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Samsung S27B971D PC Monitor

reviewed.com Editor's Choice 01net.com 4 Star
27" Mega Contrast LED May 2014
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Built-In Speaker(s) Release Date
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17 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This PC display was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Reviewed.com who decided that this medium monitor was fantastic.

One more expert review site said that this flatpanel monitor was good. This PC display received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on eight expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com, macworld.co.uk and altomdata.dk the average expert rating of this PC screen is 78%.

Nice Design

A number of Samsung S27B971 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was good looking. Digitaltrends.com mentioned “On the one hand, this stylish display looks” in their Samsung S27B971 review. Expert website Reviewed.com mentioned in their review “Samsung's S27B971D—also called Series 9, or S9 if you prefer a more elegant phrase—is the company's flagship monitor for 2013” and gave this PC monitor a score of 5 stars. Three years ago Digitalcameraworld.com wrote “Stylish design”.

Robust

Three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Expert website Macworld.co.uk gave this PC monitor a score of 4 stars and mentioned four years ago “Blah blah Generally, if you want high specifications and great build quality, you have to pay a premium for it” in their review of the Samsung S27B971. Expert review site Reviewed.com said “It's clearly engineered and calibrated for the needs of professionals, though it's certainly elegant-looking enough to sit on more than a few receptionists' desks”.

Good Product Quality

Some customers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Expert website Macworld.co.uk mentioned “Go premium with high quality, gorgeous styling” in their review of this PC monitor.

Easy to Use

One person who bought the product wrote that it had a touch sensitive screen. Digitalcameraworld.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of the Samsung S27B971 “Great build quality, stylish looks, touch-sensitive menu controls, all main interfaces, high 2560 1440 resolution, lots of screen space at 27", bundled leads, excellent colour accuracy, great colour a”.

Good Technical Features

One Samsung S27B971 owner wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Expert website Anandtech.com said “It is a very interesting mix of features and performance that sits a bit on its own”.

Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name

The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of this LCD screen is Mega Contrast, which is typical of many medium monitors that are a similar age to it.

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Good Brand

Based on 3,543 expert and owner reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its LCD screens. Samsung also has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range compared to other brands.

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LED Display

This PC screen has an LED display, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other PC displays that have an LED Display currently available including a cheaper PC display such as the NEC MultiSync PA242[plb_1601099_price] or you might consider a better rated PC display such as the NEC MultiSync PA272[plb_1625916_price], or the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The S27B971 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other PC displays of this type and age do not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this LCD screen to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think a cheaper flatpanel monitor such as the NEC MultiSync EA304[plb_2325127_price] or you might consider a higher scoring flatpanel monitor such as the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price], and the Asus PA328[plb_2731937_price] are also worth considering.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The S27B971 has a quite wide viewing angle, vertical (178 degrees) compared to most of the other PC displays of this spec and age. The viewing angle, verticals of LCD screens of a similar type and age to the S27B971 range from 15° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At 178 degrees, the Samsung S27B971 has a very wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for a similar time to the S27B971. Comparable spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago have viewing angle, horizontals of between -5° and 1,800°, and the average viewing angle, horizontal is 170°.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

PC displays of a similar type and age to the S27B971 have RMS rated powers of between 0.5W and 49W, and the average RMS rated power is 5.5W. At 14 Watts, the S27B971 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec PC monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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1440p Supported Video Modes

The most resolution of the S27B971 is 1440p. That's 33% more resolution than a 1080p LCD screen, which is the most common resolution. Across all PC monitors that were released more than two years ago the resolution ranges from 480p to 2160p.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of comparable spec PC monitors that have been available for a similar time to the S27B971 is 290 cd/m². The Samsung S27B971 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (300 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec PC screens of this age.

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2560 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the S27B971 is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all flatpanel monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the S27B971 is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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9 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

Several people thought the Samsung S27B971 did not have a good contrast ratio. Four years ago expert review site Pcmag.com said in their review of the Samsung S27B971 “Accurate color reproduction and very dark blacks”. Itreviews.com wrote on expert website IT Reviews.com “The Samsung Series 9 S27B971D is an attractive 27-inch PLS monitor that delivers bold color reproduction and very dark blacks” in their review of the Samsung S27B971 and rated this PC monitor 3 stars.

