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Samsung LS20C300
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Samsung LS20C300 PC Monitor

19.5" Mega Contrast LED Feb 2014
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Integrated Card Reader Release Date
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6 Reasons For

Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name

The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of this LCD screen is Mega Contrast, which is the most commonly found dynamic contrast ratio marketing name on comparable spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago.

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Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens

Samsung has good average ratings for its small monitors as well as across its entire LCD screen range.

LED Display Type

This LCD screen has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on PC screens of this age and type.

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Has an Integrated Card Reader

The Samsung LS20C300 has an integrated card reader. Most of the other LCD screens that have been available for around the same time as the LS20C300 do not have an integrated card reader.

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1600 X 900 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the LS20C300 is 1600 x 900. That's 13% more resolution than a 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) PC screen, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all comparable spec LCD screens that were released around the same time as the LS20C300 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Light

Across all the small monitors that have been on the market for more than two years the weights range from 2.9g to 19kg. With a weight of only 2.1 kilograms, the Samsung LS20C300 is one of the lighter comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This PC display has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many PC monitors of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most PC screens of this type and age do not have a built-in speaker. The LS20C300 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most PC displays of a similar age and type to the LS20C300 are not 3D compatible. The Samsung LS20C300 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Neovo C-17[plb_2287203_price], or the Samsung SMT-1934[plb_1414675_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the LS20C300 do not have a built-in camera. The LS20C300 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other PC screens which also have a built-in camera to this LCD screen and we think the Asus VK207[plb_1488454_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Samsung LS20C300

Running Costs Are Average

The LS20C300 is typical compared to the other 264 flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the LS20C300 will cost £34 over 5 years to run.

Released Over Two Years Ago

Samsung released the LS20C300 over two years ago.

Specification

Display
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Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Ports & Interfaces
VGA (D-Sub) Port
DVI Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Built-In Microphone
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Networking
Ethernet LAN Port
WiFi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
Adjustable Height
Tilt Adjustment
LED Indicator
Power
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Input Voltage
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Certificates
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Energy Star Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
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Bundled Software
Cable Included
Manual Included
AC Adapter Included
User Guide On CD-ROM

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £32.05
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £33.88
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung LS20C300uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.17T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.17 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
5
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 5 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung s20c300, samsung ls20c300, samsung s20c300b, samsung ls20c300b, samsung s20c300bl, samsung ls20c300bl

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