1 x DVI-D
General Features Multi-Language Menu
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Max Resolution 1440 x 900
Response Time 4 ms
Green Compliance EPEAT Silver
Contrast Ratio 500:1
Summary
Product Title Samsung SyncMaster 941BW Black 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor
Manufacturer Samsung
Lowest Price $198.11 from Memory4Less.com
Power Score 4.2 | 20 Reviews
Display Panel
Brightness: 300 Nit
Vertical Viewing Angle: 160?
Horizontal Viewing Angle: 160?
Other Features
Included Devices: Monitor Stand
Monitor Color: Black
Dimensions
Height: 14.2 in
Weight: 9.30 lbs
Width: 17.3 in
Depth: 7.9 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 3 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Green Compliance: Yes
Mounting: Desktop, Wallmount
Product Model: 941BW
Brand Name: Samsung
Mount Type: Wall Mountable
System Type: Apple Macintosh, PC
Cable Connectors: VGA
Pitch: 0.285 mm
Screen Mode: WXGA+
Number of Screens: 1
Viewable Size: 19"
Color Depth: 16.2 Million Colors
Response Time: 4 ms
Frequency Band: MagicTune with asset managementMagicColorMagicBrigh2MagicSpeed
Display Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
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Expert Reviews
Samsung 941BW
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Samsung 941BW receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 3.2 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #65 computer monitor of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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User Reviews
Does Not have a Long Life
2 Star Review     

Strengths: Great size and picture is great... when it works.

Weakness: Does not have a long life. Went through 2 monitors in 3 years.

I bought this monitor in December of 2006. It was a great price, a perfect size, and Samsung offered a 3 year warantee. I was quite happy with the quality! In December of 2008 it died. The monitor would power on and off but no picture - black screen of death! I contacted Samsung and had a wonderful experience. They replaced the monitor at no charge. One year later that second monitor did the same thing. It would power on and off but no picture. I contacted Samsung on January 6, 2010 and was told that there was nothing they could do because the warantee had expired on December 31, 2009. Even though I had only had the monitor for one year, the warantee was attached to the original purchase and because it happen to crap out 6 days after the warantee ended I was out of luck. So now I am the proud owner of a non-working monitor and Samsung has been fired! I will never buy another Samsung product again.

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Great monitor
4 Star Review   By dmp on OnSale.com - Apr 2, 2007   

Strengths: Price, size, quality

Weakness: Lack of height adjustment

Overall a great monitor for the price you pay. Sure, it doesn't perform as well as some, but its the best I've seen anywhere near its price range.

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Samsung 941BW LCD Monitor
4 Star Review   By member sgi01 - Feb 6, 2007   

Strengths: Clear picture, dual inputs, good price.

Weakness: No height adjustment or rotation, Windows media player has problems with widescreen.

The widescreen seems to be fairly well-suited to the Windows operating system. The area of the screen seems to be a lot more useable than a similar sized standard screen, especially when using help windows that open on the side of a program, etc. The main problem I noticed is that Windows Media Player is not able to handle the widescreen resolution. When playing dvd video, etc. full screen in media player, I often end up with black bars on all four sides of the screen. Other players like Powerdvd are able to resize the video to fit the screen. I was a little concerned that the brightness and contrast ratio of this monitor were somewhat below some of the more expensive models, but it hasn't been a problem at all. I actually have the brightness turned almost all the way down, and the 941bw is still brighter than my old monitor. The picture is sufficiently clear and sharp. There are no dead pixels that I can see. The only problem that I notice is that there is some backlight bleed through on the top and bottom of the screen; it is mainly noticeable in a darker room when the screen is showing all black or mostly black. I've read about this problem in other reviews; it isn't too bad, but it is definitely noticeable in the right conditions. Shipped in the box with the monitor is everything you need to get started. The stand base must be attached (no tools required), and both dvi and vga cables as well as a power cord are included. Also included is a driver disk with Samsung's 'magic tune' software that lets you change your monitor settings from your PC. This works fairly well, and it is somewhat easier and faster than trying to change anything using the buttons on the front of the monitor.

