Samsung's new snappily-titled T27B750 27-in screen can be used as both a computer monitor and a smart TV, and it’s absolutely packed with functionality.
There’s an integrated TV tuner, and it will record to a storage device. There are a pair of HDMI ports, digital audio connectivity and component video.
It has Wi-Fi to stream video to it, and you can plug in some Android smartphones - such as the Samsung Galaxy - to the MHL (Mobile High Definition Link) port so that their interface will appear on screen.
The monitor also supports Samsung Smart Hub, so you can add full smart TV functionality for less than the cost of a dedicated Samsung television.
On the downside, the picture quality is nothing special - while it's LED-backlit and Full HD, the native resolution is just 1920 x 1080 and it uses a cheap TN panel; so not the Rolls Royce solution you might have expected for the price.
If you're just after a PC monitor, then, this is probably overkill - but if you're looking for a multimedia do-it-all solution this might be right up your street.
- Price: $550
- Manufacturer: Samsung
- Size: 27in
- Resolution: 1920x1080px
This mini-review was originally published in .net magazine issue 234.