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Samsung SyncMaster 305T 30-inch LCD

Michael Larabel

Published on 12 September 2008
Written by Michael Larabel
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The photographs in this area are from the Blender3D-created "Big Buck Bunny" film in 1080p H.264. The OpenGL test was Lightsmark 2008, which is available through the Phoronix Test Suite.


During our testing of the Samsung SyncMaster 305T monitor we experienced no problems with ghosting or lagging or other visual imperfections. The viewing angles for this monitor were also great and close to its 178 / 178 degree rating.

Conclusion:

After using the Samsung SyncMaster 305T for several weeks now we have been very pleased with this 30" monitor. We had purchased this monitor for expanded graphics testing at 2560 x 1600 and its serving that purpose well. Gaming on a 30" display is also phenomenal, but this high-resolution display can also boost productivity from the added screen real estate and thus easier multi-tasking between applications. Our only complaint about the Samsung SyncMaster 305T is its price tag of about $1250 USD, but in comparison to other 30" monitors it's not a bad deal. The Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC is priced about the same while both are several hundred dollars cheaper than the Apple 30" Cinema Display. If you have a sufficient budget next time you are looking at upgrading your monitor, the Samsung SyncMaster 305T is worth considering.

Pricing information on the Samsung 305T and other LCD monitors is available through TestFreaks.com.

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About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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