Fabulous no-frills monitor
Pros: None of the pixels are dead or malfunctioning. Slim monitor design (which is why I picked this one). Excellent colour representation. Full brightness is quite bright. I have it positioned 3-1/2' away and all the fonts and graphics are still easy to see because of the large screen. It's perfect for watching a movie or TV show, even from 8'-9' away. The high quality that you may expect from Samsung is built into this monitor. Only two minor issues.
Cons: The monitor menu is a somewhat difficult to manage. It's navigated with a button that can click up and on four sides (kind of like a joystick) but that isn't the problem. The issue is that it requires a click, a back click, and then another click just to get to the main menu. From there you have to do a side click and then you're finally in the Picture settings. This won't be an issue if you get used to it.
Other Thoughts: I "upgraded" to this 27" monitor from a two-year-old 21.5" monitor that was also from Samsung. This monitor lacks some features that a smaller Samsung monitor might have such as more options in the menu, quick and easy touch-sensitive menu navigation, and a denser amount of pixels. With this monitor, it comes down to whether you want a large screen or certain extras. Also the Cinema setting colour issue that I mentioned in the cons was not present on the other monitor.
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