A Bit Expensive

A number of Samsung S27B971 reviewers who bought this PC monitor considered that it was not cheap. Digitalcameraworld.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “Expensive, contrast and brightness arent anything to write home about, stand doesnt offer much flexibility, rather large bevel” nonetheless they still gave the Samsung S27B971 a score of 80 out of 100. Digitalcameraworld.com also said “Extremely expensive”.

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it was not good value for money. Expert website Reviewed.com said “The S9 is not super affordable” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Expensive

The price range of medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years is from £43 to £9,999. We think that this LCD screen looks expensive compared to other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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 PC monitors of a similar type and age to it.

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Very High Running Costs

The average 8 year running cost of the S27B971 is £139 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the least economic to run flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age.

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Not 3D

Most comparable spec PC displays that have been available for around the same time as the S27B971 are not 3D. The S27B971 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The S27B971 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the S27B971 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC screens with a built-in camera and we think the Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display[plb_1794077_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Like most of the other PC displays that were released more than two years ago, the S27B971 does not have a card reader integrated.

There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a card reader integrated that you might also want to consider including the DELL U3011[plb_1534149_price] which is also higher rated.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a Wide Quad HD HD type, which is typical of many comparable spec PC displays that have been available for more than two years.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung S27B971

Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC screen was released over two years ago.

Specification

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2 Awards

reviewed.com Editor's Choice 01net.com 4 Star

Expert Reviews

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20 October 2014

What is the best monitor for photo editing? Colour-accurate monitors offer true-to-life reproduction of photographic images, but price and performance varies. We've tested 10 of the top models... Read more…

Great build quality, stylish looks, touch-sensitive menu controls, all main interfaces, high 2560 1440 resolution, lots of screen space at 27", bundled leads, excellent colour accuracy, great colour a
Numerous onscreen display controls
Very accurate color and gamma
Bright display with matte finish
Excellent calibration from the factory
Expensive, contrast and brightness arent anything to write home about, stand doesnt offer much flexibility, rather large bevel
Stand does not swivel or rotate
Middling black levels
Extremely expensive
Expensive
19 February 2014

Most of us don't upgrade our monitors very often. If you already own an S27B970D, there is nothing about the newer model that warrants shelling out another $1000. The two main improvements are...

19 February 2014

Most of us don't upgrade our monitors very often. If you already own an S27B970D, there is nothing about the newer model that warrants shelling out another $1000. The two main improvements are...

20 November 2013

Go premium with high quality, gorgeous styling and blah blah Generally, if you want high specifications and great build quality, you have to pay a premium for it. How high a premium you are... Read more…

31 October 2013

What I've been trying to figure out is where the Samsung S27B971D sits in the display hierarchy. It is a very interesting mix of features and performance that sits a bit on its own. From the...

24 August 2013

The Samsung Series 9 S27B971D is an attractive 27-inch PLS monitor that delivers bold color reproduction and very dark blacks...

22 August 2013

The Samsung Series 9 is a display that feels wedged between two different categories. On the one hand, this stylish display looks and feels at first glance like a high-end consumer product; but on...

22 August 2013

The Samsung Series 9 S27B971D is an attractive 27-inch PLS monitor that delivers bold and accurate color reproduction and very dark blacks. It is well equipped and offers wide viewing angles but...

22 August 2013

At an MSRP of $1199, the S9 is not super affordable. It's clearly engineered and calibrated for the needs of professionals, though it's certainly elegant-looking enough to sit on more than a few...

Reviewed.com

30 October 2013

Bref, pour les graphistes et amateurs de retouche d'image dotés d'un gros budget et d'une certaine exigence en termes de design, ce moniteur affiche une image tout simplement parfaite et en très...

01net.com

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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 s27b971, samsung ls27b971, samsung s27b971d, samsung ls27b971d, samsung ls27b971ds, samsung ls27b971dse, samsung ls27b971dsen
Barcodes 00887276849089, 08806085413160

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