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.
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.
I own two of these monitors. I just recently bought a second
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.
Summary: - Very nice "Business" monitor Review: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/samsung_s27a850d.htm
Pros: - Very nice picture and colors (once calibrated)
- Decent resolution (2560x1440 @ 60HZ)
- Decent build quality
- Very thin bezel
- Multiple build in scalers allowing to fit any input to screen (stretching).
Cons: - input lag (average of 28 ms)
- not suitable for any games where you expect fast response from your mouse movement
- "only" 60 Hz, 120 would be nice
- due to multiple scalers, OSD, and other electronic within the monitor, high input lag.
- no 2560x1600 resolution