Where is the Samsung ViewFinity S9 (S90PC) with 5K?

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Samsung Viewfinity S9: 5,120×2,880 pixels are supposed to provide a high pixel density on 27″ (Image: Samsung)

In January 2023, Samsung launched the Viewfinity S9 (model number: S90PC) presented - on paper a competitor to Apple's Studio Display (Where is the Samsung ViewFinity S9 (S90PC) with 5K?)']);" title="Buy now on Amazon" >€ 1,576.89* at Amazon.de): both monitors have a resolution of 5K (5,120×2,880 pixels) on 27 inches (pixel density with it: 216 dpi)The display has a high color space coverage and an integrated webcam (even though Samsung places it rather outside the monitor).

Alone: after the Press release 03 January 2023 nothing has ever been heard about the Viewfinity S9 again: neither a price (which will probably be slightly below the very expensive Apple Studio Display) nor availability has leaked out so far (let alone officially announced).

In price comparisons (idealo.de, geizhals.de), and there are no tests or further information on the Internet - a classic paper launch, which is a pity: neither is there any pressure on Apple to adjust the price of the Studio Display (which is rather unlikely anyway) nor to present a successor (which Apple will probably do at some point anyway, the 32″ XDR display could also use a refresh, and the webcam in the Studio Display cannot be corrected completely even with firmware updates from Apple.

The market for a monitor that really harmonizes well with macOS and the characteristics of Retina displays is definitely there - it is incomprehensible why Samsung does not seize the opportunity and keeps potential customers waiting instead.

As soon as there is something new I will update this post.

Update 07.05.2023: LG UltraFine 5K on offer

Although there is still nothing new about the Samsung Viewfinity S9 5K monitor, LG has increased the price for the somewhat outdated Samsung Viewfinity S9. LG UltraFine 27MD5KLP-B 5K at 899,- Euro incl. shipping lowered - Available directly in the LG store. Maybe LG knows more about Samsung's plans and tries to get the older devices out of the warehouses before there is more competition in the 5K monitor sector (one can still hope ;)).

Last updated on 2 June 2023 at 13:16 . Please note that prices displayed here may have changed in the meantime. All data without guarantee.
Last updated on 2 June 2023 at 13:16 . Please note that prices displayed here may have changed in the meantime. All data without guarantee.


  1. Now it's already May and nothing continues to stir. One of the few interesting monitors. The LG 5K is really outdated. Regarding the new Macs with USB-C etc But the 5k monitor market unfortunately seems to remain manageable, while 4k is also not without problems under Windows in terms of scaling. Basically, a really impractical resolution for PC screens.

    1. Unfortunately, that's true - although high pixel density on smartphones and notebooks is definitely wanted by many, people seem to prefer working with visible pixels on the PC. Nobody would accept that on an iPad or smartphone, but using the same advantages on a PC / Mac doesn't seem to be that popular.

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