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Wish I could see the nice features!
3 Star Review   By member dymnd - Dec 29, 2006   

Strengths: Great price for a monitor with great specs

Weakness: incompatible with current model laptop

I was disappointed that although widely marketed and advertised, this monitor is not compatible with all recent laptops. I have a new advanced model Toshiba Satellite A105, and the video card will not support the resolution of this monitor. It will not display an acceptable resolution of this monitor, but only stretched images and choppy font to fill the wide screen. I will now have to buy a new desktop to be able to enjoy this monitor, for which I had high expectations!

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5 Star Review   By YoungJezus on OnSale.com - Dec 24, 2006   

Strengths: Very Bright, Very Big, Picture is great

Weakness: NONE AT ALL

This is the best christmas gift i have ever had. My other monitor had a blue tint, and boarders on the side, this is a very big plus!

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Samsung SyncMaster 941BW
5 Star Review   By member gmoneyjie - Dec 14, 2006   

Strengths: Very bright

I purchased this monitor a couple of weeks ago to extend my desktop space. Installation was flawless and easy. I can now watch movies on one screen and do various task on another. The default brightness is much brighter than my first monitor so I had to turn it dimmer to match. Then MagicBright settings is kinda cool, providing preset for Custom, Text, Internet, Game, Sport and Movie. With just a couple of clicks I can change monitor preset. I would definitely recommend this monitor and may purchase a second one in the near future.

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Good monitor
4 Star Review   By member leaffe - Dec 14, 2006   

Strengths: Very clear and bright. Good product.

Weakness: The height of the monitor can not be adjusted, I have to place a box underneath.

The monitor is thin and looks elegant. The brightness is very impressive especially when watching movie. The MagicTune button is handy to adjust brightness among modes like "Text", "Internet", etc. The only weakness is the height is unadjustable. Overall it is very good monitor, well worth the money.

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A great monitor, the SyncMaster 941BW
5 Star Review   By member delbar.irani_1165266012 - Dec 11, 2006   

Strengths: Very crisp and clear pictures, great and vivid colors. A great product altogether.

Weakness: None that I have come across.

I was debating for about 2 months as to which color monitor should I purchase since I wanted 2 of them. After speaking to my colleagues and being convinced by my sons, I decided upon Samsung. I think this is one of the best buys I have made in the recent times. Thanks Samsung!!!

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941BW Black 19" LCD Monitor
5 Star Review   By member errickson - Dec 5, 2006   

Strengths: This monitor has great resolution and refresh rate settings. It also has the best response time I have ever seen in an LCD in this price range.

Weakness: Non-adjustable stand.

Other monitors with the response time and resolution of about the same go for $300, or $400. Great deal, a must have. his monitor has great resolution and refresh rate settings. Has 1440x900 resolution, which is higher than similarly priced monitors. Average cost of a product with this high a resolution is $400. Has 16:10 aspect ratio, which IMO is better than some similarly priced monitors. Average cost of a product with this aspect ratio would be at least $500.

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Great LCD Monitor!
4 Star Review   By member ononuerr - Dec 2, 2006   

Strengths: Wide screen, which is good for movie viewing. DVI input, and fast response time 4ms. Price is cheap, around 175.

Weakness: fairly low contrast ratio of 500:1, considering that the prevail ratio is 700:1. But the image quality is good.

Samsung deserve its fame in LCD monitor manufacturing by making this LCD. At this price, you cannot expect more. I missed the black friday deal of 129.99 on 931BW. But I did never doubt that this deal is still very good.

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good monitor
4 Star Review   By member lovecy04 - Dec 2, 2006   

Strengths: good looking! nice picture

Weakness: 500:1 is not very good for gaming

I think it is a good LCD. the widescreen LCD I always like. this one has both Analog and DVI inputs, thats a real great feature, in summary; it's good deal!

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One of the best LCDs out there for the price!
5 Star Review   By member mchiracha - Dec 2, 2006   

Strengths: Great picture, easy to set up, very sleek design. Oh and a great price after rebate!

