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Samsung S27A850
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Samsung S27A850 PC Monitor

pcauthority.com.au Recommended CNET.com Editor's Choice uk.hardware.info Silver Trusted Reviews Recommended Expert Reviews Ultimate
27" LED 642.5mm Jul 2012
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We re very impressed by the detail and image performance of the new PLS panel, the screen's ecology features and the design of the anti-glare finish The Samsung SA850 Monitor showcases an... More
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19 Reasons For

Twelve Industry Awards

Expert review sites love this flatpanel monitor and have given it twelve awards.

This PC display received a "Recommended" from Trusted Reviews, Pcauthority.com.au, Modsynergy.com, Dreamwarecomputers.com and Alphr.com all of whom wrote that this Samsung PC monitor was good.

The reviewers at three other expert review sites all thought that this flatpanel monitor was very good. Bcchardware.com and Uk.hardware.info both gave this PC monitor a "Silver" award and Hardware.info gave it a "Silver Award".

The reviewers at two additional expert review sites both concluded that this medium monitor was superb and gave it their highest award. CNET.com and CNET.com.au both gave this PC display an "Editor's Choice" award.

Expert Reviews gave this PC screen an "Ultimate" award and it received a "Smart Buy" award from Extrahardware.cz.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this PC screen is 85 out of 100 based on twelve expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar.

Good Technical Features

Some Samsung S27A850 owners who bought it concluded that it had good features. Trustedreviews.com gave this PC monitor a rating of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Samsung S27A850 on expert website Trusted Reviews “Has generous connectivity, class-leading adjustability and innovative features galore”. Four years ago Expertreviews.co.uk wrote on expert review site Expert Reviews “Samsung's S27A850D is no ordinary monitor; as well as an impressive features list - a 2,560x1,440 resolution, fully-adjustable stand” and rated the Samsung S27A850 5 stars.

Nice Design

One person mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good looking. Expert website Cnet.com said “The Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D is a well-designed, stylish, professional monitor with great options”. One customer concluded that the Samsung S27A850 was a good design.

Good Size

A number of people who bought it thought it was thin. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on Trusted Reviews five years ago “It's slim and fairly well-built”. Expert website Flatpanelshd.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “The 24-inch S24A850D – monitor offers a slim design with the classic black matte bezel used on most professional monitors”.

Robust

One person thought the Samsung S27A850 was well made.

Good Connectivity

One Samsung S27A850 owner wrote that the product was good in terms of connectivity.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who purchased the product wrote that it had good colour saturation. Four years ago Expertreviews.co.uk rated it as excellent and mentioned in their review of the Samsung S27A850 on expert review site Expert Reviews “It's the new PLS panel, with its amazing contrast and colours, that steals the show”.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed the Samsung S27A850 concluded that it was good quality. Alphr.com said in their review of the Samsung S27A850 “A highly adjustable, good quality monitor at a reasonable price – a successful début for Samsung's fledgling PLS panel technology”.

Easy to Use

One customer who bought this PC monitor considered that it was easy to use the menus. Four years ago expert review site Flatpanelshd.com wrote “The picture settings options are adequate for most users”.

Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name

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

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Samsung Has Good PC Screen Reviews

On average Samsung medium monitors have good ratings as do all PC displays built by Samsung.

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LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

Alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to consider include the AOC u3477 ($599.99) which has better reviews.

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Two DVI-D Ports

Most comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for more than two years have between 1 and 10 DVI-D ports, including the S27A850 which has two DVI-D ports.

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Quite High Maximum Height Adjustment

The maximum height adjustments of flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the S27A850 range from 13mm to 850mm. With a maximum height adjustment of 150 millimeters, the Samsung S27A850 has a fairly high maximum height adjustment compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of medium monitors that were released around the same time as the S27A850 is 28cm and the biggest is 770cm. The S27A850 has a quite big display diagonal (68.6 centimeters) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the S27A850.

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2560 X 1600 (WQXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Samsung S27A850 has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA). That's 98% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). PC displays of this type and age graphics resolutions range from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.

