Samsung has introduced the new 27-inch ViewFinity S80TB monitor, which falls under Samsung&s business monitor category, but whose features should also be interesting for creatives. For example, the 4K monitor offers 10-bit color depth (though it&s not clear if this will be achieved via FRC), supports HDR display via the HDR10 standards, and has two Thunderbolt 4 ports as universal interfaces, via which it also acts as a hub/docking station.
Samsung ViewFinity S80TB
Using each of the two Thunderbolt 4 ports, connected devices such as laptops can be supplied with up to 90W of charging power. Likewise, one Thunderbolt 4 port can also be used to connect a notebook and the other to daisy-chain other Thunderbolt 4 peripherals such as another monitor as well.
The ViewFinity S80TB is somewhat reminiscent of Samsung&s in June also 27-inch Viewfinity S8 (S80PB), which the company announced last June, but the new one is better equipped in terms of interfaces thanks to its Thunderbolt 4 ports rather than USB-C. However, its panel is only average with a brightness of 350 nits and also does not seem to support the DisplayHDR 400 standard unlike the previous model. However, the brightness of both models is not sufficient for displaying "real" HDR.
Samsung ViewFinity S80TB
Unfortunately, Samsung doesn&t provide any information about the coverage of the sRGB, DCI-P3 or Adobe RGB color spaces, but promises "breathtaking" color accuracy - the ViewFinity S8, at least, which costs similarly, covers the professional DCI-P3 color space by 98%. In any case, the gray-to-grey response time of the S80TB is five milliseconds.
The Samsung ViewFinity S80TB offers an Ethernet port for notebooks connected via Thunderbolt 4 that don&t have one themselves but need to be connected to a local network via cable. Other interface options include a DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0 and three USB ports.
The Samsung ViewFinity S80TB automatically adjusts its brightness depending on the ambient light and is supposed to reduce blue light via the "Eye Saver" mode and screen flicker via "Flicker Free" to protect the eyes. For better ergonomics, the S80TB is height-adjustable, tiltable, rotatable and swiveling thanks to its metal stand - and can also be used upright in pivot mode.
Samsung ViewFinity S80TB in pivot mode
Per the picture-in-picture feature, input from a second video source can be reduced to up to 25% of the screen, allowing users to monitor one task while working on another.
The Samsung S80TB ViewFinity UHD 27" 4K monitor is available now for in the U.S. When it will be available in this country and at what price Samsung has not yet announced - the Samsung ViewFinity S8 S80PB, at any rate, is currently available here starting at around . more infos at bei www.samsung.com