Summary: 1) the picture quality with DVI can go to 2560 x 1440 but is ONLY AS GOOD as your video card. I have an older Dell and can get the 2560 x 1440, but the picture looks more stretched than clean. It is not as sharp as i would like. 2) THE MONITOR HAS SPEAKERS IN IT, BUT NO PLACE TO PLUG IT IN. Strange. After finally reading the manual, it says about the speakers "the volume can be adjusted if the input source is DisplayPort or HDMI...." There is no port for a speaker plug.
Summary: I must say that I love this monitor. To consider that it is QHD with excellent color is good in and of itself. Then, you factor in the good looks and it starts to make sense. Design-wise, some aspects could be done better, such as the faux metal bar on the back. The monitor is also relatively thin for its type. However, the package as a whole is at least a four out of five. It is easily one of the best (If not the best) looking qhd 27 in monitors out right now.
Summary: This monitor is outrageous. I have a 50 inch screen in the room, but this dominates by its sheer physical presence. However good you think it looks in the pictures, it is better in the flesh. It's one of those products that all who see it are drawn too. The quality of image is great at native resolution, but also surprisingly good at 1080p too. The response is fast, and the auto-calibration works well.
Summary: I bought this monitor to replace my old Cinema Display which had developed a red tint after using it for many years. I considered buying another Cinema Display (the non-Thunderbolt model) but Apple hasn't updated it in over 2 years so I figured for $200 more, I could get this. I have it hooked up to an early 2009 Mac Pro via a mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable (note, the monitor doesn't come with one of these so if you have a Mac, make sure to buy one separately).
Summary: pros: - nice picture quality, but still not as good as the Apple Cinema Display) - good build quality cons: - kind of pricey - some nice features missing compared to the smaller brother (S27A850D), such as USB 3 Hub, swivel / pivot function & picture in picture (parallel view of two connected desktops)
Summary: The screen is calibrated at the startup. It lives in some kind of country gamer / semi-pro. Screen anti-glare is minimal compared to Dell etc (which many do not even put up with) but I still think it is clearly noticeable. You pay a couple thousand for the design here, I saw, however, no cheaper alternative to my liking (glass panel USB connectors in the foot, etc.). If it is worth 8500: - (which is the cost sept.
Summary: Are you normal PC enthusiast, I believe the following points are most crucial: + Ypperlig color reproduction, handsome as hell, high quality of construction, surprisingly good picture, just right size with good resolution related to the inch, ok internal speaker (requires display port to maintain the highest resolution and sound simultaneously).
Great looking monitor and one of the few Quad HD offerings currently on market!
12 December 2013
Summary: I bought two Samsung S27B970D monitors about a year ago and have been extremely happy with them in a dual monitor setup in my home office. They are a great looking monitors and perform well for both business application and gaming. A big decision factor in the purchase was the Quad HD resolution the monitors are able to provide and at the time of purchase it was one of a few select monitors that could do this.
Summary: Ich habe ihn zusammen mit dem Thunderbolt-Display von Apple und einem vegleichbaren von Dell gekauft, da ich mir unsicher war. Nach Kalibrierung mit dem Spyder4Pro, und einem Tool von Eizo zur Bildschirmüberprüfung, habe ich die 3 verglichen. Ich war überascht von dem Shimian. Er scheint wohl das Selbe Display wie der Monitor von Apple zu haben, weil beide gleich waren, auch vom Aussehen und Stromverbrauch. Der Dell schiet aus, weil das IPS-Glowing zu stark war.