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Samsung S27B971D

Samsung S27B971D
alaScore 91

16 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Samsung S27B971D. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are on the whole positive. Some have doubts about the price.

design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung S27B971D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matt Smith (

Samsung Series 9 S27B971D review


Though big, beautiful, and capable of very accurate color, Samsung's excellent Series 9 monitor costs far too much.

The Samsung Series 9 is a display that feels wedged between two different categories. On the one hand, this stylish display looks and feels at first glance like a high-end consumer product; but on the other hand, the display is calibrated with...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Samsung Series 9 S27B971D


The Samsung Series 9 S27B971D is an attractive 27-inch PLS monitor that delivers bold color reproduction and very dark blacks.

Rich, accurate colors. Wide viewing angles. Stylish design. Lots of ports.

Expensive. Weak dark grayscale performance. No USB 3.0 ports.

Rich, accurate colors and a striking design make the Samsung Series 9 S27B971D a good choice for users seeking a PLS monitor that looks as good as it performs. Its three digital inputs and built-in USB hub offer a variety of connectivity options, and...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Heinonen (

Samsung S27B971D Monitor Review


At the 2013 CES Samsung made a point to demonstrate the excellent accuracy of their monitors. They had an example of the automated calibration routine they go through at the factory. Using a Konica Minolta CA-310 meter, 25 points on the screen are...

My expectations for the Samsung S27B971D were high after seeing their demo at CES and how they calibrate displays. They increased when I opened the box and saw the calibration report with some pretty incredible numbers on it. While the initial...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Christian Eberle (

Samsung S27B971D 27-Inch QHD Monitor, Reviewed


Samsung's S27B971D is a refreshed flagship 27-inch QHD monitor selling for $200 less than last-gen's model. It certainly looks impressive on paper, with its factory calibration and internal look-up table capability. Does it measure up in our lab, though?

Feb, 2014

Best of Year

Expert review by : Lee Neikirk (

Samsung S27B971D Review


Samsung's new Series 9 is a high-performance powerhouse with the professional in mind.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by : Duncan Evans (

Samsung S27B971D review - Lots of screen space to enjoy


Go premium with high quality, gorgeous styling

Great build quality, stylish looks, touch-sensitive menu controls, all main interfaces, high 2560x1440 resolution, lots of screen space at 27”, bundled leads, excellent colour accuracy, great colour and brightness uniformity

Expensive, contrast and brightness aren’t anything to write home about, stand doesn’t offer much flexibility, rather large bevel

The street price for this Samsung is £730+ but it’s still expensive. You can’t argue with build quality or colour consistency and accuracy as both are excellent. For photographers and designers who want something stylish and don’t mind paying for it,...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Samsung Series 9 S27B971D


The Samsung Series 9 S27B971D is an attractive 27-inch PLS monitor that delivers bold and accurate color reproduction and very dark blacks. It is well equipped and offers wide viewing angles but it has trouble at the dark end of the grayscale and is...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (

Good display, incorrect specs/ description


This display is described as having a GLOSSY display, edge to edge glass. The unit is NOT glossy but rather has a thin layer of anti-glare on it which is a bit surprising after all I've read on it. The brightness and color accuracy / vividness make up...

Higher resolution that standard 1080, BRIGHT, very colorful, vivid picture, big, modern, classy looking

Anti-glare display coating, plastiky parts on back and base. Wobbly, a little too cheap for the price

Apr, 2014

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black, Metallic, Silver / Black, Silver


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Color gamut:100
Contrast ratio (dynamic):Mega Contrast
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Digital horizontal frequency:30 - 81
Digital vertical frequency:49 - 75
Display brightness:220 / 300
Display Diagonal:27
Display Diagonal (metric):26.8
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display sRGB: Yes
Display Technology:PLS
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:Wide Quad HD
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Pixel Pitch:0.00919 x 0.00919
Response Time:5
Screen shape:Flat
Supported graphics resolutions:2560 x 1440
Supported video modes:1440p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240
Annual Energy Consumption:66
Energy efficiency compliance:C / Unspecified
Power consumption (max):63
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):45 / 53


Cable lock slot:N / No
Height adjustment: Yes
LED Indicators: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes
VESA mounting:N
VESA mounting interfaces:N


Built-in camera: No
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:14
TV tuner integrated: No


Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: 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

Packaging Content

Cables included:DisplayPort, DVI, MHL, USB / DVI,DisplayPort,MHL,USB
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Stand included: Yes
User Guide on CD-ROM: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:12.3
Package height:22.2
Package weight:22.7
Package width:29.2


Mac operating systems supported: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio Input: No
Audio Output: No
Built-in USB hub:Y
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:No / Yes
DVI-D ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB hub version:USB 2.0
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:1 / 2
USB version:2.0


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240
Annual Energy Consumption:66
Energy efficiency class:C / Unspecified
Power consumption (max):63
Power consumption (off):0.5
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):45 / 53

Technical Details

ECO mode: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes

Thin Client

Thin client installed: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):9.72
Height (with stand):18.4
Package depth:12.3
Package height:22.2
Package weight:22.7
Package width:29.2
Weight (with stand):16.5
Weight with stand:16.5
Width:25.4 / 25.7
Width (with stand):25.4