Samsung SyncMaster T27A950

The Good The Samsung SyncMaster T27A950 looks damn sexy with a smooth, sleek silver finish and a striking design. The monitor's OSD and Smart Hub options are plentiful and useful, movies look great on it, and it includes 3D support for movies and games. Also, the built-in speakers are powerful and clear.

The Bad 3D performance in games on the monitor is disappointing, with no DVI dual-link connection included. Also, its price is high for a TN display.

The Bottom Line The Samsung SyncMaster T27A950 is an HDTV/monitor meant for movies and TV with tons of features and a beautiful design, but some will find its price too high.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 8.0
  • Performance 7.0
  • Support 8.0
7.5 Overall

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Review

Samsung SyncMaster T27A950

At two points earlier this year I got a chance to see the Samsung SyncMaster T27A950 under controlled conditions. Each time the monitor wowed me with its glossy presentation of movies with deep blacks, brilliant color, and a seemingly very high contrast. Controlled demos are one thing, though, and how a device performs in labs tests under a much more discriminating eye can be something else.

Design and features
The design of the 27-inch Samsung SyncMaster T27A950 can be described in just one word: gorgeous and unique. OK, that's two words--or three, if you must be absolutely literal--but in this case one word just isn't enough.

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