Samsung S20C300BL
Samsung S20C300BL
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Samsung S20C300BL

A cheap to run and average value for money 1600 x 900 flatpanel monitor
19.5" 1600 X 900 Pixels LED No Jul 2015
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Samsung S20C300BL Review

With very low running costs but representing good value for money, we have ranked the Samsung S20C300BL number 700 across all PC monitors.
Missing Some Features
2 Years Old
£38 Over 8 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 48?

NEC flatpanel monitors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this PC monitor is slightly out of date, and newer PC screens with more up to date technology are available. View the latest PC screens 2017.
It has running costs of only £38 over 8 years, which puts it in the cheapest 5% of all 2,768 flatpanel monitors that we have compared it to.
This PC monitor is missing some features:
Does not have a built-in USB hub
Quite narrow viewing angle, horizontal
Quite narrow viewing angle, vertical
Only 1600 x 900 pixels display resolution

Samsung S20C300BL In-Depth Analysis


Very Good Brand

We checked 7,446 user and expert reviews (including 1,059 verified purchases) for Samsung PC displays and found that on average Samsung has very good reviews. 94% of those that bought a Samsung flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money


Does Not Have a Built-In USB Hub

The Samsung S20C300BL does not have a built-in USB hub, although it is worth keeping in mind that 85% of LCD screens also do not have a built-in USB hub.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Horizontal

Across all the flatpanel monitors the viewing angles, horizontal range from 17° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. The S20C300BL's viewing angle, horizontal of only 170° is fairly narrow compared to most other LCD screens. It is in the narrowest 22% of all LCD screens when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Narrow Viewing Angle, Vertical

The viewing angle, vertical of the S20C300BL of only 160° is in the narrowest 17% of all PC monitors when sorted by this feature. LCD screens have viewing angles, vertical of between 10° and 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 160°.

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Only 1600 X 900 Pixels Display Resolution

The S20C300BL has a maximum display resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels. That's 31% smaller display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC screen, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all PC displays is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2880 pixels.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The S20C300BL does not have a built-in speaker(s), although this is within the context that 53% of PC displays also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This LCD screen was released in July 2015.

Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the S20C300BL will cost only £38 over 8 years to run, which is in the cheapest 5% of all 2,768 PC screens.

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£9 Cheaper
Wider viewing angle, vertical
Wider viewing angle, horizontal
£24.10 more expensive to run over five years
£6.53 cheaper to run
£25 More Expensive
Wider viewing angle, vertical
8° wider viewing angle, horizontal
£271 More Expensive