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Samsung S27A850
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Samsung S27A850 PC Monitor

pcauthority.com.au Recommended CNET.com Editor's Choice uk.hardware.info Silver Trusted Reviews Recommended Expert Reviews Ultimate
27" LED 642.5mm Jul 2012
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We re very impressed by the detail and image performance of the new PLS panel, the screen's ecology features and the design of the anti-glare finish The Samsung SA850 Monitor showcases an... More
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Samsung S27A850D Review Part 1
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22 Reasons For

Twelve Industry Awards

This Samsung flatpanel monitor has received twelve awards from experts.

The experts at Trusted Reviews, Pcauthority.com.au, Modsynergy.com, Dreamwarecomputers.com and Alphr.com all concluded that concluded that they would recommend this medium monitor and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The experts at Hardware.info, Bcchardware.com and Uk.hardware.info all concluded that this PC screen was great and gave it their "Silver" award.

The writers at CNET.com and CNET.com.au both thought that this medium monitor was outstanding and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The writers at two additional expert review sites both concluded that this LCD screen was good. Expert Reviews gave this Samsung LCD screen an "Ultimate" award and Extrahardware.cz gave it a "Smart Buy" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on twelve expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this PC screen is 85 out of 100.

Good Technical Features

A number of people who bought it thought it had good features. Expertreviews.co.uk gave the Samsung S27A850 a rating of 5 stars and said in their Samsung S27A850 review five years ago “Samsung's S27A850D is no ordinary monitor; as well as an impressive features list - a 2,560x1,440 resolution, fully-adjustable stand”.

Reasonably Priced

Some people who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money. Trustedreviews.com wrote on expert website Trusted Reviews six years ago “You pay a significant premium to get a high-end panel like IPS, rather than the TN panels found in most affordable monitors”. Expert review site Uk.hardware.info wrote four years ago “Although larger screens are slowly becoming more affordable” in their review of the Samsung S27A850. Uk.hardware.info also wrote “If we look at which monitors have allround good performance with a reasonable price”.

Good Size

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that it was thin.

Nice Design

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Cnet.com said on expert website CNET.com “The Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D is a well-designed, stylish, professional monitor with great options” in their review.

One Samsung S27A850 reviewer who reviewed the Samsung S27A850 considered that it was a good design. Expert review site Flatpanelshd.com wrote in their review of the Samsung S27A850 “The 24-inch S24A850D – monitor offers a slim design with the classic black matte bezel used on most professional monitors”.

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Robust

One Samsung S27A850 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was well made. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of the Samsung S27A850 “It's slim and fairly well-built”.

Good Connectivity

One person considered that the Samsung S27A850 was good in terms of connectivity. Trustedreviews.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and wrote in their review six years ago “Has generous connectivity, class-leading adjustability”.

Good Picture Quality

One person said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “It's the new PLS panel, with its amazing contrast and colours, that steals the show” in their review.

Good Product Quality

One person said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Expert website Alphr.com scored the product 4 stars and said “A highly adjustable, good quality monitor at a reasonable price – a successful début for Samsung's fledgling PLS panel technology” in their review of the Samsung S27A850.

Easy to Use

One Samsung S27A850 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Flatpanelshd.com said in their Samsung S27A850 review “The picture settings options are adequate for most users” .

Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name

The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of this PC display is Mega Contrast, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Samsung PC Screens Have Good Reviews

Samsung is one of the superior PC monitor brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Samsung also has good reviews for its medium monitors.

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LED Display

This PC display has an LED display, which is the most commonly found display on medium monitors that are a comparable age to it.

We compared this PC monitor to all the other PC screens that have an LED Display and we think the AOC I2757F[plb_1402268_price], and the Benq BL2201[plb_2333127_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Two DVI-D Ports Quantitys

The S27A850 is a two DVI-D ports quantity flatpanel monitor. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of this age and type have between 1 and 10 DVI-D ports quantitys.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of PC displays of this type and age is -5°, the widest is 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°. At 178 degrees, the S27A850 has a quite wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the S27A850.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The viewing angle, verticals of medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the S27A850 range from 15° to 180°. The Samsung S27A850 has one of the wider viewing angle, verticals (178 degrees) amongst comparable spec PC monitors of this age.

