Pros Bright picture, easy setup
Cons Power button falls inside case on two identical units
Summary Initially bought SyncMaster 960BF a few years ago and have been very pleased with it and have had no problems whatosever. Wife needed a new monitor, so I thought Samsung would be good, and after researching it for a few months went ahead with the purchase of the 932B. Upon setting this monitor up, we (of course) needed to push the power button to make it work - it fell inside the case. Thinking this was an isolated problem, we returned the monitor and received an exact duplicate as replacement - set the new one up and the same thing happened again. This, to my standards, represents a serious design flaw, and certainly not up to Samsung's usual high quality standards. I chose not to try a 3rd monitor - twice was enough to change my mind forever about any future Samsung monitors.
Pros Affordable; DVI hookup unlike some cheaper monitors; great contrast; bright; good pre-sets for movie/game/text/net
Cons Some may find it too bright; no vertical adjustment; no USB hubs
Summary I have an old Powerbook 12" G4 and I really needed to stop straining my eyes and get a monitor. Because it's an older model, my graphics card won't support widescreen display, so I was looking for a good deal at 19" size with the 4:3 display ratio. I looked around at ViewSonic and some of the generics but I couldn't find a better deal than this Samsung (mine is also black like the first reviewer mentioned). Some of the cheaper models did not support DVI input; others just weren't very clear, had viewing angle problems, or cost too much.
The Samsung is very bright, very crisp, with great contrast; my girlfriend and I also use it for watching DVDs full-screen and it performs very well, especially on "game" or "movie" setting where the color is a little more robust.
It's a bit heavy and could have a smaller "footprint" on the desk but overall this monitor is very highly recommended. I'd like if it had USB plugs or speakers but that would just raise the price, and most monitor speakers are pretty bad anyway.
I believe Samsungs also have better warranties than most other monitors, if that matters to you.
Pros Very bright, great response time, cool design, comes with dvi cord
Cons Setting up the base is a hassle. Need two pair of hands to set it properly.
Summary It's been a week now that I have had this panel and all I can say is WOW. Clarification: I have the 932BF model which is black instead of white. That's the only difference and CNET doesn't have that model posted.
This monitor is very bright (2000:1 dynamic contrast ratio) and with a quick 2ms respond time it's a steal at 230$ (on sale but reg is 269$CAN). I decided to get a standard 4:3 monitor because not enough applications are made for widescreen monitors yet and to my eyes, for now, widescreen for computers is a big gimmick.
If your video card supports it, this monitor will handle pretty well a "change" from it's native resolution if you have older applications that require a smaller resolution (like older games). I couldn't be happier with this screen. Only reason it didn't get a 10 was because the stand is a ***** to install. Once it is though it's very stable. Note that there is no high ajustment to it, just angle ajustments which was fine for me.