The Samsung C27H711 and C32H711 are the company’s first monitors with VA screens and a 1440p resolution. In the previous years, most VA panels exclusively displayed 1080p or full HD resolutions much to the dismay of enthusiasts who prefer this type. The Korean company is adamant in using the technology for their latest products, which produce excellent contrasts and improvements in color and view angle over TN models, so we’re glad we are finally getting a higher resolution from these products.
Samsung C27H711 Specifications
- Screen Size: 27 Inches
- Resolution: 2560 x 1440
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Panel Technology: Vertical Alignment (VA)
- Refresh Rate: 60Hz
- Response Time: 4ms
- Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 250 cd/m²
- Stand: Height – Yes (3.54 Inches)
- Stand: Tilt – Yes
- Stand: Swivel – No
- Stand: Pivot – No
- VESA Compatibility: Yes
- Connectivity: Mini DisplayPort 1.2 x 1, HDMI 1.4 x 1
Design and Features
The Samsung C27H711 and C32H711 derive their sophisticated appearances from Samsung’s older products like the C27F591. The cabinet features a glossy white exterior with silver accents which match the slimmer forms to create an elegant look. The two-stage bezel design gives these new models a near borderless look which users love for the modernistic appeal.
The 1800r curvature gives the Samsung C27H711 and C32H711 an effect which enhances the immersive properties while providing a more uniform view distance from the center to the sides. The slight bulge towards the middle gives away the ultra slim look the products are going for, but we think these two still appear modest despite their massive size.
Minimalist designs and features are always welcome for PC peripherals, but we dislike it when manufacturers extend this concept towards parts like the I/O port. The Samsung C27H711 and C32H711 both only have a Mini DisplayPort and an HDMI 1.4 port for signal input options. They could have at least doubled the HDMI receptacles or went for a standard sized DP slot.
Another factor which imbues the Samsung C27H711 and C32H711 with contemporary hints are their slender stands with a circular base. The downside is you only get tilt for ergonomics, but you can hide pesky cables on the neck via grooves which we find to be a convenient and fresh new way to manage your wiring.
If ever you find the included mechanism to be unsuitable for your setup and needs, you can opt to mount these two displays on VESA solutions. There are no bolt patterns on the cabinet, but instead, you can use a separate VESA adaptor which we believe is included in the package.
Finally, the large base could use additional accessories like a Qi Wireless charger like the unit found on the Asus MX34VQ since it is big enough, but these are minor misgivings which we can quickly forget if the screen proves to be heaven sent in its performance.
Display and Performance
As mentioned, both the Samsung C27H711 and C32H711 boast of VA panels with 2560 x 1440p resolutions, 3001:1 contrast ratio, and 4ms response times. VA users amongst our avid readers have wished for the upgraded pixel count to match the deep blacks and enhanced saturation VA technology is capable of providing.
Vibrancy should also receive improvements thanks to the Samsung’s Quantum Dot backlighting, which offers excellence in several aspects when compared to conventional LED illumination. This feature should extend the Samsung C27H711 and C32H711’s color gamuts beyond the norm, even if these products do not reach 100% coverage of Adobe RGB standards.
The Samsung C27H711 and C32H711 only have a 60Hz refresh rate, but it is possible that a higher refresh rate (72Hz – 75Hz) is supported since the product is AMD Freesync compatible via the DP 1.2 port. If the accompanying HDMI port is version 1.4a, it will also support the VRR solution if you connect a host device with an AMD GPU.
The worrying aspect of both the Samsung C27H711 and C32H711 is their 4ms response times which are plenty for their IPS counterparts. Buyers should consider that VA panels are still susceptible to ghosting and interlacing in fast-paced action, and we hope the technical implementation for these two beautiful screens solve this issue.
Users have also complained about the grainy text on the ultra-wide offerings from Samsung, and we hope that the tighter pixel pitch for these two solves this flaw which is a huge turn-off for customers who want this panel type for their excellence in contrast and immersion.
Finally, much like the U28H750, these two products also include excellent presets and tools for everyday use, like the notable Eye Saver mode and the Warm2 to reduce blue light emissions. From the looks of this preliminary information we have, both the Samsung C27H711 and C32H711 should become excellent general purpose monitors for both the home and the office.
We’re excited that we are finally getting 1440p versions of Samsung’s VA panels. The combination of a tighter pixel density and a knack for deeper contrasts and saturation should enhance the visual experience we get from our beloved games.
But on the other hand, we’re a bit hesitant to recommend the Samsung C27H711 and C32H711 to our readers for pre-ordering since we are not sure if the inherent issues of VA panels remain unresolved even in this latest generation. If we do get a chance to do a hands-on review, we will instantly share the details and our verdict if these beautiful peripherals are indeed worthy of praise.