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Samsung U32D970Q PC Monitor

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31.5" Mega Contrast LED 727.8mm Aug 2014
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7 Reasons For

Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name

The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of this LCD screen is Mega Contrast, which is typical of many PC displays of a similar spec and age to it.

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Samsung Flatpanel Monitors Have Good Reviews

Samsung is one of the superior PC monitor brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and Samsung also has good reviews for its medium monitors.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.

Other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at include a cheaper LCD screen such as the Samsung UD22B ($1,259.99) or you might consider a higher scoring LCD screen such as the Samsung S27B971, or the Eizo FlexScan EV3237 ($1,708.99).

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Two DisplayPorts

The U32D970Q is a two DisplayPort flatpanel monitor.

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Very Many Display Colour Count

At 1,070 million, the U32D970Q has a very many display colour count compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that came out around the same time as the U32D970Q. The display colour counts of comparable spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago range from 0.21M to 1,100M.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the U32D970Q is 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A 3840 x 2160 graphics resolution is in fact the best resolution amongst all PC displays of this spec and age.

Amongst comparable types of LCD screen the worst resolution is 640 x 350.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 350 candellas per square meter, the Samsung U32D970Q has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for more than two years. The average display brightness of medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the U32D970Q is 290 cd/m².

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12 Reasons Against

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port

Most PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the U32D970Q have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Samsung U32D970Q which has one USB Type-A downstream port.

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Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This LCD screen has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found dynamic contrast ratio on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Samsung U32D970Q does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the U32D970Q also do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the Neovo RX-32; or the Samsung S27B971, or the NEC MultiSync EA304 are also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most LCD screens of this spec and age are not 3D compatible. The Samsung U32D970Q is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The U32D970Q does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to look at including the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the U32D970Q, the Samsung U32D970Q does not have an integrated card reader.

We compared all the other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader to this flatpanel monitor and we think the DELL U3011 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec flatpanel monitors that are a comparable age to it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most flatpanel monitors that have been around for around the same time as the U32D970Q have between one and five USB 2.0 ports, including the Samsung U32D970Q which has one USB 2.0 port.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the U32D970Q have response times of between 1ms and 40ms. At 8 milliseconds, the Samsung U32D970Q has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Maximum Power Consumption

Similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to the U32D970Q have maximum power consumptions of between 5.4W and 250W. At 140 Watts, the Samsung U32D970Q has a fairly high maximum power consumption compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the U32D970Q.

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Heavy

Comparable spec PC displays that are a similar age to the U32D970Q have weights of between 3g and 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. With a weight of 10.3 kilograms, the U32D970Q is very heavy compared to most of the other PC monitors of this age and type.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the U32D970Q have annual energy consumptions of between 0.02kWh and 29,000kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 260kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 131 kilowatt hours, the Samsung U32D970Q has a very high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung U32D970Q

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Samsung flatpanel monitor was released.

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Expert Reviews

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14 August 2015

We have already tested quite a few screens that sport a resolution of 3440x1440 pixels , but if you are looking for a serious amount of desktop space Ultra HD offers even more. The disadvantage is... Read more…

29 July 2015

Ultra-high definition monitors are a boom to creative professionals and well-heeled enthusiasts, and this 32-inch model from Samsung is one of the highest-quality displays we've ever tested.... Read more…

13 April 2015

Samsung UD970 This is an extremely pricey bit of kit that looks beautiful, has all the right ports in all the right places, and is certainly the best 4Ker we've seen so far. It may have been...

24 March 2015

The Samsung U32D970Q is a 32-inch, professional-grade Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) monitor that's beautifully designed. It offers very accurate colors, solid gray-scale reproduction, and a plethora...

2 December 2014

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What is the Samsung UD970? Samsung's latest screen is aimed squarely at professionals, but this is no standard office panel. For starters, the UD970 costs £1700 ? a price that'll put it out of... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 13 August 2015 by Rawhide
Rawhide would recommend the Samsung U32D970Q

I have been using a 21" Sony GDM-F500R CRT monitor for over 14 years and have been very impressed with it. Monitors have come and gone and no LCD panel that I have seen over the years could ever... Read more…

PURCHASE PRICE for this review: £1059 outside Amazon PROs + very high resolution + fine pixel pitch + huge difference when you were used to a 27" display + very accurate hardware calibration +... Read more…

Reviewed 16 December 2015 by Jim
Jim would recommend the Samsung U32D970Q

You don't notice how good this monitor is until you place it next to another one, in my case a few years older. I've always purchased high quality monitors, so the ones I'm comparing it to are no... Read more…

Reviewed 10 December 2015 by Frank
Frank would recommend the Samsung U32D970Q (Verified Purchase)

I am a college instructor of photography and have been since 1979. In deciding on a monitor, I did some research. After looking at what seems to be 20 or 30 different choices, I selected the... Read more…

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Light Bleed
Reviewed 11 November 2015 by ShutterMan

Seems like a nice monitor, I just could not get over the light bleed issue. I'm undecided on whether or not I will try again...

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Electricity cost when switched on $161.66
Electricity cost when on standby $2.36
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Total running cost over 5 years $164.02
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.0 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 27 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers code u32d970, code lu32d97, code u32d970q, code lu32d97k, code lu32d97kq, samsung p206505, samsung u32d970, code lu32d97kqs, samsung lu32d97, samsung p206505p, samsung u32d970q, code lu32d97kqsr, samsung lu32d97k, samsung lu32d97kq, samsung 3840x2160, samsung lu32d97kqs, samsung lu32d97kqsr, samsung lu32d97kqsre, samsung lu32d97kqsren
Barcodes 00808112943280, 08806086304269, 08806086432979

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