82

conclusion:We like it

82

With its sharp 2560 x 1440 screen, its stylish design, its solid range of ports and features -- and its $1,000+ price -- Samsung's 27-inch S27B970D is a good option if you're a well-heeled PC user looking for an alternative to Apple's equally pricey Thunderbolt and Cinema displays. The S27B970D has very good out-of-the-box color calibration, and solid software for custom modes; very good, deep, black levels; and wide viewing angles. With DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI ports, it'll handle any output you throw at it, and it even includes a handful of cables. However, we still prefer the Dell UltraSharp U2711, which is our Must-have 27-inch display, and sells for about $300 less than the S27B970D.

Critic reviews

7.9
7 reviews
  • Picture quality
    8.4
  • Design and form factor
    7.7
  • Inputs
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9.0
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8.0
CNET Aug 24, 2012

The Samsung SyncMaster S27B970's excellent performance and beautiful aesthetic outweigh some thoughtless design choices.

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8.0
PC Mag Nov 9, 2012

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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8.0
TrustedReviews Jul 8, 2012

Samsung’s Series 9 S27B970D successfully merges designer looks with multimedia features and the kind of quality to satisfy imaging enthusiasts.

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6.0
TechRadar Sep 27, 2012

The Series 9 will therefore live or die on a combination of image quality and physical desirability. Unfortunately, we're not entirely convinced by either.

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8.0
TFT Central Sep 5, 2012

... if you're looking for something more, and want something with a lot of style and some great all round performance then the Samsung S27B970D is definitely worth looking at.

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PC World Australia Jul 26, 2013

Samsung’s best monitor for 2013 takes a lot of cues from the company’s TV line-up. The Series 9 (S27B970) has built-in speakers, a USB hub, and a great high-res screen.

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