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Samsung S27B970D
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Samsung S27B970D PC Monitor

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27" Mega Contrast LED Jul 2014
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
Maximise your viewing experience with Samsung's superior PLS technology (Plane to Line Switching). Regular screens suffer from what is called Colour Shift, which reduces the picture quality and... More
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6 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 commonly found dynamic contrast ratio marketing name on flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to it.

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Samsung Has Good PC Monitor Reviews

On average Samsung medium monitors have good ratings compared to other brands as do all PC monitors manufactured by Samsung.

LED Display

This PC monitor has an LED display, which is typical of many medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the AOC e2250Swdnk[plb_1364842_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Samsung S27B970D has a built-in speaker(s), which is unusual. Most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age do not have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the iiyama XB2779QS-W1[plb_1954340_price].

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1440p Supported Video Modes

The most resolution of the Samsung S27B970D is 1440p. That's 33% more resolution than the most frequently found supported video modes of 1080p (which is also found on this PC display). Across all medium monitors that were launched around the same time as the S27B970D the worst resolution is 480p and the best is 2160p.

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2560 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The S27B970D has a maximum resolution of 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the S27B970D is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity

Most LCD screens that came out around the same time as the S27B970D have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys, including the S27B970D which has one USB Type-A downstream ports quantity.

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Only Mega Contrast Contrast Ratio (dynamic)

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

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Very High Running Costs

The S27B970D has an average 5 year running cost of £88 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the most expensive to run flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age.

Not 3D

The S27B970D is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other PC displays that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3D.

Flatpanel monitors which are 3D that might also be worth looking at include the AOC d2757Ph[plb_1515695_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other LCD screens of a similar age and type to the S27B970D, the S27B970D does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the Viewsonic VG2437mc[plb_1464473_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

The S27B970D does not have a card reader integrated. Most of the other LCD screens of this age and type also do not have a card reader integrated.

It is worth considering other PC screens which also have a card reader integrated including the U3011[pl_1534149_price], the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], or the UP3214Q[pl_2251540_price] all from DELL which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Height Adjustment

The lowest height adjustment of PC displays of a similar spec and age to the S27B970D is 13mm, the highest is 1,200mm, and the average height adjustment is 130mm. At only 100 millimeters, the S27B970D has a quite low height adjustment compared to most of the other PC displays that are a similar age to the S27B970D.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on PC monitors of this type and age.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Samsung S27B970D is a one HDMI ports quantity PC monitor.

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Heavy

The average weight of LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the S27B970D is 4.9kg. The Samsung S27B970D is one of the heavier medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the S27B970D (5.7 kilograms) amongst similar spec PC screens of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung S27B970D

Released Over Two Years Ago

This LCD screen was released over two years ago.

Specification

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User Guide On CD-ROM

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Expert Reviews

(47)
20 October 2014

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Excellent colour quality
Gorgeous looking monitor
Wide viewing angles
Excellent color quality
Good light grayscale performance
An expensive piece of hardware
Display has a reflective coating
Lacks a dedicated audio input
Expensive
Reflective coating
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…

15 April 2013

This is another large flat panel, and, what a unit this is. Not only is it big at 27inches but it also can display a lot more that that seen on most other panels as the maximum resolution is... Read more…

13 February 2013

If you demand maximum pixel density and the highest resolution on your desktop PC, these 27-inch screens from ViewSonic and Samsung do not disappoint. Today, we put ViewSonic's VP2770-LED and... Read more…

8 December 2012

You have to hand it to Samsung, the company knows how to design a sexy looking monitor. The snappily-titled S27B970 is huge 27? PLS monitor with a brushed metal base, curved stand containing... Read more…

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User Reviews

(26)
Reviewed 21 October 2012 by I. A. T.

Here's all you need to know: Expensive? yes Worth it? yes! + Stunning picture quality + Wide colour gamut + Minimal calibration needed + No banding on dark colours + One of the nicest designs I've... Read more…

Reviewed 23 November 2012 by Asim Qureshi
(Verified Purchase)

I recently went ahead after a lot of research and went across and bought this monitor. I have to say I am quite pleased with my decision thus... Read more…

Reviewed 26 January 2014 by H
(Verified Purchase)

I actually got 4 of these in total before I settled on one. The first I received was scratched so that went straight back. The second and third I actually bought from another retailer as the price... Read more…

Reviewed 29 January 2013 by Steve Baker
(Verified Purchase)

Although the monitor provides a stunning display, I'm afraid I can't bring myself to give it more than three stars due to the following two issues: 1. The first monitor I received had problems... Read more…

Reviewed 17 December 2012 by Blaze
(Verified Purchase)

Expensive but well worth it for picture quality, HDMI input will not run at max resolution, without which you lose the very good audio output. The 2560 x 1440 resolution is essential if working on... Read more…

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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
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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung s27b970, samsung s27b970d
Barcodes 08806085331631

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