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Samsung-s27a850d.33333135
8.2 out of 10

Samsung S27A850

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Overall 8
8.0

A very nice display.

jeffmcmahan, Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: PROS: The image quality is excellent. The color is rich, I cannot discern any difference in accuracy between this and my 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt display. This works very well with my mid-2012 MacBook pro. CONS: (1) Very bright --- during the day, with the lights on, I have to set it to 5% brightness, or it fatigues my eyes. (2) The stand is wobbly; it bobbles around a bit while I type.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent monitor, USB 3 hub useless though

TechPicky, Amazon
15 September 2013
  • Summary: I've been using this monitor now for about 10 months. I use it both with a MacBook Pro from Thundebolt to Display Port, and with a Windows 7 based PC through dual-link display DVI. I was previously using both a Samsung T240HD 24" TV/monitor and an older Viewsonic A95f 19" CRT monitor. For general computing I used the Samsung, but for color accuracy and wider color gamut for photo editing I used the old CRT Viewsonic.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Antonio_M, NCIX.com
6 January 2013
  • Summary: Beautiful minimalist design, bright, ultra high dpi, incredible viewing angles and color reproduction, no lag. Prefect, but for inconsistent black levels. Noticeable bright patches detract from dark images.
  • Pros: Stunningly minimal industrial design. 2560x1440 very high dpi display. Clear and bright. Incredible color reproduction out of box. No perceivable input lag or ghosting. Real control buttons. Sleek and beautiful. Great viewing angles.
  • Cons: blacks are not consistent across the monitor. More than negligible blacklight bleed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Best 27" monitor

Bones, B&H Photo
23 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Simply put best high res monitor for the money I have not had any problems this far
  • Pros: Adjustable, Easy To Set Up, Lightweight, Sharp Image, Vivid Colors
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Overall 8
8.0

great monitor

al, B&H Photo
16 July 2012
  • Excerpt: big screen, nice resolution
  • Pros: Adjustable, Easy To Set Up, Lightweight, Sharp Image, Vivid Colors
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Core5, NCIX.com
2 May 2012
  • Summary: This is a fantastic monitor. The colour and clarity is superb. Excellent for photo and video editing. The Anti-glare is the best mat finish I've ever come across. It is so fine it appears almost like gloss, producing clean, shimmer free picture. *People often report back-light bleed, it is due to the polarization in IPS technology. This effect causes reduced contrast, but only when not viewed straight on and it causes no distraction to me.
  • Pros: Superb colour reproduction and contrast*. Highly adjustable stand, and solid construction. Anti-glare finish.
  • Cons: Dead pixels are common with the new large format IPS screens. *Slight back-light bleed at oblique angles.
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Overall 8
8.0

"Awesome colors/contrast with a huge resolution!"

ckasprzak, CNET
6 January 2012
  • Pros: LED producing awesome colors & contrast High Resolution of 2560x1440 Display Port connection USB 3.0 Hub
  • Cons: Certain HD videos have a filmy grain to them. Haven't tried to correct it yet, but that's all I got for now.
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Overall 8
8.0

Magnificent but not quite the IPS dream screen

richiejeep "Richard S Snyder", Amazon
2 January 2012
  • Summary: Magnificent resolution. For photography, the colors are spot on after calibration (Coloreyes Pro, Spyder 3), and ports are plentiful. Also (with Windows) run ClearType and inspect it closely with a magnifier. The Samsung variant on IPS is very good but comparing it with an iPad 2 and other IPS screens, it does show a color shift at the widest edges along with backlight bleed-through in the lower corners.
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Overall 8
8.0

The new PLS 27inch is good for me

JimT, Amazon
14 October 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this for quality text rendering...resolution and general business applications/systems management. My prior monitor was the PVA panel based Samsung 214T.... a higher end display also, which has served me well over the years. Comparing the two side by side is almost comical. The clarity, brightness and contrast of this monitor are so far superior....it is not comparable. This could be partly due to the PVAs age (not sure).
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 10
10

I own two of these monitors. I just recently bought a second

uraniusone, Samsung
3 February 2013
  • Summary: Using two of these monitors in a dual setup. These PLS screens have excellent quality. They have almost every feature desired in a high end monitor of the IPS/PLS class. The only thing lacking is 10 bit color.
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