Samsung's 305T joins the small but select group of huge 30in widescreen monitors - a well-made high-quality panel with excellent colour reproduction.
However, the Samsung 305T brings more to the table than size. Most consumer-grade flat-panels use TN+film technology which, although available at some temptingly low prices, has severe limitations in terms of viewing angles and colour reproduction. This display however is the flagship model in a range of monitors using a more expensive S-PVA technology.
S-PVA offers far wider viewing angles than TN+film which means that colours don't shift as your head moves around - a common problem with the lower-cost technology.
The Samsung 305T claims to be able to display a colour range covering 102 percent of the NTSC gamut, which is far in excess of the capabilities of standard displays and our tests confirmed that it can indeed produce a very wide range of colours although not quite as wide as Hazro's competing HZ30W.
This means if you're seriously into photo editing or digital illustration you'll be able to reproduce real-world colours more accurately onscreen.
However, Windows doesn't expect this kind of colour capability by default so it's important to install the correct driver, or better still calibrate the Samsung 305T with a hardware device to achieve best results.