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Samsung S27B970D
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Samsung S27B970D PC Monitor

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27" Mega Contrast LED Jul 2014
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
Maximise your viewing experience with Samsung's superior PLS technology (Plane to Line Switching). Regular screens suffer from what is called Colour Shift, which reduces the picture quality and... More
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7 Reasons For

Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name

The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of this PC screen is Mega Contrast, which is typical of many PC screens of this age and spec.

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Good Brand

Samsung has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC display range compared to other brands.

LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to it.

Alternative PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the AOC e2250Swdnk.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Unlike most of the other similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the S27B970D which do not have a built-in speaker, the Samsung S27B970D has a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other LCD screens with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the LG IPS231P.

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1440p Video Mode

The most resolution of the Samsung S27B970D is 1440p. That's 33% more resolution than a 1080p PC monitor, which is the most common resolution. 1080p is also found on this PC display.

This PC display's resolution (1440p) is in fact the best resolution across all PC displays of this age and spec.

Across similar types of PC display the worst resolution is 480p.

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the Samsung 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 PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to the S27B970D the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Shallow

At only 23.9 millimeters, the S27B970D is very shallow compared to most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the S27B970D. The average depth of flatpanel monitors that have been available for a similar time to the S27B970D is 110mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port

The Samsung S27B970D is a one USB Type-A downstream port PC display.

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Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This flatpanel monitor has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio on LCD screens that came out around the same time as it.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other PC displays of a similar age and spec to the S27B970D, the S27B970D is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a PC monitor that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the AOC d2757Ph, or the Asus VG236 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung S27B970D does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC displays that came out more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Samsung S27B970D does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other PC displays of this type and age also do not have an integrated card reader.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC displays with an integrated card reader and we think the U2413 ($439.70), or the U2713H ($682.40) both from DELL or the Acer DA220 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Maximum Height Adjustment

The Samsung S27B970D has a quite low maximum height adjustment (only 100 millimeters) compared to most of the other LCD screens that came out around the same time as the S27B970D. The average maximum height adjustment of PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the S27B970D is 130mm, and the maximum height adjustments range from 13mm to 850mm.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on LCD screens of this age and spec.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The S27B970D is a one USB 2.0 port flatpanel monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the S27B970D have between one and five USB 2.0 ports.

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Only One HDMI Port

The S27B970D is a one HDMI port flatpanel monitor.

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Quite High Maximum Power Consumption

The lowest maximum power consumption of LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the S27B970D is 5.4W and the highest is 250W. At 63 Watts, the Samsung S27B970D has a fairly high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the S27B970D.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung S27B970D

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Samsung PC monitor has been on the market for over two years.

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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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Electricity cost when switched on $65.72
Electricity cost when on standby $2.36
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Total running cost over 5 years $68.08
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung s27b970, samsung s27b970d
Barcodes 08806085331631
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