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Samsung UD970

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Samsung UD970

Originally reviewed by 02 December 2014

Best Professional Monitor

Key features:
  • 32-inch, 4K display
  • Impressive uniformity and colour accuracy
  • Built for serious professionals but good enough for gaming
At £1,700, this isn’t a monitor aimed at any average office worker. The 4K Samsung UD970 is built for serious professionals, and it’s perfect for colour critical work. The 32-inch, 3,840 x 2,160 pixel resolution display is one of the best on the market, delivering accurate colours, good contrast and extremely impressive uniformity. While this is by no means designed as a gaming monitor, only the most demanding of players will find issue with the screen’s response times.

The machine comes out of the box with the stand already attached, which is a lovely bonus. It is also able to tilt forward and back, swivel from left to right, swing easily into portrait mode and have its height adjusted by up to 130mm. The design is pretty and it also feels nice and sturdy, but this comes at a cost: it weighs in at 13.7kg.

The physical buttons, which are easy to use, are positioned underneath the main bezel, with their corresponding icons featured on the front face of the bezel. Unfortunately the placement of the ports isn’t quite as user-friendly. Two USB 3.0 connectors are on the back of the screen, but two more face downwards, so they’re quite difficult to access. Everything else faces downwards, including the HDMI 1.4 port and a pair of DisplayPort 1.2 connectors. HDMI 2.0 doesn't feature.

Price: £1,700

Our Score

9/10
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