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Samsung U32D970Q PC Monitor

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31.5" LED 727.8mm Aug 2014
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6 Reasons For

Mega Contrast Dynamic Contrast Ratio Marketing Name

The dynamic contrast ratio marketing name of this flatpanel monitor is Mega Contrast, which is typical of many PC screens of this age and type.

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Samsung Has Good LCD Screen Reviews

Samsung has good average reviews for its medium monitors as well as across its entire PC screen range compared to other manufacturers.

LED Display

This PC display has an LED display, which is typical of many LCD screens of this spec and age.

We compared all the other flatpanel monitors that have an LED Display to this PC display and we think because of it's better review score, the AOC e2250Swdnk is also worth considering.

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Two DisplayPorts Quantitys

Most LCD screens that have been available for a similar time to the U32D970Q have between one and two displayPorts quantitys, including the U32D970Q which has two displayPorts quantitys.

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3840 X 2160 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The U32D970Q has a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution.

This LCD screen's resolution (3840 x 2160) is actually the best resolution amongst all similar spec flatpanel monitors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Amongst similar types of LCD screen the worst resolution is 640 x 350.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The U32D970Q has a quite bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other PC monitors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the U32D970Q. Medium monitors that came out around the same time as the U32D970Q have display brightnesss of between 25 cd/m² and 1,700 cd/m².

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11 Reasons Against

Only One USB Type-A Downstream Ports Quantity

The U32D970Q is a one USB Type-A downstream ports quantity flatpanel monitor. Most of the other medium monitors that came out around the same time as the U32D970Q have between one and five USB Type-A downstream ports quantitys.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years, the U32D970Q does not have a built-in speaker(s).

Other flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at include the iiyama XB2779QS-W1 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Most flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the U32D970Q are not 3D. The U32D970Q is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The Samsung U32D970Q does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as the U32D970Q also do not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to look at including the Viewsonic VG2437mc.

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that were released around the same time as the U32D970Q do not have a card reader integrated. The U32D970Q is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

It is worth also looking at alternative PC displays which also have a card reader integrated including the U3011, the UP2414Q (£800.00), or the UP3214Q (£598.80) all from DELL.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC display has a 4K Ultra HD HD type, which is typical of many LCD screens of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Running Costs Are High

This Samsung LCD screen has an energy efficiency classification of D. The average running cost of the U32D970Q is £212 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 2% of all 993 medium monitors that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

At 8 milliseconds, the Samsung U32D970Q has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other PC screens of this age and type. The response times of medium monitors that were released more than two years ago range from 1ms to 69ms.

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Quite High Power Consumption (max)

The U32D970Q has a fairly high power consumption (max) (140 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec PC displays that came out around the same time as the U32D970Q. Across all the comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to the U32D970Q the power consumption (max)s range from 16W to 250W.

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Heavy

The average weight of medium monitors that came out more than two years ago is 4.9kg. When compared to other similar spec PC displays that were released more than two years ago, the U32D970Q's weight of 10.3 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Very High Annual Energy Consumption

The annual energy consumption of the Samsung U32D970Q of 131 kilowatt hours is one of the highest amongst similar spec PC screens that were released more than two years ago. The average annual energy consumption of PC screens of a comparable age and spec to the U32D970Q is 50kWh.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung U32D970Q

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Samsung released the U32D970Q.

Specification

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Expert Reviews

(27)
14 August 2015

We have already tested quite a few screens that sport a resolution of 3440x1440 pixels , but if you are looking for a serious amount of desktop space Ultra HD offers even more. The disadvantage is... Read more…

29 July 2015

Ultra-high definition monitors are a boom to creative professionals and well-heeled enthusiasts, and this 32-inch model from Samsung is one of the highest-quality displays we've ever tested.... Read more…

13 April 2015

Samsung UD970 This is an extremely pricey bit of kit that looks beautiful, has all the right ports in all the right places, and is certainly the best 4Ker we've seen so far. It may have been...

24 March 2015

The Samsung U32D970Q is a 32-inch, professional-grade Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) monitor that's beautifully designed. It offers very accurate colors, solid gray-scale reproduction, and a plethora...

2 December 2014

Trusted Reviews

What is the Samsung UD970? Samsung's latest screen is aimed squarely at professionals, but this is no standard office panel. For starters, the UD970 costs £1700 ? a price that'll put it out of... Read more…

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User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 13 August 2015 by Rawhide
Rawhide would recommend the Samsung U32D970Q

I have been using a 21" Sony GDM-F500R CRT monitor for over 14 years and have been very impressed with it. Monitors have come and gone and no LCD panel that I have seen over the years could ever... Read more…

PURCHASE PRICE for this review: £1059 outside Amazon PROs + very high resolution + fine pixel pitch + huge difference when you were used to a 27" display + very accurate hardware calibration +... Read more…

Reviewed 16 December 2015 by Jim
Jim would recommend the Samsung U32D970Q

You don't notice how good this monitor is until you place it next to another one, in my case a few years older. I've always purchased high quality monitors, so the ones I'm comparing it to are no... Read more…

Reviewed 10 December 2015 by Frank
Frank would recommend the Samsung U32D970Q (Verified Purchase)

I am a college instructor of photography and have been since 1979. In deciding on a monitor, I did some research. After looking at what seems to be 20 or 30 different choices, I selected the... Read more…

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Needs Ui Scaling
Light Bleed
Reviewed 11 November 2015 by ShutterMan

Seems like a nice monitor, I just could not get over the light bleed issue. I'm undecided on whether or not I will try again...

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £333.30
Electricity cost when on standby £2.56
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Total running cost over 5 years £335.86
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 U32D970Quses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
1.7T
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 1.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
43
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 43 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung cdm2, samsung cdm2d, samsung cdm2dv, samsung u32d970, samsung cdm2dvi, bluetech u32d970, samsung u32d970q, samsung u32d970qu, samsung 3840x2160, bluetech u32d970q, samsung u32d970qs, samsung u32d970qsa, samsung 21608ms350, samsung u32d970qus, samsung b2b u32d970, samsung u32d970qsam, samsung b2b u32d970q
Barcodes 0008.87276E+11, 00624285554906, 00779177291183, 00801940479631, 00804067304404, 00804904107830, 00808045487684, 00808112943280, 00809394590827, 00887276056623, 08806086304269, 08806086432979, 08806681010725

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