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Samsung LS27B970DS
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Samsung LS27B970DS PC Monitor

27" Mega Contrast LED Oct 2012
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
B
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6 Reasons For

Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name

The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of this flatpanel monitor is Mega Contrast, which is typical of many similar spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Samsung PC Monitors Have Good Reviews

Medium monitors built by Samsung have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all PC monitors (not just medium monitors) and found that Samsung also has good reviews across its entire range.

LED Display

This PC monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.

Other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to look at include the AOC e2250Swdnk which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Samsung LS27B970DS has a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other PC screens that were released more than two years ago which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the AOC D2769 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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2560 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the LS27B970DS is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) flatpanel monitor, which is the most common resolution. Across all PC displays of a comparable 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 Supported

The Samsung LS27B970DS has a greater number of placements than most LCD screens of a similar spec and age to it. This Samsung LCD screen supports a Horizontal placement supported, which is the most commonly supported placement supported supported by comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for a similar time to the LS27B970DS.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity

The LS27B970DS is a one USB Type-A downstream ports quantity PC monitor.

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Only Mega Contrast Contrast Ratio (dynamic)

This flatpanel monitor has a Mega Contrast contrast ratio (dynamic), which is the most commonly found contrast ratio (dynamic) on medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Running Costs Are Very High

This PC display is rated B for energy efficiency. The LS27B970DS has an average 5 year running cost of £88 based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 15% of all 993 PC displays of this type and age.

Not 3D

The LS27B970DS is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other PC monitors of this age and type are also not 3D.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D that might be worth considering include the AOC d2757Ph.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most flatpanel monitors of this age and spec do not have a built-in camera. The LS27B970DS is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other PC screens which also have a built-in camera to this PC monitor and we think the Viewsonic VG2437mc which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most PC monitors of this age and spec do not have a card reader integrated. The LS27B970DS is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

We compared all the other PC displays which also have a card reader integrated to this flatpanel monitor and we think the U3011, the UP2414Q (£449.00), or the UP3214Q (£598.80) all from DELL which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Heavy

The lightest LCD screen that has been on the market for around the same time as the LS27B970DS is 3g weight, the heaviest is 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. At 5.7 kilograms, the LS27B970DS is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium monitors that are a comparable age to the LS27B970DS.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung LS27B970DS

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Samsung PC display was released.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display
Supported Graphics Resolutions
HD Type
HDCP
Display Colour Count
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Diagonal (metric)
Display Technology
Display Brightness
Response Time
Display Number of Colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name
Ports & Interfaces
DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI-I Ports Quantity
USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity
USB Hub Version
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Camera
TV Tuner Integrated
Thin Client
Thin Client Installed
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting
On Screen Display (OSD)
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (max)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Other Features
Placement Supported

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £135.88
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £138.44
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
0.69T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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