Weakness: No height adjustment

As a player of first person shooters, I was skeptical of making the move from a CRT to an LCD. After getting this monitor and hooking it up, I found that my worries were unnecessary. This monitor boasts a 19" view area and is a bit shorter than my old 19" non widescreen CRT. However, the widescreen is great. Most games now support widescreen settings and movies of course look fantastic, especially on this monitor. The monitor comes with the monitor of course, a D-Sub cable and DVI cable. It is also HDMI compliant for future use with encrypted forms of video. It boasts a quick 4ms response time so there's no ghosting or blurring in games or video. The native resolution is 1440 x 900, which is pretty good, although there are monitors out there with 1680x 1050 resolution, which is very nice. The only complaint I have so far with this monitor is the stand. You cannot adjust it at all. I have to stack the LCD on two large medical textbooks to keep it at eye level. In summary, this LCD is easy to setup, has great picture quality, has no ghosting in games, and can be had for well under $200 after rebate. Highly recommended!

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I love my choice
5 Star Review   By member balacharyk - Dec 2, 2006   

Strengths: I love LCD monitor, the look is very good and picture clarity is ultimate. I love the product

Weakness: The monitor is not adjustable else all fine

For the price I bought I worth it, the widescreen LCD I always like. My search ends, this replaces my old CRT. This has both Analog and DVI inputs, thats a real great feature,

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Great monitor, good deal
5 Star Review   By member pphos - Dec 2, 2006   

Strengths: Good monitor with awesome pctures. Wide screen and No dead pixels. Very nice with a VGA and a DVI plug.

Weakness: A bit low on the desk/Not adjustable

VGA and DVI cables included. Awesome pixel response time, amazing brightness, great contrast ratio and good picture quality. No dead pixels. Intelligent cable management; the frame around screen is Super Thin -- only 1/2" thick! Only 4ms response time to make it a Great monitor for watching videos. 3 year manufacturer warrenty! Overall, if u are looking for a excellent LCD monitor within similar price range, this is the best u can get!

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Solid Choice
4 Star Review   By member Vorpal - Nov 30, 2006   

Strengths: Very bright and vibrant, great viewing angles, extremely good selection of menu options to customize display, very thin frame works well for dual monitor setup

Weakness: Stand does not swivel or raise in height. Does tilt.

Very good widescreen LCD monitor for a reasonable price. No dead pixels at all. Was glad to see both DVI and VGA cables included. Driver CD includes several different tuning utilities that seem unnecessary. Moreover, they install oddly and seem to not work very well. One of them needed updating to a newer version before it would even run. They didn't seem to offer anything that couldn't be accessed simply using the monitor's built in menu, so I removed them because I was tired of seeing 4 of them in the system tray.

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Samsung 941BW Black 19
4 Star Review   By member tjs317 - Nov 29, 2006   

Strengths: price & contrast!

This monitor blows my Mitsubishi LCD away no more washed out colors & too much red. Totally clarity & great contrast! For the money you can't beat it. it is great for watching movies, surfing, even gaming. couldn't be happier! now I want an LCD TV to go with this monitor

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Can't beat it for the price...
4 Star Review   By member ckrupke - Nov 28, 2006   

Strengths: Price, Samsung reliability

Weakness: A little on the bright side

This monitor was my first LCD monitor after retiring a monstrous old CRT. I wanted to wait for prices to come down and once they did, i pounced on this one. I am very pleased - note that you will need a DVI card, but there are some inexpensive ones out there. I do not do much gaming, but a lot of photo editing and it serves we well there. No dead pixels on my screen. One mild criticism, the screen is extremely bright, but this can be a positive as well. All in all, I recommend the unit highly especially if you are looking for a relatively inexpensive upgrade from CRT land!

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Samsung 940BW
4 Star Review   By member Mapheew - Nov 27, 2006   

Strengths: Size and color

Weakness: none so far

I was trying to get the similar one at best buy on BF but this will have to do. Hopefully this will be comprable to the 931bw. I am excited to use it in my office.

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Samsung Monitor
5 Star Review     

Strengths: Great picture

Weakness: N\A

This was a great return on my investment. It has a great picture and wonderful contrast. It was easy to install and arrived with no damage. I would strongly recommend this to everyone.

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