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Samsung Syncmaster S27B970D LED

Samsung Syncmaster S27B970D LED
alaScore 94

144 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 144 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reliability. The usability also gets good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the size. Many are less positive about the value for money.

design, usability, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Samsung Syncmaster S27B970D LED is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung Syncmaster S27B970D LED


alaTest has collected and analysed 21 user reviews of Samsung Syncmaster S27B970D LED from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors on

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value for money

86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung S27B970 27 inch Widescreen LED PLS Ultra Thin Professional Monitor - Gloss Black/Silver (2560x 1440 WQHD, 5ms, DVI, DP, HDMI, USB, MHL, Speake

Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung Syncmaster S27B970D LED


alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Samsung Syncmaster S27B970D LED from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on

design, value for money, usability


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung SB970 S27B970D 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor

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Samsung Series 9 S27B970D


Samsung has been producing slick-looking monitors for years, from their Touch of Color T220HD up to the more recent T27A950 hybrid model. Its latest effort, the Samsung Series 9 S27B970D ($1,199.99 list), continues to impress. With edge-to-edge glass,...

Excellent color quality. Good light grayscale performance. Wide viewing angles. Sleek design

Expensive. Reflective coating. Lacks a dedicated audio input

The Samsung Series 9 S27B970D is an aesthetically stunning 27-inch monitor that delivers an equally stunning picture. You?ll pay a premium for this PLS display, however.


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Samsung SyncMaster S27B970D 27" Series 9 Super PLS LED Monitor Review


Once you lift the Series 9 S27B970D Super PLS monitor out of the box, you can feel the heft that is 18.04lbs. Most of the weight is really coming from the stand, because it's not only being used as a base.

This is an interesting review. You must take all of the comments I made from start to finish and form your own conclusions that suits your own personal preferences. When compared to the Series 8 S27A850D, it has the same type of Super PLS technology on...

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Samsung Series 9 S27B970D review


Big, expensive and life-altering? Well, two out of three ain't bad

MHL support ; Solid build quality ; Good viewing angles and colour accuracy

Glass cover reduces image quality ; Price


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Samsung Series 9 S27B970D review


Ultra-high-resolution PC monitors aimed at professionals are few and far between, and ones with an attractive design are even rarer. Mac users are catered for by Apple's Cinema display, but until now, anyone using Windows has had to choose between one...

Stunning to look at, either on or off, with a price to match. The Series 9 is superb


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Samsung Series 9 S27B970D


A gorgeous 27-inch, colour-calibrated designer monitor with a 10-bit, 2560 x 1440 PLS panel.

Great viewing angles ; Excellent out-of-box image quality and colour accuracy ; Stylish design with premium materials, height adjustable ; Superb integrated speakers ; Generous connectivity

No audio in/out ; Back doesn’t feel premium ; USB hub not USB 3.0

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Samsung27inch S27B970D


This is another large flat panel, and, what a unit this is. Not only is it big at 27inches but it also can display a lot more that that seen on most other panels as the maximum resolution is 2560x1440 and not the glass ceiling of 1920x1080.

It is 64x39x1cm the latter at the edges; it does become 2cm thick further in. The stand is circular at 25cm and2.5cm thick. The arm that connects it to the panel can collapse to 6cm or raise to 16cm and the movement is so smooth. Almost all monitors...

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Samsung S27B970 LED monitor


You have to hand it to Samsung, the company knows how to design a sexy looking monitor. The snappily-titled S27B970 is huge 27” PLS monitor with a brushed metal base, curved stand containing touch-sensitive menu controls, dark glass front and metal rim...

Superb styling; brushed metal stand; tidy use of wires; good refresh rate; high resolution; lots of interfaces; good colour consistency; built-in 7w speakers; PLS screen

Some light leak; expensive; glossy screen hinders viewing on bright days; average brightness and contrast

Looks fantastic but it’s also quite expensive. The stand doesn’t rotate into a portrait orientation and the display isn’t quite as good a quality as the price tag demands. There can be some issues with the glass front causing reflections, but the...

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Samsung 27-Inch Monitor Delivers World-Class Color [REVIEW]


Good color is easy to find in a computer monitor, but the 27-inch Samsung Series 9 monitor aims for great color. Just how great is it?

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Samsung S27B970D


Samsung have really come into their own when it comes to the styling of their monitors. Their '7′ and '9′ series 3D and ‘Smart' models show a unique and adventurous styling that has been turning a lot of heads. Prior to that they launched models such...

Good contrast and gradation performance with excellent clarity from the resolution and glossy screen. Superb luminance uniformity on our unit; Excellent colour performance with good preset flexibility. Spot-on gamma and white point, additional...

PLS glow, reflections from the glossy surface – mild antiglare layer does reduce this slightly but introduces a ‘fine mist’ texture if you look carefully; Significant contrast drop when switching to ‘sRGB’ mode, native gamut in all other modes extends...

Samsung’s PLS technology is relatively new to the market and not as widely adopted or indeed as familiar to consumers as LG’s IPS technology. To all intents and purposes, however, the underlying technology and strengths and weaknesses of the image are...

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Samsung Series 9 Monitor review


It can be easy to overlook a monitor when going through an upgrade cycle – after all, you won't get more frames per second by simply changing out your display. However, considering it's what you'll spend most of your time looking at, it makes sense to...

Samsung has managed to undercut Apple, its main rival in luxury high-end displays, by around $100 with the Series 9, although the cost cutting measures are more visible in some areas than others. The plastic construction isn’t as sturdy as the...

Product Specifications


Adjustable Display: Yes
Integrated Camera: No
Integrated Microphone: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
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