Samsung S43CG70 (VA Mini LED)

Samsung S43CG70 (VA Mini LED)

Samsung S43CG70 (VA Mini LED)

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BEST RATING
Casual Gaming:
4.3
CASUAL GAMING: Good7.7/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Poor4.9/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Poor5.8/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Fair6.9/10
RESOLUTION: Fair6.7/10
BRIGHTNESS: Good7.0/10
CONTRAST: Good7.1/10
COLOR VOLUME: Fair6.0/10
REFRESH RATE: Fair6.6/10
RESPONSE TIME: Best in Class9.5/10
TEXT QUALITY: Fair6.7/10

The Samsung S43CG70 is a premium-priced large 43-inch monitor that could appeal to those who prioritize screen real estate and high contrast for a more immersive viewing experience, with its VA Mini LED panel offering deep blacks. It supports 4K resolution for sharp and detailed images, suitable for media consumption and HDR gaming, although its capabilities for high dynamic range content may not be fully realized. The refresh rate is modest, so it's less ideal for competitive gaming where faster refresh rates are preferred. Moreover, its larger size and lower pixels per inch might make it less optimal for tasks requiring fine detail, such as digital photo editing. It has a broad array of connectivity options with multiple HDMI 2.1 ports and a DisplayPort, enhancing its versatility for various setups. However, for day-to-day productivity, the monitor's poor text clarity and image clarity could be a downside, although its adjustable stand allows for ergonomic adjustments. Overall, this monitor is more suited for casual gaming and watching movies than for competitive gaming or professional color work. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Large screen size for immersive experience
  • High contrast ratio enhances visual depth
  • Adjustable stand for ergonomic comfort
  • Wide color coverage for photo editing
  • Multiple HDMI 2.1 ports for connectivity
Cons
  • Lower refresh rate limits gaming performance
  • Not optimized for HDR gaming and media
  • Matte coating reduces image clarity
  • Lower peak brightness may affect visibility

Ratings by Category

Casual Gaming:
4.3
The casual gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, resolution, contrast, brightness, color gamut and screen coating.
Media Consumption:
4.0
The media comparison score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, contrast, brightness and screen coating

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$999
Screen Size
43"
Resolution
3840 x 2160
Screen Type
Mini LED
Screen Sub-type
VA
Local Dimming Zones
512

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
3000:1
SDR Peak Brightness
400 nits
HDR Peak Brightness
Unknown
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
No
sRGB Color Gamut
99 %

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
1 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
60,144 Hz
Strobing / BFI
No
Persistence Blur Score
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6.6/10
Ghosting Score
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9.6/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
103 PPI
Coating
Matte
Text Clarity Score
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6.8/10
Image Clarity Score
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6.8/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

HDMI 1.4 Ports
0
HDMI 2.0 Ports
0
HDMI 2.1 Ports
2
Micro HDMI Ports
0
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
0

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