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Fairly High Height Adjustment

The height adjustments of LCD screens that have been available for more than two years range from 13mm to 1,200mm. At 150 millimeters, the S27A850 has a quite high height adjustment compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of PC screens of this age and spec is 25 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the Samsung S27A850 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal (metric)

The smallest display diagonal (metric) of flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to the S27A850 is 28cm, the biggest is 590cm, and the average display diagonal (metric) is 63cm. The S27A850 has a fairly big display diagonal (metric) (68.6 centimeters) compared to most of the other PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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2560 X 1600 (WQXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the S27A850 is 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA). That's 98% more resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all PC screens of a similar spec and age to the S27A850 the worst resolution is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the S27A850 is more than most medium monitors that have been available for more than two years. This LCD screen supports a Horizontal placement supported, which is the most commonly supported placement supported supported by PC monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the S27A850.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity

Most flatpanel monitors of a comparable age and type to the S27A850 have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, including the Samsung S27A850 which has one USB Type-A downstream ports quantity.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other similar spec PC screens that have been available for a comparable time to the S27A850, the Samsung S27A850 does not have a built-in speaker(s).

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Running Costs Are Very High

The S27A850 is in the most expensive 16% of all 993 PC displays of this spec and age that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the S27A850 is £85.

Not 3D

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the S27A850, the S27A850 is not 3D.

If you would prefer a flatpanel monitor that is 3D then you might want to look at the Asus VG23AH[plb_1411330_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung S27A850 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as the S27A850 also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other PC displays which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to consider including the DELL UZ2315H[plb_2324899_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years do not have a card reader integrated. The S27A850 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

It is worth also looking at other LCD screens which also have a card reader integrated including the U3011[pl_1534149_price], or the UP2715K[pl_2678878_price] both from DELL which is also higher rated.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC displays of this spec and age.

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Only Has One Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Samsung S27A850 is more than most LCD screens of this spec and age. The most commonly found cables included is AC, but this cables included is not found on this flatpanel monitor. The cables includeds DisplayPort are also found on this Samsung LCD screen.

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Heavy

With a weight of 6.6 kilograms, the S27A850 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors of this type and age. The lightest medium monitor that came out more than two years ago is 3g weight and the heaviest is 39kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung S27A850

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Specification

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15 Awards

pcforalla.idg.se Good Choice alphr.com Recommended CNET.com.au Editor's Choice pcauthority.com.au Recommended CNET.com Editor's Choice hardware.info Silver Award Bcchardware.com Silver uk.hardware.info Silver altomdata.dk Recommended Good Gear Guide.com.au Editor's Choice extrahardware.cz Smart Buy dreamwarecomputers.com Recommended Trusted Reviews Recommended Expert Reviews Ultimate modsynergy.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

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19 August 2013

Most IT product categories tend to evolve rapidly, but developments in computer monitors have been decidedly slower. Although larger screens are slowly becoming more affordable, the most common... Read more…

31 May 2012

Samsung's SyncMaster S27A850T is an incredibly pretty, thin monitor, which proves that PLS is a viable IPS alternative. We did find some banding in gradients, and the HDMI movie performance isn't...

19 April 2012

Pcauthority.com.au

The SyncMaster S27A850D is the first of a new breed, and marks the début of Samsung's Plane to Line Switching, or PLS, panel technology. The physical differences are evident from the off. Where... Read more…

5 April 2012

There is probably a lot more we could cover with the S27A850 LCD from Samsung - such as USB 3.0 port speed and such. In the end, if you're buying this 2560x1440 panel, you are probably buying it...

Bcchardware.com

Samsung?s top business monitor is expensive, but it has excellent image quality in almost all aspects. It?s also generally well made and has a wide range of connectors...

Good Gear Guide.com.au

16 March 2012

Samsung's S27A850D ? and the 24-inch S24A850D ? monitor offers a slim design with the classic black matte bezel used on most professional monitors. The picture settings options are adequate for...

16 January 2012

We have a habit of relentlessly banging the TN-vs-the-rest drum. But we do it because we care. Both about technology and your very fine elves. Sorry, selves. Samsung's all-new S27A850D has us at... Read more…

16 January 2012

We have a habit of relentlessly banging the TN-vs-the-rest drum. But we do it because we care. Both about technology and your very fine elves. Sorry, selves.Samsung's all-new S27A850D has us at... Read more…

10 January 2012

The S27A850D's adjustable stand, USB3 hub and 2,560x1,440 resolution are all very good, but it's the new PLS panel, with its amazing contrast and colours, that steals the show...

Expert Reviews

15 November 2011

Modsynergy.com

Turning on the S27A850D is very quick. From the time you turn on the monitor to when it displays the image source on screen takes only two seconds, which is the fastest I?ve experienced so far on... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £130.76
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £133.32
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 S27A850uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.66T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.66 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung s27a850, samsung s27a850t, samsung 2560x1440
Barcodes 00646543011013, 00729507818740, 00887810001096, 07295078187408, 08806071354491

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