Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Samsung S27A850

Samsung S27A850
alaScore 91

221 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 221 reviews of Samsung S27A850. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The usability and design are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the price.

design, usability, size, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung S27A850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 221 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 69 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 52 of 69 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (144)

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung S27A850


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Samsung S27A850 from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on Reviewers are impressed by the price. The size is also appreciated.

usability, size, price

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung LS27A850DS/EN 27 inch LED Monitor (1000:1)Samsung LS27A850DS/EN 27 inch LED Monitor (1000:1)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung S27A850


alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Samsung S27A850 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Monitors on Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The usability and design also get good reviews, whereas there are some negative reviews about the price.

design, usability, size, reliability


97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung S27A850D 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit MonitorSamsung S27A850D 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor

Dec, 2016

CNET Editors' Choice

Expert review by: Eric Franklin (

Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D review: Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D


For those of us without disposable incomes, spending more than a couple hundred dollars on a monitor requires a little justification. When it comes to expensive monitors, there's usually a professional justification, as professional graphics artists...

The Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D delivers great overall performance, and has a useful assortment of connections, including three USB 3.0 ports. The monitor's stylish but practical design provides many ergonomic options.

Compared with other professional monitors, the S27A850D lacks a few OSD configuration details. Also, HDMI would have been useful.

The Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D is a well-designed, stylish, professional monitor with great options and performance.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: ModSynergy (

Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D 27" 850 Series LED Super PLS Business Monitor Review

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Benjamin "Zeus" Heide (

Samsung S27A850 LED Ultra HD Monitor


Samsung is no stranger to the LCD market. They make LCD panels that set the bar for others to follow and in fact are the ones making the displays for Apple's new iPad. They know how to cram a bunch of pixels onto a panel and the screen we are looking...

High resolution - 2560x1440 ; 3x USB 3.0 Ports ; Lots of height adjustment ; Display can rotate ; Multiple inputs ; Good color quality

Construction feels a little cheap ; No Display Port Cable ; Premium price for the extra resolution

There is probably a lot more we could cover with the S27A850 LCD from Samsung - such as USB 3.0 port speed and such. In the end, if you're buying this 2560x1440 panel, you are probably buying it for the resolution and not the USB functionality. The...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Tweak News (tweaknews)

Expert Review

Feb, 2012


Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (

Samsung Series 8 (S27A850T) business LCD monitor


This 27in monitor is detailed, has wide viewing angles and a great anti-glare coating

Good detail at native resolution ; Excellent viewing angles ; High quality AG coating

Expensive ; Wobbly pivot hinge ; No analog audio input

Samsung’s top business monitor is expensive, but it has excellent image quality in almost all aspects. It’s also generally well made and has a wide range of connectors.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Jeremy Laird (

Samsung Series 8 S27A850D review


Samsung combines the good bits of PVA and IPS to create this PLS monitor

Great colours and contrast ; High resolution ; Viewing angles ; No anti-glare coating

Response times could be better ; Some 'IPS glow' with darker tones

Jan, 2012


Expert review by: (

Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D review


We don't normally review monitors that cost over £500, but Samsung's S27A850D is no ordinary monitor; as well as an impressive features list - a 2,560x1,440 resolution, fully-adjustable stand and three-way USB3 hub - it's the first monitor we've seen...

The S27A850D's adjustable stand, USB3 hub and 2,560x1,440 resolution are all very good, but it's the new PLS panel, with its amazing contrast and colours, that steals the show

Jan, 2012


Expert review by: Ardjuna Seghers (

Samsung S27A850D (SA850 27in)


The first PLS monitor is a slim 27in model with a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution and features galore.

Generally good image quality ; 2,560 x 1,440 resolution ; Decent value ; Fully adjustable ; Generous connectivity

Contrast shift ; Fiddly controls ; No HDMI

Though it’s not quite the perfect evolution we were hoping for, we’re still impressed by Samsung’s brand-new 27in PLS-based monitor. It's slim and fairly well-built, and has generous connectivity, class-leading adjustability and innovative features...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Craig Simms (

Samsung Series 8 SyncMaster S27A850T


PLS proves itself as a viable alternative to IPS ; Incredibly thin ; Good blacks ; Power-saving features ; Energy frugal ; Incredible height adjustment ; Allows 90-degree vertical rotation

Pricey compared to the competition ; Some banding and discolouration in gradients ; USB 3.0 ports are only barely faster than USB 2.0 ; HDMI port doesn't cope well with interlaced content or judder

Samsung's SyncMaster S27A850T is an incredibly pretty, thin monitor, which proves that PLS is a viable IPS alternative. We did find some banding in gradients, and the HDMI movie performance isn't great, but for beautiful sharp imagery and high-level...

May, 2012

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

Expert review by: Sasha Muller (

Product brief: Samsung Syncmaster S27A850D LED monitor review


An ultra-slim LED monitor boasting Samsung's PLS panel technology.

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications


Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:Full HD / No / Wide Quad HD
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9


VESA mounting:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB hub version:USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:3 / 4