PLS proves itself as a viable alternative to IPS
Samsung's SyncMaster S27A850T is an incredibly pretty, thin monitor, which proves that PLS is a viable IPS alternative. We did find some banding in gradients, and the HDMI movie performance isn't great, but for beautiful sharp imagery and high-level computer use, it's incredibly appealing.
A compelling way to add a huge external screen to the latest MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops.
The Apple Thunderbolt Display offers some useful expansion, and could make a seamless one-stop solution to enable Apple MacBooks to benefit from a huge screen and some invaluable port expansion. Yet the final verdict could go either way. We cannot work with gloss panels - but if you can tolerate a reflective screen, its feature-packed specification and unmatched build quality speak for themselves.
Single cable from Mac cuts down clutter
For owners of the 2011 MacBook Air, the Thunderbolt Display is a fantastic way to get iMac-like features while still being able to walk away with one of the lightest laptops available. If your Mac has Thunderbolt, FireWire 800, and gigabit ethernet, the case for buying the comparatively inflexible Thunderbolt display is a little less interesting.
Well-equipped 27in monitor.
Oh oh so lovely. Oh oh so expensive. What else is there to say? It's an Apple product, which means is's built to a standard that makes you wet your pants but priced to tighten your scrotum. Just keep in mind that a Thunderbolt Display needs a Thunderbolt Mac, and I wish there were more Thunderbolt peripherals to make me feel better about the whole Thunderbolt thing. If there were, and the display was about £150 cheaper, I'd rate it at 90 per cent or higher.
Integrated Freeview HD tuner
Samsung's Series 9 T27A950 drew big crowds when it was first unveiled at the 2011 CES. A hybrid 27-inch Freeview HD 3D TV and PC monitor, it's a leading-edge screen for your desktop that offers all the functions of the brand's high-end LED TVs.
The design is inspired, with a panel that's effectively suspended above its pedestal via a swooping right-hand bracket. This tilts backwards for a relaxed viewing position.
Accurate colour reproduction after adjustments
There's no two ways about it: the Samsung SyncMaster T27A950 is the best TV-monitor hybrid we've ever tested, and it's almost as good at faking 3D as it is at showing genuine 3D content. That said, its competitors still have an advantage in certain areas.
Poor color production & bad viewing angles
If looks could sell, we would be all AED 3,499 lighter. But the Samsung T27A950 TV-monitor hybrid disappoints in almost all fronts be it color production, viewing angles, ergonomics and even 3D. At its price point, one would rather buy a 32" 1080p TV they are dirt cheap nowadays, anyway.
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