Samsung S20D300H Highlights
Pros: Magic Upscale technology. Game Mode.
Cons: No VESA mount support. Limited connectivity options. Low viewing angles.
Samsung S20D300H is a 19.5 inch widescreen LED monitor that offers similar features found in the bigger sized Samsung S27D390H LED monitor. The monitor supports a resolution of 1600x900 pixels, which is not full high-definition. If this does not concern you, then you will not notice much difference. Samsung S20D300H features high-gloss black finish with transparent red gradation around the screen, which gives this monitor a modern look.
Samsung's Mega DCR (Dynamic Contrast Ratio) shows blacks at their absolute darkest and whites and colors at their brightest, thereby delivering excellent picture quality with vibrant colors. Even though the monitor doesn't support full HD resolution, the picture quality is quite good with 250 Nit brightness, 5ms reponse time and 16.7 million colors.
As mentioned previously, Samsung S20D300H comes with features found in bigger sized screens including 'Magic Upscale' technology and 'Game Mode'. The Magic Upscale technology up-converts older video formats and improves image quality when displaying images and video from a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. It prevents image degradation when scaling up and makes images on the monitor appear clearer and sharper than on a notebook. Also, with single button push Game Mode, gamers will love this feature which detects changes in scenes and adjusts contrast so that graphics seem even more alive.
Screen Size : 19.5 inch
Backlight Technology : LED
Panel Technology : IPS (In-Plane Switching)
Response Time : 5 ms
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle : 170?
Vertical Viewing Angle : 160?
Maximum Resolution : 1600x900
Refresh Rate : 60 Hz
Contrast Ratio : Mega ? DCR (20,000,000:1)
Brightness : 250 Nit
Color : 16.7 Million Colors
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Like the Samsung S27D390H, the monitor's connectivity options are also limited to a very minimal selection of ports: HDMI and VGA. It also features Eco Saving Modes (25 percent, 50 percent, or power saving off) and an in-built timer to reduce energy consumption. The monitor measures 7.3 x 14.9 x 18.7 inches and weighs 5.1 pounds.
Samsung S20D300H is ideal for people who are looking for a very affordable monitor without compromising on features. It comes with technology like 'Magic Upscale' usually found in bigger, more expensive screens. Some may be put off by the lower resolution but if you are just looking to use it as a work monitor, or for doing basic productivity tasks then we think this could be a perfect choice. If you really need a full high-definition monitor, then check out our review of the Samsung S27D390H LED monitor.