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Samsung LS27B970DS
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Samsung LS27B970DS PC Monitor

27" Mega Contrast LED Oct 2012
Screen Size Dynamic Contrast Ratio Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
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9 Reasons For

Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name

The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of this PC display is Mega Contrast, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio marketing name on medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.

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Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its PC Monitors

Samsung has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC screen range compared to other manufacturers.

LED Display Type

This PC monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on PC monitors of a similar age and type to it.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the AOC e2250Swdnk[plb_1364842_price], or the NEC MultiSync EA244[plb_2270820_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The LS27B970DS has a built-in speaker, which is unusual. Most of the other PC monitors of this age and spec do not have a built-in speaker.

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Very Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

When compared to other comparable spec PC monitors that have been around for more than two years that we have checked, the LS27B970DS's vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees is one of the widest. The vertical viewing angles of medium monitors that are a similar age to the LS27B970DS range from 50° to 180°.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angles of medium monitors that came out around the same time as the LS27B970DS range from 60° to 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. The LS27B970DS has a fairly wide horizontal viewing angle (178 degrees) compared to most of the other PC monitors of a similar type and age to the LS27B970DS.

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The Samsung LS27B970DS has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all LCD screens of a similar age and spec to the LS27B970DS the worst resolution is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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Supports One Placement

The LS27B970DS has a greater number of placements than most PC monitors of this spec and age. This PC display supports a Horizontal placement, which is the most commonly supported placement supported by comparable spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Shallow

The shallowest PC display of this type and age is 12mm deep, the deepest is 560mm, and the average depth is 110mm. The depth of the Samsung LS27B970DS of only 29.2 millimeters is one of the shallowest amongst flatpanel monitors of this spec and age.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port

Most medium monitors that are a similar age to the LS27B970DS have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports, including the Samsung LS27B970DS which has one USB Type-A downstream port.

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Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This PC monitor has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most commonly found dynamic contrast ratio on PC monitors of a similar type and age to it.

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Running Costs Are Very High

This PC screen is rated B for energy efficiency. Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the LS27B970DS will cost £88 over 5 years to run, which makes it one of the least economic to run PC displays of a comparable age and spec.

Not 3D Compatible

The LS27B970DS is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the LS27B970DS are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price], or the Asus VG236[plb_2030776_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LS27B970DS does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The Samsung LS27B970DS does not have an integrated card reader, although this is within the context that most of the other PC displays of this age and type also do not have an integrated card reader.

We compared this PC display to all the other LCD screens with an integrated card reader and we think the U2413[pl_1565290_price], or the U2713H[pl_1518815_price] both from DELL or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price] is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on LCD screens of a similar age and spec to it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The LS27B970DS is a one USB 2.0 port PC monitor. Most of the other PC screens of this type and age have between one and five USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly High Maximum Power Consumption

The LS27B970DS has one of the higher maximum power consumptions (63 Watts) amongst similar spec PC monitors of this age. Across all the PC monitors of a comparable spec and age to the LS27B970DS the maximum power consumptions range from 5.4W to 250W, and the average maximum power consumption is 52W.

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Heavy

The average weight of PC screens of this age and type is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 3g to 39kg. The Samsung LS27B970DS is fairly heavy (5.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other PC screens of a similar type and age to the LS27B970DS.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung LS27B970DS

Released Over Four Years Ago

This PC screen has been on the market for over four years.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Type
Graphics Resolution
HD Type
HDCP
Display Colour Count
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Supported Number of Colours Display
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPort
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
DVI-I Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Camera
Integrated TV Tuner
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
On Screen Menu Display
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Energy Star Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual Included
Other Features
Placement

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £84.93
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £87.97
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the Samsung LS27B970DSuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
0.44T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung ls27b970, samsung ls27b970d, samsung ls27b970ds
Barcodes 08806085002302

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£ 756.00 £884.60
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Five USB 2.0 Ports
Four More USB Type-A Downstream Ports
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£ 899.99 £884.60
1,053.23M More Display Colour Count
Five USB 2.0 Ports
Four More USB Type-A Downstream Ports
One More HDMI Port
£100.47 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
75% Higher Maximum Power Consumption

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£ 598.80 £884.60
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1.1kg Lighter
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by £79.58
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