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Samsung S27A950

Samsung S27A950
alaScore 90

245 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 245 reviews of Samsung S27A950. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size. The usability also gets good views, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability and price.

design, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung S27A950 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung S27A950


alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Samsung S27A950 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on Views about the size and reliability are generally positive. The usability and price are also appreciated.

design, price, usability, reliability, size

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung C27F398 27-Inch Curved LED Monitor - Black Gloss - HDMI, DisplayportSamsung C27F398 27-Inch Curved LED Monitor - Black Gloss - HDMI, Displayport

May, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung S27A950


alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Samsung S27A950 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on People really like the size. The usability also gets good feedback. Reviews are divided on the price, while many are negative about the reliability.

design, usability, size


64% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung S27A950D 27-Inch Class 3D LED Monitor (Black)Samsung S27A950D 27-Inch Class 3D LED Monitor (Black)

May, 2018


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Samsung S27A950D review


Samsung's products have long been the epitome of style, and the S27A950D is another exceptionally pretty product. Its 27in screen seems to flow in an arc from its massive base, which holds the power connector and video inputs. The base and rear are...

Fantastic image quality, versatile 3D and an ultra-attractive design make this a Best Buy

Apr, 2012

Expert review by : Paul Urquhart (

Samsung S27A950D


The Samsung S27A950D is a big, beautiful monitor with a massive 27-inch screen sitting inside a super slim bezel atop a curved aluminium base. What's on the inside is just as awe-inspiring - the 1080p, TN-based panel supports a true 120Hz refresh rate...

Nov, 2011

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failed effort


nice video from hd files

almost impossible to switch inputs. touch screen unresponsive and area to switch inputs sandwiched between four other icons. display port doesn't work. Samsung said send it back for repair at my cost and six months to get it back

Nov, 2012

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will be getting


Bob Tpain. There are no monitors on this site that advertise refresh rates higher than 120. So where is this monitor you speak of? As far as this costing more than it's closest competition which is only 1 an Acer. Which doesn't even offer 2D to 3D...

Everything in the description


Nov, 2012

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Great Monitor


I bought this monitor, the shipping and delivery was on time. The monitor itself is crisp clear, the 2D-3D conversion is okay, but the 2D is phenomenal.

Oct, 2012

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It is the best monitor I have had in years. Been upgrading every year or so and seem to me I won't need to upgrade this one for a long time to come. Great buy must have for gaming...



Sep, 2012

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Clean, Stylish


I'm really hoping to get quite a few years out of this monitor and at this point I'm very well satisfied with its performance. Like others I bought it for the high refresh rate rather than the 3D functionality, so I can't really comment on it. Still,...

Very clear image and better than passable color reproduction. In a few weeks of regular use I have yet to notice any distortion or defects ; Double the standard refresh rate and a fast response time make motion look liquid-smooth. In comparison my...

First, the glossy screen does provide me with some of my own reflection. It takes some pretty bright lighting to make it really noticeable, but it's there. The black plastic bits are also pretty good dust-magnets ; Second, the stand is tilt-adjustable...

Aug, 2012

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Great Monitor


Cant get a better monitor sub 2560 x 1440 resolution. Best non IPS, PLS on the market. Go for it. 120 hz, is awesome. Only other competition is Samsung Series 9 Monitor. But I went with the safer gaming option. Would I had done better spending 3x the...

Great Colors ; Great build quality ; 120hz ; Very Sharp ; Awesome for gaming

Not a higher resolution ; The 3D could be Nvidia 3d 2 but I knew that before hand. Would had made a better experience. But it's usable for whatever 3d gaming is usable ; Really my only complaint is that its not higher resolution

Jul, 2012

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Love this monitor


I love this monitor - I will definitely buy another. Whether for gaming or digital artwork for work, or just watching HD movies the picture on this monitor looks better than any other monitor or TV I've ever seen. I have a 20" IPS monitor next to it on...

Amazing picture clarity and brightness ; Amazing color gamut - best I've seen ; 120Hz refresh rate make motion extremely smooth

Front Controls are a bit awkward

May, 2012

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Great 120hz monitor


Kinda disappointed to find out that a week later New egg dropped the price by a whole $100. I bought for $699 and now its $599?? Feels like a stab to the heart.

Brilliant and sharp colors . Games get an upgrade when played on the monitor. I used to own an HP 2709m 27" 60hz ...and games looked good on that monitor. The moment I fired this one up it was night and day as far as the sharpness and full details from...

Slight bleed on bottom right while on a full black screen..hardly noticeable at all unless I look for it . 1 dead pixel..also hardly noticeable but that is luck of the draw with any lcd monitor

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Certification:Windows 10


Color of product:Black
Design:Digital signage flat panel


3D:N / Y
3D compatibility:No / Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Color gamut:72
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 3000:1
Display:LCD / LED
Display brightness:250 / 300 / 350
Display brightness (min):200
Display Diagonal:27
Display Diagonal (metric):26.8 / 27
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display scan frequency (horizontal):137
Display Technology:TN+Film / VA
Display Type:LED
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:Full HD
HDCP:No / Yes
Horizontal scan range:137
Maximum refresh rate:144 / 60
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Peak luminance ratio:96
Quantum dot color technology:Y
Response Time:1 / 2 / 4
Screen shape:Curved
Separate H/V sync: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Vertical scan range:119
Viewing angle, horizontal:170 / 178
Viewing angle, vertical:160 / 178

Energy Management

AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240
Annual Energy Consumption:35
Energy efficiency compliance:A
Power cable length:59.1
Power consumption (max):25
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):24 / 55 / 56


Black eQualizer function:Y
Cable lock slot: No
Custom key function:Y
Height adjustment:Y
LED Indicators:Power, Stand-by, Yes / Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power LED: Yes
Sound interactive LED lighting:Y
Stand-by LED: Yes
Swivel angle range:-15 - 15
Tilt adjustment:Y
Tilt angle range:-2 - 17
VESA mounting:N / Y
VESA mounting interfaces:75 x 75 / N


Built-in camera:N / No
Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No
TV tuner integrated:N / No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 40

Other Features

Package dimensions (WxDxH):27.2 x 8.5 x 21.4

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, DisplayPort, HDMI / AC, HDMI
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
User Guide on CD-ROM:N

Packaging Data

Package depth:17.7 / 17.8 / 8.5
Package height:21.4 / 28.7 / 6.89
Package weight:13.2 / 19.2 / 20.1
Package width:13.2 / 27.2 / 28


AMD FreeSync:Y
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Built-in USB hub:N
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N / No / Yes
DVI-D ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1
USB port:N


AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240
Annual Energy Consumption:141 / 35
Energy efficiency class:A
Power cable length:59.1
Power consumption (DPMS):0.3
Power consumption (max):25 / 79
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):24 / 38 / 55 / 56

Technical Details

Active display area (W x H):23.5 x 13.2
ECO mode:Y
Game mode:Y / Yes
No flickering:Y
Samsung Eye Saver Mode:Y

Thin Client

Thin client installed:N / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.433 / 0.449 / 3.24 / 3.61 / 7.32
Depth (with stand):15.2 / 7.28 / 7.32 / 9.57
Height:14.4 / 14.5 / 15 / 18.7
Height (with stand):18.3 / 18.7 / 21.7
Package depth:17.8 / 8.5
Package height:21.4 / 6.89
Package weight:13.2 / 20.1
Package width:27.2 / 28
Weight:13 / 7.94 / 9.04
Weight with stand:13.7 / 9.04
Width:24.4 / 24.5
Width (with stand):24.4 / 24.5 / 244.9