Summary: The Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D is a well-designed, stylish, professional monitor with great options and performance.
Pros: The Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D delivers great overall performance, and has a useful assortment of connections, including three USB 3.0 ports. The monitor's stylish but practical design provides many ergonomic options.
Cons: Compared with other professional monitors, the S27A850D lacks a few OSD configuration details. Also, HDMI would have been useful.
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. It is a demonstration of Samsung’s newest panel type; PLS (Plane to Line Switching) which is designed to take LG’s increasingly abundant IPS (In Plane Switching) technology head on.
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 overall, Unique styling with brushed metal elements, slender neck and design which retains full adjustability, excellent connectivity and VESA compatibility, 2560 x 1440 native...
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’t use the screen as a mirror when it’s displaying black either, Black uniformity is fairly lacklustre and ‘PLS glow’ is present – some noticeable detail loss during dark scen...
Excerpt: Hvor stor en computerskærm er nødvendig til at klare et job? Spørger du din CFO (økonomichef), vil han/hun sikkert mene, at 20 tommer eller deromkring er rigeligt, og så starter priserne under 1.000 kroner. Men ligesom tv’erne til hjemmebrug bevæger computerskærmene sig opad i størrelse og nedad i pris, så den bevilgende myndighed bestiller måske ikke en mentalundersøgelse, hvis du begynder at tale om 24" eller 27" – i hvert fald ikke før du nævner Samsung s SA850-serie.