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Samsung's 27-inch ViewFinity S9 5K display has hit a new all-time low price today on Amazon, available for $1,044.04, down from $1,599.99. The display has an estimated delivery date of December 12 if ordered today.

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This price is available directly from Amazon, so if you don't see it make sure you're looking at the right seller. Scroll down to the "new and used" option on the right side of the page and browse through the listings for new models of the display until you see Amazon's seller page and the correct price tag. Note that this sale has been fluctuating all day, so if you're interested, place your order soon.



Samsung itself is hosting a monitor sale right now, offering up to 40 percent off select products. This does include the ViewFinity S9 5K display, but it's not quite as low as Amazon's discount. You can still find a few solid markdowns in this sale, with monitors starting at just $349.99 and totaling up to $600 off select models.

Our full Deals Roundup has more information on the latest Apple-related sales and bargains.

Article Link: Samsung's 27-Inch ViewFinity S9 5K Display Gets Massive $555 Discount on Amazon
 
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azentropy

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I’m trying to decide whether to go with the Mac Studio Display or this Samsung S9. The fact that I’m not instantly jumping on this sale is probably telling.

I really love my ASD, but the S9 does have some advantages that could matter to me that has me thinking of getting one for my other setup.

  • Has Display Port - for connecting “older” or PC systems if needed
  • Better Windows/Linux Support - again for those other systems
  • Anti-Glare Screen. Depending on room this could be a big advantage.
  • Height Adjustable. Again depending on setup this is an advantage. I’ve been thinking of getting an adjustable standing desk.
  • Price - at ~$1K that is quite a bit less than the lowest price I’ve seen the ASD for (I got mine through Costco when they had it for $1299)
There are a few others that I don't really care about so didn't list. My advice is that if none of those matter, just spend the extra $ on the ASD.
 

Jumpthesnark

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Finally. Let's see Samsung make this price more widespread (I mean not even on their own site? Come on.) and get the pricing on this display would be where it should have been from the start.

I know it doesn't have the same build quality as the ASD and there's all that problematic "smart display" software garbage, but it is a direct competitor to the ASD, and hopefully that means price competition.
 

zach-coleman

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Apr 10, 2022
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I’m trying to decide whether to go with the Mac Studio Display or this Samsung S9. The fact that I’m not instantly jumping on this sale is probably telling.
Studio Display is probably in my top 3 Apple products of all time. Extremely over hated. It’s beautiful and all the details are great. True Tone, OS-level brightness control, and instant wake are extremely underrated features. The webcam is meh but the speakers are awesome.
 

ignatius345

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I think it makes sense at this price point. The normal price really does not compete with the Studio Display if you have a Mac.
Thinking the same thing. When the time comes to upgrade from my M1 iMac, I would still probably pick the Studio Display just because it's a lot nicer and I would anticipate having it on my desk for 5 years. Still, though, at this price it becomes a bit harder of a choice.

Everyone should also realize you can often get the Studio Display refurbished from Apple for ~$300 off the full price. https://www.apple.com/shop/refurbished/mac/display
 

macduke

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I just want Apple to come out with a 32” 6K Studio display. I know they have that XDR display but that is just too much. We need a version that doesn’t quite go so hard. I mean, OLED isn’t that crazy expensive nowadays. One can dream.
 

DotCom2

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I really love my ASD, but the S9 does have some advantages that could matter to me that has me thinking of getting one for my other setup.

  • Has Display Port - for connecting “older” or PC systems if needed
  • Better Windows/Linux Support - again for those other systems
  • Anti-Glare Screen. Depending on room this could be a big advantage.
  • Height Adjustable. Again depending on setup this is an advantage. I’ve been thinking of getting an adjustable standing desk.
  • Price - at ~$1K that is quite a bit less than the lowest price I’ve seen the ASD for (I got mine through Costco when they had it for $1299)
There are a few others that I don't really care about so didn't list. My advice is that if none of those matter, just spend the extra $ on the ASD.
Fit and Finish did it for me! LOVE my ASD!
 

PsykX

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I’m trying to decide whether to go with the Mac Studio Display or this Samsung S9. The fact that I’m not instantly jumping on this sale is probably telling.
I went for dual Studio Display setups, refurbished, and returned them as soon as I saw the webcams in my environment. Looked great to me at Best Buy.
 
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Timpetus

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B&H has both the ASD and LG Ultrafine 5K discounted by $150 right now, so base ASD is $1450 but LG is $950 so $500 less. Wondering if it'd be worth it to get the LG instead, that's a significant (almost 35%) savings! If all I want is a monitor (don't care about speakers or webcam, only plan on using it with Macs) what would be the advantages of the ASD that make it worth spending $500 more?
 
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Rychiar

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I went for dual Studio Display setups, refurbished, and returned them as soon as I saw the webcams in my environment. Looked great to me at Best Buy.
i’ve had the display for a year and never even turned on the webcam🤷‍♂️ I’m sure its better than the one in my 2017 imac… and if not could always use continuity camera. Still the only monitor worth buying for Mac
 
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