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Supports One Placement

The S27A850 has a greater number of placements than most PC monitors of this age and type. This PC screen supports a Horizontal placement, which is the most frequently supported placement supported by PC displays of this type and age.

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Very Shallow

The depths of LCD screens that are a similar age to the S27A850 range from 12mm to 560mm, and the average depth is 110mm. With a depth of only 40.5 millimeters, the Samsung S27A850 is quite shallow compared to most of the other PC displays of this type and age.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port

The Samsung S27A850 is a one USB Type-A downstream port LCD screen.

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Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This PC monitor has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is typical of many LCD screens that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The S27A850 does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other PC screens which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to look at including the iiyama XB2483HSU which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The S27A850 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC displays of a similar age and type to the S27A850 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Asus VG23AH which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung S27A850 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC screens of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been available for more than two years, the S27A850 does 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 DELL U2413 ($429.99) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of this type and age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The S27A850 is a one USB 2.0 port LCD screen. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the S27A850 have between one and five USB 2.0 ports.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The number of cables included found on the Samsung S27A850 is more than most LCD screens of this age and spec. The most frequently found cable included is AC, but this cable included is not found on this LCD screen. The cables included DisplayPort are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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Heavy

The lightest PC screen of this type and age is 3g weight, the heaviest is 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. At 6.6 kilograms, the S27A850 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the S27A850.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung S27A850

Released Over Four Years Ago

This flatpanel monitor has been on the market for over four years.

Specification

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12 Awards

alphr.com Recommended CNET.com.au Editor's Choice pcauthority.com.au Recommended CNET.com Editor's Choice hardware.info Silver Award Bcchardware.com Silver uk.hardware.info Silver extrahardware.cz Smart Buy dreamwarecomputers.com Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended Expert Reviews Ultimate modsynergy.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

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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…

19 April 2012

Pcauthority.com.au

The SyncMaster S27A850D is the first of a new breed, and marks the début of Samsung's Plane to Line Switching, or PLS, panel technology. The physical differences are evident from the off. Where... Read more…

5 April 2012

There is probably a lot more we could cover with the S27A850 LCD from Samsung - such as USB 3.0 port speed and such. In the end, if you're buying this 2560x1440 panel, you are probably buying it...

Bcchardware.com

16 March 2012

Samsung's S27A850D ? and the 24-inch S24A850D ? monitor offers a slim design with the classic black matte bezel used on most professional monitors. The picture settings options are adequate for...

16 January 2012

We have a habit of relentlessly banging the TN-vs-the-rest drum. But we do it because we care. Both about technology and your very fine elves. Sorry, selves. Samsung's all-new S27A850D has us at... Read more…

16 January 2012

We have a habit of relentlessly banging the TN-vs-the-rest drum. But we do it because we care. Both about technology and your very fine elves. Sorry, selves.Samsung's all-new S27A850D has us at... Read more…

10 January 2012

The S27A850D's adjustable stand, USB3 hub and 2,560x1,440 resolution are all very good, but it's the new PLS panel, with its amazing contrast and colours, that steals the show...

Expert Reviews

15 November 2011

Modsynergy.com

Turning on the S27A850D is very quick. From the time you turn on the monitor to when it displays the image source on screen takes only two seconds, which is the fastest I?ve experienced so far on... Read more…

29 October 2011

The Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D is a well-designed, stylish, professional monitor with great options and performance...

CNET.com.au

Dreamwarecomputers.com

27 October 2011

Dreamwarecomputers.com

Today I have a goliath sized monitor here to try out - the Samsung SA850 isn't only large in terms of it's 27" screen size, but it also has an incredibly high 2560x1440 resolution (higher than... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $62.06
Electricity cost when on standby $2.31
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Total running cost over 5 years $64.37
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung s27a850, samsung s27a850t, samsung 2560x1440
Barcodes 00646543011013, 00729507818740, 00887810001096, 07295078187408, 08806071354491

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