Samsung S27E510CS Review
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The market for a more “immersive” gaming experience is the trend these days, and Samsung is expecting to take the reins with its all new offering: the S27E510CS monitor.
Priced at an affordable $215.81 on Amazon, this curved gaming monitor is aimed at the enthusiast gamer.
Review of Samsung S27E510CS – The Design
The design is congruent with Samsung’s design language. Samsung notes that the 4000R curved screen is similar to that of reading a newspaper, mimicking a more natural way of viewing compared to ordinary flat panel screens. With a 27” panel the curve surely gives a feeling that the viewer is immersed in the content. The monitor has bezel edges throughout the screen and a striking high gloss black finish. Supporting the monitor is what Samsung calls a “T-Shirt” base which beautifully coincides with the curvature of the screen panel.
Undoubtedly, the best feature of this display is its superior image quality. The S27E510CS comes with a 16.7 million color screen with a class-leading 3000:1 contrast ratio coveted by most gamers. This gamer monitor also has a Vertical Alignment or VA panel which has better blacks as well as higher contrast ratios compared to TN (Twisted Nematic) and IPS (In-Plane Switching) panels. Video playback and gaming is buttery-smooth in this monitor with its 4ms response time and 60 Hz refresh rate. This translates to an optimized and efficient gaming experience by reducing the lag between frames.
The screen is able to tilt forward 2° and 20° backwards for any desired viewing height. The monitor also has a very impressive viewing angle at 178° allowing the viewer to see every detail no matter what angle the screen is viewed.
The monitor has a 4-way joystick located at the back of the monitor, which is surprisingly very intuitive to control. It has the following standard options built in its menu:
· Screen Position
· Display time
Samsung has also included the following additional features:
· Game Mode – enhances the gaming experience by dynamically adjusting colors as well as contrast during gameplay.
· Eye Saver mode – reduces blue light emissions as well as flickering which definitely helps if you spend long periods of time in front of your computer.
· HDMI Black Level – better blacks for movie playback.
· Dimensions: 24.53” x 18.22” x 7.14”
· Weight: 12.14lbs with Stand, 10.80lbs without Stand
· Screen Size: 27 inches
· Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (Widescreen)
· 16.7 million colors
· Response Time: 4ms
· Refresh Rate: 60hz
· Input: 1 HDMI, VGA
· Tilt: 2 degrees to 20 degrees backwards
· Panel: Vertical Alignment
· Joystick Controller
· Game Mode
The S27E510CS comes with the standard HDMI port and a VGA port for easy connectivity and is compatible with standard VESA mounts.
Samsung has made no compromises with the S27E510CS. Class-leading image quality, sharp viewing angles and to top it all off, an immersive “curved” screen: all in one affordable monitor. Along with this, Samsung’s addition of useful features such as the Game Mode and Eye Saver Mode make this a pretty compelling package.
The Samsung S27E510CS is definitely a very well-rounded player in the gaming market and certainly deserves a space in your desktop.