Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D 27" 850 Series LED Super PLS Business Monitor Review
14 September 2012
Excerpt: By: Michael Phrakaysone Enter any specialized business facility focused on graphical or video content and you will realize that their displays are not ones consumers would typically use at home. They are not ones you would find at your local Wal-Mart because monitors vary for specific purpose.
Summary: The majority of my use and is text and internet browsing and I used theS27A850 in this regard as a primary display on a gaming PC for several weeks and was very pleased with the overall text quality.
Pros: High resolution - 2560x1440, 3x USB 3.0 Ports, Lots of height adjustment, Display can rotate, Multiple inputs, Good color quality
Cons: Pros:, Construction feels a little cheap, No Display Port Cable, Premium price for the extra resolution
Conclusion: 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 most users but it offers nowhere near the level of picture customization of Eizo’s monitors .
Pros: Picture quality, Better coating than most IPS panels, Ergonomic adjustability, High resolution, Viewing angles, Low power consumption
Cons: Out-of-box settings, Lacks HDMI, Black depth, Some clouding, Color gamut not accurate
Excerpt: The Samsung SA850 monitor is in a class that is slightly above what the day to day computer user will need but will integrate nicely into a home environment if the advanced features are needed.
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Pros: Pleasing all round performance from PLS panel, comparable to e-IPS in many regards, Smoother, non-grainy AG coating, Very good pixel responsiveness
Cons: Some backlight bleed issues (may vary), Poor default setup, needs calibration ideally, Some adjustments from the stand are very stiff
Excerpt: We don't normally review monitors that cost over £500, but Samsung's S27A850D is no ordinary monitor; as well as an impressive features list - a 2,560x1,440 resolution, fully-adjustable stand and three-way USB3 hub - it's the first monitor we've seen using Samsung's new Plane-to-Line Switching (PLS)...
Conclusion: The Samsung S27A850D is designed for the discerning business or home user who requires a large screen with superior colour reproduction and a higher resolution than the average consumer model offers.
Pros: Colours are rich, deep and varied with good consistency, Excellent high-end brightness, good luminance range and quite pleasing white purity, Low haze screen surface handles glare well without profoundly upsetting colour vibrancy or image clarity and is probably the best ‘compromise’ we’ve seen o...
Cons: Some colours appear too deep and oversaturated, No hardware-based support for 2.2 gamma standard and a high luminance required to prevent many colours becoming ‘lifeless’, A light haze and mild diffusion leads to slightly inferior clarity and vibrancy compared to a glossy screen surface – you can...