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Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D

Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D Monitor


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Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D
Samsung 400BX
Hewlett Packard LD4200
Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D Monitor
Samsung 400BX 40" LCD TV
Hewlett Packard LD4200 42 inch Monitor
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Release Date
Oct 2011
May 2011
Apr 2010
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
16:9, 14:9
Brightness
300.0 cd/m^2
450.0 cd/m^2
500.0 cd/m^2
Contrast Ratio
1000:1
3000:1
1000:1
Max. Resolution
2560 x 1440
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Response Time
5.0 ms
8.0 ms
9.0 ms
Screen Size
27.0 inch
40.0 inch
42.0 inch
Color Depth
24-bit (16.7M Colors)
16.7 million colors
16.7 million colors
Monitor Type
LED Monitor
LCD Monitor
Widescreen LCD
Viewable Picture Size
27.0 in.
40.0 in.
42.0 in.

  • The Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D is a well-designed, stylish, professional monitor with great options and performance.


  • Samsung's all-new S27A850D has us at something of a disadvantage. Many of its on-paper specs are thoroughly familiar. A 27-inch diagonal and 2,560 x 1,440 native resolution puts it firmly in the premium, high resolution camp.


  • Of course, no matter how good a monitor is in other regards, image quality is still the primary consideration. So how does Samsung's 27in PLS hold up? Well, despite a few relatively minor negatives, overall it's frankly spiffing.


  • Power users might want a little more beef, but the EV-400BX is a fine business-ready desktop at a reasonable price.