2. Technical Satisfaction: Samsung
Category: Flat Panel Displays
Technical Satisfaction Rating: 89.6
Samsung beat its closest competitor in the category, ViewSonic, by nearly four points. Its highest subcategory score, in the Image Quality criterion, was a 97.5, besting runner-up ViewSonic by 5.5 points. Last year, Samsung came in second place in the Technical Satisfaction criterion, losing to Hewlett Packard; HP did not compete in the category in 2011.