The Samsung Space SR75 is a decent 27", 1440p monitor with a unique stand. The space-saving stand limits dead-space on your desk, but slightly limits the Space's versatility. It delivers mediocre picture quality as it has bad viewing angles and poor black uniformity. It has a great native contrast ratio, which is good for dark scenes. Although it features a 144Hz refresh rate, it doesn't support any variable refresh rate technologies, and has higher-than-average input lag.
We tested the 27" model, which has a 1440p, 144Hz screen. There is also a 32" model, which has a 4k screen and 60Hz refresh rate. We don't know how the 32" model performs.
The Samsung Space SR75 has a great design. The unique stand takes up very little space, freeing up valuable space on your desk. The stand isn't without its flaws, however, as the monitor can't be rotated to a portrait orientation, and there is no VESA mount. The display portion has thin bezels, and the monitor looks great in a multi-monitor setup.
The stand consists of a small clamp that has to be used to attach the monitor to a desk. It takes up very little space, but does prevent the desk from being placed flush with the wall behind it.
Overall, the Samsung SR75 has mediocre ergonomics. The stand arm has an impressive range of motion, making it easy to place the monitor in an ideal viewing position, but it can't swivel and the monitor can't be rotated to a portrait orientation.
The height can only be adjusted by tilting the monitor forward, which limits the versatility of the stand a bit.
The back of the Space SR75 is very plain, with vertical grooves running the entire back. The inputs are inset into the back of the monitor, similar to many Samsung TVs. Unfortunately, there is no VESA mount.
There is a cable management channel in the back arm that can be used to run the cables from the back of the monitor all the way to the bottom of the stand. Samsung has also included a unique extension cable that combines the HDMI and power cables into one.
The thickest part of the monitor is the clamp at the base. The display section is only 1.1" thick.
The Samsung Space delivers mediocre picture quality, mainly limited by the bad viewing angles and poor black uniformity. It has a very good native contrast ratio, decent peak brightness, and an excellent SDR color gamut. Out of the box it has great accuracy, and after calibration it is even better. It does not support HDR.
The Samsung Space SR75 does not support local dimming. The above video is provided for reference only.
Decent peak brightness with SDR content, so there should be no issues using this monitor in a bright office space. Unlike the Samsung CHG70, there is no fluctuation in brightness with different content, which is great.
We measured the peak brightness with the 'Custom' Picture Mode.
The Samsung Space does not support HDR.
The vertical viewing angle is bad. Like the horizontal viewing angles, the black levels increase rapidly when viewed even slightly off-angle, and the image fades as you move to wider angles.
Great gray uniformity, with very little dirty screen effect. In near-black scenes, the uniformity is even better, but the sides of the screen appear a bit brighter than the center.
The Space SR75 has bad black uniformity. There is noticeable backlight bleed around the four corners, which may be distracting during dark scenes in a dark room.
There are a few colored spots noticeable in our black uniformity image. These are not noticeable in real life, and are seen here due to the two second exposure we use for this image.
Out of the box, the Samsung SR75 has great accuracy. The white balance and color dE are low enough that most people won't notice any inaccuracies, and the color temperature is close to the calibration target of 6500 k. Gamma follows the target curve closely, but some scenes appear darker than they should.
After calibration, the monitor is extremely accurate. Any remaining inaccuracies are too small for anyone to notice, and gamma follows the target curve almost perfectly. The color temperature is much closer to the target of 6500 k.
You can download our ICC profile calibration here. This is provided for reference only and should not be used, as the calibration values vary per individual unit, even for the same model, due to manufacturing tolerances.
sRGB Picture Mode: Custom (calibrated) Adobe RGB Picture Mode: Custom
Excellent SDR color gamut. The Space SR75 covers almost the entire sRGB color space, which is great. In the wider Adobe RGB color space, the monitor can produce more saturated reds but can't produce the entire range of greens, which isn't ideal for professional photo editing.
sRGB Picture Mode: Custom Adobe RGB Picture Mode: Custom
Outstanding color volume, mainly limited by the native contrast ratio. Like most LED monitors, it can't produce very bright blues.
The Samsung SR75 does not support HDR.
The Samsung Space SR75 does not support HDR.
There is no temporary image retention on the Samsung Space, which is great. There is a retained image on the first image taken immediately after showing our high-contrast static test image for ten minutes (shown above). This is not noticeable in real life, and is only noticeable here because the image is overexposed.
Great gradient handling on the Space SR75. There is some banding noticeable in darker colors, but this shouldn't be too bothersome with most content.
