Great overall performance.
Useful assortment of connections.
Three USB 3.0 ports.
Many ergonomic options.
Lacks a few OSD configuration details.
By uk.hardware.info on August 19, 2013
Most IT product categories tend to evolve rapidly, but developments in computer monitors have been decidedly slower. Although larger screens are slowly becoming more affordable, the most common resolution remains 1920x1080 pixels. Nonetheless, this...-
By FlatPanelsHD on November 09, 2012
All in all Samsung S27A850D is a fair contender in the IPS market and may appeal to photographers and graphic artists but it does not bring anything new to the table compared to the IPS monitors that have been around for years.85
By PC Authority on April 19, 2012
The SyncMaster S27A850D is the first of a new breed, and marks the début of Samsung's Plane to Line Switching, or PLS, panel technology. The physical differences are evident from the off. Where most 27in monitors are thick-set affairs, the...83
By uk.hardware.info on April 15, 2012
The 17 monitors we reviewed range in price from £200 to more than £1,000, and are therefore also aimed at different market segments. If we look at which monitors have allround good performance with a reasonable price, a number of displays get our...-
By TechRadar on January 16, 2012
We have a habit of relentlessly banging the TN-vs-the-rest drum. But we do it because we care. Both about technology and your very fine elves. Sorry, selves. Samsung's all-new S27A850D has us at something of a disadvantage. Many of its on-paper...90
By Expert Reviews on January 10, 2012
The S27A850D's adjustable stand, USB3 hub and 2,560x1,440 resolution are all very good, but it's the new PLS panel, with its amazing contrast and colours, that steals the show...100
By ModSynergy on November 15, 2011
Turning on the S27A850D is very quick. From the time you turn on the monitor to when it displays the image source on screen takes only two seconds, which is the fastest I’ve experienced so far on such a...-
By PC Pro on October 25, 2011
A highly adjustable, good quality monitor at a reasonable price – a successful début for Samsung's fledgling PLS panel...83
By cnet on October 13, 2011
The Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D is a well-designed, stylish, professional monitor with great options and...80
By Trusted Reviews on October 03, 2011
Though it’s not quite the perfect evolution we were hoping for, we’re still impressed by Samsung’s brand-new 27in PLS-based monitor. It’s slim and fairly well-built, and has generous connectivity, class-leading adjustability and...80