Samsung S27B970D Series 9 Monitor Review

4.0
November 15, 2012 | Mark Goldstein | Accessory Reviews |

Specifications

Display

Screen Size 27" / 68cm (16:9)
Type PLS LED
Brightness 285cd/m² (High Bright Mode) 220cd/m2 (Standard Mode)
Contrast Ratio Mega ∞ DCR (Static 1000:1) on High Bright, Cinema Mode
Resolution 2560 x 1440 (Wide Quad-HD)
Response Time 5ms (Gray-to-gray)
Viewing Angle (Horizontal/Vertical) 178° / 178°
Colour Support 16.7M colours

Interface

D-Sub No
DVI No
HDMI Yes
Dual Link DVI Yes
Display Port Yes
Audio In/Out No
Speaker Yes
USB Hub Yes

General Feature

Mobile Control No
Embedded Function Eco Saving, Colour Mode (Standard, High Bright, Cinema, sRGB, Calibration), Off Timer
Additional PC S/W NCE (Natural colour Expert ) S/W V2
OS Compatibility Win XP / Vista / 7Mac OS
Windows Certification Yes
Energy/Environment Mark Energy Star 5.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) Yes

Design

Colour Body : Black Glossy & Metal silver
Stand Type Round type
Stand Function HAS (100mm), Tilt
Wall Mount No

Power

Power Supply 100 - 240V (50 / 60hz)
Power Consumption Typ 53W (W/O USB), Max 63W (With USB)
Power Consumption (DPMS) < 0.5W
Power Consumption (Stand-by) < 0.5W
Type External Adaptor

Dimension

Set Dimension with Stand (WxHxD) 645 x 467 (567) x 247mm
Set Dimension without Stand (WxHxD) 645 x 402 x 23.2 (29.2)mm
Package Dimension (WxHxD) 741 x 563 x 312mm

Weight

Set Weight with Stand 7.9kg
Set Weight without Stand 5.7kg
Package Weight 10.7kg

Accessory

Cables Displayport cable, MHL cable, DVI-Dual-Link cable, USB 2.0 Cable
Others E-manual, Install CD, Quick Setup Guide, Natural Colour Expert Data Sheet included

Calibration

H/W Calibration Engine Yes
Factory Tunning Yes
LUT(Look-up Table) Bit Depth 16bit
Gray Balance ΔEab ≤ 1 on sRGB, Calibration Mode
Screen Uniformity Entire Screen: ΔEab ≤ 3, Luminance > 90% on Standard, sRGB, Calibration Mode
Embeded Calibration Sensor No

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#1 Kenneth

What about another cheaper better performer:

100% sRGB
96% AdobeRGB

versus

99% sRGB
77% AdobeRGB

Dell Ultrasharp U2711

Same price, better specs.

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd&sku=224-8284&redirect=1

7:25 pm - Thursday, November 15, 2012

#2 Hans Benndorf

GLOSSY SCREEN FOR PHOTOGRAPHY? HIGH END MONITOR? WHO IS KDDING WHO??

11:37 am - Friday, November 16, 2012

#3 Rayson Ho - Scalable Grid Engine

Thanks for the review! I was looking for a new monitor, but I didn’t know that the S27B970D is a glossy monitor until I read this review.

As I spend most of my time on coding, and not as much on photography, I think I will find another Samsung or ASUS large (greater than 24”) matte monitor.

Rayson

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http://blogs.scalablelogic.com/2012/11/running-10000-node-grid-engine-cluster.html

6:29 pm - Sunday, December 30, 2012