Samsung describes the ViewFinity S8UT with a 27-inch IPS display as a combination of docking station and monitor. This has two Thunderbolt 4 ports, enabling a series connection and the operation of a notebook as an input source and its power supply.
Samsung has the ViewFinity primarily for graphic designers and content creators S8 (S8UT) provided. The 27-inch monitor has an IPS panel with 3,840 × 2,160 pixels in the classic 16:9 format. Samsung puts the number of colors that can be displayed at 1 billion, which corresponds to 10 bits per RGB channel. Contrast (1,000:1) and brightness (350 cd/m²) are on a typical IPS level.
The sRGB color space should be covered by 98 percent. Nothing indicates an extended color spectrum (wide gamut), which speaks for a conventional backlight without quantum dots or other improvements. Response time (5 ms) and refresh rate (60 Hz) are at office level, but not at gaming level.
The special feature is on the back
The special equipment is to be found in the connections on the back, because the Thunderbolt 4 interface has so far only been offered by a handful of monitors, including the Philips 27B1U7903, the HP Z32k G3 and the Lenovo ThinkVision P27u-20.