The Samsung SyncMaster 305T is a 30in display that has first-rate image quality overall, although colours looked slightly dull in some photos.

The Samsung SyncMaster 305T performed well in our image-quality tests, showing sharp text and nuanced colour.

Expert jurors were impressed with the Samsung SyncMaster 305T's rendering of text in a Microsoft Word document, as well as in a screen of repeating E's and M's.

The Samsung SyncMaster 305T showed a couple of photos in which colours appeared a bit muted in comparison with the other displays in the test group, but colour representation seemed good overall.

This Samsung SyncMaster 305T has a smooth black bezel and a circular stand. It tilts and swivels smoothly, although it is not height-adjustable, and it doesn't pivot. The Samsung SyncMaster 305T is wall-mountable.

The only control the Samsung SyncMaster 305T has to adjust the screen is one for brightness - buttons on the front of the bezel increase and decrease the brightness of the Samsung SyncMaster 305T, and that's it. Currently no on-screen components are available to support the Samsung SyncMaster 305T's high resolution of 2,560 by 1,600 pixels, but Samsung states that future versions of this model should include an on-screen display for adjustments.

The Samsung SyncMaster 305T is a 30in display that has first-rate image quality overall, although colours looked slightly dull in some photos.

Two downstream USB ports reside on the back of the Samsung SyncMaster 305T. Samsung also includes a power-saver mode - this switches the monitor to a low-power status when it has not been in use for some time.

At around £1,300, the Samsung SyncMaster 305T is certainly pricey, but it falls well within the range of what other 30in LCDs cost. If you seek a monitor on which to spread out and see lots of documents at once, the Samsung SyncMaster 305T would be a fine choice.

Samsung SyncMaster 305T: Specs

  • 30in flat-panel
  • native resolution 2,560x1,600
  • S-PVA panel
  • 0.250 pixel pitch
  • 16:10 aspect ratio
  • 6ms response time
  • 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 178/178-degree viewing angles
  • brightness 300 cd/m2
  • 102% NTSC colour gamut
  • Dual Link DVI-D
  • HDCP compliant
  • 4 downstream USB ports
  • 690x503x279mm
  • 11.8kg
  • VESA wall-mount
  • 3-year warranty
  • 30in flat-panel
  • native resolution 2,560x1,600
  • S-PVA panel
  • 0.250 pixel pitch
  • 16:10 aspect ratio
  • 6ms response time
  • 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 178/178-degree viewing angles
  • brightness 300 cd/m2
  • 102% NTSC colour gamut
  • Dual Link DVI-D
  • HDCP compliant
  • 4 downstream USB ports
  • 690x503x279mm
  • 11.8kg
  • VESA wall-mount
  • 3-year warranty

OUR VERDICT

At around £1,300, the Samsung SyncMaster 305T is certainly pricey, but it falls well within the range of what other 30in LCDs cost. If you seek a monitor on which to spread out and see lots of documents at once, the Samsung SyncMaster 305T would be a fine choice. See also: Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP 30in flat-panel display and HP LP3065.

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