There is no noticeable color bleed, which is great.
The Samsung Space monitor has great motion handling. It has an excellent response time that delivers clear motion with little blur trail. The backlight is nearly flicker-free, but there is a slight wobble; this isn't noticeable, as it is at an extremely high frequency. It has a great 144Hz refresh rate, which is excellent for gaming, but disappointingly it doesn't support any variable refresh rate technologies.
The Samsung Space SR75 has an excellent response time. There is very little motion blur behind fast moving objects, which is great for watching movies or playing games.
The response time can be switched between three modes; we recommend 'Response Time Faster,' as the 'Fastest' mode has more overshoot, but the improvement in actual response time is negligible.
Update 05/16/2019: The dimming frequency field has been updated to include '>1000 Hz' for monitors with high flicker frequencies.
The Space SR75 is nearly flicker-free. As the brightness decreases, the backlight begins to wobble slightly at about 12kHz, which is not noticeable at all. There is no optional black frame insertion feature.
The Samsung SR75 has a great 144Hz refresh rate, which should please most gamers. Unfortunately, there is no factory overclock, and it does not support any variable refresh rate technologies.
The 32" variant has a 4k screen with a 60Hz refresh rate.
The Samsung Space monitor has higher input lag than most 144 Hz monitors, but it is still low enough for most casual gamers. For console gaming, it is in the same ballpark as the best gaming TVs. The 27", 1440p screen is great for multitasking, and delivers a more immersive gaming experience. There is a limited selection of inputs, with only 1 full size HDMI port and 1 mini-DisplayPort connection.
Lowest input lag possible at the center of the screen, when the monitor is displaying an alternative resolution at its native refresh rate. The non-native resolution tested depends on the native resolution of the monitor, following this pattern unless otherwise specified in the Input Lag text:
|Native Resolution||Non-Native Resolution Tested|
The Samsung S27R750Q has higher input lag than the majority of 144Hz monitors, similar to the Acer GN246HL, but is still good enough for most users.
Update 05/03/2019: It is also possible to send a 4k @ 60 Hz input to the S27R750Q, and it is displayed properly, but this requires a forced custom resolution.
The 27", 1440p screen is great for multitasking or for a more immersive gaming experience. The 32" model has a 4k screen with a 60Hz refresh rate.
The Space SR75 has a limited selection of inputs, with only 1 HDMI port and 1 mini DisplayPort connection. There are no analog connections for older devices, and there is no headphone/speaker jack.
The Samsung Space SR75 is a basic monitor with few additional features. It supports Picture-In-Picture and Picture-By-Picture, which is great if you work on more than one device. There are no internal speakers, and it does not support HDR.
The Samsung Space monitor has very few additional features. It supports both Picture-In-Picture and Picture-Beside-Picture modes, which is great for working with two computers at once. It does not support HDR, and there are no internal speakers.
We tested the 27" Space S27R750QE, version FA01. It is also available in 32", but the larger variant has a higher resolution and lower refresh rate, and we don't know how it performs.
If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their Samsung Space doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we will update the review. Note that some tests such as the gray uniformity may vary between individual units.
The Space we reviewed was manufactured in January 2019.
The Samsung Space is a decent monitor with a unique design, great for office use, but there are better monitors for less. See our recommendations for the best monitors, the best 1440p 144hz monitors, the best 27 inch monitors, and the best 1440p monitors.
The Samsung CHG70 is much better than the Samsung Space SR75. The CHG70 supports HDR, has much lower input lag, and it supports FreeSync, which is great for gaming. The CHG70 is also slightly more versatile, as it can rotate to a portrait orientation and can be VESA mounted.
The Dell U2718Q is much better than the Samsung Space SR75. The U2718Q has an IPS panel with much better viewing angles, but worse dark scene performance than the SR75. The Dell supports HDR, has a higher resolution 4k screen, and has less input lag. Although the U2718Q has a larger stand, it also has much better ergonomics. The Space has a faster refresh rate, but this doesn't add much.
The AOC AGON AG271QX is much better than the Samsung Space SR75. The AGON is better for gaming as it supports FreeSync, has much lower input lag, and a faster response time. The AGON has a worse contrast ratio than the Space, but has better black uniformity. Although the SR75 has a much smaller stand and space-saving design, the AG271QX has better ergonomics and can be VESA mounted.
The Samsung CF398 and Samsung Space SR75 are very similar overall, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. The SR75 has a higher resolution screen and higher refresh rate, which is great for gaming. The CF398 supports FreeSync, and the image remains accurate when viewed at an angle.