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Samsung S27A850 PC Monitor

£499.99
27" LED 642.5mm Feb 2014
Display Diagonal Display Width Release Date £133.32 Electricity cost over 5 years
Ten industry awards
Good technical features
Good size
34 Reviews + 15 Awards
pcauthority.com.au Recommended CNET.com Editor's Choice Trusted Reviews Recommended Expert Reviews Ultimate
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Reviews

Ten Industry Awards

This Samsung PC monitor has received ten awards from flatpanel monitor experts.

This flatpanel monitor received a "Recommended" award from review sites Trusted Reviews, Pcauthority.com.au, Modsynergy.com, Dreamwarecomputers.com and Alphr.com all of whom concluded that this Samsung PC display was good.

This medium monitor received an "Editor's Choice" award from both review sites CNET.com and CNET.com.au, both of which concluded that this Samsung PC monitor was fantastic.

The author at one more expert review site decided that this flatpanel monitor was very good. Uk.hardware.info gave this Samsung PC display a "Silver" award.

This PC display received an "Ultimate" award from Expert Reviews and it received a "Smart Buy" award from Extrahardware.cz.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on eleven expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and Techradar the average expert rating of this flatpanel monitor is 85 out of 100. Experts think this LCD screen is one of the better medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Flatpanel Monitors

We checked 5,543 user and expert reviews (including 687 verified purchases) for Samsung LCD screens and found that on average Samsung has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Samsung has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range. 93% of those that bought a Samsung PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Reasonably Priced

Three customers who purchased this PC monitor reckoned that it was good value for money. Expert review site Uk.hardware.info mentioned “If we look at which monitors have allround good performance with a reasonable price”. Trustedreviews.com rated this PC monitor 80 out of 100 and 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 website Alphr.com said “A highly adjustable, good quality monitor at a reasonable price – a successful début for Samsung's fledgling PLS panel technology” .

Two people wrote in their reviews that it was expensive. Expert website Cnet.com wrote “When it comes to expensive monitors, there's usually a professional justification, as professional graphics artists r”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two people agreed that this PC monitor had good features. Trustedreviews.com said on expert website Trusted Reviews “Has generous connectivity, class-leading adjustability and innovative features galore”. Expertreviews.co.uk gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and wrote on expert review site Expert Reviews “Samsung's S27A850D is no ordinary monitor; as well as an impressive features list - a 2,560x1,440 resolution, fully-adjustable stand”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people wrote in their reviews that the product was thin. Five years ago expert website Flatpanelshd.com wrote “Samsung's S27A850D – and the 24-inch S24A850D – monitor offers a slim design with the classic black matte bezel used on most professional monitors”. Trustedreviews.com said on expert website Trusted Reviews six years ago “It's slim and fairly well-built” in their review of this PC monitor.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was February 2014 when Samsung released the S27A850.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Samsung S27A850 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other PC screens that were launched more than two years ago.

It is worth considering other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the LG 29EB73, or the Asus VN279QL.

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Energy

Very High Running Costs

The S27A850 is one of the least economic to run medium monitors that came out more than two years ago that we have looked at for 8 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 8 year running cost of the S27A850 is £134.


Display

Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The S27A850 has one of the wider viewing angles, horizontal (178 degrees) amongst medium monitors of this age. Across all the medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as this PC screen the viewing angles, horizontal range from 18° to 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Packaging Content

Has One Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the Samsung S27A850 is more than most similar spec LCD screens that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently found cables included is AC, but this cables included is not found on this Samsung PC display. The cables included DisplayPort are also found on this PC display.

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Certificates

Does Not Have an Energy Star Certified

The S27A850 does not have an Energy Star certified. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for a comparable time to this PC display do have an Energy Star certified.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple samsungs27a850d, samsung ls27a850dsr, samsung 2560x1440, samsung s27a850t, apple s27a850d
Barcodes 00646543011013, 00729507818740, 00887810001096, 07295078187408, 08806071354491

Samsung S27A850 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung S27A850 review we compared this PC monitor to 3,052 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 692,148 product attributes, 78,562 PC monitor reviews and 8,073,300 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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