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Samsung Series 9 S27B970D

Samsung Series 9 S27B970D
alaScore 90

151 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 reviews of Samsung Series 9 S27B970D. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the size and reliability are overall positive. The usability and design also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the price.

design, usability, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung Series 9 S27B970D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Samsung Series 9 S27B970D from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Views about the reliability and usability are on the whole positive. The price and design also get good comments. Comments are divided on the size.

design, price, usability, reliability

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

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

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Samsung Series 9 S27B970D


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.

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

Expensive. Reflective coating. Lacks a dedicated audio input.

The lack of an audio-in port is a glaring omission, and its $1200 price tag is a bit over the top, but if money is no object and you can live without a dedicated audio input, the Series 9 is a solid choice for a big screen monitor. That said, our...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : PhotographyBLOG (

Samsung S27B970D Series 9 Monitor

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Silent PC (

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The Samsung Syncmaster S27B970D 27" LED Monitor is very much a high end product, but rather than appeal to just imaging professionals, Samsung has targeted a broader market: The well-heeled tech consumer who is into digital photography, all the umpteen...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : InsideHW (

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Nov, 2012

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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...


Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (

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

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Jeremy Laird (

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

Sep, 2012


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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

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : paul_smart (

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...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Charlie White (

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?

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications


Certification:Energy Star 5.0, TCO 5.0, Environment Mark
Compliance industry standards:TCO
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold


Color of product:Black / Black, Metallic / Black, Metallic, Silver / Black, Silver
Feet color:Black/Silver
Feet colour:Black/Silver
Heavy metals free:Hg (mercury)
Market positioning:Home & Office


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):Mega Contrast
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:220 / 285 / 350
Display brightness (min):220 / 280
Display Diagonal:27
Display Diagonal (metric):26.8 / 27
Display number of colors:1.073 billion colors / 16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display sRGB:Y / Yes
Display Technology:PLS
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad HD
Maximum refresh rate:60
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Panel type:PLS
Response Time:5
Screen shape:Flat
sRGB coverage (typical):99
Supported graphics resolutions:2560 x 1440
Supported video modes:1080p, 1440p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240
Energy efficiency compliance:B / Unspecified
Power consumption (max):63
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):53


Cable lock slot:N
Height adjustment:No / Y / Yes
LED Indicators:Power / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off switch: Yes
Pivot angle:-2 - 92
Plug and Play: Yes
Power LED: Yes
Stand-by LED: Yes
Swivel angle range:-45 - 45
Tilt adjustment:Y / Yes
Tilt angle range:-5 - 24
VESA mounting:N / Y
VESA mounting interfaces:100 x 100 / N


Built-in camera:N / No
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:14 / 7
TV tuner integrated:N / No


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

Other Features

Package weight:23.6
Placement supported:Horizontal

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

Package depth:12.3 / 18.2
Package height:22.2 / 8.39
Package weight:22.5 / 23.6 / 24.3
Package width:29.2 / 29.4


AMD FreeSync:Y
Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio Input:No / Yes
Audio Output: No
Built-in USB hub:Y
Common interface (CI): No
Common interface Plus (CI+): No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2
DVI port:N / No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone out:Y
Number of upstream ports:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB hub version:USB 2.0
USB Type-A downstream ports quantity:1 / 1, - / 2 / 3
USB upstream port type:USB Type-C


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 100-240
Annual Energy Consumption:58
Energy efficiency class:B / Unspecified
External power adapter:Y
Power consumption (DPMS):0.5
Power consumption (max):63
Power consumption (off):0.3
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):40 / 53

Technical Details

Active display area (W x H):13.2 x 23.5
Display modes:Picture-in-Picture
Game mode:Y
No flickering:N
On/Off timer:Y
PC in (D-Sub):N
Samsung Eye Saver Mode:Y

Thin Client

Thin client installed: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.913 / 0.941 / 1.15 / 3.04
Depth (with stand):9.29 / 9.72
Height:14.4 / 15.8
Height (with stand):18.4 / 21.4 / 22.3
Package depth:12.3
Package height:22.2
Package weight:23.6 / 24.3
Package width:29.2
Weight:12.6 / 17.6
Weight (with stand):17.4 / 18.1
Weight with stand:17.4 / 18.1
Width:24.1 / 25.4
Width (with stand):24.1 / 25.4