Samsung has released Series 9 All-in-One (or simply AIO), and more specifically the model that was released today carries a model number 900A7A. It adopts a similar design as Samsung's Series 7 T27B750 display, which we covered earlier. The most unique feature in Series 9 AIO is the support for 3D. We have seen several AIOs with 3D panels from Sony and HP, but the Series 9 seems to be the first 27" one. Below are the known specifications:

Samsung Series 9 900A7A Specifications
Screen Size 27"
Resolution 1920x1080
Processor Intel Core i7-2600S (4/8, 2.8GHz/3.8GHz, 8MB L3)
Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6730M with 1GB of DDR3
Memory 8GB DDR3 (?)
Storage 1TB hard drive
Optical Drive Blu-Ray
Connectivity USB 3.0, HDMI
Others 3D support, TV tuner, 1080p webcam

Not much is known about Series 9 AIO yet, and in particular the information on connectivity is limited. We would expect at least Ethernet, WiFI and USB 2.0 to be present, though. The panel is most likely TN given that it's only 1080p, whereas 1440p displays are usually IPS. Some sites are claiming up to 8GB of RAM, so it's uncertain whether 8GB is included in the base configuration or if that is just the maximum.

The usefulness of 3D is a bit questionable. AMD 6730M isn't exactly a power house--it's based on Turks (6670/6570) and has 480 SPs running at 725MHz. While the desktop variants come with GDDR5, 6730M uses DDR3 and that will definitely affect the performance. Overall, I would expect the performance to be close to 6750M, which can be found in low-end iMac and higher-end MacBook Pros (see our review for relative performance). For any serious 3D gaming at 1080p, the 6730M really won't cut it.

The 900A7A might be more usable as an HTPC given that it has a built-in TV tuner and Blu-Ray, although it's price will most likely scare potential buyers away. The 900A7A will be available only in South Korea, at least for now, and will be priced at 2,690,000 won which is approximately $2359. However, South Korea has 10% VAT so the retail price in US should be around $2000 (without tax), if this ever hits the US. 

For more pictures, take a look at The Verge's and Engadget's hand-on photos at CES 2012.

Source: TechPowerUp, SammyHub

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  • gevorg - Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - link

    That monitor stand is horrible! Yes, I know it has PC board/parts/etc, but its still too big. Apple and Sony manage to do everything behind the screen which is more space efficient. Reply
  • piroroadkill - Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - link

    My first thought was how nice and bulky it was, as in, it's a good thing, so the screen won't fall over. Reply
  • smithyj - Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - link

    ...this monitor will have backlight bleeding at the bottom right hand side of the TFT panel. The design is absolutely horrible. Its completely impractical and inflexible. Its only about aesthetics and nothing else. Making the panel as thin as possible only introduces further risk that the TFT panel will suffer from mishandling during the assembly process.

    Apple goes for a similar aesthetic-focused approach but there is some sense in what they do. The monitors are constructed well, are thick/structurally rigid enough to prevent flexing of the panel, and the ergonomically troubled stand can be removed for VESA mounting.
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  • Shadowmaster625 - Thursday, January 26, 2012 - link

    It would be cheaper to buy a notebook with the same capabilities, and then buy a 27" monitor, and mount the notebook on the back of the monitor. It would only take a couple hours in the shop to make a VESA compatible notebook mounting caddy. Hmm, business venture anyone? If there is a market for AIO then there is a market for this too. Reply
  • omkarshah - Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - link

    Samsung,well, do copy Apple but here the factor is that it's giving a shit(except for it design) for a huge price of $2K. Just even look at its hardware 2nd gen i7 processor man 4th gen is out now and its gpu...6730m with 1gig of ddr3 memory...LOLZ intel hd 4600 is better than it. 1 tb hdd that's ok but there's no ssd.a 3d monitor and blu-ray can suck how much part of 2 grand bucks.... overall this product is shit.....better invest money elsewhere and get a high-end gaming pc of intel 3930k and gtx 690...game hard Reply

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