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Samsung S27B970D
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Samsung S27B970D PC Monitor

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27" LED Jun 2012
Screen Size Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
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10 Reasons For

Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name

The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of this PC display is Mega Contrast, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio marketing name on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.

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Samsung PC Displays Have Good Reviews

Based on 3,845 expert and user reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its PC displays. Samsung also has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other brands.

LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on PC monitors of a comparable type and age to it.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display and we think because of it's better review score, the AOC e2250Swdnk, and the NEC MultiSync EA244 ($1,049.00) is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The S27B970D has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other comparable spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago which do not have a built-in speaker.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

The S27B970D has one of the wider vertical viewing angles (178 degrees) amongst PC screens of this age. PC displays of this age and type have vertical viewing angles of between 50° and 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

Across all the PC displays of a similar age and type to the S27B970D the horizontal viewing angles range from 60° to 1,800°. At 178 degrees, the S27B970D has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the S27B970D.

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the S27B970D is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago the resolution ranges from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.

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Quite High RMS Rated Audio Power

With an RMS rated audio power of 7 Watts, the S27B970D has one of the higher RMS rated audio powers amongst PC displays of this age. LCD screens of a similar age and type to the S27B970D have RMS rated audio powers of between 0.5W and 49W, and the average RMS rated audio power is 5.2W.

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Has Four Cables Included

The Samsung S27B970D has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to it. This PC screen has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the S27B970D. The cables included "DisplayPort", "DVI" and "USB" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Shallow

The depth of the S27B970D of only 23.2 millimeters is one of the shallowest amongst LCD screens that are a comparable age to the S27B970D. Medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the S27B970D have depths of between 12mm and 560mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This LCD screen has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the S27B970D, the Samsung S27B970D is not 3D compatible.

PC screens which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the AOC d2757Ph, or the Asus VG236 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The S27B970D does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec PC displays that have been around for a comparable time to the S27B970D also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago, the S27B970D does not have an integrated card reader.

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC screens which also have an integrated card reader including the U2413 ($450.99), or the U2713H ($682.40) both from DELL or the Acer DA220 which also has a higher rating.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium monitors that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly High Maximum Power Consumption

With a maximum power consumption of 63 Watts, the S27B970D has a quite high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been available for more than two years. The maximum power consumptions of PC screens of this spec and age range from 5.4W to 250W.

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Heavy

Medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the S27B970D have weights of between 3g and 39kg. With a weight of 5.7 kilograms, the S27B970D is fairly heavy compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and spec.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung S27B970D

Released Over Four Years Ago

This PC display has been on the market for over four years.

Specification

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Built-In Speaker
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Integrated TV Tuner
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Expert Reviews

(47)
20 October 2014

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Excellent colour quality
Gorgeous looking monitor
Wide viewing angles
Excellent color quality
Good light grayscale performance
An expensive piece of hardware
Display has a reflective coating
Lacks a dedicated audio input
Expensive
Reflective coating
19 August 2013

Most IT product categories tend to evolve rapidly, but developments in computer monitors have been decidedly slower. Although larger screens are slowly becoming more affordable, the most common... Read more…

15 April 2013

This is another large flat panel, and, what a unit this is. Not only is it big at 27inches but it also can display a lot more that that seen on most other panels as the maximum resolution is... Read more…

13 February 2013

If you demand maximum pixel density and the highest resolution on your desktop PC, these 27-inch screens from ViewSonic and Samsung do not disappoint. Today, we put ViewSonic's VP2770-LED and... Read more…

8 December 2012

You have to hand it to Samsung, the company knows how to design a sexy looking monitor. The snappily-titled S27B970 is huge 27? PLS monitor with a brushed metal base, curved stand containing... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 21 October 2012 by I. A. T.

Here's all you need to know: Expensive? yes Worth it? yes! + Stunning picture quality + Wide colour gamut + Minimal calibration needed + No banding on dark colours + One of the nicest designs I've... Read more…

Reviewed 23 November 2012 by Asim Qureshi
(Verified Purchase)

I recently went ahead after a lot of research and went across and bought this monitor. I have to say I am quite pleased with my decision thus... Read more…

Reviewed 26 January 2014 by H
(Verified Purchase)

I actually got 4 of these in total before I settled on one. The first I received was scratched so that went straight back. The second and third I actually bought from another retailer as the price... Read more…

Reviewed 29 January 2013 by Steve Baker
(Verified Purchase)

Although the monitor provides a stunning display, I'm afraid I can't bring myself to give it more than three stars due to the following two issues: 1. The first monitor I received had problems... Read more…

Reviewed 17 December 2012 by Blaze
(Verified Purchase)

Expensive but well worth it for picture quality, HDMI input will not run at max resolution, without which you lose the very good audio output. The 2560 x 1440 resolution is essential if working on... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers s27b970, s27b970d, samsung s27b970, samsung s27b970d
Barcodes 00729507819426, 08806085114937
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