Buyer's Guide 2008: Displays
Dramatically improve your efficiency and enjoyment of digital darkroom work with a big, bright LCD
The Samsung SyncMaster line of LCDs offers a variety of high-quality monitors with a wide price range. Whether you do serious imaging work or you're on a tight budget but still require a display with a high level of color reproduction, there's a SyncMaster monitor to meet your needs.
The Samsung SyncMaster XL20 is a 20-inch monitor that provides up to 114 percent of the NTSC color gamut. Designed for serious imaging work, the XL20 supports users who demand very accurate color temperature, brightness uniformity and color reproduction. The monitor covers the full Adobe RGB color space and has a resolution of 1600 x 1200. Estimated Street Price: $1,999.
A more affordable option is the sleek SyncMaster 245BW. The 24-inch wide-screen features a dynamic 3000:1 contrast ratio, 1920 x 1200 resolution and a range of technologies designed to provide enhanced control of picture adjustments. Estimated Street Price: $549.
The SyncMaster 226CW is a 22-inch widescreen that covers a wide color gamut. It features 1680 x 1050 resolution and the same impressive contrast ratio as the 245BW. Estimated Street Price: $379.