Its 27" and the Samsung is 26". In addition to the aspect ratio, the Samsung also has a significantly larger bezel. The depth of this new one is slightly thicker, but its even all the way up and down rather than tapered like the Samsung. Its also aluminum, not plastic, which makes it a heavy son of a bitch. Its actually media player classic, just running over photoshop. I was converting the pic of the monitors from RAW to jpg when I decided to see how big a 1080p movie looked on it. I'm just glad the thing isn't broken. UPS did a number on the box, thing was pretty trashed. ****ing assholes. EDIT: Whoops, lol. Missed your "shut up, I know" bit.