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Samsung U32D970Q PC Monitor

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31.5" LED 727.8mm Aug 2014
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Samsung's professional UD970 monitor is meticulously and individually calibrated right at the factory with an accuracy of E More
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7 Reasons For

Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name

The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of this PC screen is Mega Contrast, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio marketing name on medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Samsung Has Good LCD Screen Reviews

Based on 3,845 user and expert reviews, Samsung has good reviews for its PC displays. Samsung also has good reviews specifically for its medium monitors compared to other manufacturers.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as it.

There are a number of alternative PC displays that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to look at including the AOC e2250Swdnk which has better reviews.

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Two DisplayPorts

Most medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the U32D970Q have between one and two DisplayPorts, including the U32D970Q which has two DisplayPorts.

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Quite Many Display Colour Count

The U32D970Q has one of the more display colour counts (1,070 million) amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that are a comparable age to the U32D970Q the display colour counts range from 0.21M to 1,100M.

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3840 X 2160 Graphics Resolution

The U32D970Q has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

A 3840 x 2160 graphics resolution is in fact the best resolution across all LCD screens of this age and spec.

Across similar types of PC monitor the worst resolution is 640 x 350.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The Samsung U32D970Q has a quite bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the U32D970Q. Medium monitors that were released more than two years ago have display brightness of between 30 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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13 Reasons Against

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Port

The U32D970Q is a one USB Type-A downstream port PC display. Most of the other PC displays of this spec and age have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports.

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Only Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio

This PC screen has a Mega Contrast dynamic contrast ratio, which is the most frequently found dynamic contrast ratio on PC displays of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The U32D970Q does not have a built-in speaker, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the U32D970Q also do not have a built-in speaker.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most flatpanel monitors of this age and type are not 3D compatible. The Samsung U32D970Q is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you want a PC display that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the AOC d2757Ph, or the Asus VG236 (£349.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The U32D970Q does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other LCD screens of this type and age also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other PC displays of a comparable spec and age to the U32D970Q, the U32D970Q does not have an integrated card reader.

Alternative PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to consider include the U2413 (£279.00), or the U2713H (£371.00) both from DELL or the Acer DA220 (£373.92).

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Only HD HD Type

This LCD screen has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many PC monitors of this type and age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Samsung U32D970Q is a one USB 2.0 port PC monitor.

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Running Costs Are High

This LCD screen is rated D for energy efficiency. The U32D970Q has an average running cost of £212 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

With a response time of 8 milliseconds, the Samsung U32D970Q has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a similar time to the U32D970Q. Across all the similar spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago the response times range from 1ms to 40ms, and the average response time is 6.1ms.

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Fairly High Maximum Power Consumption

The U32D970Q has a quite high maximum power consumption (140 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been on the market for around the same time as the U32D970Q. LCD screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to the U32D970Q have maximum power consumptions of between 5.4W and 250W.

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Heavy

The Samsung U32D970Q is one of the heaviest medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years (10.3 kilograms) amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age. The lightest flatpanel monitor that was launched more than two years ago is 3g weight and the heaviest is 39kg.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 131 kilowatt hours, the Samsung U32D970Q has a very high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other PC monitors that are a similar age to the U32D970Q. Across all the medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the U32D970Q the annual energy consumptions range from 0.02kWh to 29,000kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 250kWh.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung U32D970Q

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium monitor was released over two years ago.

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Expert Reviews

(27)
14 August 2015

We have already tested quite a few screens that sport a resolution of 3440x1440 pixels , but if you are looking for a serious amount of desktop space Ultra HD offers even more. The disadvantage is... Read more…

29 July 2015

Ultra-high definition monitors are a boom to creative professionals and well-heeled enthusiasts, and this 32-inch model from Samsung is one of the highest-quality displays we've ever tested.... Read more…

13 April 2015

Samsung UD970 This is an extremely pricey bit of kit that looks beautiful, has all the right ports in all the right places, and is certainly the best 4Ker we've seen so far. It may have been...

24 March 2015

The Samsung U32D970Q is a 32-inch, professional-grade Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) monitor that's beautifully designed. It offers very accurate colors, solid gray-scale reproduction, and a plethora...

2 December 2014

Trusted Reviews

What is the Samsung UD970? Samsung's latest screen is aimed squarely at professionals, but this is no standard office panel. For starters, the UD970 costs £1700 ? a price that'll put it out of... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 13 August 2015 by Rawhide
Rawhide would recommend the Samsung U32D970Q

I have been using a 21" Sony GDM-F500R CRT monitor for over 14 years and have been very impressed with it. Monitors have come and gone and no LCD panel that I have seen over the years could ever... Read more…

PURCHASE PRICE for this review: £1059 outside Amazon PROs + very high resolution + fine pixel pitch + huge difference when you were used to a 27" display + very accurate hardware calibration +... Read more…

Reviewed 16 December 2015 by Jim
Jim would recommend the Samsung U32D970Q

You don't notice how good this monitor is until you place it next to another one, in my case a few years older. I've always purchased high quality monitors, so the ones I'm comparing it to are no... Read more…

Reviewed 10 December 2015 by Frank
Frank would recommend the Samsung U32D970Q (Verified Purchase)

I am a college instructor of photography and have been since 1979. In deciding on a monitor, I did some research. After looking at what seems to be 20 or 30 different choices, I selected the... Read more…

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Needs Ui Scaling
Light Bleed
Reviewed 11 November 2015 by ShutterMan

Seems like a nice monitor, I just could not get over the light bleed issue. I'm undecided on whether or not I will try again...

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Electricity cost when switched on £208.31
Electricity cost when on standby £3.04
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Total running cost over 5 years £211.35
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.0 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 27 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 08806086304269, 08806086432979

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