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Samsung Syncmaster S27A850

Samsung Syncmaster S27A850
alaScore 92

218 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 218 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the reliability and size are overall positive. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the value for money.

design, usability, size, reliability

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung Syncmaster S27A850 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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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.

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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...

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


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Excellent TV - I have two in my house.


I would recommend it.

Easy to setup - great picture quality

There are no cons for me

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"Excellent TV - I have two in my house."


I would recommend it.

Easy to setup - great picture quality.

There are no cons for me.

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"Awesome colors/contrast with a huge resolution!"


Great monitor for graphics artists and gamers! Still out on the video playback though.

LED producing awesome colors & contrast

Certain HD videos have a filmy grain to them. Haven't tried to correct it yet, but that's all I got for now.

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Amazon review summary for Samsung Syncmaster S27A850


alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Samsung Syncmaster S27A850 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on

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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 MonitorLCD Display - Tft Active Matrix - 27 Inch - 2560 X 1440 - 300CD/M2 - 5 MsSamsung S27A850D 27in LED Monitor w/HAS

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Samsung 850D


Using an Asus DC2 GTX680 and have no problems with the new resolution in all games. Mainly using this for Adobe suite, Maya, and Flexipro.

Color, contrast, viewing angle, zero backlight bleed, real buttons, awesome stand, AGC is perfect


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Great Monitor


Hope it lasts a really long time!

Got this to replace a Samsung 2693HM (25.5" @ 1920x1200). Incredible difference! Very sharp - I can't believe how how small a font my old eyes can read now. Colors are amazingly deep and rich. A little calibration required (didn't need a calibration...

More connection inputs, especially HDMI, would've been nice. 16:10 aspect ratio would've been great too, but sadly, 16:9 seems to be the standard for hi-rez 27" monitors

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After using teh monitor for a couple of months, thought I'd upgrade it from a 3* to a 4*. In general use the monitor is acceptable for photo editing. You just need to place it where your eyes are mid screen rather than top of screen to avoid any shift...

Price: Fair price, good color out of the box. Bright, saturated display with good contrast. Stable backlight, no noticable color shift during use

Stand is a bit weak. Some flexture compared to other higher end monitors I've used ; Some color shift as you move vertically, not equal to other IPS panels I've used


Product Specifications


Adjustable Display: Yes
Integrated Camera: No
Integrated Microphone: No
Loudspeakers: No
Type of MPR Radiation: No
Type of TCO Radiation:TCO 5.0


DVI Interface: Yes


LED Backlight:Edge LED
Screen Format:16:9
Touchscreen: No

General Features

3D: No
Product Type:LCD