Samsung S27C750P 27-inch LED Monitor
|Samsung S27C750P 27-inch LED Monitor|
|S27C750P Features and Specifications|
|Test Setup and Testing|
|Subjective Tests and Conclusion|
Samsung doesn't really need much of an introduction as this Korean company has carved their way from obscurity to become a household name. Whether you hate them or love them, they make some pretty solid product and today we are looking at the S27C750P. This LCD measures up at 27-inches of viewable area and has some nice features - such as multiple HDMI ports as well as a VGA port, speakers, headphone jack and even the ability to rotate the display for "portrait" mode. All of this comes in a nice package that runs at a standard 1920x1080 resolution. I'm used to working with a 30" display that runs at 2560x1600 so there will be some adjustment - both in size and resolution.
In this review, we’ll take a look at this monitor and see how it stacks up to previous units we've reviewed. We'll cover some basic tests as well as break out our equipment to see how well it actually performs in the lab. Still, lab results don't always speak to a users' experience so we'll make sure we cover general usage as well. Stick around to see how it all shapes up.
We put the S27C750P to the test in both landscape and portrait modes. Keep reading to see how this affordable 27-inch product shapes up and if it's worth considering for your next LCD purchase.
Samsung always includes the bare essentials in their bundles - as do most companies these days. If they can get away without including a $2.00 HDMI cable, they will. As such the bundle isn't really all that impressive, but it is enough to get you going - as long as you have an extra cable kicking around. Thankfully, Samsung does include a single HDMI cable and this is pretty generous of them.
Also included in the bundle are a quick install guide, power cable and power brick as well as the removable base. I really like the cable management they include in this LCD as well.
As we continue looking at the S27C750P, we take a look around the back and see the number of inputs. As previously mentioned there are two HDMI ports as well as the single VGA port. There are no DVI ports, but as DVI and HDMI are almost interchangeable these days, that shouldn't be an issue. Many VGA cards come equipped with a DVI-to-HDMI adapter - if they don't include a native HDMI port. One thing I would like to see on this LCD is a Display Port. Many laptops and Apple products have Display Port functionality and it would be nice to have it included on the display. Of course, because Apple uses Display Port – that might be the reason Samsung is not using it…
In addition to the video connections, there is a headphone jack as well. This enables you to hook up headphones to the LCD and listen to your XBOX, PC or other HDMI-enabled device without sharing the experience with your family, friends or dorm-mates. This is a nice touch and I think that every LCD that has HDMI-input should have speakers as well as a headphone jack. Thankfully Samsung hasn't skimped on this area.
When it comes to the stand and cable management, it's a mixed bag. The stand works well, and it rotates freely. I love the way the stand is a hollow tube with enough space to run a couple of HDMI cables, the VGA cable, power cable and even an audio cable if you need. This is pretty awesome for management and the location of the ports allows the display to be rotated freely from landscape to portrait mode without having an excess of wires hanging out the back of the display. I love it. I love it a lot. The downside to this though is the fact that the display is not height-adjustable. If you need it lower - you'll have to sit higher at your desk. If you need it higher, you'll have to slouch – or put the LCD up on a stack of books or old bills that you don't want to pay. In this way, there is no perfect solution. Cable management is great - height adjustment is non-existent.
The overall look of this display is pretty good, and the overall finish makes this display look at lot more expensive than it is. Still, it's not a super cheap display so it had better perform really well. On the next page we'll take a look at the features and specifications before we continue on to testing.