Samsung SyncMaster F2080 review

A quality PVA monitor at under £200 is almost too good to resist

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Our Verdict

A quality PVA panel that is made all the more sweet when you look at the price tag


  • PVA panel
  • Cheap considering the price of some others


  • Odd resolution

Here we have the quite lovely Samsung SyncMaster F2080 PVA screen here for a heap under £200. So what's not to like?

If you've been used to TN panels and put off by the expense and slower response rate of PVA screens then you can forget it.

The 8ms response time of the F2080 is more than enough for your general gaming needs and the colour reproduction is good enough for all but the most professional of professional image manipulators.

Granted £170 is still a fair amount for a 20-inch display when you can pick up far cheaper 22-inch panels, but the added picture and colour clarity of the PVA screens makes up for it.

At 1,600 x 900 it might seem a little squashed down too, but that is a minor issue. It's a pro monitor to suit an amateur budget.

The simple, functional styling fits in with that; from the plain black bezel to the huge vertical range of the industrial-looking stand.

If you're after a quality PVA panel for a reasonable price then look no further.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeLCD Monitor
Number of Screens1
HDCP SupportedYes
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityEPEAT Gold
Product FamilySyncMaster
Brightness250 cd/m², 250 cd/m²
Screen ModeWSXGA
Colour Support16.7 Million Colours
Maximum Resolution1600 x 900
Brand NameSamsung
Contrast Ratio3,000:1
Mount TypeWall Mountable
Screen Size50.8 cm (20")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Response Time8 ms
Height with Stand357.60 mm
Width with Stand474.10 mm
Depth with Stand197 mm
Height288.9 mm
Width474.1 mm
Depth61.6 mm
Product ModelF2080
Product NameSyncMaster F2080 Widescreen LCD Monitor
Product LineSyncMaster
Manufacturer Part NumberLS20NVTABW/EN
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Detailed Design Lightweight, stylish and slim, our LCD Monitors promise sharp, detailed images, smooth motion quality, and Samsung s exclusive Touch of Color"' design. These stylish, powerful and efficient monitors improve the atmosphere of any desktop.

Weight (Approximate)5.50 kg