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Samsung S27A850

Samsung S27A850
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pcauthority.com.au Recommended CNET.com Editor's Choice uk.hardware.info Silver Trusted Reviews Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 27" flatpanel monitor, with an Editor's Choice award from three expert review websites and 11 further awards from other expert sites
27" 2560 X 1400 Pixels No 5ms Dec 2011
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Samsung S27A850 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have scored the Samsung S27A850 as follows:
92
Reviews
11 Reviews + 14 Awards
86
Features
Fully-Featured
60
Age
6 Years Old
57
Running Costs
£170 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 82%, based on 11 reviews. This PC monitor has received 14 awards including a "Recommended" award from Pcauthority.com.au plus five other sites and a "Silver" award from Bcchardware.com plus two other sites. NEC LCD screens also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer PC displays with better features are available. However this Samsung PC monitor has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest flatpanel monitors 2018.
The S27A850 has running costs of £170 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 7% of all 3,255 PC screens that we have compared it to. View all energy saving flatpanel monitors.
It has some great features:
2560 x 1400 pixels resolution
Bigger than average display diagonal
Wider than average vertical viewing angle
A bigger, better picture and lower energy use
Product features
See more content with unbelievable screen resolution
Picture perfect, natural-looking images

Samsung S27A850 Video Reviews

Samsung S27A850 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

14 Industry Awards

This PC display is one of the most highly awarded by experts of all the flatpanel monitors.

This PC screen received a "Recommended" award from review websites Pcauthority.com.au, Modsynergy.com, Dreamwarecomputers.com, Alphr.com, Trusted Reviews and Altomdata.dk all of whom concluded that this LCD screen was very good.

The experts at three other expert review sites all thought that this LCD screen was very good. Bcchardware.com and Uk.hardware.info both gave this PC display a "Silver" award and it received a "Silver Award" from Hardware.info.

The experts at websites CNET.com.au, CNET.com and Good Gear Guide.com.au all concluded that this Samsung PC monitor was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Two additional expert review sites both said that this PC display was very good. This PC monitor received a "Smart Buy" award from Extrahardware.cz and Pcforalla.idg.se gave it a "Good Choice" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 11 expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Good Gear Guide.com.au and Bcchardware.com this Samsung LCD screen has an average expert rating of 82 out of 100.

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Samsung Has Very Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

Based on 8,105 owner and expert reviews (including 1,444 verified purchases), Samsung has very good reviews for its PC screens. 95% of those that bought a Samsung flatpanel monitor would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the S27A850 is £170, which makes it one of the less economic to run LCD screens.

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Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

This LCD screen has been on the market since December 2011.

Features

2560 X 1400 Pixels Resolution

The largest display resolution of the S27A850 is 2560 x 1400 pixels. That's 73% larger resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels PC display, which is the most common resolution. Across all PC screens the worst resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 5120 x 2880 pixels.

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Bigger Than Average Display Diagonal

Flatpanel monitors have display diagonals of between 3.5" and 95", and the average display diagonal is 25". The display diagonal of the Samsung S27A850 of 27" is bigger than 72% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Response Time

The response time of the S27A850 of 5ms is fairly average compared to most other flatpanel monitors. It is in the slowest 52% of all flatpanel monitors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Samsung S27A850 does not have a built-in speaker(s), although keep in mind that 53% of flatpanel monitors also do not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Wider Than Average Vertical Viewing Angle

The vertical viewing angles of flatpanel monitors range from 40° to 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 160°. The S27A850's vertical viewing angle of 178° is wider than average when compared to most other PC monitors. It is wider than 76% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Horizontal Viewing Angle

The horizontal viewing angle of the S27A850 of 178° is fairly typical compared to most other LCD screens. It is wider than 43% of all flatpanel monitors when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung ls27a850dsr, samsung 2560x1440, samsung s27a850d, samsung w3yr

Barcodes:

00115970724839, 00637282926843, 00778889430101, 00880607174508, 08592978004552, 08806071745084

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