Samsung SyncMaster 712N 17" LCD Monitor

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  • Bright, Clear and Colorful Picture

    Feb 15, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Thin in depth, thin edges (more display), auto adjust button, great, crisp colors
    Cons: none that i can see

    Summary: I use the samsung syncmaster as an external monitor when im working on my macbook. Although the mac display is bright enough and easy on the eyes, i prefer to do work and watch movies on this monitor because the colors are much more vibrant and crisp. ... read more

  • Samsung SyncMaster 712N. Crisp, bright picture keeps you coming back for more.

    Oct 7, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Bright, crisp picture
    Cons: Makes other monitors look dim or fuzzy.

    Summary: I purchased the Samsung SyncMaster 712N in January of 2005 and have now had it for just over eight months. I was shopping for a complete computer system and decided after some significant research that the Samsung 712N was the monitor that I wanted. I ... read more

  • Very Good LCD

    Jul 22, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very sharp, very good colors, very good brightness, good response time
    Cons: Controls are hard to distinguish from casing, some ghosting effect

    Summary: I've own this Samsung LCD for a few months now and I am absolutely satisfied with it. I must say that I had tried one for one full day at the job. My usage: - browse the internet - word processing - reviewing photos - playing games ( I ... read more

  • Word processors will love it, graphics users look else where

    Jan 24, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Moderately priced, great on screen image controls.
    Cons: Distortion along the edges, lack of sharpness across the screen.

    Summary: I know many people on here write long reviews and some take that as a good review. It drives me crazy when people take 10 words to explain something when 5 will do. With that said I will give you the best concise review I can. I recently purchased ... read more

  • I LOVE my Samsung 17" LCD monitor!

    Jan 13, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks cool, works great, bright, no dead pixels, easy-to-use controls.
    Cons: None so far...

    Summary: Hi y'all! I got a brand new Samsung SyncMaster 712N LCD monitor for Christmas, so I do apologize 'cause I don't know how much it was. First off, I absolutely hate dead pixels - they're not normal, they're a manufacturing defect. So, I was very ... read more

  • Great picture, small footprint, only 2 dead pixels.

    Nov 28, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Crisp fonts, bright graphics, good color, lightweight, small footprint.
    Cons: Two dead pixels right out of the box.

    Summary: If you've never purchased an LCD monitor, then please allow me to save you some grief. Any LCD monitor you buy will have dead pixels, usually just a few, but you'll have to live with the fact that the screen will contain a few randomly placed dots ... read more

  • Disappointed

    Nov 4, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good response time and contrast ratio.
    Cons: Dead pixels. Awkward controls. Poor dead pixel policies.

    Summary: This monitor has such good reviews. Samsung always has monitors in PC world's top ten. The specs, including 12ms and the contrast ratio are superb. They went on sale here recently so I decided it was time to get one. I rushed home and hooked it up. ... read more

  • Great value but colors are not as good.

    Oct 25, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 12ms response time, great image quality, high brightness/contrast ratios, thin bezel
    Cons: No DVI, grey-scale is not good, no height-adjustability.

    Summary: This display has several great options, and far more than its drawbacks. I'm not a graphic designer or a photoshop guy. I use my computer for web-browsing, gaming, work and audio production. So, the most important thing to me is that it can work ... read more

  • Samsung SyncMaster 712n

    Sep 12, 2004 by opinionated3 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Computer Hardware
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compact design and crisp vivid picture
    Cons: none

    Summary: We recently had to purchase some new workstations for new employees in a one of our sales areas. So my boss turned to CompUSA and ordered two HP workstations and two 17' LCD Flat panel monitors to go with them. He chose the LCD flat panels to help save ... read more

  • Fantastic value for a 17 inch monitor!

    Aug 13, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Crisp, vibrant, attractive display with full 17 inches of visual glory!
    Cons: None to think of

    Summary: Browsing the LCD market can certainly be a daunting task, with the numerous sizes, brands, and models available at a wide range of prices. I needed to invest in an LCD for college, as a CRT simply is a waste of space in a miniscule dorm room. Anyway, ... read more

  • Crisp and clear!

    Jul 29, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Image and color reproduction, excellent contrast and brightness, easy to setup, intuitive software.
    Cons: Sparse manual

    Summary: Working in front of CRT screen all day was taking its toll on my eyes, so it was time to ditch my 17 inch Goldstar CRT and look for an LCD. I did extensive research, looking for the ultimate LCD monitor that combined the best features and performance, ... read more

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  • Buyer beware

    Feb 10, 2005 by
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    Pros: Sleek
    Cons: Flickered day of purchase, black screen (died) day after.

    Summary: I bought the product yesterday, and after installing it would flicker on and off every 20min or so. I thought maybe it was adjusting and that was normal. I returned to work this morning and the power light indicator would not stay solid green. In ... read more

  • Just Fine

    Dec 3, 2004 by
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    Pros: Great for text and day to day use, low power consumption.
    Cons: Dead pixel allowance higher than industry standard.

    Summary: Great for an LCD, passable for Photoshop, but not as good as good CRT. Mine has no dead pixels, expect to pay and extra $50 for a no dead pixel guarantee. Better check for Samsung's dead pixel count allowance before they consider the monitor defective. ... read more

  • Samsung 712N Monitor LCD

    Nov 26, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great looking, narrow bezels, name brand, and price.
    Cons: Color, line clearness, dead pixel found.

    Summary: I bought this monitor at a Black Friday Sale at a major retail electronic store for $250 + tax. What a great deal for a nice looking monitor. However... I dont know if it was my bad luck or not, but when I hooked it up, I found a dead pixel in the ... read more

  • The versatile choice !

    Oct 30, 2004 by
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    Pros: PRICE, SPEED, COLORS, adjustability, 3 year limited warranty and LOOK !
    Cons: NO DVI support, OK vertical viewing angle.

    Summary: This is the perfect monitor for gaming. listening to movies and for picture viewing ! No joke, I work in a major chain superstore and I can say that this samsung is awesome for the price. You get ultra fast response of 12ms, superb colors in analog mode, ... read more

  • Awesome deal for its price

    Aug 14, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Price, sharp image, awesome specs.
    Cons: No DVI input.

    Summary: Bought it from Circuit city $460 -$80 rebate, $380 +tax. Color is vivid, text is sharp, footprint is small. You won't regret it. I probably won't buy it from online store since LCD is prone to dead pixel. I can just bring back for exchange at local ... read more

  • Mixed bag

    Aug 12, 2004 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Games and surfing the web look nice and sharp.
    Cons: Poor gray scale, especially if you do a lot of Photoshop work.

    Summary: I bought this monitor with high hopes. I was disappointed. I do a lot of work with Photoshop and found the monitor to have a rather uneven gray scale. It seems to go from too bright to almost black with not enough a gradual gradient in between. On the ... read more

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