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Samsung SUR40 PC Monitor

40" 1920 X 1080 LED Oct 2012
Screen Size Display Resolution Display Type Built-In Speaker Release Date
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10 Reasons For

Four USB Type-A Downstream Ports

The Samsung SUR40 is a four USB Type-A downstream port PC screen. Most of the other large monitors that have been around for a similar time to the SUR40 only have between one and three USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Samsung Has Good PC Monitor Reviews

On average PC displays made by Samsung are rated 83%, which is in the top 70% of all PC monitor manufacturers that we have analysed.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC screens of this age and type.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Samsung SUR40 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to the SUR40 also have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available including cheaper PC screens such as the Philips BDL4771V[plb_1398886_price].

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker and we think the Samsung ME65B[plb_1488229_price] is also worth considering.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most PC displays of a comparable age and spec to the SUR40 have between one and two HDMI ports, including the Samsung SUR40 which has two HDMI ports.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the large monitors that have been around for more than two years the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz. The Samsung SUR40 has a very fast processor clock speed (2.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable type and age to the SUR40.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports

The Samsung SUR40 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the PC monitors of this spec and age. Most of the large monitors that are a similar age to the SUR40 only have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, however this PC display has four USB 2.0 ports.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

This flatpanel monitor has a graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), which is typical of many PC displays of a comparable type and age to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This PC monitor supports a 10|100|1000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly supported Ethernet LAN data rate on PC screens that were launched more than two years ago.

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Short

When compared to other PC monitors of a similar spec and age to the SUR40 that we have checked, the Samsung SUR40's height of only 103 millimeters is one of the shortest. PC monitors of this age and type have heights of between 100mm and 1,800mm, and the average height is 710mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Most PC screens of this age and type are not 3D compatible. The Samsung SUR40 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung SUR40 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other large monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the SUR40 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other large monitors that have been around for more than two years, the Samsung SUR40 does not have an integrated card reader.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

At only 300 candellas per square meter, the Samsung SUR40 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other large monitors that have been available for around the same time as the SUR40. The average display brightness of similar spec PC monitors that have been available for a comparable time to the SUR40 is 590 cd/m².

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The Samsung SUR40 has a quite small display diagonal (only 101.6 centimeters) compared to most of the other PC monitors of a comparable age and spec to the SUR40. The smallest display diagonal of PC monitors of this age and type is 100cm and the biggest is 170,000cm.

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Very Deep

When compared to other similar spec flatpanel monitors that were launched around the same time as the SUR40 that we have checked, the Samsung SUR40's depth of 707.4 millimeters is one of the deepest. The average depth of PC displays of a similar age and spec to the SUR40 is 120mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung SUR40

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the SUR40 is £371 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 30 PC screens of a comparable age and type.

Released Over Four Years Ago

Samsung released the SUR40 over four years ago.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This LCD screen has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many PC displays of this age and type.

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Average Width

At 1,095 millimeter, the Samsung SUR40 has a relatively typical width compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the SUR40.

If you don't mind having a wider width then you might want to consider the Philips BDL4771V[plb_1398886_price] (1,080mm) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Graphics Resolution
HD Type
Aspect Ratio
Vertical Scan Range
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Viewing Angle
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Diagonal
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
PC Audio in
Microphone in Port
Headphone Socket Size
Headphone Output
PC Audio Out Port
HDMI Port
USB Type-A Downstream Port
USB Hub Version
AC Power in Port
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Audio Power
Loudspeaker
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Windows Operating System
Thin Client
Internal Memory
Processor Clock Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Processor Model
Internal Memory Type
Motherboard Southbridge
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Family
Networking
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Port
WiFi
Bluetooth
Ergonomics
VESA Mount Interface
VESA Mounting
Power LED
On/off Switch
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Operational Conditions
Camera
Technical Details
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight With Stand
Height With Stand
Depth With Stand
Width With Stand
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual Included
Operating System/software
Other Features
Microphone Connectivity
RJ-45 Port

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £352.53
Electricity cost when on standby £18.27
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Total running cost over 5 years £370.80
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 SUR40uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
1.8T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
48
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 48 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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£ 789.00 £649.00
Significantly Shallower
164,998.4cm Bigger Display Diagonal
1,053.23M More Display Colour Count
11.7kg Lighter
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£ 562.62 £649.00
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99% More Display Colour Count
400 Cd/m² Brighter Display Brightness
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