Samsung S27B970D Series 9 Monitor Review

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

Conclusion

The Samsung S27B970D is a beautifully designed, high-spec monitor that delivers 99% sRGB colour gamut coverage and a very respectable 77% of the AdobeRGB spectrum, making it a great choice for photographers looking for a display that will give them an accurate representaion of their images. It does, however, come at a literal cost, with the asking price of £750 / $1000 placing it out of the reach of most people. Still, if colour accuracy is at the top of your monitor shopping list, then the new Samsung S27B970D certainly won't disappoint, especially as the colour is very accurate straight out of the box.

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 5
Features 4.5
Ease-of-use 4
Value for money 3.5

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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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6:29 pm - Sunday, December 30, 2012